Hi, I am Lola I have a degree in education (pedagogy) from the University of Seville and part of my studies included an Erasmus placement in Finland, the leading country for education. There I was able to experience an exemplary system of education and I came to fully understand the importance of personalised teaching for the adequate development and learning of the student.
Hi, I am Inma I graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville. Upon completing these studies I mastered in education as well as completing a specialised course in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, starting my teaching degree in 2004. I have taught students of all levels and nationalities (Japanese, English, American, and French etc), and I have been able to develop my teaching abilities in the field which interests me the most: the teaching of Spanish.
We are childhood friends, who share not only friendship but a love for teaching. Our enthusiasm, energy, passion for education, experience and entrepreneurial spirit allowed us to venture into creating a language academy in 2005. At first Notting Hill was an English academy for children, youths and adults but over time we have expanded and now offer other languages such as French, German, Italian, Japanese etc, as well as support classes for primary, secondary and baccalaureate age students.
Another of our ventures which was implemented successfully was Spanish as a foreign language and there is no better reward than seeing a foreign student capable of learning a language and being able to develop their understanding of different contexts as well as the culture that surrounds us.
Working together for nearly a decade, comes with its difficulties but more importantly with many rewards: in particular the smiles and gratitude of our students.
Hear what our Spanish students think about us. This testimonies are from Notting Hill students that shared a few words about their experience with us and we will always be thankful.
I return to Notting Hill each time I am in Spain because of the excellent quality of education that I receive. The Notting Hill staff is my family in Los Remedios.
When you want to sail around the world and write about it as a journalist, you need to speak Spanish. When we left Holland in 2013, we had only basic knowlegde. During our five month stay in Sevilla, we went to Notting Hill Spanish school to learn more. Due to the personal attention, practical homework and intensity of the course, we could pick it up relatively easy. A year later, we live in South America and enjoy conversations and interviews with many interesting people. In Spanish, thanks to Lola and her staff!
Wietze van der Laan and Janneke Kuysters