One coaching session is enough to make a big difference. We clarify your language learning goals, identify language learning strategies you are currently using successfully, and discuss additional strategies that will help you both enjoy your learning more and be a more effective learner. We also agree on a tailor-made action plan.
For best results, I recommend you read my book, How to Learn Spanish. It will give you a comprehensive view of the process of successful language learning, and will enable you to take better decisions in your learning process.
María gave a wonderful and informative talk on learning Spanish.
Jonathan Scott, Event Organiser, The Language Show 2021
The workshops are an excellent platform to help you learn how to improve your learning strategies in a supportive and stimulating group environment. Below is an outline of some of the workshops I lead.
Workshop 1. Powerful strategies for learning Spanish. We explore and discuss the language input and learning activities that are most effective for speeding up the development of the four language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading).
Workshop 2. How to get new vocabulary to "stick" in your mind. We focus on strategies for expanding vocabulary and go through a sequence of steps that makes new vocabulary “stick” in your mind.
Workshop 3. Success in simple steps: Flashcards. Flashcards are highly effective strategies for language learning. We discuss what makes flashcards so effective, the best way of designing them, and how to use them for maximum benefit.
Great useful tips and clear explanations. Nice ideas. Answered quesions. and also made us answer some. Lovely session. Workshop Participant, The Language Show 2021
Very informative. Made it much clearer for me the principles of leaning a language. A lot of information covered.
Workshop Participant, The Language Show 2021
We invited María to deliver a 1-hour workshop in Spanish via Zoom. Her content was well-prepared, clear, relevant, interesting, and professionally presented in clear Spanish at a manageable pace for English speakers. She was an immediate ‘Hit’ with our Club members who warmed to her personality and to her evident interest in us as a group. We are inviting her back next year, to focus on one or two aspects of her talk in greater depth. Gracias María, y ¡hasta la próxima!
Cath Alderson, President, Hillingdon Spanish Club
With María´s coaching and clear insights into how language learning actually works, I could access strategies and principles that make learning a new language feel possible again. It now feels both fun and easy.
Stefan Wetterholm, Student