After decades of trying to learn Spanish but struggling to communicate, Claudine is now able to carry on 30 minute + conversations on a variety of different topics.
She's begun to think in Spanish which allows her to recall the words she knows with ease & can express herself on a deeper level.
When Candace began our 12-week bootcamp program, she was able to understand a fair amount of what native speakers were saying about 30 minutes AFTER the conversation was over...
Now she's able to follow conversations in real time & respond simultaneously because she's no longer translating in her head. She's now able to THINK directly in Spanish.
"The 12-week bootcamp has transformed my Spanish fluency. I appreciate Nadine, and my coaches for encouraging and assisting me.
The major problem I faced before starting the program would have to be comprehension. I would always try translating a Spanish word into English to understand what was spoken. This habit was also true whenever I attempted to speak in Spanish. I found it exceedingly difficult to engage in any meaningful type of conversation with a native speaker. This difficulty affected my confidence and level of desire. As a result, I would often retreat to my native English.
It was very frustrating trying to understand Spanish on my own because of the level of frustration I felt. Lacking a true understanding of the language left me unprepared to communicate effectively.
The biggest difference between this program and others I've tried is establishing a fundamental understanding of the language. The conversation classes were extremely helpful, as were the assignments. Nadine opened my eyes from an awareness standpoint regarding the mental approach to learning a language. There were numerous video topics which Nadine covered that I found enlightening:
a. Learning through association
b. Why some people get different results
c. Overcoming fears
e. Neuroplasticity and Beliefs
I started to realize my Spanish was improving when I walked into a tienda one morning and the clerk asked "de donde eres?" (where are you from). It was the first time I actually thought and heard that question in Spanish. Up until then, I was always attempting to translate Spanish words into English first. I remember when I walked out, I smiled because for the very first time I was able to engage in a prolonged conversation without thinking in English.
Now that I've completed the program, I'm more confident and comfortable engaging in Spanish. I no longer feel frustrated trying to convert Spanish to English since my comprehension of Spanish is improved tremendously. I'm more willing to engage in a conversation with a native Spanish speaker without hesitancy. Finally, I'm far more committed to becoming fluent in Spanish."
- Derek Hatcher
"I started Spanish to Fluency at an intermediate level. Everything I previously learned about Spanish was put into real practice and helped me to turn words and phrases into actual conversations.
This program gave access to native speakers who were patient and dedicated to making things feel natural. The amount that I learned in 12 weeks is far more effective than any other method I've tried to become fluent in Spanish."
- Aris Townsend
How Charles proved the "too old to learn" theory is a myth.
He went from only knowing a few Spanish words, to being able to converse in basic day-to-day situations, in the present, future & past tense... all in just 12 weeks!
How Diane went from bored & frustrated, to inspired & having fun.
She was able to break past the intermediate plateau and finally achieve some of her fluency goals like reading a Spanish novel (and enjoying it!) and landing a Spanish speaking job!
How Kelly went from knowing just a few words and not being able to converse in Spanish at all...
To successfully completing day-to-day tasks in Ecuador and even carrying on a 40 minute conversation with her new (native) Spanish speaking friend!
After years trying to learn Spanish with different apps, etc., Russ finally went from knowing some words and basic grammar but not being able to hold a conversation...
To effectively communicating about basic day-to-day topics in the present, future & past tense.
"Unsolicited Endorsement: If you want to improve your Spanish, I highly recommend Nadine’s program. I had tried several other programs to learn Spanish, one which gave me a foundation of about 300 words so I was able to read and write some Spanish. The one element I lacked, however, was the ability to understand and carry on a conversation beyond asking for the bathroom and ordering a meal.
I came across Nadine’s Facebook group Become Fluent in Spanish (Latin America), I read all her posts, watched all her videos and did the exercises she suggested. I was noticing some improvement in my understanding and speaking Spanish but I wanted to learn more and faster.
I enrolled in Nadine’s group class but during week two, my classmate had to leave, so I received one-on-one coaching for the remainder of the course. The coaching and tools she provided me along with my three times weekly conversations with Cecilia sky-rocketed my understanding of the language. I want to make a disclaimer that I study about 6 hours a day in 30 minute increments taking breaks when I lose focus. Am I saying that you need to do the same in order to learn the language - no. But if you are willing to follow what Nadine teaches you, put the time in, whatever that may be, you will see results."
- Laurie Glinski
Mike went from avoiding speaking Spanish (while living in Lima, Peru!) due to a lack of confidence and ability to hold a conversation past the basic greetings... to now, being able to confidently & naturally carry on common everyday conversations.
Jennifer went from avoiding telling stories because she lacked the confidence & understanding of the different past tense forms... to being able to confidently speak about her day, her weekend, her trip to Ecuador or whatever her heart desires!
"I feel very positive about how much better my Spanish is now than when I first started. Like many people, I have taken other Spanish courses that learning grammar was the major focus. While the grammar is important for me to learn, I wanted to take a course that was more conversation based.
This program is it! Nadine's goal is for people to learn to speak Spanish by thinking in Spanish.
She puts together a personalized individual program based on where you are and what your goals are for learning Spanish. I have two conversational teachers who I really like and who are very patient with me. Nadine supplements the conversation classes with practical learning skills and reviews of what you are doing on your conversation calls.
I feel confident in recommending to anyone who is seriously interested in learning to speak Spanish that this is an excellent course."