Dear Mauricio, I can read Spanish and even write Spanish (with errors of grammar),but when someone talks to me in Spanish, I panic. I can't catch a word. When I turn on Spanish TV, I am lucky if I can recognize one word or short phrase. I could understand news and dramas in Spanish if they were in print, but not when spoken. This is always very disappointing.
I like it best when you say a paragraph in Spanish. Because you speak very clearly and not too fast, I can understand you. I am very proud to be able to trill r's, except in some words it doesn't happen.
Listening to you is helping me a lot. I think you oversimplify things for me because I can say the words and phrases after you.
I have taken Spanish classes and I know how many people need Amy's explanation and your repetition. Anyway, as I repeat after you, my accent improves for single words.
I think they don't teach us to speak and listen in Spanish classes because so many teachers are not native speakers and are not fluent. Thanks for your course.