Head of Small Business Sales, Scaled at Google, San Francisco
Q: Describe Dynamo Spanish in three words.
A: Nuria is patient, flexible and excellent!
Q: What made you start learning Spanish?
A: I studied in Buenos Aires in 2005, and fell in love with the city. Soon after, I decided that I wanted to transfer to Buenos Aires, and thus Spanish was a must!
Q: Why did you choose online classes over face-to-face classes?
A: Once I transferred to Mexico, I investigated other face to face teachers. None of them compared to Nuria, in terms of quality nor flexibility (nor fun!).
Q: When did you start taking Spanish classes? What was your level of Spanish before and what is it now?
A:My level prior to classes was Berlitz 0. Literally nada. Now I am a Berlitz 9.
Q: What do you like most about online classes?
A:Flexible schedule. Efficient – no travel time. Can do classes from my office during business hours.
Q: What one thing has helped the most to improve your Spanish fluency?
A: Living in a Spanish speaking country. If that’s not possible, then reading tons of Sohpie Kinsella novels & watching Sex and the City in Spanish.
Q: How many classes did it take you to feel confident having a conversation in Spanish?
A: 3-6 months @ 1x/week
Q: Do you feel that learning Spanish has helped your career?
A: For sure! I am now able to work in many of the most important developing countries on the globe. I no longer have to apologize for only speaking English. After one year in Buenos Aires, I was offered a transfer to Mexico city.
Q: Would you recommend online Spanish classes and why?
A: I’d highly recommend online classes as the baseline to learning. Feel free to layer on in-person courses, but those will be the first to get canceled and postponed for a million reasons.
Online courses are so easy, reliable, predictable, that you’ll never fall off the bandwagon.