"I have been attending the Spanish Institute for a number of years, from beginner to intermediate level, and I am very happy with the progress I have been making. I was looking for a course that introduced me to the basics of the language but would allow me to go to as high a level as I wished. The course delivered on this by starting with the basics and progressing at a steady pace through the various levels. The teachers are friendly, easygoing and understanding of the difficulties in learning a new language. Mistakes are seen as an essential part of learning as opposed to something to be avoided. The class sizes are small and have a comfortable feel about them. As well as the language course, the teachers provide insights into Spanish culture such as food, movies etc. There are also more informal conversational group events to help the learning process and social events are organised during the term to add to the whole experience."