What our students are saying about us

Communication is the key in a psychiatrist’s life

“Communication is the key in a psychiatrist’s life. Increasingly one has to be bi-trilingual in this country. Many jobs advertised that I saw in Massachusetts felt that knowing more than one language was a plus. Joaquin’s class provided us with reading, writing and conversational Spanish which was presented in a very down-to-earth, fun manner. Though I will require an interpreter to do the evaluations, I felt that I will be able to follow some conversation due to the classes. Thank you Joaquin.”

Asah Keshavan - Psychiatrist

A challenging class using a great workbook, but also a lot of fun, too!

“I liked Joaquin’s approach; a challenging class using a great workbook, but also a lot of fun, too! And he provides ample time to practice your Spanish in conversations with fellow students.”

Utiliza lecciones practicas que nos ayudan a aprendar a hablar español

“Joaquin es un excelente profesor y utiliza lecciones practicas que nos ayudan a aprendar a hablar español correctamente. Estoy muy alegre que he decidido continuar con las lecciones de español con él.”

Joan Hoefer

This course has benefited us immensely as we spend many months in Mexico

“My wife and I have been students of Joaquin’s for several years and have enjoyed learning Spanish in his comfortable, friendly group sessions of conversation, writing and grammar instruction.  His course has benefited us immensely as we spend many months in Mexico.  With language skills we can more thoroughly enjoy the people and places.  On a professional level, it is gratifying to see how relieved a Spanish-speaking patient is, when he or she encounters a physician with whom they can communicate.”

Eric Hanson

Flexible with the time and location of our classes

“I found Joaquin through a simple google search, and I am so lucky that I did. In only a few months of working together, he helped me learn how to communicate in Spanish and prepared me for life abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Any anxiety that I had about learning another language quickly dissipated after my first session with Joaquin. He made me feel very comfortable and provided instruction using various reading, writing, and speaking exercises that kept me interested and enthusiastic. Joaquin was flexible… Read more “Flexible with the time and location of our classes”

Taylor Quinn

It is clear to me that he takes the time to find articles that are of particular interest to me

“I returned to my Spanish studies after a long hiatus. Joaquin Frias inspired me with confidence! After studying with him for just 5 months, I have regained much of my ability to speak Spanish. He is a careful and perceptive listener and an excellent teacher. Each week he brings in current articles from Spanish Newspapers or Magazines to discuss. It is clear to me that he takes the time to find articles that are of particular interest to me. We use the articles as a… Read more “It is clear to me that he takes the time to find articles that are of particular interest to me”

Marla Moiseev, Huntington Woods, MI

Used various methods to challenge me and enhance my understanding

“Hello, I have been taking Spanish lessons from Joaquin Frias for almost a year. He is an excellent teacher and has used various methods to challenge me and enhance my understanding. I have used other self- learning methods including Rosetta Stone and the Pimsleur audio tapes, and while they are useful and effective, Joaquin’s course helps it all make sense and allows me to put that knowledge into practice. He has homework exercises that help build on the topic he is teaching and builds on… Read more “Used various methods to challenge me and enhance my understanding”

Yvonne Provci, Walled Lake, MI

Conscientious teacher who takes the time to point out important details

“I have been studying Spanish with Joaquin Frias for 12 weeks, and just enrolled for 6 more weeks. Dr. Frias is a conscientious teacher who takes the time to point out important details, and makes sure everyone understands. The pace of learning for me is just right, and the group is small so everyone participates. There is lots of laughter, and much learning occurs in the environment Dr. Frias creates at Studio Español.”

Vincent B., Bloomfield Hills, MI

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