Feedback from some of our clients and students learning Spanish with us
Monica is a wonderful teacher.
Classes are fun and she always plans every time.
She tailors the classes to what you are trying achieve and is very realistic with her expectations.
I am going to Peru to perform surgery on the poor and she has gone to much effort to tailor my lessons to the environments I will be experiencing.
I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to learn Spanish from a basic to an advanced level.
Hi Monica, Your preparation of me to communicate with patients and within theatre was fantastic and I felt very confident.
Likewise my communication in buying things and restaurants was great.
One of my colleagues was Mexican and I could understand her very well.
The highlight of the trip was going to Cusco and Macchu Picchu.
It was unbelievably special in a spiritual way. The setting is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Cusco was a lovely city.
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 been married to a Spanish wife for over 10 y
ears and lived in Madrid for 2 years before coming to Australia but I lacked the confidence to speak
to my family in Spanish always taking the easy option to speak English . However (sin embargo !) my
teacher has encouraged me without criticism or overuse of correction , and not only taught me new
vocabulary and grammar but most importantly brought out Spanish language that I already knew
but was scared to use.
Fantastic technique and tailored to my situation , work and interests.
Looking forward to next year !
“I have enjoyed my lessons with Monica at Spanishworld. An enthusiastic teacher that is passionate about teaching Spanish.
I work in the mining industry and regularly have to travel to South America. SpanishWolrd focuses on the work situation and the context in which you are expected to operate. If you are thinking of learning Spanish, Spanishworld is an excellent choice.
“Spanish teaching style is a very adoptable and focused on individual needs.
I had few hours with SpanishWorld before a trip to Central America, starting as a complete beginner,
and I have been able to gain a really good basis in the essentials of the Spanish for travelers.
I wish I had more time to learn with Spanishworld before I leave!!
Henry and I started Spanish lessons with Spanishworld towards the end of 2016 in preparation for our 2017 South American trip.
Monica use of varied educational tools, her focus on real world application and her encouraging approach to learning means that we are now both confident in our Spanish reading and conversational abilities.
They made it to Peru in February 2017 and wrote this:
We are having an amazing time. We are in Peru for a few more days and then off to Bolivia.
The wine here is delightful and so is the food (especially the palta y sopa).
Our Spanish lessons have come in very handy on our trip, so thank you 🙂
Hope you’re doing well.
When we retired from the legal profession and moved to Brisbane last year, our goalwas to learn a new language. Ploughing through the barrage of unknown You Tubers promising overnight fluency, we fortunately found Spanish World and our Brisbane based Spanish teacher Monica; She is Monica a native Spanish speaker with over 30 years teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas, including the USA and Spain.
Not only does Spanish World offer face to face learning (or SKYPE) with a native Spanish speaking teacher, but most importantly for us,Spanish World is not a “one programme fits all learning experience”. At Spanish World they understand that each student has individual abilities and required learning outcomes. They also understand that some of us do not want to spend hours studying verbs or doing tests…we just wanted to speak Spanish! We also wanted learning Spanish to be a fun activity, and Spanish World made that happen.
At our first meeting at SpanishWorld they quickly assessed what our aim was (to learn conversational Spanish to a level where we could communicate) and from the start she specifically structured our lessons to achieve our goal. From having absolutely no Spanish, within a few short weeks SpanishWorld had us engaged in simple Spanish conversation…more than sufficient for holiday Spanish. Now nearly a half year later, and with a revised goal to reach full fluency, our Spanish continues to improves with every lesson. In our experience there is no You tuber experience that replaces having an experienced native Spanish speaking teachers to learn directly from and engage with on your Spanish learning journey.
We happily highly recommend Spanish World for all your Spanish learning requirements.
“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!”
After returning from Spain having completed a course in basic Spanish in Barcelona, I wanted to continue my studies so that I wouldn’t forget everything I had learnt. I spent a year learning in a formal classroom where there was little time for conversation in Spanish before starting one-to-one lessons at SpanishWorld. The difference in my confidence is remarkable. I now find myself discussing a variety of subjects and my vocabulary has increased markedly. Monica is always thinking of new ways to make the lessons interesting and encourages me continually. If you are looking for an interesting and fun way to learn Spanish, I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Spanishworld has been the perfect platform for learning Spanish.
With a professional and friendly learning environment tailored to my needs, my Spanish has improved beyond my expectations.
I’m always looking forward to my next Spanish lesson.
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…
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.
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 the words that we’ve learned.
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.
A very gratifying moment, when one student send us her “taste” of South of Argentina with a big “THANKS to SPANISHWORLD for helping me to communicate in Spanish” and a beautiful picture of her sharing an incredible close encounter with emperor penguins in PATAGONIA.
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.
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.
“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!”
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.
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.
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!
The teachers at Spanish World are absolutely amazing.
Before I started doing personal lessons at Spanish world, I did some group classes elsewhere, but for me it felt just like a school classroom, very structured and no personalisation of the learning content.
This could not be more of a contrast to my lessons at Spanish World.
Here it is 100% personally tailored to me and what I want to gain from learning Spanish.
I have learnt so much more than I imagined during only three months of lessons at Spanish world.
I could not endorse the teachers at Spanish world anymore, not only are they wonderful teachers but also lovely people.
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.
“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
See below what our customers wrote on Google about our Spanish Classes and Lessons in Brisbane.
Monica is a fantastic teacher. She is always very well prepared and thoughtful and encouraging and thinks carefully about her student's progress. I would highly recommend her business
For years I’ve wanted to learn to speak Spanish fluently as it’s the language of much of my family. I’ve tried in the past but I’ve struggled with the confidence to actually start speaking. I feel so lucky to have found Spanish World, with their support and personalised approach I’m now learning to speak and communicate with my family in Spanish. I’m so grateful for the way my classes have been tailored to suit my family’s cultural context, it’s really helped me to learn and feel more connected to the language. For anyone who is looking to learn Spanish, I absolutely recommend Spanish World for of their caring, tailored and practical approach. Rachel Storey, filmmaker
I have been attending Spanish World since the start of the year and really love the classes. My level of Spanish was pre-intermediate, so my teacher created a specific plan to suit my needs. Their approach to teaching focuses on a conversational style in Spanish and introducing grammar and vocabulary throughout. I am learning so much more than I thought, this method is highly effective, not to mention enjoyable. I am starting to think in Spanish, gain confidence when talking, and the tips are invaluable. I look forward to classes each week. I highly recommend! – Anna, Art Director
The lessons with Spanish World have rapidly allowed me to develop my Spanish to a level where I can communicate in a professional setting. I am looking forward to a continual improvement of my Spanish. Huw - Engineer in the mining industry.
Since going to classes at Spanish World my spanish has improved so much! I'm so happy with my progress. The classes are fun and tailor made to suit your learning style this ensures that you're getting the most of the classes. I encourage anyone that wants to learn Spanish to go to Spanish World!
I had an extremely small amount of time (6 weeks) to learn sufficient Spanish to get by when in Spain. Monica went over and above as to what I would need to feel comfortable in asking directions and in every day to day life. Monica’s way of teaching was fun and informative with role playing, setting me weekly challenges and always showing a positivity through all the lessons. I would recommend Monica most highly and look forward to my upcoming trip with confidence.
Monica carefully tailors the lessons to be relevant to your interests and appropriate to your ability level. Lessons are structured to build your confidence and competence. I came to her with intermediate standard Spanish and have made rapid progress both conversationally and grammatically over an 8 hour course of one on one lessons. I plan on continuing and enthusiastically recommend them to others. Robyn Mulder, MEd. (QUT), BA (Hons Eng. Lit.) UQ. Retired teacher.
I started Spanish lessons with Spanish World several months ago to prepare for a holiday to South America in 2020. I was delighted with Spanish World's approach to teaching the language, which is quite different from language tuition I remember from my school days, which was grammar based. From the outset they encourages you to converse in Spanish, and progressively introduces grammar as necessary. I enjoyed their approach to teaching, and now feel much more confident about conversing in the Spanish language. Simon Wood