Testimonials

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

  • – Rachel, parent

    “We look forward to continuing our daughter Gabbie’s Spanish lessons with Barlovento for a long while to come. She really likes the classes and Professora Marcela is an absolute gem.”

  • -Anna, Business Owner

    We look forward to continuing our daughter Gabbie’s Spanish lessons with Barlovento for a long while to come. She really likes the classes and Professora Marcela is an absolute gem.

  • Alice and Rob

    "We really enjoyed our Beginner's I Spanish class. Professor Javier and David both had teaching styles which were fun and informative. We will keep Barlovento in mind for the future and meanwhile make use Of the book and handouts."

  • Connor

    "Great teaching and interaction levels. Also I really like the online resources used."

  • Nicole

    "l found a job here (Dominican Republic) and I like it very much..] thought of Barlovento because I miss my Spanish lessons. I wanted to let you know that all the Spanish I have learned with Barlovento is getting used every day here."

  • Tammy

    "Very personable and friendly. Helpful and not intimidating."

CORPORATE CLASSES

  • – Euan. Information Technologies

    “We are very pleased with the group Spanish training we received from Barlovento School of Spanish. Their instructors were enthusiastic and supportive and the classroom environment was fun and lively.”

  • – Luce. Finance Sector

    “We are very pleased with the group and individual Spanish language training we receive from Barlovento School of Spanish. Their teachers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and supportive. Barlovento School of Spanish provides flexibility and adaptability to our dynamic schedule. We would recommend Barlovento School of Spanish to anyone considering Spanish language training.”

  • – Marcel. Finance Sector

    “The teachers (of Barlovento) are engaging and knowledgeable, encouraging students to excel quickly and successfully. Their teaching skills range from beginners conversational Spanish to advanced technical Spanish enabling them to accommodate the various requirements of our department. Barlovento School of Spanish has always been flexible allowing the instructors to adapt to our constantly changing schedules and needs.”

  • -Anna, Business Owner

    We look forward to continuing our daughter Gabbie’s Spanish lessons with Barlovento for a long while to come. She really likes the classes and Professora Marcela is an absolute gem.

  • Alice and Rob

    "We really enjoyed our Beginner's I Spanish class. Professor Javier and David both had teaching styles which were fun and informative. We will keep Barlovento in mind for the future and meanwhile make use Of the book and handouts."

  • Connor

    "Great teaching and interaction levels. Also I really like the online resources used."

  • Nicole

    "l found a job here (Dominican Republic) and I like it very much..] thought of Barlovento because I miss my Spanish lessons. I wanted to let you know that all the Spanish I have learned with Barlovento is getting used every day here."

  • Tammy

    "Very personable and friendly. Helpful and not intimidating."

GROUP CLASSES- ALL LEVELS

  • -Matt, Business Owner

    We are very pleased with the group Spanish training we received from Barlovento School of Spanish. Their instructors were enthusiastic and supportive and the classroom environment was fun and lively.

  • Alice and Rob

    "We really enjoyed our Beginner's I Spanish class. Professor Javier and David both had teaching styles which were fun and informative. We will keep Barlovento in mind for the future and meanwhile make use Of the book and handouts."

  • Connor

    "Great teaching and interaction levels. Also I really like the online resources used."

  • Nicole

    "l found a job here (Dominican Republic) and I like it very much..] thought of Barlovento because I miss my Spanish lessons. I wanted to let you know that all the Spanish I have learned with Barlovento is getting used every day here."

  • Tammy

    "Very personable and friendly. Helpful and not intimidating."

PRIVATE CLASSES

  • – Craig, Fundraiser

    “My gratitude to Javier and Barlovento School for a terrific learning program. Your tutoring was extremely effective, and your teaching style very approachable. Once again, thank you for your terrific tutorship.”

  • – Gary, Business owner

    “We just got back from Malaga, and had a great time. I want to thank you again for the Spanish Lessons. Though I didn’t understand everything, I was able to communicate and more importantly, had the confidence to try.”

  • -Matt, Business Owner

    We are very pleased with the group Spanish training we received from Barlovento School of Spanish. Their instructors were enthusiastic and supportive and the classroom environment was fun and lively.

  • -Steve, Business owner

    “I just got back from my two weeks trip to South America and I had an incredible experience because of my ability to speak and understand Spanish. When I was in the Bolivian Salt Flats for three days, my friends and I had a tour guide that only spoke Spanish. I acted as the interpreter between the tour guide and my friends. Also, in Chile and Peru, I was able to have conversations in Spanish with taxi drivers, waiters/waitresses and every other local person that I met. I can’t believe that in a month of taking lessons with you I was able to learn so much! I want to thank Javier and SpanishTO for all of your help.”

  • Anastasia Dudina

    Great school! Havier is a good teacher, he's very passionate about what he does and his classes are always interactive and interesting. We learn a lot not only about the language, but the culture as well. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who's looking for a place to learn Spanish in a nice and fun environment!

  • Anita Van Domselaar

    My daughter and I loved coming to Spanish class with David! We have learned so much in 5 weeks! Thanks for making it a lot of fun.

  • Cheryl Mc

    I enrolled in private tutoring to improve Spanish conversation skills with Javier and really enjoyed it. We covered topics that were relevant and interesting to me and my vocabulary improved very quickly. Javier also brought interesting articles and worksheets and recommended news apps to continue practicing on my own time outside of class. I would highly recommend Barlovento for Spanish tutoring at any ability level.

  • Dianne Castro

    Loved Beginner 1 with Javier! Would definitely recommend 🙂

  • edmund o,sullivan

    I would recommend Barlovento School, and my teacher, Javier, with great enthusiasm and without reservation. I am an educator who has had trouble learning Spanish in the past. I really wanted some facility in the language since I am now spending three months wintering in Costa Rica. I picked Barlovento based on its excellent reviews. It's proven to be a real find for me. I will be arriving in Costa Rica with a working facility in the language.

  • Eimear O’Neill

    It was the community location that first attracted us. Both over sixty, we did not want to feel back in regular school. But the atmosphere was so welcoming and friendly, that learning seemed easy. We went to northern Costa Rica after our beginners’ class. Being able to speak Spanish made a noticeable difference. We were able to understand guides and ask questions since most locals have limited English. They appreciated our efforts and were always respectful and instructive. And we felt like visitors in their home rather than tourists. Thank you, Monica! You were a great teacher for two anxious beginners. Your availability to answer questions and the sense that all our mistakes were chances to learn, made a difference.

  • James Larsen

    Javier is a great teacher - he provides fun and enjoyable lessons and is a pleasure to spend time with!

  • Jean Yang

    Javier is a very good teacher and talks about great interesting topics. I often leave the class with more knowledge of the world. I will highly recommend him and the Spanish classes. The registration was also very flexible so it granted busy people to have more ease with their life. Thank you Javier and Cara!! 🙂

Madame, Monsieur,

II me fait Plaisir de composer quelques phrases pour manifester notre gratitude envers Monsieur Javier Baez qui a enseigné l’espagnol notre école. Nous avons eu la chance de l’accueillir une fois par semaine pendant plus d’une année consécutive. Monsieur Javier a été apprécié par le parent bénévole qui a travaillé avec lui grace a son professionnalisme, dynamisme et le fait qu’il sache motiver ses éléves. II représente tres bien l’école Barlovento School Of Spanish.