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Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish
Javea is a multinational, multi-language town and if you have been a visitor, you probably have never had the need to speak Spanish as the majority of restaurant and shop staff speak English. But once you are here on a permanent basis you will find dealing with administration tasks and general day to day living frustrating, not speaking the language.

No-one expects to speak like the natives and be completely fluent but getting by in certain instances is very helpful. It is recommended that you learn the basics and get a small vocabulary. There are many words that are very similar in English as they are in Spanish. Learning the numbers, colours, different types of food and some basic phrases is a good start and very easy.

The Spanish language is like all Latin languages and is based on verb structure, this is a little more difficult to learn and it is best to take some classes to help you with this. There are many Spanish teachers in Javea and local groups which are often called “habla mas” which translates to ‘talk more’. These groups are made up of Spanish locals and English speakers who meet in cafes or bars to talk to each other. This is a great way of learning and meeting new people.


George B, UK

"I was impressed by the level of service provided by Mike and his team right from the beginning. He quickly understood what we were looking for and shortlisted a few properties, one of which we bought. His advice throughout was no nonsense and always scrupulously honest. When he thought there would be costs involved which we had not appreciated, he told us and his estimates turned out to be spot on. He was just as frank with the vendor when it came to negotiating a price and agreeing a timescale. He led us through the buying process by the hand and made sure it all went smoothly. This included transferring utilities and paying by standing orders. I could not have done this without help. Mike said that he made a point of personally making sure all his clients left him happy in all respects and he went out of his way to do so. He helped us for months after the sale had completed until we had fully settled in. For example he found all the tradesmen and specialists we needed to upgrade the property. Mike's level of service is by far the best we have ever come across and much better than I have ever experienced from any estate agent."