| Online | 9/27/2020
Level 5 is dense with new grammatical concepts, and the shift to conversation-based classes helped me develop my skills.
| Online | 9/12/2020
Very interesting and informative. I am happy with the course.
| Online | 8/5/2020
Excellent. I learned so much in only ten weeks!
| Online | 8/4/2020
Instructor spoke so softly that it was difficult to hear her. She was not prepared for class. Clearly hadn’t looked at lessons or homework in advance of class. She often did not answer questions. Class consisted of nothing more than a review of the homework and her reading from the book. No practice at all. Very disappointing! I could have bought the book for $14.99 from Amazon and learned just as much.
| Online | 6/30/2020
The course was challenging and engaging. I learned a lot, and enjoyed the conversational aspect.
Lynette Steffy Tkacz
| Online | 6/21/2020
I love the structure of the classes. The grammar was a little more complicated at this level but the course is well designed and the exercises are helpful.
| Online | 6/15/2020
This level was the most intensive of all the levels so far. We learned conjunctives in both tenses, all four conditionals, passive voice, imperatives, and giving directions, all in 10 weeks. This content is simply too much and not realistic considering the average pace of adult second language development. It seems to me like, since this is the highest and the last level, Berges has squeezed all the remaining important grammar subjects together in this level. That's not how language learning works. Students' proficiency level, retention level, and linguistic readiness have to be taken into consideration when designing a course. Berges needs to add one more level, Level 6, and teach these topics at a pace that students can actually acquire them. I doubt any of the students, including myself, have left this level with the ability to incorporate what we studied into our conversations in Spanish, despite the best efforts of our instructor.
| Online | 5/19/2020
Great format - organized delivery of the grammar and for the first time ever I really understand subjective in the different tenses and conditional. It was a comfortable environment to practice and not be afraid to make mistakes.