VLLC head office received this email from a student, Jeremy, who has just completed his Certificate in Intermediate Proficiency. (I have added in the photos :)) This is what he had to say:
I have recently completed a Certificate in Intermediate Proficiency in the Spanish language. I initially enrolled in the course to give me some leverage with the company I work for as being proficient in Spanish can open up a wide range of opportunities both domestically and internationally. With the increase in globalisation of business, being able to communicate with Spanish speaking clients has given me a competitive edge.
Even though the online sometimes became a bit of a task during a busy week at work, I truly believe that the repetition helped seal the language in my "Spanish language brain" as Jo calls it. The online helped me to consistently have the underpinning knowledge to improve and therefore be able to communicate effectively in my tutorials and have a fantastic language base with which to have discussions with my tutor. The tutorial component was also of great benefit to me and I found that the enthusiasm of the tutors and their commitment to my improvement to be something that motivated me greatly to continually get better and keep immersing myself in the Spanish language and culture (and homework). The tutorials helped me to apply what I had learned in the online and enforce it into my brain.
I found learning Spanish with VLLC to be a magnificent experience and something that I am genuinely proud of myself for doing. I am very satisfied with myself for acting on an idea I had to learning the language and I am more than pleased with my choice of where I would learn it. I have spoken with and met people who have done language courses with other language centres, and in comparison my Spanish communication level far exceeds theirs for over a similar period of learning time. Thanks VLLC for helping me reach my goal! Hasta luego, Jeremy
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