What is the best way to learn a new language? Living in a Spanish-speaking country gives our students opportunities to learn that go far beyond the classroom. But class time is important nonetheless when students first arrive as it offers each student a chance to study Castellano, as the local dialect is called, under the guidance of trained professionals. This semester we are pleased to welcome three new instructors — Irene, Moises and Biviana — who come to us with specialized training teaching Spanish as a second language and many years of experience. They are adept at developing their own original teaching materials and customizing their classes to the level and interests of their students. And, for the first time, we are able to divide our group into three classes rather than two, offering a lower student-teacher ratio and a narrower distribution of abilities in each class. Welcome aboard!