Student Advancement – Erica to C1!

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Approximately how much time do you dedicate to working on your Spanish outside of class?

A lot! I frequently care for Spanish speaking patients and enjoy using Spanish at work on a regular basis. Outside of work, I volunteer with a healthcare organization in Tijuana where I also speak Spanish with staff and patients. I follow several Spanish podcasts that I will listen to if I’m walking to the grocery store or driving in the car. I watch shows or movies in Spanish on the occasion- I prefer the Mexican accent so I look for Mexican made shows/movies on Netflix  :)

On average, how many times per week do you take classes @ Pura Buena Onda?


What role has Pura Buena Onda played in helping you improve your Spanish & advance to the next level?

PBO has provided me with a great community of other people motivated to improve their Spanish! I came to PBO already comfortable speaking Spanish, but I wanted to keep improving my grammar and work towards fluency. I appreciate how every teacher is a native speaker and very engaging. I look forward to class and seeing the familiar faces of other students making class fun rather than a chore.

What are some of your favorite resources?

Podcasts!! I love el Hilo, radio ambulante and no hay tos. I like to read news in Spanish as well. It’s a great way to learn new words related to current events….this past year taught me many pandemic related words 🥴🦠

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Gracias Laura y Octavi…mis profes principales :)


Thank you Erica!

¡Felicidades a Erica por avanzar al nivel C1! ¡Bien hecho! We are so happy to have you in our online Spanish classes!