Ms. Covello, founder and owner of Habla Language Services, has worked at or for the following agencies:
• U.S. Department of Justice
• U.S. Peace Corps
• Center for Financial Training
• Charles Schwab, Inc.
• Sweetwater Union High School District
• San Diego Community College District
• University of Phoenix
• Various small businesses (References available upon request.)
Ms. Covello’s bilingual skills and training abilities elevated the students’ language skills tremendously.
—Christine Bumgardner, CEO, Center for Financial Training
Great Spanish Teacher!!! If you want to learn how to speak in every day conversation GIna is wonderful. She works at your pace and on topics that are important to you. I feel my Spanish has improved and I am becoming a more confident speaker.
I had taken 2 yrs Spanish at tertiary level and hadn’t read, spoke or thought Spanish in over ten years so decided to take Gina’s class to see how much I can remember in the hopes of maybe seriously taking Spanish up again. (And why not take advantage of the Spanish speakers here in California cos when I took it in New Zealand the only Spanish speakers were the people in my class!!!) I found Gina’s class both fun, exciting and challenging. It’s total Spanish immersion which at first I thought I’ll probably not understand a thing but after a little while your ears get attuned in hearing Spanish and in no time you’re find yourself speaking and thinking Spanish too!!! I recommend this class to anyone who is serious about learning Spanish!!
Learn how to speak Spanish and share your testimony quickly with Gina’s easy to learn Habla teaching method. I was pleasantly surprised that I could join in a conversation after 3 short weeks. The Spanish for Missionaries booklet is great. The illustrations made it so easy to understand.
– Geraldine Hill, Director, Prayer & Visitation Ministry, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship
Your help on my résumé really paid off for me. I have two interviews next week!
–Kersti Lannus-Delgado, satisfied customer
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Who else shares our theory on language learning? Dr. Kathleen March, I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Q: What is the biggest misconception that people have about learning a second language?
A: That by studying vocabulary and writing out conjugations of verbs you will learn to speak or even read a language. Studying lists or copying paradigms rather than using language in a meaningful context – is a waste of time! They also think that they need to study or learn the grammar in order to speak – another error. All the unnatural strategies for language study are barriers to language acquisition . . .
If they would only accept the fact that language is performance, that second language acquisition is a skill, not a set of conscious rules to be applied and memorized. . .
Kathleen March, PhD
The Language Educator, April 2006