Craig is driven to learn Spanish, and his steady and impressive improvement demonstrates that a commitment to study and practice truly yields results. In his two years studying at Tierra he has advanced through the levels; his analytical nature and organized approach boost his ability to process new information and expand his language skills. Joyful and kind, Craig brightens up the classroom and clearly enjoys the camaraderie built in group classes. His dedication to deepening his knowledge and genuine interest in Latin American culture are emblematic of what makes Tierra students so special.
Name: Craig Norman
Time Studying at Tierra: 2 years
1) Why are you studying Spanish?
"No estoy bromeando cuando digo que tengo que aprender español para poder comunicar con mi pareja. Lucas sólo habla conmigo en español! Pero, además, me encanta la cultura latina, y espero que algún día viviere en un país hispanohablante por un período de tiempo.
I am not joking when I say that I have to learn Spanish to be able to communicate with my partner. Luke only talks to me in Spanish! But, futhermore, I love Latin American culture, and I hope that one day I'll live in a Spanish-speaking country for a period of time."
2) What is your favorite part about your experience here at Tierra?
"Me gustan mucho las clases pequeñas y los maestros excelentes. Mis compañeros son muy interesantes y amables.
I love the small classes and the excellent teachers. My fellow students are very interesting and friendly."
3) Can you tell us of a time you have been able to use what you have
learned studying here?
"Recientemente, en una fiesta, conocí a una mujer de Brasil que hablaba español con fluidez. Me divertí mucho tratando de hablar con ella.
Recently, at a party, I met a woman from Brazil that spoke Spanish fluently. I very much enjoyed trying to talk with her."