From Northgate, Brisbane
I'm planning a trip to South America, but finding a good teacher was really hard, until I found Monica, who really knows what she is doing.
She is fun, her classes are filled with real life situations, and the most important, I've started to talk for real, and now I'm enjoying it!
Finally, I've got what I needed, my pronunciation is improving and my confidence grows in every class.
Spanishworld : A friendly and home style school, with lots to learn, a ''must recommend'' to anyone looking to learn and enjoy Spanish.
Sue and Mark Ready
We’ve been back from our long European holiday for a couple of weeks now and just loved our time in Spain.
Although we were fairly lazy students and didn’t stay with our Spanish lessons for very long, we really found our time with you extremely helpful.
Your lessons helped us to connect with the rhythm of Spanish speech, and we were able to remember a few words that we learnt.
All of this really helped us to manage day-to-day life and travel in Spain.
Thank you so much Monica.
If we ever decide to learn Spanish seriously, we will contact you again
Advertising Specialist 2012
The first Monica explained to me about Spanish was the passion that drives the language, apasionamiento.
In my five months of lessons with SpanishWorld I have not only learnt the vocabulary, but how to effectively express myself in Spanish.
My classes were tailored specifically for my needs. Having no previous knowledge whatsoever neither pronunciation skills I thought learning Spanish would be impossible but Monica discovered how I learnt best and developed my lessons to suit my learning style.
She encouraged me to be confident when speaking in Spanish.
This aspect of her lessons is what makes her the best and differentiates her from all other traditional "text book" classes.
I truly believe Monica's passion and excitement for teaching what makes her classes so effective; is professional and strict with activities and homework to the perfect degree.
Her positive energy makes the classes fun and encourages you to learn and practise. I sincerely recommend SpanishWorld.
I have fallen in love with the Spanish language, and have Monica to thank
I have attended private lessons for over 12 month now and have found my teacher to be patient, attentive, encouraging and motivating.
Following extensive travels I have developed a desire to learn Spanish language (never spoke a word of Spanish prior).
I have expected to find the process and experience very stressful and challenging.
Instead, I found one-on-one lessons to be very effective and enjoyable.
Learning a new language isn’t easy, but a good lecturer who is sincerely interested in ones progress and achievements
makes a world of difference.
My personal teacher Monica, has proven to be just the right person to help me achieve my dream. Now, unlike in the past,
I can tell my husband what to do without an argument…
Engineer – Mining Industry
Monica is first a professional teacher, not a lecturer or a language specialist who happens to teach Spanish, but an educator.
As an educator she has tailored and adopted her teaching content to meet my learning needs at each point in time,
while also ensuring there remains a logical and structured progression of language development.
SpanishWorld method for teaching a language makes good sense.
As kids we first learn to communicate not by understanding great lists of words, rules, grammar and punctuation.
We listen and we start speaking. There is time enough to learn the “correct and formal” language, but first, learn to communicate
I have just returned from a short holiday in Chile and was very pleased with my ability to communicate with and understand the locals.
SpanishWorld lessons are always tailored to my interests, build very cleverly on previous knowledge, and the learning materials - videos, articles, study material - always fit the lesson well.
Monica is a great teacher. I've had weekly one-on-one Skype lessons for almost a year now and it's proved to be a very effective way of learning.
As well, as making lessons fun, Monica is very encouraging. I'm very happy with the results.
Teacher, Director, Kip McGrath Education Centre - Arana Hills
I have just finished Spanish World’s “Beginners” course
It was excellent (and a lot of fun).
As a teacher I appreciated Spanishworld teaching method.
Everything in “Context”. No being bored to distraction learning vocabulary and verbs you will never use.
You are taught what you need to know for the situation – travel, directions,
ordering in a restaurant, booking a hotel, visiting a doctor, etc.
I am more than happy to recommend this course.
I am about to start, and looking forward to, the next phase of my learning with Spanish World
Australian Army Brisbane
Hola al futuro estudiante de la lengua española
If your goal is to not only speak Spanish, but develop an in-depth understanding of the “how and why” of the language,
and actually feel comfortable, relaxed and have fun at the same time, there can only be one choice when searching for a
Spanish school or tutor: Spanish World
I cannot speak highly enough of the quality teaching, the straight forward approach and experience that Monica brings to lessons.
It is through her understanding and professional care that I have developed my Spanish speaking skills.
I thank you Monica for the priceless skills you have given me and the enjoyable lessons I have had with you
Muchas gracias Spanish World
One on One / ON LINE Student
"My Spanish Lessons with Monica have been fantastic!
When I started I hadn't spoken any Spanish for over a year and I felt very rusty.
Monica is so encouraging and uses various methods, like role-plays, short movies and songs to not only make the lessons interesting
but also to enrich my vocabulary and to help me remember existing vocabulary.
I am now a very confident Spanish speaker and become more fluent with every lesson!
The lessons are great fun! I've had a few Spanish teachers over the years, but Monica is by far the best!"
Well Monica I am pleased I learnt some Spanish before I went away.
In Cuba we met an Australian girl on our tour and she said she was there 2 days before the tour and she travels a lot and said how hard it was because she knew no Spanish.
John said the same thing and he was glad I had been to the "Monica Spanish school"
You will be amused to hear that I know you were always pushing me to learn the numbers.
I secretly thought I did not need to know them as in most countries everyone writes things down but not here.
So as a result of you making me learn the numbers it has been very helpful.
The other thing I remember you always talking to me about was in the restaurant practise you always said ¨"Algo Mas" or anything else.
That has come up a lot and the other word that has been used a lot particularly the last few days was "Caliente".
Note I am even staying in a town of that name.
Anne Marie Davies
PhD in Economics
One on One Student
"I have been learning Spanish for 6 months in preparation for my South American trip.
Monica tailors the lessons to suit my needs, which is great because I get the vocabulary I need most.
Her techniques include realistic role plays and a focus on pronunciation, which is one of the most difficult parts of learning a new language.
Monica’s tutorials are super helpful and fun. She always puts an effort into their preparation so I get the most out of them.
Thanks to Monica, I feel confident in being able to communicate with the locals when I get there.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a Spanish tutor
One on One student
I like to say how wonderful I find having Monica as a teacher.
She is so much fun and varies the course of the lessons enhancing them with love and enthusiasm.
Bachelor of Business – University of Technology Sydney
Diploma in International Management – Reims Management School, France
When my company offered me an opportunity to live and work in Santiago, I knew that I would need to get up to speed with the Spanish language very quickly.
I not only needed to learn the day-to-day basics – it was also critical that I could feel confident conducting business negotiations in Chile.
Monica was an absolute superstar! She has such a passion and enthusiasm for the Spanish language and gets so much joy out of seeing her students perfect their skills.
Spanishworld’s classes were fantastic because they were tailored to suit my needs. Monica also varied her classes through role plays, songs and video clips.
I was honing my speaking, listening and reading skills at the same time and as such was getting the perfect balance of business Spanish and everyday Spanish through a range of methods that were fun, exciting and really helped enrich my vocabulary.
So thank you Monica for all your hard work, patience and wonderful spirit.
You truly are a treasure, and have made learning Spanish such an enjoyable and enriching experience.
Espero que nos vemos pronto en Santiago!
One on One Student
"I have found Monica's teaching very helpful and motivational.
Importantly, she has relevant education qualifications and experience, which has enabled her to develop a program, activities and role-plays which are tailored to my personal goals and interests.
This makes learning a lot easier and more fun!
She also explains to me the culture and psychology of South Americans to improve my appreciation of the structure and use of the Spanish language.
Monica can deliver classes from her home-office or on Skype, so there is more flexibility in when I can do my classes, I recommend you learn Spanish with Monica!"