Hola! 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 few years later ABLA would become this awesome language 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 5, ABLA is focused on helping all residents and visitors of Ibiza achieve their personal & professional language goals whilst assisting them in the process of cultural integration on the island
Currently ABLA offers individual & group Spanish intensive courses and ABLA Español 360º, a exciting 7 days with 20hrs+ of Spanish experience that combines private tutoring, accomodation in Ibiza living with a Spanish native & tailored-made guided tours around the island. What´s more, for the Spanish locals wanting to improve their job opportunities on the island, ABLA offers English intensive courses and English courses for Hotels.
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´d love meet you soon in one of ABLA´s different activities.
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