Moving to Valencia, most want to learn the language. Iseult Harrington is founder of Aprende Valenciano, a boutique language school offering all levels of the local Valencian language. After her own experience learning Valencian, Iseult designed a platform in conjunction with a local teacher to provide entry-level knowledge for expats to learn the language in an engaging and dynamic way.
As well as face to face, private and small group classes, Iseult has created an online self-study course for beginners to suit those who want a flexible learning schedule. It’s also perfect for parents who want to keep abreast of what their children are learning at school.
Valencian is spoken to varying degrees throughout the Autonomous Community, although it is not widely spoken in Valencia city. For families thinking of relocating to Valencia, Iseult recommends that parents find out about the school application process before they arrive and also introduce their children to Spanish and Valencian as up to 50% of the curriculum can be taught in Valencian in state schools.
Iseult recently completed a training in perimenopausal health and well being and is the founder of a Perimenopause Facebook group. She’s passionate about giving women a voice and created this safe and confidential space for women to talk about their symptoms, to learn more and to feel part of a community.
The port city of Valencia lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Families with children of all ages will find plenty of entertainment here.
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