WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!
I’m so happy, finally WE LAUNCHED OUR NEW WEBSITE!
But before I tell you about the web, if you don’t know me and it’s the first time you hear about me, I introduce myself: my name is Carleana Rosales, I am a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language, specialist in didactics and I welcome you to this space.
I studied at the University of Barcelona (Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language), my third university degree and I live in beautiful Switzerland, in Kriens, since 2008.
I have been teaching Spanish since 2011.
Having said that, the most important thing for me at this moment is to share with you everything we have done, and to explain to you the new things you are going to find on this website.
Incredible as it may seem, it has taken us more than five months of intensive work, programming, translating, writing and creating this space. All the work has been done remotely, online, between Switzerland, Venezuela, Germany and Spain.
It may surprise you, but the evolution that I have experienced during 2019 and 2020 has been incredible, personally and professionally, hence the need to resume my big dream. An online Spanish school, based on trust, organization, stability, commitment and responsibility.
Fight for what you want, until the last moment.
A little bit of history:
I had been wanting to create my own school since the beginning of 2018, a quality and organized space, without intermediaries. A place where I could have knowledge of the whole process from the moment you enter the school until you decide to follow your path, with a very good level of Spanish.
In 2018 I designed a Web, but at that time I was so focused on working in another school, that the web was not my priority. And although I always trusted Online teaching, many people at that time insisted that this concept would not work, but time has proven otherwise.
With the Pandemic, change came into our lives:
Change is something permanent in our lives. Today, after learning about the advantages of the online world, more and more of us are choosing to learn and work online.
The truth is that it was not always like this. Many schools and companies rejected and disqualified this type of learning, due to lack of knowledge or little experience in the area.
The pandemic forced many schools to take on the online model out of survival instinct. The schools that did not do so had to close.
One of the schools where I work was going through a bad situation, there was a risk of closing it or selling it. I didn’t want to be out of a job. I was sure I didn’t want to have to work in something else, because I like and enjoy what I do.
Online teaching was and is for me a fact, I was ready for it. Since 2009 I have known, tested and believed in the world of online learning. I didn’t want to do anything else, teaching is what I love to do. Personally, if you like your job, that is reflected in how well you do it, in your motivation and in your effort.
So I said to myself: let’s get to work. I can’t sit back and wait to see what happens.
The answer: keep working for my dream Spanisch a la Carte.
That said, and without further ado, I will reveal below everything you will find
Basically, the new website for me is like a house that we built from scratch.
The goal is to provide you with a simple place with easy to find and enjoyable information. It conveys the essence of my brand in an elegant, direct and personal way. That’s why I was sure it had to be tailor-made.
We revised the content of all sections, focusing on easier navigation and your needs, while adding attractive colors and a well thought-out design.
The main changes in this new website are as follows:
- Design: Subtle, customized and completely different.
- Copywriting: I deserately needed new texts and to communicate effectively what I do, how I do it and why I do it. I have also included subtitled videos so you can learn a little more about the methodology and about me.
- A web store where the courses are available and where you can directly buy the course you are interested in without wasting time with banking, mailing, etc. Also with different payment options.
- Usability: a new navigation that is simpler and more intuitive than the previous one, and a page that also loads faster.
- A blog dedicated to you, where you can also find lessons to learn Spanish.
- A placement test to find out your level of Spanish, developed by myself, without any intervention or sharing of data with third parties. All your data will stay at home.
- One page in three languages: German, Spanish and English. No automatic translation, so I hope to have written all well, or at least as well as I can.
Change of payment method, pay your course monthly:
I have decided to change and innovate the way you can pay for your Spanish course, to make it more accessible, so you can better organize your finances and time.
We decided to make it easy and accessible for you, because my goal is to teach you Spanish and one of the reasons that attracts me the most to have a Spanish school is to be able to adjust to you and your reality.
Finally, I want to tell you a little bit about those who are behind the creation and maintenance of this place.
This would not have been possible without them.
To take this step I have counted on professionals that I admire and with whom I have enjoyed working.
Frank, responsible for all the programming and construction of the website. His patience is incredible and he is always willing to explain everything to me, everything related to the functioning of the website.
Oliver: creating the new brand colors and website design.
Along with them have been those who have always been behind this project. My family, my husband, my daughters, my brother and sister, always supporting me and believing in me.
What do you think about this new website?
Now I would like to listen to you, to read you, for this you have the comments section to answer this question and to tell me what you think about this new look.
For a few days the web will be in the process of adaptation so probably some sections are still not displayed correctly on all devices or directly fail. Everything will be fixed as soon as possible.
I hope you like it and above all that you feel at home because that’s the only thing I want.