We are now offering online Spanish classes with Women in Action and La Paz teachers. The personalized classes are $100 a month for 3 one-hour classes a week. The classes can be arranged to fit your schedule. If you would like more--or less--classes each week we can arrange a different price.
What a great opportunity to learn Spanish and also help your teacher support their families. The classes will also offer you an opportunity to stay in touch with your friends in Nicaragua. If you are interested, please contact Executive Director, Michael Boudreau, email@example.com
Personal testamonies from current students.
"My daughter (age 12) recently started taking Spanish classes with Compas. What an amazing experience to be able to learn to speak Spanish with someone who lives in Nicaragua! After visiting Women in Action around 20 years ago myself it was nice to relive my experiences and share with my daughter all the amazing things they are doing at Women in Action in La Primavera. The teacher has you download, A Guide to Speaking the Spanish Language, that they will use to teach and review the lessons. By using WhatsApp you will truly be immersed into the language as you sit and talk with your teacher via a live video call and learn Spanish! Highly recommended!" Daniel Young, New Boston, NH
“As a homeschool parent, I am always looking for opportunities for enrichment for my children (ages 5 and 8). Having Spanish lessons with Compas is a wonderful opportunity for my children to learn the language and to make a stronger connection with Nicaragua. We have a wonderful teacher, patient, kind, and flexible to our needs. As a mother herself of a young child she understands the need for keeping the lessons light and filled with humor. I look forward to all our future lessons!” Joslin Bennett, Hennker, NH
'This winter I enrolled in my first in-person, college-level Spanish class in over two years. My first day of class left me frustrated and unimpressed with how my Spanish skills had declined during this hiatus. However, my awareness of Compas's online Spanish class program left me confident that I could still improve my Spanish this semester. Fortunately (in some respects), my recent Spanish failures were the impetus for me to finally reach out to Michael (I'd be mulling over inquiring about the lessons for over a year!), who was very helpful in explaining the program to me and then finding lessons that would accommodate my ideal schedule.
My experience with learning Spanish prior to these classes was always either classroom or travel-based, and I found that each mode of learning had its pros and cons to my personal needs as a language learner. I have found the Compas classes to be a wonderful hybrid of what I enjoy from both classroom and travel-based Spanish learning environments. The lessons are informal, conversational, and friendly, but still maintain the structure of a lesson and create some obligation for me, the student, to actively engage and to commit to an hour of Spanish speaking. I am able to ask questions about Nicaraguan culture, about particularities in the Spanish language, about variations between colloquial and more formal Spanish - making the classes feel more akin to the immersive experiences I have had while traveling in Latin America. My classes have been, unsurprisingly, very personalized - and my teacher does a great job of listening to and respecting my goals and needs as a Spanish learner, and the lessons allow me to spend as much time as I need on my own personal weaknesses in my Spanish understanding.
I’m very grateful to Compas, Michael and Yara for creating this opportunity for such wonderful, affordable and accessible Spanish classes! I think a lot of people seek an informal setting to practice and experiment with new languages, but private lessons are often so prohibitively expensive (especially on a student budget) or just difficult to find - I would recommend Compas’s Spanish classes to anyone seeking to improve their Spanish language skills!'' Natalie Duncan, Concord, NH