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  • Elena (Monday, April 04 16 06:19 pm BST)

    Copied with permission from an email. 4/4/2016

    Dear Mrs. Simpson,
    We want to thank you and all school staff for amazing work with kids! My 4,5 yo son really liked the school time and it was such a pleasure see how happy he is! It's wonderful that kids are really
    get along together and even willing to play with schoolmates after classes. Of course the most impressive thing is the knowledge he get - after few months in the school I can say he started to speak
    English from almost zero knowledge! He understands what people are telling him and able to reply, he can count in English and even asks me to play his bedtime cartoons in English now!
    The teachers are very professional and kind, all kids are following the rules and have a correct understanding of discipline and I really liked that my son is educated in that environment and
    traditions.
    Thank you very much!
    Best wishes!
    Cheers,
    Elena

  • Victor (Monday, April 04 16 01:26 pm BST)

    Thank you for the amazing job you've done with Arvid. In less than five months my son is able to communicate in English. Arvid enjoyed his time in CLC a lot. I would highly recommend the Callao
    Learning Centre for both long and short term studies.
    Best wishes,

  • Yoko Iiyama (Sunday, March 06 16 11:12 am GMT)

    Copied from Facebook with permission 1/3/2016.

    Dear Mrs Simpson,
    I actually do not know the exact date but we have decided to move to Germany therefore, I have decided that Kota's last day of school will be the last day of term..
    He was not able to go to school before and he was very poor in English however, going to the school made him more confident and so much better in English. We are very surprised and grateful.
    Thank you so much, if we are ever to come back to Tenerife, we will be sure you to contact the school for Kota again.
    Thank you again.
    Yoko

  • Luca Zuddas (Sunday, March 06 16 11:07 am GMT)

    Copied from Facebook with Permission 5/2/2016.

    Luca Zuddas

    Dear mrs Simpson. Wednesday I'll come to give you the computer and some other small things that Alice want give at the school and obviously to say goodbye to all. My apologize for been unable to
    properly communicate with you but she ask me to express all her gratitude to you, your husband, Miss Field ,Mrs McGarthy and sra Ruiz to what you've done for our daughter. We'll never forget the
    fantastic time you gave to Alice and we'll miss you all. xx

  • Sarah Van Der Wal (Friday, November 06 15 05:31 pm GMT)

    Reproduced from Facebook with permission.

    Hi Mrs Simpson.
    You and your teachers did the very same for Dean. Since coming back to Ireland and going back to school he is coming on in leaps and bounds. He is actually a head of his class mates in English and
    maths. The 2 years he was in your school were very enjoyable for him and for us as parents.
    Same as the parent above if you need anything from me to share our wonderful experience with you and your school and teaching staff just let me know.

    Thanks for everything
    Sarah , Oliver and Dean xx

  • Emanuela (Friday, October 16 15 02:12 pm BST)

    Copied from Facebook with permission:

    Dearest Mrs.Simpson, I decided to write to you ...just to thank you and all the Callao Learning Centre for the amazing job you've done with Verena, she's now a confident-relaxed-english-speaking
    student and we really owe it all to you. The year that Verena spent in your school has been vital for her. She's now attending ST. George's Barcelona and the teacher says she's got an excellent level
    on practically all subjects (even math!!!)

    So dearest : THANK YOU. I read that you are still struggling with the school certifications and so. and I am very sorry to hear that...if only they knew what an amazing job you do there, they would
    have to make it easier for you.

    If there is any thing I can do in terms of sharing my experience there or other..please let me know. I hope you, Mr Simpson and ALL the staff there are fine. You all are in our hearts.

    God bless you

    Emanuela

  • Anete Kirkeboe (Sunday, April 26 15 07:54 pm BST)

    My daughter attended the Callao Learning Centre while we were staying 8 weeks in Tenerife. I was amazed by how much she learned during those 8 weeks. The teaching was tailored to her skill-level. Her
    English vocabulary increased dramatically, she improved her reading and writing skills and her understanding of math. She also had a lot of fun learning some Spanish, having PI and doing crafts. We
    are extremely grateful to Mrs. Simpson her team for this wonderful opportunity!

  • Gintare Jarasiuniene (Wednesday, May 07 14 08:13 am BST)

    Copied from Facebook with permission:

    I am so happy that we let our son to this wonderful school. First day at school he didn't speak English, could't write, read. His counting abilities were weak. After 8 months he feels confident with
    English, reads, writes and counts with a big enthusiasm. We are thankful from the bottom of our hearts to Mrs.Simson and her team. We got everything we expected (the only expectation was - to enjoy
    time at school and develop social skills) and a huge bonus- his genuine interest for knowledge. Thank you!

  • Gintare Jarasiuniene (Wednesday, April 30 14 10:26 pm BST)

    Thank you to everyone for unforgettable time Paulius had at school. A special thank you to the teachers for their input in Paulius achievements. This school made our time in Tenerife very special and
    enjoyable.

  • Lynsey Moore (Sunday, February 09 14 09:56 pm GMT)

    Comment reproduced from Facebook with permission.

    My daughter goes to Callao Learning Centre, and she has achieved more there in 4 months than she did in 7 years in the UK. The staff are supportive and the lessons interesting....my daughter hasn't
    had a "Monday tummy ache" once and loves going to school.

  • Faye Chapman (Sunday, February 09 14 09:54 pm GMT)

    Comment reproduced from Facebook with permission.

    My 6 year old daughter goes to the local spanish school and I'm very happy with her progress. I also send her for after school english lessons at Callao Learning with Jean Simpson. It's one of the
    best things I've done for her, it's a fantastic school with very supportive teachers and the improvement iny daughter is immense.

  • Juta Moustgaard (Tuesday, August 21 12 11:53 am BST)

    Dear mrs Jean Simpson
    My name is Juta Moustgaard and I have ten year old son Nils-Christian.
    We moved here from Estonia and I am looking a school for my son who finishd third grande in Estonia.
    I would like to know is it possible to put my son in your school.
    Thank You!
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Best regards

  • Elaine Whillock (Friday, July 20 12 03:20 pm BST)

    Comment reproduced from Facebook with permission.

    Fantastic service yes, my daughter was with Jean for years, and helped her so much. highly recommended

  • Karen Thomas-Mctiffin (Friday, July 20 12 03:17 pm BST)

    Comment on Facebook, reproduced with Permission.

    Thank you to Callao Learning Centre and Mrs Jean Simpson Stephen asked to go to Summer School and is loving every minute of it. I highly recommend anyone to go here, you can take your little ones for
    an hour or two, all day, or all week the choice is yours. Many Thanks again

  • Ashley Oulton (Tuesday, June 26 12 12:52 pm BST)

    A really wonderful school!
    Ashley Oulton from Tenerife

    My son who is nearly 12 years old attended the Callao Learning Centre for nearly 2 years from September 2010 until April 2012. He has slight learning difficulties and was diagnosed with Dyslexia a
    few years ago and was struggling in the mainstream school system, and was falling further and further behind his peers. As a consequence his self confidence and self esteem were very badly affected.
    However, through Mrs Jean Simpson’s “individual learning programmes” and expert help he very quickly developed his self confidence and belief in himself, and he really flourished at the Callao
    Learning Centre. His reading and writing improved dramatically. However, the most important change was in his attitude to learning, his wanting to learn and explore. Jean Simpson is a wonderful
    teacher and she opened his eyes and his mind to learning. It was such a pleasure to watch him come home from school and pick up his favourite Encyclopedia and immerse himself in it. To see him
    reading the descriptions and craving knowledge was so very special. My son was very happy at Callao Learning Centre and I do not remember him ever saying that he did not want to go to school on any
    day that he was there. He loved all of his teachers and classmates, and I know he misses them all very much now that he has moved up to a secondary school. I would highly recommend the Callao
    Learning Centre not just for children that may be having difficulties with learning for whatever reason but also children that just need a more "Village School" warm and friendly type environment in
    which to learn in.