“If you want to learn or to improve your Spanish, then one of the best things you can do is to work with Ruth as your teacher. After a couple of sessions where she assessed my proficiency, (which for me was an absolute basic level of Spanish), she structured a plan that would help me improve, based on my personal goals. We’ve been working together a little over 2 months, all online, and I feel so much more confident in that short space of time. One of the things I especially like is she acts as the scribe for all of our sessions. I literally take no notes at all- everything we discuss, including any new words, phrases, grammar rules, etc., are all captured and quickly typed by her in real-time as we go through each lesson, including multiple practical examples, all of which she sends to me afterward. This means we can pack so much more into each session, and she doesn’t miss a thing. Her English is perfect too, which really helps, and when you throw in that she’s a super nice person, makes for 6 stars if I could.” John Kielty. IT expert. Ireland
‘I moved to Valencia in 2019 to begin a farmhouse restoration with no Spanish and over 40 years since I last attended a language class. Due to my rural location and the requirement to be on site whilst work was progressing Ruth suggested we could run our lessons via Skype which was to be of real benefit once Corvid 19 reared its ugly head. I found Ruth a great communicator and teacher of Spanish with an excellent command of English which also helped my starting the journey into this new language. Lessons included all the necessary building blocks for developing a new language along with homework and study documents for later reference. Her classes also involved games, general conversation, observation and insights into the local culture that I found equally as valuable to my understanding of this new language and my new home. Ruth was also a great support through the various bureaucratic hoops and hurdles I had to navigate on my arrival and I will always be grateful for her advise and assistance that went far beyond that of a language teacher.’ Paul King. Broadcaster-musician-producer. UK.
“I started working with Ruth several months before our move to Valencia. Her website really spoke to my needs, and I’ve since found her to be a wonderful teacher. I wasn’t a complete beginner in Spanish, but I also hadn’t taken classes in many years. Ruth quickly figured out my level and structured our private lessons to build on my foundation while also filling in my gaps. More than that, Ruth helped prepare me in many ways for our new life in Spain – learning about Valencia and the surrounding towns, the school system, transportation, food & dining out, and the general rhythm of family life in Spain, which is so different from other countries. I couldn’t be happier and would enthusiastically recommend Ruth to anyone needing to learn Spanish and to prepare for a new life in Spain!” Andrew Percey. Advertising Agency Owner. USA
“I look forward to Ruth’s Spanish lessons every week. If you read all the testimonials you will find the common thread which is completely true. Ruth is an excellent, kind and patient teacher. She is also genuinely interested in her students. Not only will you learn to speak Spanish well, you will learn it through a fun, open and an unbiased lens of Spanish Culture. Ruth has made learning a language truly enjoyable!” Dominique Maingard. Entrepreneur. South Africa.
“It is tough juggling work and classes but Ruth always kept classes interesting and something to look forward to. She also plans the progression of classes at a reasonable pace, which keeps me engaged. Her classes have helped me to settle into Valencia comfortably, and aided me tremendously in my work where the Spanish language is a prerequisite. I would definitely recommend Ruth to those who are serious about picking up the Spanish language.” Sean Bai. Former General Director Valencia CF Academy. Singapore.
“A friend recommended Ruth to me after I mentioned I was keen to learn Spanish. My mum is Spanish. I love Spain: the language, the culture, the food is very familiar and comforting to me. But, I never learnt fluently. Ruth has helped improve my written, reading and verbal understanding of Spanish out-of-sight. I can now confidently — albeit slowly — hold my own in conversations, reading text and listening to people speak. I owe a lot to Ruth. She’s allowed me to go at my own pace and beyond being a great teacher — she’s a warm and loving person. I would recommend Ruth to anyone looking to learn Spanish in a flexible, supportive and fun environment”. Thomas Patterson. Account Manager. Australia.
“We moved to Valencia and immediately started Spanish lessons with Ruth almost daily. We had never learnt a language before. Ruth is very kind and patient and her classes are always entertaining and fun. Each class is different so never boring, sometimes just talking, other times doing exercises and other times playing games. Now we are able to speak, listen and read in Spanish with ease. We would highly recommend Ruth to anyone considering learning Spanish”. Julie & Phil Neville. Inter Miami Football Manager & English former footballer.
“I moved to Spain and knew it was vital in order to help me settle in to pick up the language as quick as I could. For this I owe a big thanks to Ruth. With her methods of teaching and my application we quickly got to work and was having people complimenting my level of Spanish after very little time. Having a variety of learning techniques to keep it interesting and fun and most of all being a nice genuine loving person I owe Ruth a big thank you for helping me get my Spanish to the level it is today”. Mathew Ryan. Professional footballer. Australia.
“I’ve been studying Spanish with Ruth for two years now. When I started, I was quite nervous because English was my only language. However, gaining confidence was easy with Ruth because she is an extremely supportive and friendly teacher. After a couple of classes, I knew Ruth was the teacher for me and I would highly recommend her to others. Ruth prepares everything for you, including homework tasks to help you consolidate new concepts. As well as the important grammar activities, Ruth also prepares really interesting material. One example was a Christmas reading activity that enabled me to learn all about Spanish traditions. A large part of each class focuses on speaking. Ruth is always interested in how your week has been and she’s more than happy to offer you tips or recommendations to help you get to know Valencia even better”. Daniella Davis. Teacher. UK.
“Since moving to Valencia it has always been our dream to speak Spanish fluently! We were really lucky to find Ruth and now have her us our Spanish teacher! She is excellent in so many ways not only as a great and patient teacher but also and more importantly as a human being! She is so open and giving in such a natural way that from day one you like her company and she makes you feel sure that you will soon learn to read and write Spanish fluently! She seems to be borne with the natural talents needed to be an excellent teacher and we feel certain that she will very quickly make our dream come true: to master the Spanish language! I think our reference here above gives a true description of how good and thorough teacher Ruth is! We indeed feel very happy to have her!” Nanna and Eggert Magnusson. Former Executive Chairman West Ham United. Iceland.
“Ruth is an open, patient and professional teacher who has managed to get me speaking and understanding Spanish in a short period of time. She paces her classes to my ability and teaches the more commonly used expressions, verbs, and grammar rules first which has really helped me in living and working in Valencia. She uses a wide variety of teaching tools including games to help me practice elements of the language such as conjugation. Her focus on speaking at the start of every lesson has also greatly helped me gain confidence in using and thinking in Spanish. Learning Spanish from Ruth has been and remains a great and enjoyable experience for me and I think it would be the same anyone.” Teo Swee Wei, Consultant, Singapore.
“We started lessons with Ruth three years ago remotely from Australia and have continued since moving to Valencia in 2017. Ruth helped us prepare for and pass the Instituto Cervantes B1 exam and we recently sat the B2 exam. Her lessons are always interesting and well-planned and she goes above and beyond to help students settle into life in Valencia. Ruth is a lovely person and an excellent teacher and we would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Spanish for the first time or improve their level”. Rob and Penny Kidd. Journalist & Marketing Executive. Australia.
“I am in Valencia for work and was looking for a Spanish class which I can attend in the morning before I go to the office. Since one year I have now a weekly class with Ruth and I can only recommend it to anybody. Ruth is very flexible and we have the class in my hotel or whenever it is not possible to meet in person we meet online in a Skype session. It is fun to learn Spanish with Ruth. Her classes are very diversified and a great mix of conversations, grammar and games. She is very passionate and patient at the same time. The best choice for me”. Stephanie Mund. Consultant. Germany.
“Ruth has been been teaching us Spanish for over a year. First, in person, in Valencia, then through Skype. Her ability to connect with her students whether in person, or through Skype, is exceptional. She is organized, thoughtful and a excellent communicator. I would highly recommend Ruth. She makes learning Spanish fun!” Mark Cohen & Pascale Rolan. Entrepreneurs. USA.
“I’ve always been looking for a Spanish teacher who can do online classes, and I am so lucky to have been referred to Ruth. Her style of teaching is very interesting and practical— mixing grammar with colloquial conversations. I’ve been studying with her for almost 10 months now and our Friday classes are the highlight of my week. I look forward to her asking me how my week has been and from there we start conversing, putting into practice the lessons I’ve had and learning more along the way…. such as the typical Valencian cuisine, places to see within Valencia and surrounds, the Spanish lifestyle and more!” Chec del Mundo. Marketing executive. Australia.
“Ruth is a great Spanish teacher! She brings a cultural context to the language that is both interesting and essential when relocating to a new community. The curriculum is engaging and Ruth encourages conversation in a supportive format”. Kenny & Stephanie Miller. University professor & Social worker. USA.