Students

Alex Davis

davisbyline@hotmail.com The Statesman Journal Luis Sarinana’s classes opened new doors for me as a journalist. After a year of instruction I am able to interview Spanish-speaking sources, and I’m also familiar with their cultural backgrounds. I use Spanish almost every day, from restaurants to my job to casual conversations on the street

Rick A. Waring RN

Department Of Transportation Professor Luis Sarinana is an excellent teacher and has a thorough knowledge of Spanish-English and Hispanic culture. Luis makes learning Spanish and English enjoyable and is always supportive and encouraging. If you want to learn English or Spanish, Luis is the best without a doubt

Martin Pitchford

Oregon goverment Human Resources Management Prof. Sarinana is very skilled in presenting information in an easy-to-understand format. He is highly schooled in Language Arts in general which aids in helping students understand the structure of the Spanish language. He is “the real thing” and the constant addition of cultural information makes for very colorful and enjoyable learning. Prof. Sarinana has … Continue reading

Lloyd Smith Jefferson

smithla@peak.org Consulting, Jefferson, Oregon After majoring in Spanish in university, plus additional study in private immersion schools in Mexico, I can confidently say that professor Sarinana’s methods and style of teaching are the best I have come across. His desire to know each student as an individual and to encourage and motivate each one is remarkable. He has a unique … Continue reading

Gabe Hizer

Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist and graduate of Berkeley College of Music.I have very much enjoyed my Skype lessons with Laura Garcia. Her knowledge of Spanish grammar is second-to-none, and she has also helped improve my conversational skills a lot since I started lessons with her several months ago.

J. Luis

Luis’s Spanish Introduction class was a non-threatening yet highly energetic way to learn basic vocabulary and pronunciation skills. The cultural background he interweaves into his teaching gave me a useful lense to use in working with so many of our students and families. Kay Baker, Superintendent Salem-Keizer School J. Luis Sarinana-Ortiz is an excellent spanish teacher. He is very knowledgeable … Continue reading