“I opened a business in the Dominican Republic without any Spanish language skills. I tried taking a course at a local community college but the class size was so large I barely got any attention. With Hey Hola Spanish you get individual and personalized classes taught by native linguists. After two years I am beginning to converse and understand my employees. With Skype installed on my computer, iPhone and iPad I can pretty much have classes anytime and anywhere, it is like being able to take my Spanish classroom with me. If you want really learn Spanish, Hey Hola Spanish is the best option available.”
“Before I began online video Spanish lessons with Olivia, I was learning by myself. I got to a level where I was familiar with a number of words, but forming sentences and taking part in conversations were skills that I wasn’t sure how to best start learning. Luckily, this is exactly what Olivia’s lessons focus on – every-day, applicable and practical Spanish. As a student of languages herself, she understands how essential exposure to Spanish is for her students, and thus her lessons feature as much talking in Spanish and listening to Spanish as possible. Each one begins with greetings and with Olivia encouraging me to speak about what I’ve been up to in my life between lessons; an exercise that serves not only as a warm-up and as consolidation of what I’ve been learning in previous lessons, but also to set the tone of the lessons to relaxed and friendly.
We work from a textbook to provide a framework for the lessons, which has helped me begin to grasp basic grammar. The book is geared towards getting a learner to absorb the rules of Spanish through speaking about real life rather than doing dry grammar drills that aren’t necessarily relatable. Olivia takes the lessons from the textbook and gets me to combine the newly learned rules, words, and phrases to talk about my own life and personal interests, which of course is relatable and very helpful in internalizing those new rules, words, and phrases. Homework is also set using the textbook. In summary, Olivia is a great teacher. She is warm, amiable, and encouraging, and her style of teaching makes for a thoroughly enjoyable way to learn Spanish.”
“Olivia is such a great teacher. I am glad I have the chance to study Spanish with her. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Studying Spanish with Olivia is fast and efficient. Studying with her will definitely lead you to success.”