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I am exceptionally pleased with the classes at
the Spanish Learning Center, the atmosphere and
instruction is really supportive, and I am thrilled

with the progress I have made over the last year.


John M. Johnson 

Professor, School of Justice, ASU 

Learning a language has definitely been a real
challenge for me but working with Brenda at the
Spanish Learning Center has been a real treat.  She is very patient, supportive and cheerful.  Before working with Brenda, I was always afraid to practice my Spanish with native speakers because I was afraid that my accent, pronunciation and word choice would cause me to be misunderstood or worse, make me look foolish!  Since studying with Brenda who is both a native Spanish speaker and an excellent English speaker, I have now found the confidence to speak Spanish to native speakers while on trips into Mexico and absolutely love it!  I look forward to class every week and now also go out of my way to look for opportunities to practice my Spanish with native speakers whenever I can.  I definitely recommend this school to anyone who is interested in learning and improving their Spanish at any level.


Dave Sloan, Phoenix, AZ

Being in one of Brenda's classes is very rewarding. Her classes are organized and we, her students, have a chance to use what we are learning through assignments and in non-threatening conversation. A bonus is the fellowship of other students who have the same goals that I have - learning a language and learning of the different cultures and histories of the Spanish-speaking world. Another bonus is getting to know Brenda!

J. Christensen, Tempe, AZ

The Spanish Learning Center is the place to go if your goal in studying Spanish is to learn to speak.  It combines all the elements that are important in learning the language.  Instructors are native speakers, classes are small, and there are lots of opportunities to practice speaking in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  Conversations center on current events and cultural issues creating an interesting atmosphere in which to learn the language and to learn about Latin American culture.  Brenda is an excellent teacher, with a real knack for conveying the complexities of grammar in easy to understand ways.  The classes offer practice in reading and writing, as well as speaking, for a comprehensive learning experience.  The Spanish Learning Center is a real find!

Sara Gutierres

Professor Emerita, Social &Behavioral Sciences, ASU, Tempe, AZ

The Spanish Learning Center has it all.  Brenda is an excellent teacher. Her patience and methodology are her strong points. In the advanced class, having the other students there to discuss profound subjects helps my Spanish to improve in ways I've always wanted. What a gem of a school!


Tony Lee, Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ

Climbing Volcan San Pedro in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala

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