21 Aug 2009 19:27:
Im trying to move over to Costa Blanca myself we have our house up for sale but it looks like were gonna have to rent it while we wait for it to sell :-(
I cant really give you much advice on where to live im leaning towards Villamartin or Playa Flamenca. Where are you thinking of in Spain?
I can help you with the language thing though Michael Thomas is brilliant Iv started using him only last week but I can now shop or ask a question, get directions, & express basic things like, I need, I want, I am etc...
I have learned Italian with him before & his method really works! As for schools I was thinking about bringing my 14yrs old daughter but to be honest our system of education is so internationally revered its her pass to any college in the world so we decided she would stay with her dad till she finishes. We found the "international" or "english" schools expensive (as education is free in Ireland) & there is about 3 subjects my daughter wouldnt have.
The Spanish school system is from what iv heard is very good & if the children are young enough they will adapt to the language very well. When my daughter was considering coming with us we had decided on El Limonar near Villamartin. there is another one called Mar Azul but its been declaired not legal & ordered to close down so be careful which one you choose if it hadnt been for this forum we wouldnt have know this.
we are in the same position my partner is an electrical engineer & hasnt had a job here in Ireland for the last 8 months so we figure may as well be un-employed over in the sun rather than here in the wet!! lol Irelands economy has really crashed!!
I hope my limited bit of information helps & best of luck with the move :-)
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