Naly Ramirez, 31, had a job she loved, teaching Spanish at a private language institute in Albuquerque.
Even as she and her husband moved to Los Alamos a year ago, she kept commuting because she loved teaching.
When her child’s pediatrician in Los Alamos needed Spanish lessons before a move to California, she began to see the possibility that she could bring her love of teaching to her new home.
What started as individual lessons among health care and technical workers has now sprung into small classes of adult students, called Se Habla Español (Spanish is Spoken Here).
“I love what I do and I am extremely positive about it. I learn every day and I’m always finding new ways to teach ideas,” she said.
The four, weekly two-hour classes, cost of $110, and offer interaction, brain workouts, games, music and a grasp of the language almost from the moment you walk in the door, she said. The goals for a new beginner’s class, which begins April 12 and continues each Wednesday until May 3 from 6-8 p.m., include learning the pronunciation of about 100 words, exposure to talking about future activities, and other basics. Her classes are held at project Y in Los Alamos.