Comments from students
Students who did the PoppieS Foundation in 2019-2021:
“Joining Paloma has been the best thing I could have ever done to prepare my competitive exam! The different blocks of contents are perfectly organized and related, everything has a purpose! During the course, you work on the different parts of the exam, not only on the first exam but also on the oral presentations, which is essential for the second part of the exam. Paloma focuses not only on the contents but also on the form and structure of what you write. She always gives you the necessary support, not only academic but also personal; she motivates you to continue working and she always trusts you even when you don’t! Without her, I would not have obtained my position!”
Beatriz Izquierdo Algarra
“My name is Amy and with the help of PoppieS Foundation Course I was awarded a permanent placement in Madrid in the 2021 exam. It was my first time taking the exam and I couldn’t have done it without Paloma’s help. The course is brilliantly organized and I loved how Paloma challenged and helped me along the way. With her guidance I learned not only what I needed to know to pass the exam, but also how to be a more effective teacher and communicator. Thank you for everything Paloma!”
“Hi Paloma, I’d like to tell you that I really learned from and with you. I have had a few teachers to prepare this exam, but none with the knowledge you have, so, thank you!”
“Thanks a lot, Paloma! You helped me a lot. I really appreciate your help and the way you guided me in all the tasks. When I presented the rationale and the didactic unit in my exam I felt really excited and knew that it was going to be alright. I remember every single detail I learnt from you! So part of my success is also yours! Many, many thanks. I will recommend your teaching practice to everyone that asks me. Thanks a lot again and again.”
Doing the Poppies Foundation and BB1 in 2017-18 had to say
Students who did the Poppies Foundation in 2015-16
Further feedback from students – Más Comentarios de alumnos
Expectations for & Results from Poppies A Foundation Course
- This is what Andrea Fábrega wrote when she started the Poppies Foundation Course + Face to face classes in February 2015:
My name is Andrea and I have been in Madrid for 10 years now. I decided to take the English exam and become a civil servant about 7 years ago but, unfortunately and after having taken the exam 4 times in Madrid and 1 in Barcelona I have not been successful yet…
…I expect to cover different aspects on the English language through the course, to be able to perform better than I did last time and to be able to pass the first part which, for me, is the most difficult.
So far , I must say I have liked what I have seen and I have enjoyed today’s lesson.
- …and this is the e-mail she sent me when I asked her to give me feedback on the course, once it was over. She sent it at the beginning of September 2015, when she didn’t have access to the course any longer. Andrea was successful and got a permanent position in Madrid in July 2015
Comments on the Poppies. Mini-course 1
I think the materials that you provide us with in the platform are brilliant and I appreciate the way you make us reflect on the topics with the questions on the Practico. It’s very useful that they are related… I feel really lucky to have access to the platform. 🙂 (Noemi I)
Comments on the Poppies Didactic Guide & Course Design
Clara got a permanent place in 2010.
Comments on topics & exam preparation