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July 2011 - INT II on Tuesdays 5:30pm Spanish Class

For the month of July, we have decided to do something a little different in place of our Student of the Month award; we would like to specially recognize a unique group of students who have been studying together from 7 months up to nearly 2 years. We proudly name this group our "Class of the Month!" for July 2011

Lawrence's Spanish Class

Every Tuesday night at 5:30 the mission at Tierra is celebrated with the magnetic presence of what has been our longest running and most consistent class in our 2 year history. Tierra's vision of learning through human warmth and interaction is exemplified by the strong synergy that sparks between these seven individuals who have become community within our walls and graced our space with their signature banquet of food, laughter, language, grammar and humor. This July, Tierra Educational Center commemorates Craig, Jenny, Teresa, Rob, Emmanuelle, Maryam and Jocelyn as our distinguished Class of the Month and salute all their hard work and dedication, both individually and as a group. Thank you for helping to make the atmosphere at Tierra so vibrant and inviting!

Names: Jennifer Carson, Rob Donnan, Craig Norman, Teresa Markgraf, Emmanuelle Jarmon, Jocelyn Pratt, Maryam Lawton
Time Studying at Tierra: 7 months to 2 years

We asked the class what their favorite part about their experience at Tierra is, and here is what a few of them had to say:

"The people! Classmates, Teachers and Tierra Staff. Everyone is extremely nice, helpful and encouraging. The class structure is varied and flexible, and provides a good balance of the "basics" (grammar and vocabulary) with fun and interactive activities in which we can apply what we are learning. The atmosphere is relaxed and very conducive to an overall fun, challenging and valuable learning experience. Thank you!"
-Emmanuelle Jarmon

"My favorite part of my experience at Tierra is the sense of community in our little class. Everyone seems truly inspired to become fluent in Spanish - I wish us all luck!"
-Maryam Lawton

"The opportunities for conversation practice in class, with immediate correction from really knowledgeable teachers. You can't get this kind of learning experience from an online or self-study program."
-Rob Donnan

"Easy--the people. I love my classmates, the instructors are really outstanding, and cheerful Rebecca always knows how many classes I have left in my series. The small class sizes are ideal, and the two hours fly by with lots of laughter and hard work. I so enjoy coming to Tierra."
-Teresa Markgraf

Congratulations everyone!!