In September 2017 Enlighten arrived in Barcelona ready to put it’s stamp on the city and to call it home.
We set to work assembling a team of professional, dynamic and motivated teachers who continued with the hard work began by the team in France. Within weeks of the team being formed, new and exciting projects were being created and Enlighten had really begun to gather momentum.
Meeting the team and discussing ideas over tapas whilst enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine hardly ever felt like work but the foundations of Enlighten in Spain were set.
The team have already begun teaching and are working with students who have varying levels of English. Due to the diverse skill set and experience the team have, each student can have their goals met, whether they are complete beginners or simply wish to brush up on their business English. We are continuing to deliver the professionalism you have come to expect from the team in France and offer a variety of courses including but not limited to telephone classes, classes for professionals and face to face teaching.
Enlighten began to host our Talk and Tapas night at Cullera de boix on Rambla de Catalunya early on. Language exchange evenings or intercambios as they are locally known are already hugely popular in Barcelona. The difference, however, with Enlighten, is that our qualified and experienced teachers are on hand, meaning those attending were not only able to practice their English with professionals but relax and unwind with a glass of cava and beautiful Catalonian cuisine. We are delighted with the feedback we have received and how beneficial those who attend, find the evenings. We are thrilled to announce that Talk and Tapas will be a regular monthly meet due to its popular demand. It will be held on the first Thursday evening of every month and is open to anyone who wishes to practice and enhance their English learning. It will officially commence on Thursday 1st February 2018, to allow everyone to settle in after the Christmas and New year period.
With Talk and Tapas already successful, the team’s minds were already thinking about our next goal. Since the 1992 Olympic games were held in Barcelona, its desirability as a tourist destination has exploded. It was the 12th most visited city in the world in 2017 with 8.9 million international visitors and is hugely popular not only as a city break but as a beach destination. We are working hard on creating a new immersion programme here in Barcelona that we know our students will love. Come visit the home of Gaudi’s most beautiful work with our coaches on hand to show you why the city is so magical. With the teachers all living locally in the city, it is a unique opportunity for you to discover the real Barcelona, whether that be marvelling at Sagrada Familia with insider knowledge, or tasting the best sangria the city has to offer with your coach. Our teachers can help you practice and improve your English all whilst you bask in the glorious sunshine or visit the home of Barca FC at Camp Nou.
Our aim is to continue to provide exceptional, tailor made teaching with the focus on the requests of the students. Whether that be exam practice for the first certificate or improving their conversational skills for employment purposes.
I’m sure you will agree the team at Enlighten have worked tirelessly to create these new and exciting ventures all whilst maintaining the quality and results you expect from us. The comparisons between Enlighten and the city of Barcelona are evidently clear to see. Barcelona is a city constantly evolving and growing whilst always retaining its identity and character that makes it so distinct and wonderful. A quality that Enlighten value deeply and works towards each day.