I would start by saying I definitely learned a lot more Spanish at Speak Easy than I did my entire 4 years of highschool in the states. The intense 5 or 6 hours a day of Spanish for 2 weeks really imerses you. But I do have a complaint.
The one thing that still kind of makes me angry when I think back about it is there was 1 teacher I had the first week who I feel kind of wasted my money.
I had taken Spanish in highschool and college but I was terrible, like, really bad. But in the back of my head I knew some grammar and some vocab even if I couldn't make sentences.
So at Speakeasy I was first put in the level 1 class but quickly realized that I knew more Spanish than that. (Level 1 week 1 is like, hola, como estas, soy de Estados Unidos.) If you speak any Spanish level 1 week 1 isn't for you. Either start at week 2 or move up. The people in that class generally have never been exposed to Spanish.
So at the break I told my teacher I thought I should move and she set me up in the level 2 class. In this class you start learning past tense. This was awesome, I was thrown in a little out of my comfort zone but the classes are small and you can only speak Spanish. It forced me to speak and by the end of the week I felt really confident.
However the 2nd to last day of class there was a particularly hard day and the teacher didn't seem to like me and I guess and I was having a lot of trouble that day and she was getting annoyed with me. But I certainly wasn't the only one who was having a little trouble that day.
At the end of class she told me that she wanted to move me back down to level 1 to get some vocab basics.
I assumed, she works here all year, she knows what shes doing, and I don't feel 100% confident, so maybe that's a good idea.
So the next week I did level 1 week 2. And I didn't know everything by any means, but I knew enough that at times I felt like I wasn't getting much out of the class. The people in the class had only been speaking for a week of their whole lives. It was mostly vocab and I felt like I could have studied it on my own a lot easier than the grammar I could have learned in level 2 week 2.
By the end of the week I was really pretty angry because even though I had fun in my level 1 class I didn't learn nearly as much as I would have if I got to do future tense in level 2 week 2. From the start Speakeasy knew I could only pay for 2 weeks of classes. So I was out of money and had to stop studying at Speak Easy and try to learn future tense on my own.
I still can't speak in the future tense very well, I don't feel like my vocab benefited THAT much from being in level 1. So I sort of felt like they wasted my time and money all because of one teacher who I trusted.
Besides that 1 teacher however, all of the other Spanish teachers were really really fun and nice. I loved the girls teaching Spanish 1 especially. I would do it again but I would say be sure you assert yourself or get a 2nd opinion on your level.