I recommend it to everyone that wants to learn Spanish fast and easy. The groups are small and you have plenty of time to talk with other students and the teacher. They have quality native teachers and they are also very understanding and helpful. This is the best decision I have made this year! I got a new job that pays better because now I speak Spanish and I am able to speak, understand and help my patients. Classes are a lot of fun and I made many friends. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! * * * * *
Posted: 4/03/2011 • Link to this review
I've taken both group conversation classes and private lessons at The Spanish Institute, and this school has helped me improve in both my understanding of Spanish grammar and in my conversation skills more than anything I've ever tried. The classes are truly small, so there's no way to hang back and not participate, even if you are shy or unsure of your skills. The welcoming, low-pressure atmosphere makes it easy to feel comfortable and open up to speak. The teachers at the Institute obviously love what they do and care that each student make progress and enjoy the journey. None of the other schools I checked out had the same feeling of personal investment in my success. If you're trying to decide among language schools, don't make a decision before calling The Spanish Institute.
Posted: 2/26/2011 • Link to this review
I just completed my first course with The Spanish Institute and loved it. My teacher was amazing, friendly and had a way of teaching that made it fun and entertaining. I loved the location and environment they have over there.I only wish they had later classes in the evening so I could take more classes. I am learning soooo much... I'm now able to speak Spanish!!!! I can't wait for the next session to begin! OLE
Posted: 12/14/2009 • Link to this review
Initially I had a very frustrating experience because the classes I purchased were not offered, and I was refused any type of refund (only given option to attend a class date/time that did not work with my schedule). We eventually settled on a mutually beneficial partial refund and class mix, and I am satisfied with the outcome (although I wish it had not taken 1+ months of correspondence). I was impressed with the teacher, the small class size, and the overall format (informal conversation) in a convenient location.
Posted: 9/19/2009 • Last edited: 9/27/2009 • Link to this review
Excellent Spanish classes and I will recommend it to friends. It helped me in speaking, writing and understanding Spanish. My teacher was marvelous, responsive 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. My expectations were to improve my Spanish, but in addition to exceeding my expectations in learning the language, I gained a great deal of knowledge about the history and culture of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.
Posted: 4/13/2008 • Link to this review