We've gotten a lot of great feedback from our customers over the years, telling us of success with our audio course. Here are some highlights.
Teacher Learns to Communicate With Parents
I teach at a school with a significant Latino population and the Camino del éxito program has empowered me to communicate quite well with parents. This is both satisfying for me and reassuring for them. Through regular listening and practicing (often on my way to and from school) I grow more assured of my fluency. The online program is terrific because it provides a solid way of mastering concepts through an abundance of practice. This program was well thought-out. And because of that, it works!
Medical Worker Benefits From Speaking Spanish
I work in the medical field and it's unbelievable how many people come into the emergency room that don't speak English. I have a 40 mile drive to work and I take that time to listen to the Camino del exito cds. In my downtime, (I work nights) I log on to studyspanish.com and do exercises. We have a strict Internet policy at work but my supervisor gave me permission because she knows learning Spanish enables me to do a better job explaining procedures to the patients.
Cape Coral, FL
Student Tests Out of 8 Credit Hours
After completing the free material and the premium lessons offered on Studyspanish.com, I went to the University to continue learning. I was able to test out of 8 hours of college level Spanish. At today's tuition prices, my money spent at Studyspanish.com was a bargain!
Traveler Learns to Commuicate Effectively
A Spanish teacher told me about this web site and I have been using it for years. The audio course has really helped me and the website has taken me even further. I especially like the grammar part of the website. I have traveled extensively in Mexico and this program has helped me to communicate more effectively. I plan on joining the Peace Corps soon and hope to use this program as I perform my duties in South America. Please keep up the good work!
Man Returns to Spain With Improved Skills
I lived in Spain for a year, three years ago. When I came back to Canada I enrolled in StudySpanish.com The approach to learning, with the accompanying web site is excellent and provides a logical, structured and fun way to learn. Last spring, when I went back to Spain, my friends told me that my Spanish was much improved. Thank you StudySpanish.com
Volunteer Speaks With Children
I travel to Costa Rica every year. Learning to speak Spanish has really helped me to enjoy my travels. As I sponsor several Costa Rican children through World Vision, your course has allowed me to effectively speak with them. Thank you very much.
Older Student Sees Academic Improvements
StudySpanish.com has really made a difference in my academic performance in grammar and vocabulary. As an older student I get tremendous benefit from not only the CD's but also the fabulous website. I take classes in Spanish language at a local college and I am positive I would not do so well if not for Camino del éxito. Gracias StudySpanish.com, Gracias!
Better Than Books
I am a 64 year old widow. I met a very nice gentleman that is fluent in speaking Spanish, for he likes to visit his relatives at the bottom tip of Texas, which isn't very far from the Mexico border. I am slowly but surely learning how to speak Spanish myself and I want to tell you all how much I enjoy the on line course along with the CDs I purchased. I had purchased books in the past but, they do not provide the pronunciation practice which your course does. I will be a student of yours for weeks and months to come, and will recommend your website to anyone that really wants to learn how to speak Spanish.
Disaster Avoided Thanks to Camino del éxito!
Camino del exito allowed me to handle adult topics at a rate I was comfortable with and on our trip to Ecuador it proved invaluable. Instead of having to take guided bus tours, I felt at ease negotiating interesting, cheaper forays by taxi. Having agreed on a price with a taxi driver to get us to the airport on our final day in Quito, we were surprised when his cell phone rang and he pulled to the side of the road halfway to our destination. He spoke no English and told us in Spanish that he was taking us back to the hotel. I protested vigorously that we were leaving shortly for Toronto and had neither the time nor the desire for a detour. He seemed sympathetic and talked some more on the phone. He was sorry, but as we had not paid our bill, he was required to return us to reception. I quickly produced our receipt of full payment and showed it to the driver. He spoke into the phone and then, offering us the hotel's apologies for a case of mistaken identity, he drove us off quickly to our plane. What a huge hassle we avoided! Thanks Camino del exito!
Contractor Can Now Speak With His Workers
I bought this course because I am in the flooring industry, and most of my installers are from either Mexico, Argentina, el Salvador, etc. Sometimes I could get away with giving instruction in English, but often I could see that they did not understand. With your course, I enjoy being able to listen and study while I am on the road, then when at home I can practice online with flashcards, lessons, quizzes and tests. After doing these things for about 3 months I can now give them special instructions for the installations and everybody is on the same page with no misunderstandings. Best thing I have ever done!
Student is Now Teacher!
I used Camino del éxito to help me pass the Massachusetts subject test for k-12 teacher certification. I do not have a BA in Spanish, but learned some Spanish as a kid and studied in high school and college. The course helped me brush up on a lot of basic grammar and listening skills and I passed the test and am currently a teacher! I have used the site as a reference source and recommended it to several people. The program is well organized and motivating. I will continue to use it to become more accurate in my grammar skills before going to Costa Rica for further teacher training.
A Good Samaritan
It happens on numerous occassions when I wait on the subway platform for the train to come, a Spanish speaker approaches me all of a sudden and struggles to ask me, "What is the next stop? How do I get to ...? or Is this the right station?" I take them by surprise because I am able to communicate with them in Spanish. They are surprised to find a Chinese person who can actually speak their language. When it comes to learning a new language, it doesn't matter what your origin is. It is the enthusiasm you have, and choosing the right learning tool.
Older Student Learns At Home
Thank you so much for this course. My husband and I visited Nicaragua for three months some years ago and I came home with a desire to learn Spanish. I am so pleased with this program because it combines audio CD's along with written lessons and the website. I am 67 yrs. old and I didn't fit into a school program. I felt out of place, but now I can learn at my own speed in my own home and I am really learning Spanish. I cannot say enough about your teaching methods. The online quizzes and tests are great.
Salt Lake City, UT
Retired Teacher Prepares for Study in Costa Rica
I decided to learn Spanish after I retired as a teacher. I went to the local community college and the professor told me about your program. I tried the free part and found it very helpful, and so I enrolled in your complete audio course. Later, I went to Costa Rica to study Spanish and I am very pleased to report that when they gave me the placement test at the institute, I did very well. While studying in Costa Rica, I lived with a family who only spoke to me in Spanish. I found it to be a very valuable experience and really feel that your course was a big reason for my success, which is why I am continuing with the program.
Learning to Speak Like a Native
In trying to learn Spanish, my weak area was pronuciation. Camino del éxito helped me to learn to pronounce like a native speaker. The dialogues were most useful. Following your suggestions, I would listen first with and then without the transcripts and pretty soon I could understand and say the whole thing. Now, every once in awhile I go back to resharpen my skills. The course has been very helpful for me at work, allowing me to talk with my Spanish coworkers. Spanish is something we'll definitely need as our personal marketing tool in the job market. Thank you for the product!
New York, NY