What Students and Parents Say About PLI.
I am a lawyer, working with Spanish speaking clients, so learning the language is very important to me. Thanks to Victoria, I will be able to have basic conversations with spanish speaking clients. Victoria is by far the best language teacher I have ever studied with. Despite the fact that she taught for seven to eight hours without more than a fifteen minute break, Victoria was filled with a contagious energy which made learning Spanish fun. Because of that, it was the first time that I have actually learned another language.
Dear Professor Palacio,
I would like to express my gratitude to you and your staff for all the help given to me at your institute. For many years I have made many attempts to learn Spanish, but without success. For the few months that I have attended your classes, I have truly made progress, so much, that I can now communicate with someone in Spanish – slowly but surely. Your method coupled with the always welcoming ambience of your institute has been very effective, professional yet relaxing, and enjoyable.
This is an institute that I would recommend to anyone without any hesitation.
CLAYTON M. GLASGOW, M.D., F.A.C.O.
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Progressive Language Institute has provided a nurturing environment in which my three toddlers have learned an entirely new language by doing what comes naturally to a young child – singing, dancing, playing and having great fun! The Institute’s low ratio classes have allowed them to develop close friendships as well as have a lot of one-to-one attention from their instructor. Thanks to this program my kids have become bilingual in an amazingly short time.
I can recommend Victoria to you, with no reservations. She speaks the most beautiful Spanish, so that if you are looking for an EXCELLENT role model, Victoria is considered, by many of her students, to be the best model, the best teacher. Recently, I was complimented on my "great accent" by the Chairman of Foreign Languages & Professor of Spanish at a prestigious University in Massachusetts. I definitely owe this to Victoria!
ELEANOR V. KEMPIN
NYC Board of Education
We're writing to say how lucky we've been having Victoria Palacio as a Spanish teacher for our two sons. They're now 11 and 7, and after two years of weekly lessons, are continuing to make enormous strides in their ability to speak and write in a foreign language. What's made this possible is Victoria's inventive approach in making learning fun for them. With her, they build their vocabulary by singing songs, learning tongue-twisters and acting out long stories that they've managed to memorize.
LYNN AND CURTIS RIST
Retired fifteen years from teaching high school English and a long-time community activist, I am not studying to get a better job, or to travel abroad. I just want to communicate with the children and parents who participate in the organizations I serve. wanted a teacher who would get me talking, set high standards, and encourage me with sensitivity, for learning a language can easily make you feel inept. I found the teacher and the program in the Progressive Language Institute.