My name is Harry Smith. I am a Pastor at a church in Texas, in Dallas, Texas, and I have been with Spanish55 for about 11 months now. I began taking lessons about 11 months ago, very little Spanish background. I had just done some independent work trying to learn a language in a context where I need to use it on a daily basis and would like to become fluent in it.
Working with coaches, it's less intimidating one-on-one than trying to use language just in a public setting. I'm less self-conscious about things. I know that there's freedom to make mistakes and that I learn most through those mistakes. Rodrigo and Ana have really helped me through that very well. Yeah, that's part of the reason why I really enjoy working with one-on-one coaches.
CEO of marketing agency
My name is Amber Christian and I've been with Spanish55 for five months now. I am a digital marketing professional in the Southern Florida area, so understanding Spanish and being involved in that market is very important to me.
I have tried to learn another language, Spanish specifically, for about 10 years. I've tried many other programs, many other classes, and nothing ever actually stuck with me. Being able to order food, for example, being able to set up appointments. Being in Southern Florida, many people speak Spanish only. Right away, after my first week, I could use what I learned. It really becomes a partnership to see the students succeed, so I think that's one of the greatest things of the coaches at Spanish55.
For anyone that wants to learn Spanish, Spanish55 is the way to go. It's effective, it's affordable, the coaches are passionate about the student's success, and what do you have to lose?
Administrative Assistant / Photographer
My name is Dawn Lucrisia-Johnson and I have been taking lessons with Spanish55 since February 2016, so 10 months, I guess. I'm an administrative assistant, but I also am a photographer on the side. I do some volunteer work with a nonprofit and I photograph terminally ill children with their families and many of them are Spanish speaking and don't speak a lot of English. That was one of the reasons that drove me to take lessons. I had started out with Rodrigo and I just love him dearly and I miss him, but I have Alberto now and he's doing really well with me. I had an excellent junior high teacher who taught me a lot of words, apparently. Now, I'm just learning to put them together and that's what's important to me.
Spanish55 means there's a future with me speaking Spanish fluently and everybody has been so nice to me from the staff and just the invoicing. Everything has been really simple and I like the fact I don't have to leave home to do it. It's convenient. The challenge is just getting home in time.
Family Nurse Practitioner
My name is Laina Dunning. I am a family nurse practitioner and I've been doing Spanish 55 for eight months. I studied Spanish in high school and college, so I did it just because I had to, not because I wanted to, so now I'm a nurse practitioner and it makes you more marketable to be able to do history and physicals on people who speak Spanish instead of getting a translator.
I work with Alberto, so he's just really fun. It's just like I feel like I'm talking with a friend, not like I'm being like I'm a student, he's a teacher. It's like colleagues almost, so I don't feel intimidated. For me, I'm doing it just because, one I want to learn it because I'm a lifelong learner. I'm done with school at this point, so I'm like, "I have to do something else," and two, it'll be helpful just for me in my career, so why not do something you like, you know?
I really enjoy it. I've told co-workers about it. I'm actually taking ... I have to take continuing education credits for my license, so there is a Spanish course called Rios Associates in San Diego that I'm gonna go to in June. They help you do history and physicals to get more into the medicine part of it, so hopefully with all of this and that, then I'll be good to go. We shall say.
Hi, my name is Karlee and I am a nursing student and also a client of Spanish55. [Spanish] Hola soy estudiante de enfermería y también una cliente de Spanish55. I first decided to learn Spanish when I began college. I knew that I would use Spanish in whatever field I decided to work in since I live in San Diego bordering Mexico. I also wanted to learn Spanish so that I could be a bridge between those people who only spoke Spanish and those who spoke English. Decidí aprender Español cuando empecé a ir a la Universidad, supe que lo usaría en cualquier campo de trabajo y también quería ser un puente entre las personas que hablan Español y los que hablan Inglés.
The process has been a dynamic one, and it's taken a lot of time. I clearly remember when I was only able to count to ten in Spanish and say, [Spanish] ¿Hola como estás? El proceso ha sido dinámico y ha tomado tiempo, recuerdo claramente cuando solo sabía contar hasta diez y decir ¿Hola, cómo estás? Even though I wasn't sure if it would actually be possible to learn Spanish, I remember the day one of my Spanish professors encouraged me and said, "Little by little you can learn anything." And I found this to be true. [Spanish] Aunque no sabía si realmente era posible aprender Español, acuerdo del día cuando mi profesora me animó y me dijo poco a poco se aprende todo, y eso era cierto.
Learning Spanish has been a beautiful rewarding process. [Spanish] Aprender Español ha sido una experiencia y un proceso muy provechoso y bonito. Knowing how to speak Spanish is like, it's really like being able to see a world that you weren't able to see before. It also provides you with a lot of experiences you might not have had before and opportunities. [Spanish] Saber hablar Español es como poder ver otro mundo que no veía antes, y también le da nuevas experiencias y oportunidades.
So I am the only person in my family that speaks Spanish. I didn't learn everything that I know in the class. I also did everything that I could. I would read books in Spanish, and write, and talk to friends, and I'd find new recipes so that I could learn food vocabulary, but also just so that I could eat and enjoy the food. [Spanish] Soy la única persona en mi familia que habla Español y aunque empecé mis estudios en la Universidad, no aprendí todo en la clase, también leía, escribía, hablaba con amigos en Español. Conseguía recetas para aprender vocabulario de comida y por supuesto para comerla.
I use Spanish every day in the hospital where I work as a nursing student. It's really helped me build rapport with the patients I work with, and have conversations of trust and to avoid a lot of confusion. [Spanish] Uso Español todos los días que trabajo con los pacientes en el Hospital como estudiante de enfermería y me ha ayudado para tener conversaciones de confianza con los pacientes y también para evitar confusiones.
Spanish55 has really helped me with learning a Spanish that is ... Well, Spanish at a new level. They really encouraged me. I feel so much more confident when I speak Spanish with patients, and especially when it evolves a Spanish that's a little bit more technical. [Spanish] Spanish55 me ha ayudado y me ha animado a aprender Español a un nivel mas profundo, también me siento mas segura cuando hablo con pacientes especialmente cuando la situación requiere un Español más técnico. I really am thankful for the coach that I work with at Spanish55. For all the employees there, it is a great program. [Spanish] Aprecio mucho mi coach y también todos los empleados de Español55, la verdad es un programa muy bueno, entonces, gracias.
Hola, me llamo Charlene, soy una enfermera y también soy una estudiante de Spanish55. Hello. My name is Charlene. I'm currently a nurse and I'm also a student of Spanish55.
My journey with Spanish55 started when I received a message from Alvaro on LinkedIn, inviting me to come and try Spanish55. Since I've been busy with work and now school, I figured that Spanish55 was a great alternative for lessons since I would be able to get one-on-one instruction from a native speaker in Spanish and it was also in the convenience of my own home. I don't have to go anywhere, I don't have to spend a lot of money on gas to get great education and great learning experience for Spanish.
So, I gave it a shot. I've been with Spanish55 for a year now and I can only say great and amazing things about the program, about my coach, and about the whole staff at Spanish55. In the time that I've been working with my coach in Spanish55, I was able to barely interact with my patients in clinic to becoming a certified Spanish interpreter at the hospital that I was working at. I only have Spanish55 to thank for that and for their time to be able to cater all of our learning sessions for me and directly for my needs.
As a medical professional, I highly recommend Spanish55. They'll definitely tailor the experience to your needs. Like I said, they're very nice, very personable, very accommodating, and very easy to work with. I especially love my experience with the whole staff. They're very responsive, very kind, and very generous. I could tell that they're passionate about what they do and they helped me do what I love to do and interact with my patients in the healthcare setting every day.
So, [Spanish] gracias a todas las personas en Spanish55, and thank you so much for watching my video. I hope it helped to give you a little bit more insight about my story, about the program, and just help inspire your wish to learn Spanish or your desire to learn more about Spanish and get started with that. Thank you.
Senior software engineer / Actress
I really love Spanish55 because first off, the convenience. I love that it's flexible around my schedule and I also love that I can take it virtually anywhere, even when I'm traveling for work. I also love my coach Rodrigo.
What's really effective about Spanish55 is they have you take a personality profile when you start and you get mapped to a coach who has a very similar personality. What's great about that is that they really understand how to teach you concepts and ideas around the way you think based on your personality profile.
And lastly, what I really love about it is ... I'm learning Spanish. I mean, I've wanted to learn Spanish my entire life and I'm starting to get very fluent in it. In fact, I'm really getting good at reading comprehension and can actually speak some conversational Spanish. And I'm excited, because I can start using it in my acting career. So again, thanks so much, Spanish55. I highly recommend it.
Executive Director - Nonprofit
[Spanish] Hola, mi nombre es DeAnna Pursai y me encanta Spanish55. My name is Deanna Pursai and I love Spanish 55. I'm the executive director of the college of adaptive arts where we're providing an equitable collegiate experience for adults with disabilities. Many of our students and families at our college are native Spanish speakers, and I've often wanted to converse and experience their joy first hand and with Spanish 55, I'm now able to do that on a regular basis. I was so pleased when Abraham and Alvaro reached out to me through LinkedIn and shared with me their services when I had indicated in my hobbies that I wanted to learn Spanish.
Up to that date, I had been learning through CD-based instruction which is wonderful, but Spanish 55 has provided the missing link for me because I get to work with a native Spanish speaker twice a week and get instant feedback and immediate feedback on my questions that I have about what I'm learning with my CDs and the conversations I'm having out in the community.
I very much look forward to my sessions. They're convenient. They're affordable. They've tailored it around my busy schedule, and they're joyful. Coach Rodrigo brings a positive energy of high expectations and really thorough analysis of why I'm learning what I'm learning in Spanish. It's super flexible, so when I have a particular question, they spend as much time as possible. I just can't be more grateful to them. I really was a little leery that I was gonna be able to learn this wonderful language, but after about four months, I can honestly say that I can converse with almost anyone in Spanish and we're able to communicate, and it's so empowering.
[Spanish] Entonces, estoy muy agradecida con Spanish55 y espero poder usar servicios por mucho tiempo.
Marketing Sales Assistant
I'm 29, coming on 30, and I work as a Marketing/Sales Assistant student at Samsung. I'm a student as well in marketing and sales, so that sort of goes together.
I came to San Diego as part of an internship last January and I decided that, okay, I want to try to learn Spanish now that I'm in California, this is the place to do it. I looked up a couple of different places and I just thought private tutoring would be the best to gain more in the few months I was going to be here. It's tailored to what I need. That is the most important part for me, actually, that we're not following a specific curriculum or plan, because that's what you do in school or in class.
We've had a couple of conversations, very early on, that I wouldn't have been able to have if it hadn't been for the way that he's been teaching me. This is why i continue doing this, even after I went back, I kept up with it, and now I'm starting to read on my own. I've got that confidence that it doesn't matter that you're not correct the first time around, he'll get you anyway and then he'll help you go from there. So that's a big, big thing for me.
Coach Alberto, he has done so much for me and he is really amazing and he is the driving force behind why I wanted to do this, and wanted to get better. Thank you so much, you're amazing.
Hi, my name is Mark Klein. I am a consultant, energy consultant and I have been taking Spanish 55 online since February of this year. I started taking Spanish for business, I've done a lot of travel internationally this past year, traveling to Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Dominican Republic and parts of Asia. Since my capabilities were very, very marginal going back almost 40 years when I took Spanish in high school. Essentially, we had to start from the very beginning and now over the last eleven months, as I am able to progress and the course can be tailored to either business, business situations or conditions that I'm going to be in, or different countries. My coach is able to tailor specific lessons that help or enable me in specific business environments.
Spanish 55 has been not only a great learning environment but I've developed a great friendship with my Spanish tutor Rodrigo and that is one of the, I think, big benefits of Spanish 55 is not only is it a medium for learning but it's a medium for establishing close relationships and friendships with people.
I live in Florida and I've been taking Spanish lessons through Spanish55 for a couple months now. Previously worked in the technology field in network security and I'm taking some time off of work, and what I'm doing is I'm making sure that my brain doesn't get stale while I'm not working. I used to do some work in Latin America and one of the things that I wish I had done previously was learn Spanish so I could communicate better in my job.
When I go back to work or if or when I go back to work, I felt that taking these lessons would increase my skills in the marketplace and make it easier to communicate with potential clients and customers in Latin America.
My experience with Spanish55, my experience has been really positive. My coach Paula, she's awesome. She's always got positive energy and reinforces everything that we do during our sessions and I find that very valuable. It makes me feel good when I'm doing, even though I forget a lot of things. It's much more than sitting down and reading a textbook. I get to learn things about the culture from a native speaker that you wouldn't get from an online program or reading a textbook. It's much more personal and dynamic and interesting for me. So yeah.
My name is David Williams. I have a PhD in physics. I work in drug discovery in Silicon Valley. I have been taking lessons for I think just over a year. Spanish55 has been almost universally positive. I really do appreciate getting personal lessons in Spanish. It's a big improvement over trying to do things either online or trying to do things purely in a written form to have to practice actual spoken language. My reasons for taking Spanish aren't related to any specific need. It's just an interest in trying to get closer at understanding a separate culture as best I can. I do appreciate that my coach is very patient, that he's willing to be interrupted and asked very strange questions about Spanish grammar and asked them as succinctly as possible. The lessons themselves do not follow a real pattern. They're very flexible. They also begin with a general discussion.
I think something I should warn people about is that there's a lot of electronic resources available for translation. In particular, there are apps you can get for your phone. What I've discovered is that beyond the simple basic vocabulary, the information you get from these applications are often very misleading and wrong. I think if you learn Spanish purely electronically, I think you start sounding probably like a robot. I've discovered ... I've tried to figure out how to say certain phrases in Spanish, tried to learn it online, and discovered from my coach that what I said actually was quite inappropriate. There really is a value in talking to a human, learning Spanish from someone who actually understands Spanish directly.
Software Support Specialist
My name is Kaitlin McCoy, I'm 29 years old, and I work for a software company, I do customer support. My interest in learning Spanish was totally for personal reasons. I took Spanish in high school, but you don't really learn a whole lot; I remember a lot of words, but for conversational purposes that wasn't helpful. But I live in the Tampa area, so I have a lot of Spanish speaking neighbors. I like to travel, I went to Spain last year, and this year I'll be going to Mexico and Argentina. So I wanted to get better at my conversational Spanish, so that I could not only just survive traveling but also connect more with the people that I was meeting traveling.
And my experience in Spain really fortified my resolution to try to learn Spanish, because the people were so kind and generous, and even though I only knew a few words they would work with me, and they were just excited that an American was trying to speak Spanish with them. So that was a really fun experience, so that's kind of what drew me to Spanish 55, and why I wanted to explore more of my Spanish education.
I think that as a global citizen it's important for me to learn Spanish. You know, to be able to connect with my neighbors, to be able to connect with other people in the world. So for me, Spanish 55 is a gateway to another part of the world that I will now be able to explore and be a part of, because I can speak the language. Coach Alejandro, you've been wonderful, such a fun instructor. I love our lessons, and I can't wait for more Spanish lessons.
My name is Joe Vajda. I live in Miami, Florida. I moved around a lot. My mom traveled ... transferred from business to business so we moved around. My mom's entire side of the family speaks Spanish but as a kid I never learned so I definitely wanted to always try to learn. I tried classroom but it never stuck so now that I live in Miami and I've been in Miami for almost 10 years now I really need to learn Spanish in this city 'cause everybody does and I also want to travel a lot. I've always wanted to travel the world and I just want to be able to commerce and talk to the people in those countries that I travel so. I think she just learned my learning style so she knows what works and what doesn't and we have different lessons every week but what's great about it is ... So it's you're always learning something new but at the same time we're always going back to something we learned previously so it's reinforcing it. So it's not like okay we're teaching you this once and then that's the end of it. It always comes back. So it really reinforces it so that it really sticks. I think it's, Spanish55 just puts everything together in a way to help someone learn it, learn the language easily.
Family Nurse Practitioner
"I started with Spanish55 last February and have experienced the best instruction from Coach Alberto. I feel I have learned so much and have been able to apply what I've learned when I have visited Mexico and Miami and spoke with fluent speakers. I look forward to my sessions each week and learning new information. Coach Alberto and the entire team make you feel comfortable while learning. You feel like you are talking with a friend. No intimidation or judgment. I can't believe it's already been a year. But, time flies when you're having fun. One of the best investments I've made is signing up for weekly sessions. I'm sure I'll continue for years to come."
"Communication on scheduling, rescheduling, technical support and actual tutoring is fantastic. Coach Rodrigo is great and identifying grammar and pronunciation that needs to be corrected. Also, great at accommodating my requests to present so I can hear him pronounce and overall present. He is a great speaker, presenter and works well with my needs for these classes."
Marketing and PR Director in New Jersey
"Coach Rodrigo is knowledgeable not just about the language but also the cultures and how to explain some difficult idioms from Spanish to English. The classes are interesting and very convenient and affordable."
Retired Physician in Kansas
"This has been a relaxed and enjoyable experience. My coach is excellent and the material that I am learning is very practical. I highly recommend this enterprise to anyone interested in learning Spanish."
Engineer in South Carolina
"I have been having weekly Spanish lessons from Spanish55 for almost 2 months now. I greatly appreciate the one on one lessons with my Spanish coach and how each week we are able to take on new subjects. What I have been learning will help me both in my work life and social life. I highly recommend giving Spanish55 a try!"
Marketing CEO in Florida
"Spanish 55 took me from knowing a few phrases in Spanish to fluency in months. The same coach works with you the entire time and tailors each session to your learning needs. I would highly recommend the Spanish 55 team to anyone wanting to learn quickly and with the cultural cues/influence. Very happy!"
I absolutely love Spanish55! I started with Spanish55 last December. I thought I would just test it out but then I found out I absolutely love it! It is so convenient to learn from home with the comfort of your own computer via Skype.
I feel like I personally know these guys and we have never physically met. I have learned so much from them. I have been taking consistent lessons a few times a week for the last eight months and I feel I can read Spanish now and get about 70 percent as to what it is saying. I am also getting better at speaking it and also listening to it and understanding what is being said.
My teacher Rodrigo is amazing! My lessons are also tailored to me specifically as I work one on one with my coach. I can ask questions and bring up new ideas and Spanish55 is always willing to adjust accordingly. They pair you up with teachers that really get you and your personality based on the Myers Briggs profile tests.
They are also very flexible with scheduling and that is important since my schedule is always changing since I am in sales and an actress. This place is definitely a class act and I highly recommend them! Thanks Spanish 55. I look forward to getting fluent in Spanish soon :)
Spanish55 is a wonderful resource! The team is professional, courteous, timely, and they do their best to cater to your specific learning needs.
I have had a great experience with Coach Alberto so far and I can clearly see my improvements as I work in the clinic with my Spanish-speaking patients! I look forward to continuing working with the Spanish55 team and I am glad to have found them via LinkedIn!
My desire to learn Spanish, as a second language, is personal and professional. Over the past couple years, I have tried the do-it-yourself approaches, without success, perhaps because it felt like learning “a subject.”
Then, 3 months ago, I was introduced to Spanish55 coaches, Alberto and Rodrigo. They educate with passion and knowledge; and, each lesson includes cultural and social cues to ensure I can effectively communicate with Spanish speaking people.
Furthermore, their lessons allow me enough time to learn the material well, while also helping me to make fast progress (tailored to my learning style). I have no doubts that I will reach my goal with the help of Spanish55.
Spanish55 is an excellent option for those looking for one-on-one Spanish classes. Tailored to my individual needs, with highly qualified instructors, and with the flexibility afforded by video conference, my Spanish learning has accelerated and I am very pleased that I chose this as my approach for learning Spanish. It is also great value.
Norman Dowling CFO, Osage Exploration and Development, Inc.
I feel so blessed and grateful that Abraham reached out to me to help me with my Spanish. My confidence has simply sky-rocketed since I've begun Spanish 55 lessons.
I look forward to my sessions very much each time, and I'm very grateful to have such a wonderful coach as Rodrigo :)
Director of Business Development in Guanajuato, Mexico.
I enjoyed the professionalism of the Spanish55 Staff and their commitment to advance my Spanish skills. They are very flexible in the scheduling and I can honestly say they adapt to how you need to learn Spanish. I am a professional who is travelling a lot and the fact that they can meet with me on Skype helps me develop my Spanish on the road.
William J Allison
Executive Chef in California
The coaching that Spanish 55 provided me was a very key factor in managing a multicultural staff at my current place of employment ...
Division Vice President Engineer in Florida
Spanish55 designed a customized program to meet my needs as a busy executive trying to learn the language. I investigated traditional programs at Universities and other executive language programs but all of those programs required that I adapt my schedule to meet theirs. Spanish55 met me at my point of need and is providing excellent instruction that is calibrated to my learning pace.
Paralegal in California
So happy to find Spanish55. It is exactly the service I was looking for. They are super professional, and most of all, they are just what I need to take my Spanish to the next level. With Spanish55 I am confident I can attain fluency I Spanish
Video producer in Kansas
Great first class with Spanish55. I realized learning words in the context of conversation was so much easier than studying them off of a sheet. Very professional coach that was really helpful to point out how to say things properly and remind me of things that I had forgotten
Business Manager in New York
Spanish55 is an amazing resource for anyone trying to learn Spanish - beginner or experienced! The sessions are completely tailored to your skill level and the teachers are great. They make the sessions fun, interesting and productive. Highly recommend!
Photographer in Seattle
I have only be taking lessons for two weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience thus far. Rodrigo is my coach and he has been great. I'm having fun learning. Abraham has handled the communications with me as it relates to my lessons and he is always so nice and very professional.
I believe Spanish55 coaches take the time to determine why I want to learn Spanish and are tailoring my lessons accordingly. I'm looking forward to getting farther down the path toward being conversational in hopes it will lead to fluency.
Artist/Writer in Oregon
Coach Paula is an outstanding teacher who understands how to teach a foreign language giving much opportunity to practice new skills learned. I actually notice that I am speaking much better now, more fluently and with a deeper understanding of the grammar involved.
Resident Physician in California
I've had a phenomenal experience with Spanish 55. I feel that my Spanish is dramatically improved and I am able to not only discuss complicated issues, but I am also able to connect with my patients on a much more personal level. As a resident physician, my schedule can be very busy, but Spanish 55 is great with working with you and I am still able to advance my language skills on a regular basis. Highly recommend this service if your are looking to bring your Spanish skills to the next level.
I started with Spanish55 in November of last year, and less than 10 sessions later I have already seen amazing results.
I'm probably not your typical student because I had a ton of grammatical and vocabulary knowledge already but I found that even though I could understand a lot, I couldn't get the words out. I could listen, read, and write at a fairly high level, but could barely put a sentence together out loud.
All that memorization of grammar tables did me little good when it came time to call up a certain verb fast enough to talk to a child or parent at work. I took classes, I used just about every free resource out there on the internet. It didn't help.
Then I saw an ad for Spanish55 and I knew this was what I needed - if you want to learn to speak a language, you have to practice speaking it. Not listening to TV shows, reading books, or writing. Speaking. To a person, in real time. And it worked! My confidence has improved and I'm now using Spanish fairly regularly in a professional setting.
The method that they use is simple, but so effective: find out what you want to say, give you the vocabulary you need to say it, and then role play over and over until you have it down pat. By the time you're done, you haven't memorized a script - you actually know the words to get your message across, usually in several different ways.
My coach (Mayra) does a fantastic job of anticipating things I might need, tossing in unexpected new questions or jokes to the role play to make sure I'm still thinking, not just reciting. And she's wonderful with helping me through the ups and downs of learning a language - it's ten steps forward and two steps back, but that's okay. "La practica hace el maestro".
Most importantly, they have a whole team available if you ever find yourself with some tricky jargon you need a translation for - for instance, I learned to say "single-subject experimental designs" last week.
I highly recommend this service to professionals, students, and anyone who wants to brush up on their Spanish or even learn a new language from scratch.
If you're looking for an effective way to learn Spanish, you're in the right place! Spanish 55 makes immersion learning possible from your home and they tailor the lessons to your specific learning style and goals.
Since I am headed into the medical field my particular focus now is learning more medical terminology and using Spanish on the job. Spanish 55 was able to identify both my strengths and weaknesses through an assessment so that I didn't have to cover information I already knew and they were able to hone in on learning exactly what I wanted to learn. I highly recommend them!
Great Spanish tutors and awesome at teaching the Mexican business culture. Highly recommended if you plan on working with Mexicans or in Mexico.
Spanish55 is a very high quality one-on-one Spanish tutoring company. One of the owners, Abe, is not only very involved in the day to day operations but also in the individual lesson plans of his clients.
The teachers are highly qualified (bilingual, bi-cultural, and highly educated) and construct individualized lesson plans based upon the unique needs of each coachee. They knew immediately my language level and some of my strengths and areas for improvement.
The lessons flow very well and I was not afraid to make mistakes or ask questions. I got the sense that they really care about me improving my Spanish language skills. Thanks for a great experience!