STUDENTSAs always your reviews are welcomed, encouraged and appreciated!!!Lets all become Bilingual!!!
Thank you for
referring one of your tutors to us. Always reliable and punctual, he
worked patiently with my son on his Spanish. Not only was his knowledge
of the subject matter excellent, he was able to explain concepts in a
way that my son could easily grasp. I would enthusiastically recommend
The Spanish Institute to anybody. Mrs. Brunner.
- Very friendly
tutor, very clear and patient explanations. I am very happy with the
results, my son is now back on track and his grades are great. Thank you
Spanish Institute. Mike Anderson.
I just wanted to let you know that my last trip to Central
America was very successful. I was able to speak, read, and comprehend
Spanish for the first time. It made me feel good and also made the
people that I was dealing with appreciate the effort that I have been
making to learn their language. I don't know it all yet, but they really
did like the effort that I was making.
Thanks to you, I am learning
Spanish in a comfortable environment at my own pace. I have never
studied Spanish in school before so I was very apprehensive to try. I am
glad that I started and I think that I have improved greatly.
again for having the patience to help me on the road to achieving my
goal. I hope to be working with you until I am a qualified fluent
Spanish speaker! Thanks, Bruce Endres
- My daughter has learned a lot of
reading, writing and algo spelling in Spanish. I am very pleased with
her accomplishments and her desire to learn. We hope parents will let
their children have the opportunity and let them spread their wings in
the classroom. Marina B.
es Roberto Mónaco y estoy estudiando con la maestra Mónica desde hace 5
meses, mi español ha mejorado un 300% por ciento. Ahora puedo hablar y
también hacer seminarios en español. ¡El Spanish Institute es el mejor!
Actualmente estoy tomando las clases vía skype y estoy aprendiendo
mucho. ¡Yo recomiendo tomar clases con el Spanish Institute, es la mejor
inversión que puede hacer en su vida!
I love my tutor, he is very positive and
very helpful. He is able to answer all of my questions and I don't
struggle any more with my Spanish. The Spanish Institute holds the top
tutors in San Diego, they are native speakers, certified and with
credentials. The best place to learn Spanish!!!! Betty Ward. Student.
and I are moving to Costa Rica in December and took a series of classes
from Monica to make our transition a little easier. It was a wonderful
experience! She really spends time concentrating on each student's
individual needs. Monica has been very patient with us (it has been 30
years since I had taken Spanish in college and my husband has never
studied a foreign language.) I am truly amazed at our comprehension
level after 13 weeks of her superb instruction! Granted, we're
certainly not fluent, but we will be able to at least communicate our
basic needs once we move. She has given us the confidence to go forth
and conduct our daily business in Spanish and the desire to make this a
life-long learning adventure. Monica, you are truly a gem! Linda C. and Joe W., Carlsbad
you for all your help with our Spanish translation project. It's so
nice to work with a professional and competent organization. We
appreciate your friendliness as well, and that any concerns we had were
addressed promptly and completely. We look forward to future
collaboration with you. James B. Production Manager.
- I have been
in Monica's conversation class for 5 months. Prior to that I had not
practiced any Spanish for over 2 years and was nervous about the
prospect of speaking in front of others. These classes have been quite a
boom for my self confidence as Monica makes the experience not only
instructional but very relaxing and supportive. It is also wonderful to
converse with other students. She is an excellent teacher and human
Hoover, Rancho Bernardo
- I would like to let you know how delighted
we are with one of your tutors. She has restored my daughter's
confidence. Thank you. Vicky A., Parent.
- We would like to thank you for providing
such a wonderful tutor to help our son with his Spanish. We have now
achieved the levels required by our son through her skilled coaching, we
therefore would like to let you know that we will not longer require
her services. Thank you once again for finding such a pleasant and
helpful person for us. Mr. & Mrs. King. Parents.
- Ana is an excellent tutor,
very knowledgeable and patient with my son Tom. I wouldn't have any
hesitation in recommending Ana. Everyone I have dealt with has been
extremely helpful. Jenna T. Parent.
Excellent Spanish classes and I will
recommend it to friends. It helped me in speaking, writing and
understanding Spanish. The teacher is great, responsive, patient and
very flexible. I have learned so much Spanish since I started. The
lessons were diverse and interesting and she explained grammar in a way
that made it very easy for us to understand. Kelly C., Doctor, Encinitas
have tried Rossetta Stone, tapes, online programs but nothing compares
with The Spanish Institute. If you want to learn Spanish fast and with
confidence this is the place! Thank you Monica for all your wise words!
Andrew Stevenson, Professor and Counselor, RSF.
Overall I would rate my
experience as Superior. The instructor was the nicest teacher I ever
had. She was very caring and attentive to meet each of the student's
needs. This has been an incredible experience as I am now able to
communicate with my patients and it is a great feeling to be able to
help others, language used to be a barrier now is a tool. This is the
best decision I have ever made in a very long time. The Spanish
Institute is the best!!!! Richard Jones, Doctor, La Jolla
daughter's tutor is excellent, she is very patient, helpful, and
encouraging. My daughter's grades are now "A"s. This has been
the greatest decision, she is now so confident and happy and I am very
happy with her progress. Lisa.
absolutely loved this place and overall language experience. The classes
were lively, and my teacher was amazing. Always willing to help at
whatever cost! It was the first time I actually enjoyed learning
Spanish. I encourage everyone thinking about learning Spanish. I would
do this again in a second. I am now traveling to Puerto Rico and I
am feeling very confident and able to communicate in Spanish. Thank you
Spanish Institute, you have changed my life, now I am looking forward
this experience and I am not longer afraid of traveling abroad!
Veronica R. Vista.
more in the past 2 months than in 2 years of college Spanish. The
teacher is excellent, very patient, great energy, and adjusting well to
the different abilities of the students. Paul B. student, Del Mar
is an excellent Spanish teacher. She is fluent in English, and has a
comprehensive knowledge of both the grammatical structure and day-to-day
details of the language. She has obviously had a lot of experience at
teaching people Spanish and obviously enjoys it herself. Alice R.
Business owner, Carlsbad
teacher is very flexible in structuring the lessons to my requirements,
providing relevant homework in order that the 2 hours spent with her is
as productive as possible. She is a very patient, helpful, she makes the
lessons fun and tailors them to my learning needs. I know I have
improved a lot through the exercises she assigns and through Spanish
articles we have read and discussed together. She is keen on correct
pronunciation and doesn't let me get sloppy or develop bad habits. Thank
you very much. Nora H., Oceanside
really feel like I learned an incredible amount in the last month. The
teacher is very friendly and makes me feel very comfortable in the
class. The other two students are very friendly and I feel very happy
and enjoying every minute. I'd recommend it to anyone who takes Spanish
language acquisition seriously and wants to learn in a comfortable
atmosphere. Emily B. Teacher, San Diego
is a terrific learning experience, the teacher is native and real nice.
Before I started I was self conscious about saying anything in Spanish
and my vocabulary was limited. The conversation class pushed me to speak
and the teacher correct my grammar when I need it, I am learning a lot
and very quickly. Kathleen R. Nurse, Oceanside
- Wow! There is
not much room for improvement when speaking specifically about the
class with Diane. I think it was stellar. If you offered the same
class, 3 days a week like Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I would be
there. Please consider that. I think The Spanish Institute is the best
Spanish Language Institute in San Diego.
My class with Diane and my
experience when calling the school was nothing less than stellar.
Please contact me if you opt to offer a 3 days/week format. I can't do
the 4 nights/ week, it is just too much. Tom F.
tutor. He is helping me target exactly what needs improvement in my
Spanish skills (criminal law vocabulary and prepositions). I have
already been able to use the criminal law vocabulary at my work many
times, and being able to communicate with our clients in their native
language is helping me gain their trust and rapport. He has also
assigned me reading from Marquez and others, and reading that beautiful
Spanish is helping to extend my vocabulary beyond the legal terms I am
focusing on. He helps me practice translating police reports, and has a
good ear for how to make certain legal concepts most comprehensible to
Spanish speakers. Sincerely, Tom White
classes with my teacher not only help me improve my Spanish skills
tremendously, but are also fun and enjoyable. She is vivacious,
enthusiastic, and she genuinely cares about her students' progress. In
addition to reinforcing areas of strength, she helps pinpoint problems
and weaknesses, and then works with you to correct and strengthen those
weaker areas, which allows for rapid and efficient progress. She is a
native Spanish speaker who teaches excellent spoken Spanish in a 'real
world' conversational context, but she also has extensive knowledge of
professional terminology to help prepare students for special
professional contexts, such as medical, business, and legal settings.
To anyone seeking to improve their Spanish skills, I would recommend her
classes without hesitation. Regards, Julie
you for your email. I really liked the class. The book is clear and
useful, and not too expensive. Diane was able to tailor to our study
style and our needs. Class time was more focused and more intensive, and
I loved to come home thinking about all the new words and rules we had
covered. I always felt free and happy to ask questions; I found Diane to
be approachable, enthusiastic about Spanish teaching, and inspiring on
top of being very nice. Benedicte K.
- I had
a wonderful experience with my Spanish immersion class and with the
I intend on signing up for more lessons in a few weeks.
Maybe this time, I will try a few privates in addition to a group. Uta
The Spanish Institute: I recently completed 10 beginner Spanish lessons
with Diane Kemp through the Spanish Institute. Over-all, I had a
wonderful learning experience. The classes were small, well-structured
and Diane made the process of learning feel very natural. She
constantly challenged me to improve my pronunciation, grammar and
vocabulary and provided guidance every step of the way with her warm,
- I hope to take
additional Spanish lessons in September or October through the Spanish
Institute. While I am sad that Diane will be leaving to work in Madrid, I
wish her the best and know that she will be an asset to her new
program. Sincerely, Dr. John Impellizeri, Internal Medicine, Kaiser