Most of my students are over 40 and many in their 70s and 80s. So, it was a pleasant surprise to hear from this young man. He’s about to use his Spanish ability for a new adventure. Here’s Young Joseph’s story:

Hola Marcus

I have been a student of your Shortcut to Spanish courses, Synergy Spanish, the Informal Spanish discs and Spanish Ear Training for about four years now. and I just want to let you know how much it has changed my life.

I started my Spanish learning journey when I was just at the young age of 15. I came across your program on the internet (Shortcut to Spanish 1) and I knew it would work for me! So I ordered it and just fell in love with it. I learned and retained information so quickly. And after that, I later purchased the courses that I listed above.

I am almost 19 years old now and it honors me to tell you that I have become quite fluent in Spanish. I live in Southern Arizona so there are so many opportunities for me to utilize my Spanish each day. And oh how it has changed my life. Its one of the best things I have ever done w/ my life so far, and I owe it all to you.

I respect you and commend you highly for all that you do. And I consider it a blessing that I was able to be one of your students for these past four years.

In fact, in a few weeks I will be departing on a two year mission for my church. I am going to be a missionary in the country of Ecuador! It was my choice whether to serve a mission or not, but I had no say as to where I would be assigned. I was overcome with excitement when I found out that it would be Ecuador, and that I would be speaking nothing but Spanish for two years! I am grateful and feel so blessed that my extensive knowledge of the language will serve as a huge help and advantage for me while I am there.

I know that I have never met you in person, but I am honored to say that you are someone who has been a wonderful help and influence in my life.

Gracias por todo lo que hace. Usted tiene regalo maravilloso de Dios. Le deseo lo mejor con todo.

Hasta la proxima vez

Joseph Nelson

Hi Joey

Most of my students are a lot older than you, so it’s great to hear from someone so young with everything in front of them. I’m sure you’ll go on to make a great contribution to humanity with your Spanish skills. I am glad to given you some help along the way.

I do feel my teaching abilities are a gift and appreciate very much your comments.