Testimonials

  • Message from CCLS Houston President /CEO

    Spanish students talking about their experiences at CCLS Houston

    Gina – Brazilian Portuguese Student

    Nam – Spanish Student

    Rita – Brazilian Portuguese Teacher

    Shannon – Brazilian Portuguese Student

  • Asmaa
    I’m glad that I chose CCLS Houston as my school in order to learn Spanish. I would like to thank the school administrators Mrs. Cinthya and Mrs. Mana for providing me and my fellow students with highly qualified professors one of whom is señora Claudia. She made learning Spanish fun yet practical, and her ways of teaching made me love the Spanish language and its culture. Señora Claudia also helped me to be a better student and excel in my studies.
    What I love about CCLS Houston is the fact that everyone knows everyone else’s because of its small classes where I had the pleasure to meet and develop fellowship with my classmates. I’m looking forward to expending my learning in CCLS Houston.”

    Asmaa

    Spanish Learner

    Shay
    My time at CCLS Houston has been great. I've tried two different schools and this is by far the best one. All of my teachers, Fabiana, Cinthya, and Claudia, have been amazing. My current teacher is Claudia. She is very kind and explains well. I am learning quickly. Even though I am level 2, I feel as though I am level 4. The school has good energy and vibe. My classmates, the teachers, and the staff are the best and I also appreciate the free condiments.

    Shay

    Level 2 Spanish Learner

    Tierra
    I have really enjoyed my time learning Spanish at CCLS Houston. The CCLS Houston staff is always very professional, friendly and accommodating. I love how there is always someone available to answer questions and concerns via text, email or phone. The staff is truly committed to serving the needs of the students and go above and beyond to get to know each of us personally. In addition to the incredible staff, I have also enjoyed the complimentary coffee station and treats. After a long day it is nice to unwind in the common area and socialize with students and staff before we start class.
    What I love most about CCLS Houston is the small class room sizes and the curriculum. The topics and conversations are engaging and practical to using Spanish in every day life. I have had the pleasure of having the same professor throughout my time at CCLS Houston. Señora Aurora is a phenomenal instructor! She is very patient and knows how to make learning Spanish fun. I have developed a close bond with the students in my class and I am excited to continue my learning with CCLS Houston.

    Tierra

    Level 4 Spanish Learner

    Luciana
    I've been wanting to learn Spanish for a long time now and I'm so glad I came across CCLS Houston! Cinthya has been a great teacher and all the staff is so nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. The methodology has proven to be very effective to me, the classes are dynamic, full of vocabulary, and many opportunities to practice communication; I look forward to Spanish level 2!

    Luciana

    Mike
    Except for having taken a conversational Spanish class at a community college several years ago, I came to CCLS Houston with very little understanding of the language. Mostly because I would like to retire to Mexico or another country in Latin America when that time comes, a couple of years ago I decided I would take another stab at learning Spanish.
    CCLS Houston seemed to me like the best option available and for me, that proved to be correct. I am in Level 5 now and feel confident about my ability to read, write and, to a slightly lesser extent, converse in Spanish with people I work with or meet on the street.
    All of the instructors have been knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. The methodology is more focused on speaking and listening than it is writing, and that has turned out to be a good thing. It makes me more confident and likely to use Spanish outside the classroom, which really was the point of taking the classes in the first place.

    Mike

    Alex
    I have loved my experience learning Spanish at CCLS Houston so far. I started with level 1 this past summer without having taken a language class since high school (almost 6 years ago). Thankfully my instructors were very patient and understanding of students coming with different levels of understanding. The lessons are lots of fun, and the instructors encourage questions to help with our understanding. While I've taken some language classes before, I was pleasantly surprised with the method that CCLS Houston uses to emphasize speaking and listening comprehension. I was a little apprehensive jumping right into speaking at first because I was used to the standard school format of learning to write first, but I can see the CCLS Houston method has made a huge difference. I felt way more confident in my speaking ability right from the start, which will be very important for my language use and career goals in the future. I look forward to becoming even more proficient through higher level courses moving forward!

    Alex

    Shannon
    When I moved to Houston 4 years ago, it quickly became clear that NOT speaking Spanish is a definite disadvantage in this city. I tried self-taught programs with very little success, and I am so glad I found CCLS! The instructors are all wonderful, the classes are fun, and everyone is so supportive. Cinthya, Mana and their staff have worked hard to create a welcoming and comfortable place where everyone can succeed. In just over I year I’ve gone from almost no Spanish to being able to understand and converse comfortably.
    The CCLS Houston methodology is not like any other program. It is engaging from the start and effectively incorporates natural conversational speaking during every class. I am excited to complete the program. Even during the pandemic I feel like leaning a new language has broadened my world.

    Shannon

    Jerod
    Learning Spanish has always been a life goal of mine, however in the past I've struggled with where to begin and how to get started. Over the years, I've tried a variety of language apps and other self-taught programs, none of which I found to be effective and only led to frustration.
    After discovering CCLS Houston and enrolling in the Spanish Level 1 program, I've realized that I'm finally on a path towards accomplishing my goal of learning a second language. My overall experience attending classes at CCLS Houston has been amazing! The progress I've made thus far is remarkable, and seeing tangible results gives me the motivation and confidence I need to continue learning. I'd like to thank my instructor Fabiana for her guidance (and patience) and making the learning process fun and engaging.
    I look forward to continuing my journey with CCLS Houston!”

    Jerod

    Justin
    Studying at CCLS Houston and learning Spanish has been an amazing experience so far. Now, I am on Spanish level 2 and it has been a great experience my teacher Mrs. Aurora is very kind informative helpful, and patient and all of my classmates have been extremely friendly and a pleasure to learn alongside of. I would like to thank my teacher Mrs. Aurora for shaping me into being the student of the month and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of her.

    Justin

    Brian
    I have enjoyed my journey from Spanish level 1 through 3 this past year. Mana made getting started super easy, and working one-on-one in classes with Giannella has been fantastic. I love the flexibility and ability to learn at my own pace. I've learned so much and look forward to continuing my education.

    Brian

    Will
    Attending classes at CCLS Houston has been a wonderful experience! Mana and Cinthya made getting started a super easy process. My emails were answered immediately, and an initial meeting was set up with ease. They were transparent with pricing and program information and answered every question I had. Cinthya gave me a verbal test to confirm my skill level (or lack thereof), and I was able to sit in on one of Rafael’s classes to see things in action.

    Will

    Karen
    I am glad to have found CCLS Houston. I was looking to improve my Spanish and wasn’t sure if there was anything out there that could accommodate my schedule, since I work full time. Luckily, i found CCLS and saw they offered evening classes. Prior to joining last year, I was only able to understand Spanish when spoken to me. When it came to responding, I could not form complete sentences and wasn’t sure if I was even being understood.
    Now that I’ve been through two classes here, I have already seen a lot of improvement in my speaking. Even my mom has been impressed with how much better I’ve gotten when I practice my Spanish with her. I love the structure of the class and how we get to practice speaking out loud. I feel I’ve learned so much more here in the last 6 months than in the four years I took Spanish back in school. My teachers have been great and have taught me SO much along the way. I have had nothing but positive experiences here!

    Karen

    Aubrey
    My experience with CCLS Houston has been extremely positive. I joined in Level 1 – Spanish in August 2020 and feel that my Spanish speaking and understanding has improved immensely. I was hesitant about the methodology because the program requires you start listening to speak on day 1 rather than reading to speak. However, I believe this methodology has been the key to my growth so far. I am always surprised at my ability to hear a phrase, be completely lost at the speed, or meaning of the phrase, listen to the teacher’s explanation, and then be able to repeat it back without reading or writing. All my teachers have been pleasant and extremely patient throughout my experience. Lastly, the CCLS staff are very flexible and accommodating when it comes to the course.

    Aubrey

    Bennet Douglas
    He disfrutado tanto de mis clases de español en CCLS Houston. He aprendido mucho y todos las personas son muy amigables y serviciales. ¡Mis maestros son los mejores! Muchas gracias.

    Bennet Douglas

    Heather and John
    CCLS Houston has been a great place to learn Spanish. My husband and I started this class a year and a half ago and we have learned so much. The teachers and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We have really enjoyed working with a variety of them

    Heather and John Woodham

    Barbara and Scott
    Six weeks ago Scott and I began taking Spanish class two times a week and we can confidently say we are making progress. I started with minimal Spanish comprehension and Scott without any at all. What an adventure! Amparo is an excellent instructor and has patiently taught us through basic scenarios to repeat conversations in Spanish and low and behold we are getting it. The program at CCLS Houston has been seamless, friendly and an encouraging environment that helps us work through our awkwardness to become fluent in Spanish

    Barbara and Scott Ingram

    Zack Stern
    My experience with CCLS Houston has been very positive. The staff and my classmates have been super friendly, and a pleasure to work with. CCLS Houston has given me a solid foundation of Spanish, I am looking forward to learning more!

    Zack Stern

     F. Cockrell
    The Spanish classes I am taking are very good. I’m an attorney and really need this in my line of work. The instructor (Gabby) is excellent, and she does a great job of explaining and teaching all facets of the course. The staff and administrators are very cooperative and work with my schedule and hours as well. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to learn Spanish!

    F. Cockrell
    Attorney at Law

    J. Wainwright
    I’ve been extremely happy with the CCLS Spanish Learning program. I decided to take the course for business purposes. Our teacher, Gabby is a sweetheart. She’s very professional, always smiling and keeps learning fun. I would highly recommend the CCLS program to anyone wanting or needing to learn another language.

    J. Wainwright
    Business Owner

    Robert Sorley
    The professors are very energetic & experienced. There's always a sense of 'fun' in the classroom. The lessons just fly by.

    Robert Sorley

    Matthew Roman

    Great Program!! I have been in classes now for 7 weeks. I love the classes, this course makes them fun, and I am learning alot. I have already begun having basic conversations with native Spanish speakers outside of class. This is a great program. Both Cynthia and Noel (the two instructors I have had in class) are both very professional and easy to deal with when you have questions etc.

    Matthew Roman

    Michael Elias
    CCLS has been an ideal fit for my Spanish-learning goals. Their method is engaging and fun, and helps you to internalize the language without reliance on memorization drills. They designed a program for me that fits my schedule and maximizes my time. In a very short period of time I have seen great progress thanks to CCLS. I recommend this program highly.

    Michael Elias
    Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development Houston Astros

    Lisa Murcia - 2016
    I started taking classes at CCLS January 2015 because I was getting married in August and my new family speaks Spanish mostly and I spoke nada. I learned so much last year and really see the value of the conversational style now that I'm in these traditional classes at Rice. CCLS's program works well with my Spanish needs and learning style, and maybe it'll be a good fit for you too!

    Lisa Murcia - 2016
    Patten Law Firm

    Bill Pilkington
    I am so glad I took the Spanish class with Cinthya Trueba at CCLS. I thought I could get by with my Spanish, and maybe I could. But after going through just the first session, I feel much more confident.

    Bill Pilkington
    CPA Partner
    Bentley, Bratcher & Associates

    Lisa Watkins - 2015
    CCLS is an excellent language school and I am learning so much so quickly! I love my teachers! I think they are very professional. Thank you very much Spanish teachers!! CCLS es una escuela de idiomas excelente y estoy aprendiendo mucho. Me encantan mis profesoras. Yo pienso ellas son muy profesionales. Muchas gracias profesoras de español

    Lisa Watkins - 2015
    Patten Law Firm

    Robert Brown
    Before finding CCLS Houston, I used another language training service and wish I had found CCLS Houston earlier. I was extremely pleased with the personal instruction I got from CCLS Houston. I had a great instructor in Tesi and I found the structure of the program to be very helpful in improving my vocabulary, grammar and reading and listening skills. I also appreciate the flexibility in scheduling as my travel schedule in very fluid. I strongly recommend CCLS Houston to anyone who wishes to start learning a language or improve their fluency.

    Robert Brown
    Emerson Process Management

    Charles Goslin
    I enrolled in CCLS Houston to polish my rudimentary Spanish language skills for professional use. Thanks to CCLS quickly paced, focused methodology I quickly regained my confidence in speaking and comprehending Spanish. The program’s levels are designed to take even the most basic speaker, to advanced levels of fluency in a relatively short amount of time. Further, the flexible hours for classroom instruction worked perfectly with my schedule. I highly recommend CCLS Houston to business professionals who need to become fluent in Spanish.

    Charles Goslin
    CPP, CISSP, Senior Operations Advisor

    Danny Lee
    I have spent fully one-half of my time in Mexico for the last few months. It occurred to me that a THANK YOU is way overdue. The ONLY reason that I've been able to communicate effectively in Spanish in Mexico is due to the efforts of my good friend and Spanish teacher Cinthya Trueba at CCLS Houston! ¡Muchas gracias y un fuerte abrazo a Cinthya!

    Danny Lee
    Funding & Services ★ USA & Mexico

    Benjamin M. Butchko, CPP
    CCLS has been extremely valuable in supporting the growth of my business and personal capabilities. Butchko Security Solutions had the opportunity to provide a 3-day training workshop in Mexico, yet all the instruction needed to be in Spanish. Having limited time and Spanish language skills, I needed a training resource that was both intensive and could accommodate a difficult schedule. The CCLS concentration on spoken Spanish accented with tailored language fit to my industry made all the difference.
    Raul Dominguez
    I would like to provide a recommendation on behalf of Cinthya Trueba of the CCLS Houston. I have had the opportunity to study Spanish under Cinthya Trueba and utilize her teaching methodologies. Cinthya uses learning tools, processes and methodologies that make it simple to learn the Spanish language because you can relate them to the every day situations that one encounters personally and the business world. I have used the one on one training from Cinthya to increase my knowledge of higher level Spanish and have validated the effectiveness of my lessons thru business interactions. Cinthya is a disciplined professional who shows passion and dedication on her work. She is also very good at focusing on the client’s needs. I highly recommend Cinthya and CCLS Houston.

    Raul Dominguez
    Concur Technologies, Inc.

    Richard A. Gilbert
    I had an excellent experience learning Spanish at CCLS. The instructors were very accommodating to my work schedule and equipped me with the knowledge necessary to read and orally communicate with other Spanish speakers. I highly recommend this language facility. I am sure that you will have an rewarding experience just as I did.

    Richard A. Gilbert
    Administrative Law Judge

    Bruno Dujardin
    I have been taking Spanish classes the CCLS method. Cinthya is a special teacher, one of those who in my opinion were born to be a teacher: she is very professional, dynamic and enthusiastic. She also has a lot of experience in teaching: she knows how to adapt to students and keep a two hours class fun and interactive. She exceeded all my learning expectations and my time has been very well invested in her program. Definitely one of the best language teachers I ever had. Thank you for teaching me Spanish.

    Bruno Dujardin
    Petroleum Engineer at Chevron

    Bronwen
    I love the class and Teresa! It's some of the best money I've ever spent. I regret only being able to take class once a week. Right now, I can't think of specific things to do differently, but maybe that will change as I become more advanced.

    Bronwen

  • Salvador & Ana
    “Studying at CCLS Houston has been a great experience. We enjoy not only taking classes, but the staff is amazing!!! We have found international friends and the best teacher ever!!! Thank you, we wish you Merry Christmas and the best in 2022”

    – Salvador and Ana

    Sorin Ghervan
    Hello Ms Carol,
    "Thank you for making this accent reduction class available. Carol is brilliant and she is the best teacher one can get in this field. Her presentation and teaching style was the most exciting and informative that I have ever seen. One of those amazing experiences that in the future I will look back and remember with appreciation.

    Sorin Ghervan

    Kana Watanabe
    I highly recommend CCLS Houston for ESL students!! There're many FREE ESL classes in Houston but if you want to improve your English skill, it's better to go to a language school like CCLS Houston. I’ve taken an “ENGLISH IN GENERAL” course for three months. My teacher loves English language, so he teaches me not only about in textbooks but also something that I want to know during my daily life. All CCLS Houston staff are kind and courteous to students. Facilities are not so large but it makes me feel like I’m at home. They held a wonderful Christmas party and it’s a good opportunity for me to speak English with other students and teachers.

    Kana Watanabe

    Andres Quintero & Laura Rodríguez
    My wife and I came to CCLS Houston looking for Accent Reduction Classes. We took group classes and individual classes with Carol. She is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable. She made the learning process easier, and her teaching methodology really let us develop our hearing and speaking skills in order to get closer to the American accent. After completing one level we noticed how much our accent improved giving us more confidence and making our daily social interactions more enjoyable. We completed all the levels for accent reduction, and we can really say that she gave us the skills to keep mastering the American accent. The group and individual classes were tailored to our needs. We are very thankful for the learning experience with Carol at CCLS Houston.

    Andres Quintero & Laura Rodríguez

    Maite Meseure
    I was really attracted by the unique accent reduction program offered by CCLS Houston.
    As everyone knows, having an accent or not fully understand your interlocutor leads sometimes to tricky situations.
    What I found at CCLS Houston is a high-level training with native-speaker’s instructors, very professional, rigorous but also kind at the same time: the perfect combo! Moreover, the small group class allows us to evolve confidently.
    We first reviewed how to correctly produce the basic sounds which is truly essential and we progressively moved forwards to incorporate rhythm and stress with different kind of exercises including talking, active listening, recording ourselves, etc.
    I can say that I learned a lot, improved a lot and I feel much more confident at work as well as in the everyday life situations! For this reason, I highly recommend this program and CCLS Houston in general. Thank you to my teacher Carol

    Maite Meseure
    Software Engineer at Guardian Research Network

    Carmen C.
    Thanks for recommendation- couldn't be happier. Instructors at CCLS are excellent. Class is small. Dynamic format, 2 hours, twice a week. Very pleased with this investment.

    Carmen C.

    Irene G.
    I have two weeks taking English classes at CCLS Houston and I'm very excited for the weeks to come! Our teacher Paula is amazing; we develop English conversations, she correct us at any time that is needed and the classes are very student focus because it's a small group.

    Irene G.

    César Sevilla
    My name is César Sevilla, and I decided to study English because I wanted to improve my communication skills in everyday life. Even after I had studied English in Mexico, I was not totally confident when I had to talk to someone or when I had to take a phone call. But since the first week of English lessons I took at CCLS, I realized I was more confident when I was talking to people. I have met a lot of people since I took this course and I´m totally satisfied with the results. I believe that choosing CCLS to study English in Houston was the best decision I could have made. I liked the teaching method they have a lot, and I could set the schedule that best fit my needs. Besides, all the staff are great, they are so kind, helpful and friendly. Thank you Cinthya, Patricia and Layla for your outstanding job.

    César Sevilla

    Nelly Iriri
    It's been an amazing and interesting experience so far, they are good at listening and paying attention to your specified area of needs. My English tutor (Layla) has been wonderful and quiet patient. In a nutshell, I must say I am deriving maximum satisfaction from my investment.

    Nelly Iriri

    German Ortiz
    One of the biggest challenges when going to a new country is learning a new language and new culture, new way to do things, new rules and the same time look for a Job. A huge difficulty finding a good job was to learn the language. I was lucky to find CCLS in Houston and I learned not only one but two new languages (English and Portuguese – I am a Spanish speaker). This was high valued in my resume and I have found a very good job in Houston and also is reflected in my daily routine. I highly recommend classes at CCLS, they have a great staff and their methodology is simple and fun. Schedule is very flexible. CCLS changed my life! Una de las dificultades más grandes de llegar a un nuevo país es aprender un nuevo idioma y una nueva cultura, la manera como se hacen las cosas, nuevas normas y al mismo tiempo conseguir un empleo. El reto más grande para conseguir un buen empleo fue hablar y entender el nuevo idioma. Afortunadamente para mi encontré a CCLS en Houston y he aprendido no solo un nuevo idioma sino dos (Ingles y Portugués – yo soy hispano), lo cual se ha visto reflejado en mi nuevo trabajo y en el día a día. Súper recomiendo tomar clases en CCLS ya que tienen una metodología muy buena, buenos profesores, buena directora y son muy flexibles con el horario. CCLS cambio mi vida!

    German Ortiz
    Planning & Logistics Manager
    Oxiteno USA, LLC

    Lourdes Nieves
    Finding CCLS Houston has been one of the best things that ever happened to me since I moved to Houston. Actually I am taking the “Accent Reduction and Conversation” class. It has been a wonderful experience for me personally and professionally. Even when I speak English I always found hard to communicate effectively because of my accent. Those days are over!

    Lourdes Nieves

    Yurima Falcon-Grace
    It is a pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for CCLS Houston. The content and delivery of their language programs exceed my expectations. Taking the “Accent Reduction and Conversation” classes at CCLS Houston was such positive experience for me.

    Yurima Falcon-Grace

    Ruth E. De La Torre
    I really enjoy my classes at CCLS! My teacher enforces an "English-only' policy in the classroom. I definitely get a lot of conversation practice as well. We focus on pronunciation and using new vocabulary. I feel like my English improved a lot with CCLS!

    Ruth E. De La Torre
    Bilingual Elementary Teacher Houston School District

    Monica Damasceno
    Dear Ms. Cinthya Trueba and all the CCLS team, I am writing to you today because I decided to share a positive experience that I had with all of you, and also with your students or future ones as well. I want to tell you all how important CCLS was in my life to achieve my goals and make my dreams come true.

    Monica Damasceno

  • Mirna Robles
    The course has been great! I can now speak Portuguese and I feel that I have learned a lot about Brazil (besides my trips going there). The teachers have been great! You have done a good job hiring them! Thanks!

    Mirna Robles

    Jerome Raffaelli
    Truly professionals, dedicated to make you achieve your goals! I had to go away for business and was proposed to catch up on evenings or even week ends. Really accommodating!

    Jerome Raffaelli
    President at STAT Marine

    German Ortiz
    One of the biggest challenges when going to a new country is learning a new language and new culture, new way to do things, new rules and the same time look for a Job. A huge difficulty finding a good job was to learn the language. I was lucky to find CCLS in Houston and I learned not only one but two new languages (English and Portuguese – I am a Spanish speaker). This was high valued in my resume and I have found a very good job in Houston and also is reflected in my daily routine. I highly recommend classes at CCLS, they have a great staff and their methodology is simple and fun. Schedule is very flexible. CCLS changed my life! Uma das maiores dificuldades de chegar a um novo país está a aprender uma nova língua e uma nova cultura, a forma como as coisas são feitas, novas normas e ao mesmo tempo conseguir um emprego. O maior desafio para conseguir um bom emprego era de falar e entender o novo idioma. Felizmente para mim eu achei CCLS em Houston, e eu aprendi não só um novo idioma, mas dois (Inglês e Português - eu falo espanhol), que tem se refletido no meu novo trabalho e vida cotidiana. Eu recomendo as aulas no CCLS, eles têm uma metodologia muito boa, bons professores, bom diretor e são muito flexíveis com o horário. CCLS mudou a minha Vida!

    German Ortiz
    Planning & Logistics Manager Oxiteno USA, LLC

    Mark H. Masters
    Dear Cinthya,
    I'm writing to thank CCLS for its support of my Portuguese development goals. Frankly, I'd not expected to find a school that could accommodate my work schedule or execute a training plan that would matches my needs (advanced in some areas and rudimentary in others). I'm happy to say, thought, that from the time of my placement test, through the tailored lessons themselves, my expectations were exceeded.
    My instructor, Ms Fani was an absolute pleasure to work with. Fani designed lessons that helped me focus on writing and listening, using a mix of media and subjects that matched my interests and also the demands of my job. Each of the lessons flew by as did the course itself. I learned a lot and had fun doing.
    Having completed my first course, I spent two weeks in Brazil meeting with clients, and delivering a group presentation. My colleagues were amazed by the improvement in my communication ability since the last visit, shortly before I started working with Fani.
    Needless to say, I'm pleased with my growth.
    I would highly recommend CCLS to any executive seeking to gain or improve language skills in Portuguese and look forward to resuming my studies again once other commitments permit.
    Again, Cinthya, thank you for the support and the outstanding instruction.
    Warm Regards

    Mark H. Masters, P.E.
    Director Code Services - Latin America
    HSB Global Standards

    Daniel Dudley
    The Portuguese program at CCLS is phenomenal. I have learned so much over the course of Level 1. Whenever I hear a conversation in Portuguese, I am amazed at how much I can understand. I notice my progression with the language everyday now. Thank you CCLS Houston and I look forward to continuing my study towards fluency.

    Daniel Dudley
    Geologist at Schlumberger

    Juanita Rozo
    I decided to take an intensive Portuguese language program, because I needed proficiency in the language to help business growth in Brazil for my company. The level of professionalism and expertise from CCLS Houston teachers was focused on personalized sessions that helped me accomplish my goal of communicating capably, providing engineering training and participating as presenter in an Oil & Gas conference in Brazil!
    Thanks to my teacher, Glaydon and Cinthya Trueba for all the support and flexibility during this learning experience!

    Juanita Rozo
    Technical Service Engineer at INEOS

    Priscilla Blossom
    The course has been fantastic. The teachers are incredibly patient and really explain the language in a form that is clear. The small classes make it a comfortable learning environment and have great interaction with the teachers and fellow classmates. I enjoyed my time with level 1 and look forward to continuing my Portuguese education with CCLS Houston.

    Priscilla Blossom
    Americas Credit Manager for Shell Chemical LP.

    Mazen A
    I found the Survival Portuguese course to be an effective and fun way to quickly develop a foundation in Portuguese. Glaydon is a great instructor, and holds a very interactive class. In addition to practical Portuguese for a trip to Brazil, Glaydon taught about Brazilian culture, traditions, music, and much more… Highly recommended. I will be taking more Portuguese classes at CCLS Houston.

    Mazen A

    Rafael Dugarte
    Great School, Great Location, everything is here, the way how the teacher push you to learn, How an small group philosophy work, the learning curve you will have is amazing, it will make improve your new skill to the limit.
    Highly recommended.
    Thanks.

    Rafael Dugarte
    Cameron

    J. Alejandro Ramirez
    I think CCLS HOUSTON is a great school to learn any type of language that they offer. Small group classes, very well prepared teachers, high quality material and excellent working environment make a big difference in your learning process. I just finished with Portuguese level 1 out of 7 levels and I feel like I have learned a lot. I think you learn fast because they teach you based on your needs. Definitely thumbs up for CCLS Houston.

    J. Alejandro Ramirez
    Engineer at Subsea Wellhead Systems

  • Verónica
    Employee of the Month: April 2022
    I work for CCLS Houston since 2014 as a Graphic and Web Designer, it has always been a gratifying challenge to express CCLS business philosophy into visual communication, helping the company grow through creative ideas. Thank you Cinthya and Mana for this special recognition.

    Verónica - Graphic and Web Designer

    Nana
    Employee of the Month: March 2022
    My favorite part of working at CCLS Houston was my interactions with everyone. CCLS Houston kept me in constant contact with wonderful people, from the students to the teachers and my coworkers. I am grateful for everything I learned from Mana and Cinthya. I received first-hand experience on running a successful small business. I worked for CCLS Houston for exactly one year and am sad that my time here must come to an end. I will miss everyone greatly and appreciate you all for allowing me to get to know you, and for taking the time to get to know me as well. I look forward to updates on the company’s continued success and the student’s continued improvements in their target languages

    Nana - Administrative Assistant

    Rami
    Outstanding Service Recognition Announcement: February 2021
    I am proud to be a member of this family, CCLS Houston family. I have learned many things through my journey here, and I am looking forward to learning more. I am very thankful to receive the Outstanding Service Recognition, and I hope for more achievements for both me, and the school in the future. Finally, I want to express my gratitude to Cinthya and Mana who have been great leaders.

    Rami - CCLS Houston Associate

    Claudia
    Teacher of the month: January 2022
    It is very nice to have the opportunity to meet so many people who want to learn Spanish as a second language in CCLS Houston. I have been enjoying sharing with the students the diversity of the Spanish language and the cultural variety that not only my country represents, but all Spanish-speaking countries.

    Claudia - Spanish Teacher

    Shams
    Employee of the Year 2021
    I am extremely honored to be chosen as the Employee of the Year. Thank you CCLS Houston for giving me the opportunity to show myself what I can do. It is definitely the place where I find my second family. I have learned a lot since day one, and I enjoy every second working there. With the great leaders, Mana and Cinthya, everything becomes possible.
    The motivation I get from the team makes me excited to work and give more everyday. This is only the first year. There are many more to come.

    Shams - Office Coordinator

    Fabiana
    Teacher of the Month: November
    I am deeply honored to be chosen as Teacher of the Month. Thank you to the CCLS Houston team for being so welcoming and giving me this opportunity to teach Spanish and share the Latin American culture with such a diverse and multicultural class. It allowed me to put into practice my interpersonal skills and understanding to others to connect with my students and make a positive impact in their learning journey. Thank you to my students for your effort and engagement to take the best of the CCLS Houston teaching methodology. The methodology emphasizes in speaking and listening comprehension first, which helps students to gain confidence in their communication abilities from start. I am so impressed to see how effective the methodology is when my students start speaking and interacting in dialogs after just one or two lessons. It has been a very fun and rewarding experience for me to teach and work at CCLS Houston and I look forward to seeing the continuation of my student's learning journey as they progress to become more proficient through higher-level courses

    Fabiana – Spanish Teacher

    Greg
    Teacher of the Month October
    I would like to thank CCLS Houston for giving me the opportunity to get back into teaching. It has been a long time, but it feels good.
    Thank you for the honor of teacher of the month, but I could not have without great students willing to learn and put up with my silliness. They have worked hard and laughed hard in the class. My students have become good friends to each other and to me. I would not have been given this honor if it were not for my students and for CCLS Houston. A big THANK YOU to both!

    Greg – English Teacher

    Aurora
    Teacher of the Month September
    My experience at CCLS has been One of the best experiences ever. The methodology they use is the best I’ve ever used. The environment is safe and the students are enthusiastic, respectful, and dedicated to learning a new language.

    Aurora – Spanish Teacher

    Margaret
    Teacher of the Month August
    My experience at CCLS has been One of the best experiences ever. The methodology they use is the best I’ve ever used. The environment is safe and the students are enthusiastic, respectful, and dedicated to learning a new language.
    I have a very special relationship with my English 1 class. They are sitting in the same seat that I was in while living in Indonesia, then France, then Azerbaijan, and Kuwait. It's not easy to be in a foreign country learning the beginning of a new language as an adult. I know. I studied Bahasa, French, Russian, and Arabic to be able to better communicate and have a more fulfilling life.
    All of my students are doing a great job of trying to speak English in English 1. This summer I have also had the opportunity to teach CCLS English for Business. I love business, and this course certainly brings out the Executive Coach in me. For 9 years I have worked in the corporate setting preparing international executives to be effective managers. English well spoken and properly written is essential for business in the USA. I really enjoy preparing CCLS Houston business students for success in their careers.
    In addition to English, I and Business English, I have had many VIP classes. Level 3 &4 of CCLS Houston English are very challenging. I am so impressed how quickly the students are able to pick up complicated sayings like "Give me a hand." I have students who have progressed through many levels of English with CCLS Houston. It is very impressive to see how much the students have retained from prior English lessons at CCLS Houston. I am convinced that the methodology used by CCLS is the most effective way to learn English. While the repetitions may seem tedious and burdensome, I know that they will effectively imprint English on my students' brains. English is essential to international business. Taking classes at CCLS Houston is a great investment for your career.
    I am very thankful to the staff at CCLS Houston for always smiling and being welcoming. It's fun to work at CCLS Houston!

    Margaret – English Teacher

    Lucía
    Teacher of the Month July
    My experience at CCLS Houston has been great personally and professionally. I love that we all get to know each other, students, administrators, teachers and we work together in a friendly atmosphere. CCLS Houston is a great place for both teaching and learning. The methodology helps us as teachers to present the vocabulary and structures of the language in context from the beginning, helping students to have the ability to understand the language from the first class and be able to use it also from the first class! This teaching style is far from the traditional method. That is why at CCLS Houston, every day I am more in love with the method and more grateful to belong to the CCLS Houston family.

    Lucía – Spanish Teacher

    Rita
    Teacher of the Month June
    I joined the CCLS Houston team in the Summer of 2018.
    I can assure you that teaching Brazilian Portuguese to the CCLS Houston students during the last three years has been a rewarding, fun, and multicultural experience.
    I really enjoy teaching my students, share the Brazilian culture and work with the CCLS program.

    Rita – Brazilian Teacher

    Carol
    Teacher of the Month May
    I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching at CCLS Houston, in the classroom, and now online. I've met so many interesting and highly motivated students in the four years that I've been teaching at CCLS Houston and hope to meet many more.

    Carol – English Teacher

    Byron
    Teacher of the Month April
    It’s an honor to have been recognized this way by CCLS Houston. I’ve had a most enjoyable time as an instructor since I joined the team about 4 years ago, as of this month — wow, it’s my anniversary, too!
    What I now like most about CCLS Houston is what made me most uncomfortable when I began. Learning to manipulate the interactive video instruction seemed a bother at first. Another (rather famous) language school at which I began my career me to take extensive training, become certified in an internationally recognized methodology, and then manipulate the dvd remote control too!
    But I discovered that the CCLS Houston way focuses on what I had already come to realize was crucial to the success of language learners: speaking in complete sentences from the very beginning. CCLS Houston students begin speaking naturally from the start, which a big difference from students being allowed to lean on their reading ability instead of their ability to conversant in the target language.
    The complete-sentence dialogue training, combined with separate phases in each lesson for grammar, listening, reading, and a “find the error” quiz segment that I always enjoy, seem to me the perfect way to structure language learning. It’s how I would have created a learning program myself, if I had known way back when what I know now. CCLS Houston allows me to help learners by utilizing a method that, frankly, I appreciate more and more each time I meet a new student from a different country and culture. The CCLS Houston dvd-based interactive learning method enhanced my own teaching technique—as well as my manual dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination—and now I’m a big fan of it.”

    Byron – English Teacher

    Gianella
    Teacher of the Month March
    My experience as a Spanish teacher in CCLS Houston has been very nice. Since the first moment I joined the teacher’s staff, I was very welcomed.
    All this time I have met very motivated students, many of whom continued their lessons online without any hesitancy when the pandemic started. In some cases, it is now their favorite model of instruction.
    My main goal is to guide my students through their journey learning my language, and to share with them my knowledge and my cultural insight, always explaining how we are just a small part of a very diverse universe within the Hispanic world.
    For me, it is very important to communicate to my students that I can help them, not only from the instructor perspective but also at a personal level, with flexibility and understanding about the experience of learning a second language. When this connection is achieved, the apprehension disappears and communication flows, which is the most important aspect of being a teacher.

    Gianella – Spanish Teacher

    Rafael
    Teacher of the Month March 2020
    Enseñar español significa para mí, por un lado, impartir conocimientos sobre mi querido idioma y cómo educador siempre ha sido una responsabilidad enseñar algo nuevo que los alumnos desconocen. Por otro lado, hay una responsabilidad y depende de cual sea el propósito de lo que se comunique mientras uno enseña a un alumno su propia lengua. Es pasión y a la vez un trabajo. Mi trabajo en CCLS Houston me reconforta y me hace expandir mi pasión. Es una gran satisfacción poder intercambiar experiencias con mis estudiantes y trabajar en la compañía.

    Rafael – Spanish Teacher