| Online | 7/28/2021
Rolando is terrific! Engaging, interesting and patient. The classes were fun.
| Online | 5/18/2021
Congenial people, lively conversation. Nelson makes sure that everyone participates and that the topics are interesting.
| Online | 5/16/2021
The transition from Beginner's spanish to Basic conversation was a little jarring. On my end, it was definitely less structured and I did not study my conjugations as often as I should have. However, I feel like more guidance could have been provided as to how to approach reading fairly complex articles in Spanish. In order to save time, I would read the article in English first and then read it in Spanish, which I feel kind of defeats the purpose of the course. Perhaps more guidance on this would be helpful.
| Online | 5/15/2021
Enjoyable, relaxed discussion in Spanish. Eva is welcoming and encouraging, always.
| Online | 5/12/2021
This course was great! Nelson was a wonderful teacher and he made sure everyone felt comfortable. For me it was the right mix of challenging but also not so much so that I felt I wasn't good enough to be there. I would definitely recommend to others.
| Online | 5/11/2021
Excellent quality with this particular teacher. I have to say there are not many quality ones. But Andres is.
| Online | 3/3/2021
Lively conversation on a wide range of topics with interesting people that I might never meet otherwise.
| Online | 2/25/2021
This didn’t seem to be a beginner conversation class.
The other students were a very different and various levels. There was little time for corrections from the instructor and there was some really bad Spanish and painful pronunciation.
Also, the instructor seemed focused on getting through the assignments not correcting grammar or pronunciation.
The assignments, to research and talk about current news events were not picked well. In the second class of the 6 or 7 topics chosen, I researched all of them in El País, La Jornada, La Prensa, News in Slow Spanish, Latin American and News in Slow Spanish, Spain. NOTHING ON ANY OF THEM!
What a waste of time. I left the classes after that, neither the teacher, nor the other classmates engaged me.
I won’t be taking another class at Berges and frankly should have my money refunded.