Lee (USA)

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My name is Lee Stanton, and I have been studying Spanish with Fabiana Sordi for the past month. I have studied Spanish for the past 5 years at either a university or an immersion-style program, but I have yet to find a program as effective as Ms. Sordi’s. I was very lucky to have found “Buenos Aires Spanish” on the internet. Ms. Sordi and I were in agreement from the beginning. I knew that I would probably use more of my first language, English, than Spanish in another classroom environment. Her teacher/student lessons provided faster, more effective learning for me.

I knew I wanted to, needed to, improve my ability to listen and understand spoken Spanish. I explained my goal to Ms. Sordi and she created a program for me to improve this important communication skill. Additionally, she worked with me to build my vocabulary, broaden my knowledge of idiomatic phrases, and correct misunderstandings I’ve had about Spanish for many years. She helped me understand and use correctly the things that challenge most people who study Spanish: “por and para”; “ser and estar”, preterit and imperfect”, etc.

I think the Buenos Aires Spanish program is more effective because the lessons are conversational instead of the rote practice exercises you often find in classroom settings.

Over and beyond regular classroom lessons, she helped me learn about the city, how to get around, and planned experiences where I would not only be able to practice my new skills but learn about the culture and daily life of people in Buenos Aires. She planned guided tours of museums and historical sites, concerts, tango lessons, and gave me tips on dining and shopping.

Everything was planned and organized according to my interests. She also planned a family get together that made the whole Buenos Aires Spanish experience more personal and meaningful to me.

I am very grateful to Fabiana, her family, friends, and Buenos Aires Spanish for an unforgettable experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lee – United States