Hi! My name is Jimmy Valencia and I´m the founder of ABLA Ibiza.
I created ABLA in February 2014, when at the time I was an English teacher and I thought it would be a good idea to create a safe environment for my Spanish students to practice English with the great community of international residents living in Ibiza. Well, that and because that was my first winter in Ibiza, I didn´t know many people, I was really bored and I wanted to organise a friendly event to meet new people, just like I had done on some Couchsurfing events in other countries.
Little did I know that a couple of years later ABLA would become this awesome language exchange community in Ibiza which has helped hundreds of people find new job opportunities & expand their social circles by organising dozens of intercambio events in some of the coolest venues in town like Malanga Café, NINE9 Bar, Ocean Drive Hotel, DeMiedo, Pintxos Bar & Urban Spaces, and another dozen of outdoor events kayaking around Es Vedra’, playing beach volley in Playa d´en Bossa and hiking across San Mateo amongst others.
Now in season 4, ABLA also offers individual & group Spanish intensive courses and English intensive courses, as well as English courses for Hotels to help all residents and visitors of the island achieve their language personal & professional goals.
So this is ABLA Ibiza! Thanks all the members & business that support ABLA Ibiza and help make this project possible. I hope you like what we have going on here and I meet you soon in one of ABLA´s different activities.
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- Jimmy´s Instagram