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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’ Explores New Way To Foreign Language Learning

OPB – News Radio

Portland, OR  October 29, 2007 3:35 p.m.

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Starting a new business is difficult at the best of times. But if you’re also trying to make that business altruistic, the job can be doubly difficult.

One Oregon couple is using their computer — and friends in Guatemala — to help people learn a second language.

As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the couple is revolutionizing the way Americans learn a second

Fair Trade Spanish

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2007
By Laila Weir

How Speak Shop uses the Web to help teachers earn more and students pay less.

When Michael Parker sits down to his private Spanish tutoring sessions, he pays his teacher $8 per hour, which is much less than the $25 per hour he was previously paying to his teacher in Iowa.  But his new teacher, Yesenia Mateu Grave lives in Guatemala, where wages are a fraction of those paid in Iowa.

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2007 - Fair Trade Spanish

Thanks to Web conferencing, Mateu Grave teaches students around the world via a