The class provides a good foundation and it is very helpful that students are required to speak in Spanish from early in the course.
This was my first online class with Berges Institute. I took the beginners course. In my opinion it was a lot easier and effective for me. I really enjoyed it.
The course is packed full of material. It is a lot to get through and absorb in a 10 week class so choosing the right instructor is critical! Fortunately my instructor helped keep us on pace and reviewed homework thoroughly so we could learn and retain the knowledge.
For a begginers course you do leave with a lot of knowledge regarding understanding Spanish. As long as you practice as much as possible you can understand a lot of conversations around you and read quite a bit of Spanish. Speaking and conjugating sentences takes a lot more practice so just keep going with level 2, you'll get there.
My instructor was Rolando Gonzalez and he is an incredible instructor reason our begginers group signed up for level 2 together.
I enjoyed the pace of this course. Lots of stuff to remember but it was manageable. Looking forward to my next lesson! Loved that most classes were pretty small and I was able to get lots of practice speaking Spanish.
Solid curriculum at a reasonable pace, with good interaction facilitated among classmates.