Having worked through several of your Spanish courses I am currently three quarters of the way through your Bola De Nieve programme. I wake up each day eager to learn more.
I am continuing to achieve my personal goals each day and this includes; daily practice, completing courses, speaking with native Spanish speakers (face to face and via the telephone), writing letters and e-mails, reading (hard copy and on-line material) watching and listening to on line multi media.
My original goal for wanting to learn Spanish was achieved in September 2013 when I visited the people who invited me to to contribute to a professional conference in Pamplona, Spain in 1998. This year I met with some of the people that orgnaised this conference. In addition my wife and I enjoyed celebrating our 40th wedding anniverssary whilst there. I was able to order food, buy tickets, ask for directions and converse with people in a multitude of public arenas. Even at our hotel next to Manchester airport (England) I was able to converse with the young waitress who came from the Nevarra region of Spain. Several time when discussing food, in Manchester and Spain I was provided with extra food, free of charge!
When I returned from my visit in 1998 I felt frustrated at not being able to communicate freely with the very friendly and interesting people I met. This time I felt really pleased and much more content. My wife and I are already planning to re-visit next year with a view to meeting up with more of the people I met back in 1998.
So thank you for your knowledge, skill and understanding that you have of the culture, language and of teaching people of all ages and from all walks of life. Throughout all of your courses I have not experienced the curse of procrastination and I am looking forward to undertaking your course for developing listening skills in Spanish after I complete Bola De Nieve in about four or five months time.
– Colin Westerman (UK)