Polina Edmunds

American Olympic Figure Skater

“I needed to take a Spanish 3 course that would allow me to still travel for my skating competitions. As an elite level figure skater, LanguageBird allowed me to stay flexible in my schedule and learn Spanish 3 effectively. LanguageBird was awesome in helping me take the course and do well, and my instructor Gaby was amazing in helping me get through the course.”

Lesa Weber

Dr. Lesa Weber, Counselor, Weber College Advising, Member of IECA, HECA, WACAC and NACAC

“LanguageBird is one of the tricks I share with the families I work with in my college counseling practice. Students who take a foreign language throughout high school have increased odds of getting accepted to top universities and increased opportunities for scholarships. My clients who dropped foreign language because it was too hard, too easy, they were too busy or their school didn’t offer it can take LanguageBird courses on their own time at their own pace. It shows colleges you are committed to seeing your studies through, you don’t quit and you value learning and have a global consciousness. LanguageBird’s one-to-one personalized approach and flexible schedule allows my students to continue their language studies throughout high school or make up courses they didn’t do well in earlier in high school. It’s a great learning resource for my students.”

Mary P.

LanguageBird Student

“LanguageBird has provided me with opportunities that many other places did not. It allowed me the chance to learn a language in the comfort of my own home, with learning options that fit to my preferred schedule. The teacher I was assigned was one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever been able to work with!”

Owen B.

LanguageBird Student

“I had a wonderful experience with LanguageBird, my teacher was very friendly and helpful. The classes were always accommodating and easy to keep up with. My teacher Mercedes, was fun and easy to work with. My language program at school felt like a waste of time and wasn’t very useful, with LanguageBird I was satisfied completely, and felt like I was actually learning! Thanks again!”

Bailey S.

LanguageBird Student

“My experience in the course was intensive and immersive, and I learned a lot. I was challenged to step outside my comfort zone, and my teacher Mercedes did a great job of creating an environment in which I felt safe to take risks. The texts for the course involved short stories, poetry, a film, and nonfiction pieces. Because I have a background in poetry, my teacher and I could gear the curriculum toward poetry in Spanish, which was a great way for me to experience the language.”

Natalie M.

Homeschooled LanguageBird Student

“My favorite part of LanguageBird is my teacher Mercedes! Every Friday, I connect with her in the Canary Islands, Spain. It is so cool! My teacher is so great and teaches in a fun and interesting way that really helps me learn. I got an A+ in Spanish 1 and now I am excited to be almost done with Spanish 2. I am in seventh grade and I’m homeschooled. It’s great to get a head start on my high school credits.”

Delaney M.

Grade 7, LanguageBird Student

“I LOVE that I get to experience Spanish from a teacher who lives in Spain. I love to hear the stories she shares about her life in and love to hear how the weather is there compared to here. It makes Spanish come to life! I would highly recommend LanguageBird to any student or parent.”

Mercedes M.

LanguageBird Teacher

“It’s not only about teaching the content and the curriculum but also to get a personal connection with the student. When you relate, you can get them learning better than when you have a class of 30 and you barely know the names of students and keep distance so they don’t know anything about you. Getting to know the student when you teach online is important because you need to get connection on another level to engage them more.”

Lisa A.

LanguageBird Parent

“My daughters’ teacher Mercedes is outstanding! She is an incredible teacher. She lives in Spain which makes the learning even more fun. However, she has been able to use my daughter’s love of theatre and incorporate it into their lessons. She figured out how she loves to learn and adapted the lessons specifically for my student!”

Marla A.

LanguageBird Parent

“For a few of the classes, I was cooking dinner and was listening to class. I think one of the really interesting pieces on both sides is the cultural literacy that develops through the class experience.”

Jennifer C.

LanguageBird Student

“I also love that my classes are only 2 days a week for 12 weeks. This helps me to learn Spanish faster and still allows extra time during the school year to focus on my other activities.”

Christine C.

LanguageBird Parent

“I was drawn to LanguageBird because it used an immersion method and was UC/CSU approved which means their credits will be accepted to most any college they choose to apply to. I also loved that each year of Spanish can be completed in as early as 12 weeks.”

Marc M.

LanguageBird Parent

“Language Bird was the best decision I have made as a homeschool parent! We have had such a great experience throughout the past year. I chose LanguageBird because it allowed my daughters to accelerate and start completing high school credits while still in middle school. My girls will have completed Spanish 1-3 by the end of grade 7. This is a smart idea for any parent who wants their kids to get a head start on their high school credits.”

Sue B.

LanguageBird Parent

“I can hear the lessons from the other room and I’m excited because I hear much more fluent talk and less grasping for vocabulary. Definitely, my son is more focused on the meaning and conversation. I wanted him to be learning and using language for a purpose – to communicate! He’s learning to communicate in the language with LanguageBird.”

Gaby C.

LanguageBird Teacher

“I think the 1 on 1 experience is really good for the student and for the teacher. It’s really rewarding. You get to know the student, which I think is important. I can focus my teaching on the student’s strengths and interests and build up their weaknesses.”

Natalia C.

LanguageBird Teacher

“I love to see parents or little siblings in the background since students usually sit in the kitchen or at the dining room. Sometimes the other family members say hello and practice their Spanish too! I think students appreciate that their class comes to them – it makes their life easier.”

Robin S.

LanguageBird Parent

“Bailey’s instructor was just unbelievable. So articulate, so engaged, and it’s the one-to-one time they had together that was so solid. It’s just the child and the teacher talking, and conversing, and learning in Spanish. So, it moved quickly and there was lot of depth and complexity because that’s how my daughter is and, she was allowed to do that and learn at her pace, ability and with material that she loved so it was so engaging for her.”

Roberta L.

LanguageBird Parent

“Sarah was able to feel like she was getting an authentic experience along with truly developing her speaking and listening skills. She would never have had that experience in a regular classroom setting nor would she ever have had it online with other programs that are just videos.”

Debbie W.

LanguageBird Parent

“LanguageBird was real honest to goodness talking. Along with the other parts, and along with the grammar and the vocabulary and so on. But, the authentic usage of the language was what made it special, and it was real time, it was a real person and a real connection with the teacher.”

Andy S.

LanguageBird Parent

“I think the personal connection with the teacher was also superb that he wasn’t just the speaking Spanish but they got to know each other well. That was also a cultural experience because he actually knows someone who lives in a whole other community and got to have that as well. So, that was an extra bonus.”

Alex B.

LanguageBird Student

“I am a high school student who takes classes through multiple online course providers. I chose to use LanguageBird to take Spanish 5 because I wanted something that I could accelerate to fit in a summer, something really interactive and personalized, but also something online and flexible.”

Miranda M.

LanguageBird Student

“I loved my teacher – who actually went on to write one of my letters of recommendation for college applications – and even though we never met in person, we developed a very close bond. The course structure allowed for flexibility between us, but there was enough structure in terms of the shape of the course that I never felt free-floating or vague about what was expected of me.”

Melissa S.

LanguageBird Parent

“It is remarkable to see my daughter excelling and retaining the language. I also love she is learning computer while taking classes in a live online format. My daughter loves Spanish because of the staff at LanguageBird!”

Zahir R.

School Administrator

“[At our school] We have offered a variety of languages but typically up to year 3. Not really year 4 because we can only provide so much with the limited resources we have at a small school and we happen to have a student last year who transferred from another school who wanted to keep his Spanish language going and we just didn’t have- at the time, a UC approved course for him, and so we reached out to LanguageBird. It was the best option because there was live teaching.”

Katie S.

LanguageBird Parent

“LanguageBird is incredible! My daughter’s teacher is from the Canary islands and she comes into my little boring house in Oceanside, California! I also love that it’s not a 30-kid-classroom. When Tony makes a mistake. she knows right away. It’s not like we have to wait 2 weeks for the test, to come back – it’s instant feedback. You know what I mean?”

Laura M.

LanguageBird Parent

“I love that it’s project-based so she gets to write scripts in Spanish and acting them out. She’s out in the backyard spending 5 or 6, 7 hours writing plays in Spanish, and acting them out and- it’s just been fun to see her enjoy learning so much.”

Joan W.

LanguageBird Parent

“LanguageBird is great because he’s in middle school and that’s a hard age for school to be fun for some kids. This is so interactive and personalized it’s his favorite class.”

Jennifer P.

LanguageBird Student

“I would recommend LanguageBird to any of my friends, and I cannot be more pleased with my experience.”

Gaby C.

LanguageBird Teacher

“I love the way we work 1 on 1 with the student, at their pace, when they have the time and flexibility. As the teacher, you can adjust based on each student’s particular way of learning language. I think that’s fantastic.”

Kim B.

LanguageBird Parent

“I highly recommend Language Bird! After 3 years invested in studying Spanish in middle school, my son’s high school offered sub-standard Spanish classes, and he wanted to know how to speak and understand the language, not just get a good grade. Language Bird was a great solution! His teacher, was patient and engaging, and he learned so much more, much faster, than he would’ve at school. His classes were scheduled at times convenient for him when he was alert and relaxed. Now his college requirements are met, he has a renewed interest in the language, and he was also able to schedule another elective in his high school schedule in the slot where Spanish would’ve been.”

Robert G.

LanguageBird Student

“I had a very positive experience with the class. I feel I learned a lot more than if I had taken Spanish 3 at my local high school and my instructor, Carlos, did a great job.”

Bibi K.

LanguageBird Parent

“We really loved class. My son really enjoys it and he had a very nice professor. We were happy with that since he’s had bad experiences.”

Elizabet N.

LanguageBird Student

“I’ve loved the program. Honestly I loved it. My teacher was really great. He made me speak a lot. Which is great because a lot of my high school classes didn’t make me do that. It was great!”

Colleen F.

LanguageBird Parent

“The class is great. We’re definitely moving onto the next level. He had a great instructor!”

Margaret P.

LanguageBird Parent

“Massimos teacher was better than any Spanish teacher that he’s ever had. He made Max love the language. It was engaging and exciting. He had things could relate to like computer games, history.. It was the best experience we could have had. I seriously cannot think of how to improve your courses.”

Courtney P.

LanguageBird Parent

“We have loved our experience with Language Bird. Thanks you so much Mercedes for the experience, knowledge and care you have brought to your lessons with Grace.  When I have the opportunity to overhear hear speaking in Spanish during lessons I beam with pride.  The gift of speaking a second language was something I always wanted for my children. Thank you again for being such a great fit for Grace’s Spanish class needs this year. ”