I had 10 hours of private lessons with Annie, prior to which I had only a small amount of book knowledge of Spanish. My lessons focused purely on speaking and were a perfect blend - I did most of the talking, and Annie would help me out if I was struggling with grammar or vocabulary. At the end of the week of lessons, I was no longer afraid of either trying to speak the language or trying to understand what someone was saying. This gave me a great start for using Spanish in the "real world". Thank you, Annie and Spanish in Bariloche!