by Dami O. Best experience ever!I've taken forever to write this as I've wanted to be sure I do the school enough justice. I spent two weeks in Panama City and two in Bocas and started off knowing nada!I took group classes in both cities however, I was lucky enough to be the only one in my class for majority of my time in the City. Which leads me onto my teacher Stella. An AMAZING teacher, person and woman. As well as teaching me the standard syllabus teachings, we would have long conversations in Spanish about life, my time in Panama etc etc and I feel this helped me greatly and enabled me to gain confidence. As well as being a great teacher, she is so funny and full of life. I thought I would dread 4 hours of one to one classes, but I looked forward to every one, because she made them so interesting. I cannot applaud her enough and will never forget her.The ONLY disadvantage of the Panama City campus is the group classes being from 2-6 or 1-5 or so (Can't remember). This made it really hard to do any activities in the morning or early afternoon as you'd have to rush back for class.Major kudos to the girls at reception too! They are doing an excellent job. They would often pretend they couldn't speak English in an attempt to encourage us to speak Spanish. Thank you ladies!My final two weeks were in Bocas Del Toro. My teacher here was Yeremy - surprisingly young teacher - and I say this as his teaching methods were so good! You'd never believe how young he is. Our classes were so engaging and well thought out by him. Every class was different and I loved it. We'd do Spanish exercises, games and have conversations both in the classroom, at the local hostel lounge area or the beach. Was perfect really. Yeremy did really well to take us from A1 to A2.Finally, I must applaud the standard of home-stays the school has selected. Maybe I was just lucky - but both families I stayed with were absolute gems. Different lifestyles, but so warm, happy and welcoming. Fell in love with both families and I'd say they definitely contributed towards 50% of my love for the experience.Sunday, 12 November 2017 0 people like this.