What’s it like to learn Spanish at the World Language Institute?

Read through the following testimonials and see what people from all walks of life have to say about their experience. This is where we step aside and let our students do the talking.



This was my first experience with a foreign language since high school, where I had only taken German. I wanted to learn the Spanish language to be able to have small conversations with my Latin American friends, and for a fun worthwhile learning experience. Starting from the very basics of learning the alphabet to now conjugating verbs in multiple tenses, Marcela has made this experience better than I could have expected. She tailors the learning environment to you, providing exercises that teach, along with forming a fun and enjoyable conversation.


During my class lessons and exercises, she will notice the areas in which I struggle. She then explains the idea for me in as many different ways as it takes to grasp the concept. She provides extra examples expressing and reinforcing the main idea.


In my classes, I feel absolutely free to express myself in our conversations and in the learning activities, along with what I want to achieve from my language classes. If a person wants to learn the Spanish language in a friendly, fun and effective way, I would recommend Marcela and my experience to anyone.

Jonathan Jarvis



As an international Financial Advisor, it is vital that I communicate clearly with clients. Marcela worked with me twice a week for nearly three months on improving my Spanish... read more

 I have seen drastic improvement in my speaking skills and I now have much more confidence in handling client transactions for my team. Marcela accommodates for every learning style and was able to teach me through reading, speaking, and listening exercises.  I was challenged to converse about many different topics that not only allowed me to further my vocabulary, but guided me to begin thinking fully in Spanish. One of the hardest obstacles that I’ve experienced with a speaking a foreign language is getting your voice to trust what is stored in your brain. I was able to let go of inhibitions and push myself so much further with the support and direction of Marcela.  And to top it off, Marcela is such a kind person and really cares about your success.

I would recommend Marcela to anyone thinking about improving their foreign language skills, no matter what level.



Financial Advisor – THE HANSHAW GROUP


I wanted to learn Spanish for me and for my work. I have worked with clients in South America. Before, I could understand a little and speak very little... read more

 I thought learning Spanish would be difficult but I was wrong.  I started to study Spanish last year.  Now, I am surprised that I can read, understand and speak in Spanish.  There is still much to learn but now I can communicate.  I write letters in Spanish to my clients and they tell me my skills are good.  Marcela is a good professor that makes learning fun.  She teaches the skills that help you learn Spanish for use in real life.


Linda Galow

Audiologist & Clinical Research Manager



Marcela has been my Spanish professor for almost two years. Under her expert instruction I have made steady progress. She offers instruction that best serves the specific needs of each student... read more

She has designed for me a comprehensive curriculum that includes conversation, reading, and writing. Grammar, which can be tedious in some classes, is covered at an agreeable pace. She has informed me a few times about helpful online sources and activities in the area or abroad to advance my knowledge of Spanish. I plan to continue my studies with her for as long as possible. It is indeed a pleasure each week to go to her class. I recommend her to any person who wants to learn Spanish.


Dr. Linda Quintanilla

History Professor



What a great learning experience in studying with Marcela Anderson! She not only made learning Spanish exciting and fun, but she made it worthwhile while being professional at the same time... read more

“If someone wants to learn Spanish correctly but also be able to speak it easily in a conversation, then I highly recommend Marcela as the teacher that will enable a person to do so.”


Gregg Hutson 

President, Ambrose Resources



I took Spanish from Marcela. I started my lessons at work with another teacher... read more

We always heard Marcela’s class laughing and having a good time.  When I advanced to her class, I started to have fun learning Spanish too!  We go to places where we can practice our Spanish.  She is very patient, and doesn’t laugh at me even though every one else does!.


Kathy Hardy




I met Marcela in my company's classes 4 years ago, she taught us English. She was fun, well prepared for each class... read more

She had a lot of materials, encouraged every student to participate in class activities. We discussed everyday life, politics, sports extending our vocabularies, learning new grammar and repeating already studied.

After some time me and my friend asked Marcela for private Spanish classes. It was incredible. I started learning from scratch and was able to support small talk after three months. I could read news papers and understand most of it. I highly recommend Marcela as very professional open minded teacher.


Boris Kaminer

Software engineer

Moscow, Russia


I took English and Spanish classes with Marcela and would like to thank herfor instructive and entertaining lessons... read more

My fluency in English significantly improved and I finally acquired a solid basis in Spanish which I had failed to do since high school. Marcela is not only very good in explaining non-trivial grammar, but also able to help you break the language barrier and overcome various difficulties you can have speaking in a foreign tongue. Thank you, Marcela!.


Yaroslav Mironov

Software engineer

Moscow, Russia


From the day I stepped foot into Marcela's Spanish class, I knew I was in for something special. It's rare that you find an instructor who makes everything click... read more

Marcela has the uncanny ability to teach Spanish in a way that gives you the confidence that you can do it. Her teaching method is beyond just rote memorization of words, practice drills and conjugations. Marcela incorporates everyday life experiences into the Spanish language. This method of learning forces you to use Spanish in ways you never thought possible and before you know it, you’re actually truly speaking and understanding the language. Marcela is a true educator who has a grasp of both English and Spanish. I highly recommend Marcela if you want to learn to speak the Spanish language properly and holistically.

Penny H. Network Infrastructure Consultant USA


I have been a student of Marcela for a year. I started out taking classes at another language school for several weeks... read more

In three days with Marcela I learned more than I had in the weeks at the other school. Marcela’s teaching methods are great and build on each other. The homework, group conversations and class activities really helped reinforce the language. I visited Barcelona, Spain after taking her beginners level class after 8 months.   I was able to communicate enough and understand people to get around Barcelona. I had an awesome time truly experiencing the language there. It was so cool to talk to people and haggle to buy things in Spanish.

Marcela, in my opinion is the greatest Spanish teacher. You will learn so much in a short period of time. It’s up to you to continue immersing yourself in the language to become fluent.

Gail Morse Cruise Planner USA