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July 2022 - Tony Douglas

Since beginning his studies with Tierra at the start of 2021, Tony has surprised us with his dedication to his studies, enrolling simultaneously in two once-weekly Spanish classes each term. Fully committed to his classes, he’s always present, arrives early, puts thought and effort into his homework assignments, and eagerly participates in class. With a jovial sense of humor and admirably positive attitude, Tony’s warmth and kindness contribute to building great rapport among his classmates. A lover of travel, one of his main motivations to learn Spanish is to get the fullest out of experiences abroad and he has enjoyed putting his skills to use in Spain, Guatemala, and Mexico since starting his studies at Tierra. We are delighted to have Tony as part of our student community at Tierra and look forward to continue to see him surpass his goals and achieve fluency in Spanish.


Name: Tony Douglas
Occupation: Program Manager
Time Studying at Tierra: 1 ½ years

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"I believe that self-improvement is an important part of living a full life and since I can still remember my less than stellar performance in high school when I took a Spanish Class I decided that learning Spanish would be a good goal. Since I re-started that journey I have discovered a love for Latin American culture and I have now included "Living In Latin America" as part of my retirement plan."

2) What is your favorite part about your experience here at Tierra?

"The reason I selected Tierra was because I work relatively long days and found it difficult to routinely attend classes in person. With Tierra, since I am in the Central Time Zone it is very easy to ensure I am free in time for the online classes. The reason I continue with Tierra is because of the great teachers (Cynthia especially!) and my fellow classmates who I enjoy watching make progress along with me."

3) Can you tell us of a time you have been able to use what you have learned studying here?

"Because of my time with Tierra I am able to apply what I am learning while I travel. My confidence has improved greatly. During my most recent trip to Cabo San Lucas I was able to survive speaking only Spanish. Thank you Tierra!"

¡Felicidades Tony!