I have always loved the Spanish language and I wanted to become conversational in it, but never committed. I finally searched online for community college courses, and came across Spanish Tutor DC. The price was far better than any other option and seemed more conversational. I signed up for a course as a beginner (I had limited Spanish in high school and college) and I’m still taking courses over a year later. My classes have been small enough to get individualized attention, but with enough students that we can have spontaneous and interesting conversation. The class is held in a room with one table where we sit and talk, rather than having an instructor at the front of a room. I’ve met a lot of fun and interesting people from all over the world. And, of course, my Spanish has improved immensely. There is homework each week (grammar exercises, writing tasks, and articles to read) that often drive our conversation, but it is low stress and if you miss a class you can make it up. I can’t imagine a better (or more engaging) format for becoming conversational in Spanish.