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5 Reasons Learning Spanish Online Is Easy

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5 Reasons Learning Spanish Online Is Easy

I learned Spanish the easy way, and now you can, too!

By Clay Cooper

When I was in high school, you could not have convinced me that I could learn Spanish. I had a great teacher but was painfully nervous about speaking Spanish in class, and when I started to fall behind, I nearly failed.

It wasn’t until I was over 30 that I found I could actually learn Spanish and have fun doing it.

Spanish Course for Professional Development also Empowers Guatemalan Women


Professionals earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for self-paced, occupational Spanish courses and develop conversational skills with Spanish tutors in Guatemala.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jun. 26 /CSRwire/ - Rhonda Orazio became a registered nurse out of a desire to help people. Working in the Health Services Center, Rhonda helped many people, but sometimes language barriers got in the way. So, Rhonda studied Spanish at the local community college. The classes helped, and she found she wanted to take her Spanish-speaking skills to the next level.

One-on-one Spanish Lessons Make the Difference for Student and Teacher

Private instruction helps nurse to learn Spanish and earns Mónica Méndez Teacher of the Year honors.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 - Spanish teacher Mónica Méndez used to meet her students face-to-face by sitting across a table from them in a Guatemalan classroom. Now she meets them online using Speak Shop ( and Skype videoconferencing.

Since 2008, Speak Shop has enabled certified Spanish teachers like Mónica to teach more than 30,000 lessons online.

Revolutionary communication innovations

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Editor’s Note: Sam Wainwright is a Research Associate at the New America Foundation.  This post is part of the Global Innovation Showcase created by the New America Foundation and the Global Public Square.

By Sam Wainwright – Special to CNN

New communications tools and behaviors are spurring innovation worldwide, revolutionizing finance, community, business, giving and government.  Here are some fascinating examples:

Finance: Mobile phone technology is empowering

Boomers and Seniors Learn Spanish Online with Live Instructors


Boomers and seniors have embraced learning Spanish online by videoconferencing with Spanish tutors in Guatemala. Speak Shop is responding by offering anyone 50 years or older a 50 percent membership discount.

Boomers and seniors learning to speak Spanish are seeing real advantages in working one-to-one with personal Spanish tutors via the Internet. These adult students love the convenience, personalized curriculum, and fun of conversing with a native Spanish speaker in Central America using online videoconferencing.

Students have used Speak Shop, a seven-year-old company, to take more than

The importance of reaching out: Cindy Cooper of Speak Shop
By Tessa Farnsworth
April 13th, 2011 11:36 AM

In this series social entrepreneurs discuss the importance of sharing their big idea and reaching out to others. From  making business partners out of strangers to saving flooded headquarters, our contacts and future contacts routinely prove integral to every aspect of creating and running a social enterprise.

Speak Shop seeks to create inter-cultural dialog and understanding through language lessons.

Speak Shop Announces 2010 Online Spanish Tutor of the Year


Speak Shop, a leading provider of Spanish lessons online with video chat, is pleased to announce Claritza Morales as the 2010 Tutor of the Year.

Speak Shop Spanish tutors provide one-on-one Spanish lessons to people all over the world using videoconferencing technology. The tutors are certified Spanish instructors who operate their own micro-business through Speak Shop.

Based in Antigua, Guatemala, Claritza has nearly 20 years of Spanish instruction experience and started teaching Spanish online at Speak Shop in 2007. She also teaches students at the local PROBIGUA Spanish Academy. 


Speak Shop Connects Marist College Spanish Students to Spanish Tutors in Guatemala


Students put their studies to practice during live video chat lessons

Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 29, 2010

Speak Shop, the award-winning provider of live Spanish lessons by video chat, is pleased to announce that Marist College Spanish students have completed a short program of conversational Spanish practice with Speak Shop tutors.

Quote start“Anyone who has studied a language can appreciate how important it is to become comfortable verbally communicating with another individual,” said Dr. Kevin Gaugler, Associate Professor of Spanish, Marist CollegeQuote end

Over the course of two weeks, two Marist College


Speak Shop Surpasses 15,000 Hours of Spanish Lessons Online


Video chat Spanish lessons are helping individuals improve their fluency and connect across cultures

Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

Speak Shop, the award-winning provider of live Spanish lessons by video chat, has now delivered more than 15,000 hours of one-on-one Spanish lessons.

Quote start“I remember asking our first customer, ‘Do you think you will be able to learn Spanish this way?’ Now we have the numbers to show that it works,” said Clay Cooper, Founder and CEOQuote end

“When we started Speak Shop, no one was teaching Spanish using videoconferencing technology,” recalled Clay Cooper, Founder and

Speak Shop Announces “It’s not you, it’s me” Breakup Award


Online Spanish tutoring provider honors happy former clients

Portland, OR, (PRWEB) June 9, 2010 — Speak Shop, the award-winning provider of live online Spanish classes and certified B Corp (for benefit company),

“We get very nice notes from customers who are about to close their accounts that say, ‘It’s not you, it’s me….’ I thought: We should have an award,” says Cindy Cooper, Co-founder

is pleased to announce the Speak Shop Breakup Award. The award recognizes enthusiastic, happy customers who have stopped taking lessons with Speak Shop.

Speak Shop Online Spanish Tutors

The idea was