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September 2016 - Phuong Nguyen

A stellar student who stands out for her drive and commitment, Phuong is motivated to learn Spanish by a love of languages and desire to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients in her job as clinical manager. Hailing from Vietnam, she brings a unique perspective and experience as a seasoned language-learner which enrich the class as whole. A kind and supportive classmate, her cheery attitude and ever-present laughter inject the classroom with positive energy. As she uses Spanish frequently in her workplace to establish a positive relationship with patients, she studiously pursues expanding her Spanish knowledge in class. We’re so glad to count Phuong as part of our community at Tierra, and look forward to continuing to see her skills bloom!

Name: Phuong Nguyen
Occupation: Clinical manager
Time Studying at Tierra: A bit over one year

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"Learning different languages has always been one of my interests. Besides, it is helpful with my job as I can be able to converse with my Spanish speaking patients."

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

"My favorite part about Tierra is the teachers are very friendly, knowledgeable, patient and motivating. Especially my Teacher: Michelle."

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

"I use it at least 3 times a week when I work with my Spanish speaking patients. It is not only communicating to them about health related issues, but I can actually have a conversation with them and get to know more about their family and their daily activities. This is extremely helpful when I need to formulate their plan of care."

¡Felicidades Phuong!