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 for this new season 2016/17, ABLA will start offering 2 different new services & experiences to really get its member practicing languages and connecting with one another in unique ways. With the new private Street Spanish intensive courses and the super original VIP Dates, there are no more excuses not to learn languages & meet new people in Ibiza anymore! I must say that I´m really excited about them...
As well as that, in 2016 ABLA launches this website with the intention of sharing not only interesting & useful language related content about grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation to help you improve your English or Spanish; but also motivational interviews with successful & positive people living in Ibiza. Some language students find it very difficult to get motivated & overcome their anxieties when it comes to studying a new language, so these interviews are available to hopefully inspire them and help them reach their learning & personal goals.
Thanks to all the members & business that so far have supported ABLA Ibiza and have helped make this project possible. If you´re new to the community, I hope you like what we have going on here and I meet you soon in one of ABLA´s different activities.
In the meantime, join the action...