Read what some of our past participants had to say about our program:
I learned more in a week than I did in two years of high school Spanish.
Kristy was much more engaging than my former nun middle school Spanish teacher. I actually enjoyed class.
The week in Cancun was a fabulous week!! Everything was organized, the presenters were awesome, the participants were great and the venue was fantastic! I particularly enjoyed our excursion to Chichen Itza. I also enjoyed watching the camaraderie that developed among this group of teachers over the week which I’m sure will turn into lasting friendships.
I must also add that at first I was worried about taking my 11 year old along but it worked out great. Club Med is great for kids. She had a wonderful time and made many new friendships of her own. She is currently communicating with some of them on IM.
The teachers/presenters were wonderful. The content was rich with TPRS strategies as well as the unique personal experiences and perspectives of both Susan and Carol.
It was a totally wonderful experience and I learned so much from both Carol and Susan and am still processing it all.
This concept of learning and being on vacation was the best! The Club Med surroundings were fabulous, with plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied or you could just relax on the beach. I enjoyed making new friends from around the USA and hope to see them again at the next summer conference. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the entire week! Oh, and the food was delicious!
This was an AMAZING conference! It exceeded all of my expectations, and I am so excited to start the school year using TPRS. Thanks, Carol! I feel so rejuvenated now (and that's not from the trapeze)!
I took the Spanish class in Cancun last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Kristy Placido is an excellent teacher and the class was a complete success. I hope you plan on doing another class next year at club med somewhere in a Spanish speaking country. It would be nice to have a more advance class to build on what we learned this year.
I wanted to attend the conference badly enough that I paid for all of it myself. It was money very well spent. The venue was wonderful (what a great way to travel...knowing up front that everything was paid for!!)
I left with renewed vigor that what I am already doing is okay and that I will only be better in the fall. Thank you all for the tremendous effort you put in to make this possible. It will be a lifetime memory. Gracias.
This is one of the most interesting and worthwhile experiences of my teaching career. We worked really hard all mornings, and in the afternoon and evenings we had a great variety of things to have fun with while interacting with native Spanish-Speaking people. I recommend this conference to all Spanish Teachers of all levels.
Thank you Carol and Shirley for providing me with this opportunity to learn, experience the culture of Mexico and vacation all at the same time. This was, by far, the best conference I have ever attended! What a great concept to combine vacation with learning. The Club Med staff worked very hard to offer top-notch service, the food was incredible and there were many activities on and off site. The location of Club Med is perfect with its beautiful views of the ocean and lagoon. Carol is a vibrant and motivating teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about TPRS. I am have been re-energized to teach this fall and can't wait to use the method on my own students after experiencing (first hand) how well it works.