Ana Jimenez Aguayo (Mataro-Barcelona)

Tuve el placer de compartir una fantastica semana con los mejores profesores de ingles que nunca habia conocido. Su implicacion y paciencia es maravillosa. Mi nivel de conversacio mejoro espectacularmente con ellos, asi como mi autoconfianza con el idioma. El ambiente que se respira en la casa de paz y tranquilidad es fantastico en un pueblecito encantador. La calidad humana de Liz y Nigel es extraordinaria, te hacen sentir uno mas de su familia. Gracias a ellos pude asistir al concierto de Chucho Valdes en Castello d' Emporias, entre otras fantasticas actividades. Recomiendo esta experiencia a todo el mundo y estoy convencida que volvere el proximo ano para disfrutar de sus clases y los espectaculares desayunos de Liz.

Adam and Georgina - UK

"Our stay at the Terrace Pau was delightful. Such a calm and welcoming environment, created by Liz and Nigel. Our room was very comfortable, with en suite bathroom, and we were able to experience a good mix of privacy and social breakfasts (which were delicious - Liz provided home-baked treats every morning!) with the other guests. The terrace was also a lovely spot for relaxing with a cup of tea after a day of excursions. The village is small, pretty and tranquil with a couple of places to eat out, and just 10 minutes in the car from larger coastal towns of Roses and Cadaques. It's a great find to which we hope to return."

Natzaret - Badalona

Queria ir a una casa rural y repasar mi ingles y por casualidad encontre esto. Me decidi y no me arrepiento. En unas pocas horas no puedes hacer un gran avance, pero he refrescado muchas cosas que andaban perdidas por mi cerebro y mi (nula) fluidez ha aumentado considerablemente. Tanto Nigel como Liz son tremendamente amables y atentos. En la casa no falta de nada. Es super coqueta y bien equipada. Se preocupan por que tengas lo que necesites tanto en el tema alojamiento como en el de aprendizaje. Los dos buenisimos cocineros. No os debe preocupar si durante vuestra estancia no hay mas gente para practicar. Ellos te dan mucha conversacion sobre temas diversos y te presentan a gente del pueblo que son ingleses tambien, asi que no solo puedes hablar con ellos. Aunque el pueblo esta apartado puedes visitar varios lugares en bus o tren como Rosas, Cadaques o Figueres; todos muy populares. Ademas que con las clases entra una excursion a donde quieras guiada por ellos. Ninguna queja, todo fantastico. Es como estar en familia por que compartes todo con ellos sin ser atosigante. Una muy buena y repetible experiencia.

Barbara Sureda - Barcelona

Ha estat una experiencia inoblidable. He passat una setmana amb la Liz i el Nigel i m?han fet sentir com a casa. Realment ho recomano a tota aquella persona que vulgui avancar en el seu nivell d?angles, dins un ambient acollidor i adaptat a la perfeccio a les necessitats que tenia. Moltes gracies per tot!!

Marga Sanchez - Finance Director - Eureca Media (Grupo UOC) - Espana

My experience in The Terrace Pau When I thought to reserve one week of my holidays in October, I had two ideas. One was to go to New York with a friend, and other was to go to the Caribbean. But the plans changed. I decided to go to Cuba in December and to go to the Caribbean in October was too much Caribbean, and the friend who came with me to New York had to change her holidays. In this moment I thought in the possibility to do an English course. However, after two previous experiences in England, one of them not very likely, I wanted to do an intensive course in Spain. I had heard about villages where you can learn English and I had asked information, but I didn?t have clear the option. After my summer holidays I received a mail from a colleague with information of The Terrace Pau, and I decided to send a mail, and it was a very good decision! My experience in The Terrace Pau has been fantastic. I don?t have enough words to describe it. The place is very nice, the house and the area, but the best has been to know you. You haven?t been only teachers. Your hospitality, your sympathy and your attention have done I was as at home. Not only I learned a lot of formal English in my classes, I?ve spoken a lot with you and I?ve had the possibility to speak with different people in these days with different accent. I?m very happy with this great experience. I?ll come back, I?m revising my next year timetable to book other week! I have work now to review all my notes of these days and I want to continue practicing my English, watching films in original version, reading books, listening news in BBC? I?m very thankful!! Thanks Liz and Nigel! See you soon!

Denise Knight - Interior Designer, UK

I stayed with Liz and Nigel for a week in May; I was made to feel at home in their wonderful village house. I could not fault my room; I even had my own private terrace with views down to the sea in the distance. Walking the small hill right behind the village was great with wild flowers and a cool breeze. Even better Liz lent me a bike and cycling through flat olive groves along country roads was a real treat. The breakfast with freshly brewed coffee, meats, breads, fruits more than I could ever eat, dinner was 5* made by Liz, she went out of her way to buy fresh fish, as I don?t eat meat. A very nice touch not only having a sunny patio to sit and read, but when it did rain their sitting room was very comfortable.

Tony and Ziona Levy - Israel

We stayed 4 nights with Nigel and Liz. I can think of nothing but superlatives to praise the warm hospitality we received from them. The house in general is simply beautiful, very tastefully designed and the room in particular was extremely comfortable and pleasant to stay in (particularly because of the lovely terrace we could relax on in the evenings.) We had a hearty breakfast and got lots of useful tips about places to travel. And I mustn\'t forget the little extras which made all the difference, like the 2 bottles of mineral water placed at our door each evening! In short the perfect casa rurale! Thanks to Nigel and Liz for everything ???? ??? ????????? See you again, Tony and Ziona Levy

I Cazana, Engineer, Spain

I don't have words to say all i have to agreed to Liz and Nigel, in their house i was like in my own house. I only can say that " Thank you for everything you have done for me". About the couse, when i arrive here i could't say anything in english, and now i am be able to understand, and express myself... i was a great couse!!!! Thank to Liz and Cris for her patients with Vanesa and I, it was a really interesting, useful and funny weeks. We loved the activities we have to do in the afternoon, we discoverd another London... (Thanks to Helen too, It was a good afternoon eating carrot pie with tea). We will came back!!!

Cuando llegue aqui, habia olvidado todo el ingles que habia aprendido en el instituto, no era capaz de decir dos frases seguidas con sentido y ahora soy capaz de expresarme y hacerme entender... academicamente ha sido un curso genial! Aunque la mejor experiencia es la personal... se han portado tan bien conmigo que les estare eternamente agradecida. Son unas personas estupendas, divertidas, amables, te hacen sentir como si estuvieras en tu casa. Muchisimas gracias a los dos!!!!

W. Schopfer, Key Account Holder, Switzerland

I enjoyed the location, openness, frankness, flexibility of the family; and the discussions about everything.

W. X. Liu, Sales Manager, China

I liked my family.

F. Blot, Director of Operations, France

The lessons - very good because Liz took time to explain to me. My room was beautiful and practical. Nigel and Liz=good food!

M. Jasor, Journalist, France

I enjoyed the quality of lessons, the role-plays. It was very interactive and lively.

G. Negrotti, Teacher, Italy

Everything was beyond expectations

Li Sen & Tong Yi, Mother & child, China

I thank a lot to Liz. She was very kind, helpful and friendly. They often took us to London and ate in restaurants sometimes.

A Hidalgo, European University Institute, Spain

Thank you very much for those two weeks. You have made me feel extremely comfortable. I have learnt a lot, and not only English.

Nuria Pleguezuelo - El Masnou, Barcelona

Hopefully my experience can be useful to somebody?. I went to Pau from 7 to 13 September, a small and peaceful village in the north of Girona. It has been my first experience in English immersion in Spain. Four hours classes a day every day , and all day speaking in English with owners house and teachers. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. The classes, personalized and very useful too. And what I can say Liz, Nigel and Mandy...very friendly, lovely and welcoming people. Also I visited very beautiful places near Pau. It has been a very profitable experience. I will come back the next year

Silvia - Italy

Staying at The Terrace Pau has been not just a big opportunity to improve my English, but also an occasion to relax and enjoy the summer. It was easy to feel at home and Liz is an excellent cook! I would repeat my experience there just for her amazing curry and bread pudding and Nigel?s long talks. The most satisfying thing of all was the course, the best one I?ve ever attended. I?ve attended several courses in Great Britain of the same format, but this is by far the best I?ve ever taken part in. Lessons were not just interesting and stimulating, but also fun and pleasant. Nigel and Liz were highly professional (we never lost one single minute of time) and extremely competent. After my time with them, I felt that my English has improved noticeably. I would absolutely repeat my experience and advise to whoever would like to improve their English, or just to have a relaxing time walking on the nearby mountains and in the surrounding area, which is beautiful. I am definitely happy of my time spent at The Terrace Pau: it has been an amazing experience.

Carol P - Barcelona

A month ago I spent a weekend with a friend in The Terrace Pau. First of all, we were impressed by the wellcome that Nigel and Liz gave us. They are fabulous! Secondly, we learn a lot not only in the class but also speaking with them during the meals. Finally, the house is absolutely friendly and warm. That's why I would therefore recommend the Terrace Pau to everybody. You will enjoy it!

Lidia Chacon - Barcelona - Retail

If you are considering enrolling in a course of English, I would recommend this option "the terrace pau". We will come back soon.... Great week, great place and great people, Liz & Nigel, thanks for everything!!!

J Carrillo, Managing Director and owner of EDATER Consultancy, France

I come regularly to improve my English and to understand better the English culture and way of life. I`m very statisfaid for all things : quality of tuition, quality of the welcome. Moreover, I do this trip with my wife and my sons. Now, we love England and London, and my sons claim to come back frequently.

Je viens regulierement ici depuis plusieurs annees pour faire progresser mon niveau d`anglais et mieux comprendre la culture et les habitudes anglaises. Je ne peux que recommander ce lieux, qui est un petit morceau d`Angleterre chaleureux, accueillant et tres professionnel, a deux pas du centre de Londres. Je viens desormais avec mon epouse et mes enfants qui apprennent aussi tres vite. Nous aimons desormais beaucoup l`Angleterre, Londres et mes enfants reclament souvent de revenir.

J Arranz, CFO, Spain

I realised there was not any waste of time in all aspects of 1:1. I felt very comfortable with my host family who are very well prepared and educated. The approach was good as well as of techniques and teaching skills of Liz. It was key for the success focussing on myself and having the right atmosphere.

A Espejo, Marketing, Spain

The stage with liz is great, because of the warmness of the family and the high level of teaching.

La estancia con Liz es fantastica, tanto por la calidez de la familia como por el magnifico nivel de ensenanza.

J. Wendler, Businessman, Poland

Excellent - very friendly family.

Igor, Private sector, Russia

Plenty of speaking practice, clear and interesting. Good materials and course books.

Laura, Architect, Italy

Thank you very much for the beautiful week, we have been very well with you, and we have spent a wonderful week with Marta (our baby), that we'll never forget.

N. Arikawa, Special Interest Student, Japan

I was very nervous before the departure but I didn't need to be nervous. The sightseeing, lessons, food made by Liz, the conversations with you were all fun. It was a wonderful experience. It really was.

Reiko Mizutani, Designer, Japan

When I came to your home, the time passed so quickly. You were always kind and taught me carefully....a wonderful experience in London.

R Ciriza, Banking, Spain

I would recommend my teacher and family with five stars.

M Aristequi, Environmental Consultant, France

I enjoyed the welcome, the quality of lessons, the professionalism and kindness of my hosts. And the food, of course!

Vanessa Lopez - Madrid, Espana

"El mejor curso de ingles que hemos recibido nunca. La planificacion de las clases esta tan ajustada a tus necesidades que el progreso es espectacular. Liz y Nigel son amabilisimos, divertidos y llenos de hospitalidad. Despues de pasar con ellos diez dias en agosto en esta pequena porcion de Inglaterra en un lugar maravilloso del Emporda, quien necesita ir al Reino Unido para mejorar el ingles? Volveremos en breve"

Jordi y Montse - Catalunya

Molt contens de la nostra estada a Pau a casa de la Liz i del Nigel, the Terraze Pau, no nomes per tot el que ens han ensenyat a nivell de Angles professional si no tambeper la hospitalitat, El dinar i els temes de conversa dintre de un ambient relaxant i acollidor de un poble molt maco del alt Emporda

Jon Bustillo - University Lecturer - Espana

I'm coming back to my reality, work, home,..... but I still have some of me in Pau, It has been a very very great experience, not only for the English class, but also for your hospitality, patience and attention. I felt like in a family !!! If you want to improve your English, it's not only important to learn grammar, vocabulary, listening.... also to stay with teachers who make you believe that you can. Finally Yes.... I can !!! TheterracePau is a powerful place to really improve your English ;-). Thank you for your training, I had a very difficult challenge... but with your help I did it !!!!

Martina - Consultant - Germany

Danke, Liz und Nigel fur Eure grobartige Gastfreundschaft und den sehr professionellen Englischunterricht hier in Pau. Als Ihr mir empfohlen wurdet, fand ich es schon ein bisschen ?strange?, zum Englischlernen nach Spanien zu fahren. Aber im Nachhinein kann ich sagen: Es war genau die richtige Entscheidung zu kommen. Wahrend der Vorbereitung auf mein englisches Assessment haben wir intensiv nicht nur an meinem Englisch gearbeitet, sondern auch an den Inhalten, zu denen Nigel mir als ausgebildeter Karrierecoach und pitcherfahrener Consultant viele hilfreiche Feedbacks geben konnte. Soviel Business-Erfahrung findet man nur selten bei Englischlehrern. Dabei habe ich das Zusammenspiel zwischen Nigel und der ebenfalls sehr erfahrenen Liz, die eine echte Formulierungskunstlerin und gute Grammatik-Erklarerin ist, sehr geschatzt. Daruber hinaus gab es durch gemeinsame Mahlzeiten und Ausfluge viele weitere Moglichkeiten nebenbei Englisch zu uben, um die Englisch-Kenntnisse zu verfeinern. Ich hatte nicht gedacht, dass Englischlernen so viel Spass machen kann!

Herve Blanloeil - IT Manager, France

Depechez-vous de reserver avant que The Terrace Pau ne soit surbooke :-) Comme l indique leur site, Liz et Nigel viennent demmenager sur Pau, raison pour laquelle il n y a pas encore de commentaire de leur hebergement sur toprural. Ceci ne saurait dure, au vu de la qualite de leur accueil (et accessoirement de leur maison :-) Je viens de sejourner 3 jours chez eux, avec mes parents, et leur accueil chaleureux et british nous a tous les trois ravis ! Leur experience londonienne dans les stages linguistiques en immersion (et leurs qualites humaines !) parle et ils sauront vous mettre a l aise: ils savent distinguer les moments ou vous avez besoin de vous retrouver entre vous des moments ou vous voulez echanger et discuter. Leurs conseils sur la region (Cadaques, Port Lligat, parc naturel d Aiguamolls, parc naturel del Cap de Creus, Castello d Empuries, Roses) nous ont permis de ne rien manquer - ils sauront aussi vous raconter leur experience de motards/routards en Europe. Quelques mots sur le logement quand meme: la maison en pierre est splendide et ne fait pas du tout son age: elle a parfaitement ete amenagee et re-decoree l annee passee. La literie est neuve et tres confortable. J espere pouvoir y retourner bientot !

F. Sanchez , Biotechnology Sales, Spain

The family was good and professional; all was excellent.

Thomas & Christine, Teachers, Italy

We enjoyed our stay at Liz's and Nigel's home very much and learned a lot during the lessons. Food was, against all cliches about english food, excellent!

Era bellissimo stare qui da voi, grazie per tutto! La vostra casa e splendida e i pasti erano ottimi. Abbiamo imparato molto - e torneremo!

W vom Hoevel, Engineer, Germany

I enjoyed the warm reception and atmosphere in the host family.

D. Waldvogel, Human Resources Manager, Switzerland

A very structured and well prepared programme every day, the exciting menus of the two cooks. Liz and Nigel are value added!

T. Yoshida, Pharmaceutical Product Manager, Japan

I went to Bath, Greenwich, the Natural History Museum, Harrods. I lived life to the full and I enjoyed training and sauna.

M. Giese, CEO Biotechnology, Germany

I was very happy with the lessons which were very personally-oriented, and the family was very open to me.

F Franko, Energy sector, Hungary

I enjoyed the flexibility in the choice of lesson topics, to arrange supplementary cultural programmes. I have more confidence concerning question forms and polite speaking.

S Hirahara, Attache, Embassy of Japan

I enjoyed learning many useful expressions and correct pronunciation. Accommodation and food are excellent.

F Imbert, Engineer, France

Last week I received my TOEIC results and got 865 points. Target completed! Once again, thank you so much!! (Susan Wills & you) The training you did with me was perfect. I feel more confident in my everyday job.