We are now offering online Spanish classes with Women in Action and La Paz teachers. The classes are $5 an hour and can be arranged to fight your schedule. The Nicaraguan teachers will teach you Spanish and you will help them 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the personal testimony of Natalie Duncan, who is currently taking classes. ''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. In my experience with Yara, who teaches my Spanish lessons, 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 Yara 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 with Yara have been, unsurprisingly, very personalized - Yara 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!''