Arpi Shively

When I first came to live in the Alpujarras in 2003, I had only the most basic words and phrases, and had already forgotten most of those! Without language I felt I had lost my independence and confidence. So one of the first things I did was to sign up for classes at Puentes Language School.jn0-643 dumps

Eduardo assessed my fluency (or lack of it!) and placed me at level 4, 300-320 vcewhich felt just right. My teacher, Carmen, spoke with a crystal-clear accent. She was charming, encouraging and had endless patience with me and my classmates as we stumbled through our early conversations.

Socializing and lots of laughs were a bonus, and I would leave class eager to tackle Órgiva’s cafés, shops and admin tasks.

Classes always felt more like play, because the “hard stuff” was disguised as song lyrics, 642-737 dumpscartoons, local news and national issues. I had to stop classes a year ago as I started to study for a degree. 3I0-012 vceBut just writing about it now makes me want to go back!

—Arpi Shively