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Norfolk Spanish Classes: Testimonials

Heather Ashdown Norfolk Spanish Teacher  

I have taught Spanish in Norfolk and Suffolk to so many great people over the years. The clients that I give language lessons to at Norfolk Spanish range from all ages and backgrounds. Each student decides to learn Spanish for their own individual reasons. However, they all share an important thing - a real passion for Spain and the Spanish language. This makes my job so rewarding.

If you are looking for languages classes or a Spanish teacher in Norfolk then I hope that the testimonials below will help you to decide if I may be the right teacher for you!


Spanish Language Lessons in Norfolk - Feedback From Some Of My Students


"I lived in Spain for a short while but my Spanish was shaky at the best. Heather helped me pull together what I already knew and, in relaxed one-to-one sessions, managed to introduce me to the dreaded complexities of grammar and tenses. I found that after a few weeks she had given me essential confidence in this near-universal language. She has got a lot to live up to. I am 77 and Heather is the best and most approachable language teacher I have met."



"I started learning Spanish with Heather when I was in sixth form. I was really apprehensive about having a private tutor because I didn't know what Heather's expectations would be. When I started my extent of Spanish probably didn't extend any further than 'Hola' and 'Que tal'. I studied Spanish with Heather for about a year and in the space of about four months she helped me obtain a GCSE in Spanish on top of my other A Levels. She used to set me various bits of work to do during the week such as grammar exercises, films to watch or radio clips to improve my listening skills.

I am now a French and Spanish student at Lancaster University, a top 10 uni and next year I am hoping to do a Masters in Interpreting and Translation. I will always keep in contact with Heather because she is a wholly lovely and supportive person. Even writing this brings a tear to my eye because I feel so lucky to have had this experience. I would definitely not be in the position I am now without her help throughout!"




"Heather's passion for the Spanish language and culture definitely rubbed off on me and I went on to work in Spain and study Spanish as a degree. In a short period of time I went from not knowing any Spanish to understanding a great deal and feeling confident enough to use it in Spain. Every class was different; encompassing listening activities, games, conversation and grammar.

Norfolk Spanish get-togethers were a fantastic opportunity to speak Spanish and/or Spanglish and to meet other students of all levels too, donīt miss out on them!

Heather is a great Spanish teacher who understands individuals' language-learning needs and her love of Spanish is contagious!"


"I joined Heather's weekly beginners' Spanish lessons a few years ago and am still coming back for more.

Heather is a gifted teacher with a positive and engaging personality -- the lessons are fun!

The classes include a combination of multimedia, conversation and traditional exercises to improve all aspects of Spanish speaking and understanding.

I would recommend Heather to anyone who wants to learn or improve their Spanish."


"I decided to learn Spanish about 3 years ago and was quite nervous to start with.

Heather made me so welcome and relaxed and the groups are small and friendly.

Classes are well structured and fun so before you know it your ordering a meal or booking a hotel! I've progressed so much that I took a GCSE in June 2017 and obtained a B.

Now I am studying with Heather towards an A level, but whatever level you want to achieve I would whole heartedly recommend Heather. A true inspiration!"




"I started learning Spanish with Heather about five years ago. Heather has always made learning Spanish fun and interesting and makes sure that you have understood a lesson or grammer before moving on.

She has given me a fantastic grounding in Spanish which has helped me develop my understanding of the of the language to the point that I now have my dressage lessons in spanish when I am out there.

Her lessons are well structured and fun and she never makes you feel "put on the spot". I would recommend Heather to anyone wishing to learn about the language whether to learn or improve their Spanish."




"We wanted to buy a house in Spain and thought it only right to learn the language too. We started with Heather when we had only the most basic vocabulary. Heathers small classes, tailored to students' knowledge is a great stress free way to learn.

With Heather we are learning Spanish in a fun, supportive environment. Her knowledge of spanish culture as well as the language is certainly helping us integrate more when we are in Spain and has given us confidence to chat with neighbours and while out shopping and eating. We thoroughly recommend Heathers classes and the weekly coffee and biscuits are great too!"



Jane and Simon

"We have been learning Spanish with Heather since beginnersī class in 2007 and we are now upper intermediate. We enjoy the variety of activities in our classes."

Jenny and Martin

"Initially, our reason for learning Spanish with Heather was to be able to enjoy visiting Spain in our retirement and to experience the culture, food and sites of this gloriously varied country.

Recently, we have added another reason to improve our conversational Spanish - to be able to enjoy the company of Cristina, our sonīs lovely girlfriend and now fiancée.

We both had a very limited knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of Spanish but over the months this has improved and broadened. This has been entirely due to Heatherīs well planned lessons with interesting methods of delivery, variety of content, patience and humour.

Itīs FUN!"


Phil and Felicity

"My husband and I have a holiday home near Denia on the Costa Blanca and love our time there enjoying the climate, the food, the wine, the culture and the lifestyle. We spend around 4 months a year there at different times.

I find having a good working knowledge of the language a great asset and very much enhances the overall Spanish experience.

My lessons with Heather are a highlight of my week when I am in the UK. They are always really enjoyable and she has a great ability to tailor lessons around my interests and I always come away feeling that I have learned more."

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Contact Heather Ashdown Tel: 01379 309134 / Email: norfolkspanish@yahoo.co.uk