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“After all those years I took it in high school, and for as much as I hear it around me, I feel like I should know more Spanish than I actually do.”

What if you could feel confident and comfortable enough in your Spanish to never clam up again?

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“After all those years I took it in high school, and for as much as I hear it around me, I feel like I should know more Spanish than I actually do.”

What if you could feel confident and comfortable enough in your Spanish to never clam up again?

Butterfly (2) (1)

I know that you’ve been wanting to put the effort into improving your Spanish for as long as you can remember, but the task seems daunting. I mean, where are you even supposed to start?

Trust me, I get it. It’s HARD to learn a new language at any point in your life… never mind as an adult. And then, putting a full-time job and “adult” responsibilities on top of that? Yeah, there’s a lot going against you with your goal, so it’s no wonder it’s been so difficult.

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Up until now, you’ve tried everything...

Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, YouTube, group classes, self-study, and maybe even a 1:1 teacher at some point.

But without the support and accountability, you just weren’t motivated to continue on your own. Not to mention that these avenues didn’t give you the road map and structure you needed, so you just gave up.

But, in the back of your mind, you know that, by putting “Learn Spanish” back on that long list of hope-to-do-one-days, you will continue to feel uncomfortable and limited in using it. You know that if you don’t commit to starting, you will just continue to fall short of your dream of truly communicating in Spanish.

After learning Spanish in my early 20s, and now teaching it to other adults,

I’ve realized there are five core reasons that cause most people to give up on Spanish:

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Feeling overwhelmed

You’ve got apps, books, and free resources all laid out in front of you but there is just so much to learn.

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Fizzling out due to lack of accountability.

You skip a day or two of studying but, nobody’s keeping track of your progress anyway, so you let it slide. A few days turn into weeks and, before you know it, you give up on it altogether.

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Failing to incorporate Spanish into daily life.

You lack the tools, advice, and resources to make Spanish an enjoyable part of your everyday life which is essential to learning any language.

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Focusing too much time on learning the wrong things

Without a road map, you just feel like you're treading water in Spanish without making any real progress.

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Falling short on developing language-learning habits early on.

You started with a romanticized idea of learning Spanish, but then, once you got elbow deep into it, you realized that it took a lot of commitment on your part. Without a guide to teach you about how to build a language-learning habit, you just lost interest.

It’s these five pillars that, when all available SIMULTANEOUSLY, lead to the most advanced and rewarding way to finally reach the next level in learning Spanish.

And that’s why I knew I needed to create a course to intentionally incorporate each pillar to ensure your success in Spanish.

Hola! Soy Dominique

salsa dancer, world traveler, and red wine enthusiast who was standing right where you were ten years ago

Yup, ten years ago, I boarded a plane with a one-way ticket to Barcelona to learn Spanish. Later, my love of Spanish took me to Madrid and Mexico City, where my level shot up, and I got all the fancy certifications. 

Looking back on those years I spent living abroad, I see now how much learning Spanish helped me spread my alas, or my wings to fly and transform into the person I am today. With my endless search for Spanish, friends lovingly began calling me La Mariposa - or the butterfly - which has stuck with me ever since.

Hola! Soy Dominique

salsa dancer, world traveler, and red wine enthusiast who was standing right where you were ten years ago

Yup, ten years ago, I boarded a plane with a one-way ticket to Barcelona to learn Spanish. Later, my love of Spanish took me to Madrid and Mexico City, where my level shot up, and I got all the fancy certifications. 

Looking back on those years I spent living abroad, I see now how much learning Spanish helped me spread my alas, or my wings to fly and transform into the person I am today. With my endless search for Spanish, friends lovingly began calling me La Mariposa - or the butterfly - which has stuck with me ever since.

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I want to help you spread your wings too.

I want to tell you everything I know about learning Spanish as an adult - the good, the bad, and the ugly. But most importantly, I want you to be transformed by this incredible language and surrounding culture that has enchanted me for over a decade. 

Which is why...

I’m SO excited to invite you to spread your Spanish wings with

ALAS I

The self-paced course for self-starters looking for a solid foundation in Spanish to feel confident communicating in everyday situations

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Here’s what you can expect to happen inside this intentional and encouraging program.

You will…

stay committed to your Spanish goals with no lulls or “what do I do next?” moments {goodbye excuses and hello accountability checks}

develop practical Spanish skills that you can start using right away {eliminate any wasted time in a sea of “theories”}

gain massive momentum through a community of other determined language learners {no more inevitably losing steam trying to overcome hurdles on your own}

increase your confidence to communicate in Spanish {happily start conversations rather than clamming up and hiding from them}

shape a new identity as a bilingual adult when you see visible progress in your language learning {open up an entirely new world of opportunity with your accomplishments)

Here’s how we’ll spread your wings in Alas I

ALAS I - Module Zero

module zero

Prepping for Success

Start your Spanish journey with all the tools in your toolbelt to be wildly successful. Understand the ins and outs of my unique Monarch Method to Learning Spanish, followed by a 15-minute crash course in English grammar. Learn how to form a language-learning habit and how to stay consistent with studying.

Walk away with all the tools you need to set up a language learning routine and how to build momentum in your learning through consistency and practice.

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module one

Like a Well-Oiled Machine: How Verbs Work

Learn how to correctly conjugate -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs to match the subject so you can stop walking around talking like a caveman. Get insider tips on the most common Spanish mistakes made by native English-speakers when conjugating verbs and how to avoid them.

Walk away with the most important building block of a Spanish sentence aka the verb to begin communicating after just Week 1!

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module two

Construction You Can Count On: Building a Sentence

Understand how to formulate a sentence {that people actually understand} in Spanish and how to manipulate nouns and adjectives to match in gender and number.

Walk away with all the puzzle pieces to form coherent sentences to talk about some of the most useful topics in Spanish.

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module three

To Be or Not To Be: Understanding SER and ESTAR

Decipher two of the most tricky verbs in Spanish - ser, and estar. Mastering these two verbs early on will make you sound especially proficient in Spanish, even at a basic level.

Walk away with the tools you need to talk about yourself and your emotions.

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module four

Question Everything: Asking and Answering Questions

Explore how to ask questions in Spanish with an in-depth review of question words and sentence structure. Learn the skills to confidently purchase something at a local market, ask the waiter for an extra napkin, request a taxi to take you to the local Mayan ruins, and inquire about the details of a local tour.

Walk away with the confidence to formulate questions to express your needs and wants and get the answers you want.

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module five

I've Got the Power: Using Hay, Yo-Go, and Other Power Verbs

Uncover the power of the most common Spanish verbs, getting you on the right side of everyday situations.

Walk away with a solid understanding of the most practical verbs in Spanish to get you conversational-ready.

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module six

As Easy as One-Two-Three: Mastering Numbers, Dates and Time

Polish up your numbers game and open up a whole new world of conversations around things like birthdays, important dates, the price of souvenirs, what time an event takes place, and how long something will last.

Walk away with another feather in your cap for expressing the moment in time exactly how you want to say it.

But, don't take my word for it.

Experience the actual course platform now, with free access to Lesson One.

Tap into these perfectly curated resources to cement new concepts and put them into practice. This is where the implementation happens and where your wings take form.

World-Class Wings Worksheets

Instantly practice new skills through specially tailored worksheets to start exercising your Spanish muscle so that you’re ready to use them in real life.

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Versatile Vocabulary Sets

Immediately unlock access to twelve jam-packed vocabulary sets of essential Spanish words you’ll need to build a solid vocabulary base to use in everyday situations.

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Support and accountability play a massive role in your language journey.

That’s why these bonuses will encourage you to stay the course.

6-Month Access to Private Facebook Community

Bonus 01

Join a community of other motivated learners like you from around the world to ask questions and hold yourself accountable.

(Value $697)

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6-Month Access to Monthly Group Conversation Sessions

Bonus 02

Join me for monthly group conversation sessions where we will learn and practice new vocabulary words and expressions.

(Value $297)

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What other students are saying...

Dani (1)

A treasure trove of info from a teacher who truly teaches

I love Dominique’s demeanor and calming approach. She breaks down complex topics into teachable, understandable lessons. I appreciate that she explains things so clearly and methodically in a way that seems attainable for us, the students <-- this is not the case for all teachers!

Dani Paige, Alberta, Canada

What other students are saying...

Dani (1)

A treasure trove of info from a teacher who truly teaches

I love Dominique’s demeanor and calming approach. She breaks down complex topics into teachable, understandable lessons. I appreciate that she explains things so clearly and methodically in a way that seems attainable for us, the students <-- this is not the case for all teachers!

Dani Paige, Alberta, Canada

Alas I

The self-paced course for self-starters looking for a solid foundation in Spanish to feel confident communicating in everyday situations.

Alas I Course Graphic

Here’s A Recap of Everything Included

Alas I Basic Spanish Course to build your wings to fly in Spanish (6 modules) (Value $997)

MODULE 0: Prepping for Success

MODULE 01: Like a Well-Oiled Machine: How Verbs Work

MODULE 02: Construction You Can Count On: Building a Sentence

MODULE 03: To Be or Not To Be: Understanding SER and ESTAR

MODULE 04: Question Everything: Asking and Answering Questions

MODULE 05: I've Got the Power: Using Hay, Yo-Go, and Other Power Verbs

MODULE 06: As Easy as One-Two-Three: Mastering Numbers, Dates and Time

World-Class Wings Worksheets

Versatile Vocabulary Sets

6-Month Access to Private Facebook Community (Value $697)

6-Month Access to Monthly Group Conversation Sessions ($247)

Total Value = $1,941
Price: $997

Today's Price: $247

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15-day wings to fly guarantee

The Wings to Fly Guarantee

If you’re on the fence or skeptical about taking an online, asynchronous course, I understand where you’re coming from. It can be hard to change our mindset from traditional classroom learning styles to something different.

The truth is, from my personal experience, I know that achieving fluency in Spanish is such a personal journey. So, when taking any course, it’s not only about the content, but also about having the right guidance, encouragement, support, and inspiration along the way.

I promise that this course will not only present the structural building blocks of the language in a clear, practical way but will also offer you the community support and guidance to see a real transformation in your confidence with Spanish.

If you don’t see a noticeable improvement in your Spanish confidence and communication after completing these six modules, just shoot me an email, and I promise to offer you a full refund within 15 days of purchase. No pasa nada.

What other students are saying...

"In all the other classes I've taken, nobody's really ever expressed, “gee, this was hard for me too, and these are some of the things I did to help me get past the hurdles.”

It was so motivating to hear Dominique’s story and know about all the embarrassing missteps she made learning Spanish. I just felt so connected to her, knowing that she struggled too and that it didn't come easy.

Morning Waters, Sacramento, California

Diary excerpt from 2011 while living in Barcelona:

“Today I was practicing Spanish with a guy who spoke zero English and, with a totally straight face, I told him that I was pregnant instead of embarrassed.” {insert face plant}

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Diary excerpt from 2011 while living in Barcelona:

“Today I was practicing Spanish with a guy who spoke zero English and, with a totally straight face, I told him that I was pregnant instead of embarrassed.” {insert face plant}

So tell me more about La Mariposa

La Mariposa Spanish Lessons

Friends and family gave me the nickname La Mariposa (i.e., the butterfly) after I spent years traveling the world to master Spanish. Learning the language truly gave me the wings to fly.

Hola! Soy Dominique

salsa dancer, world traveler, red wine enthusiast, and your Spanish coach behind Alas I

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It all started when I was about a year out of college. I found myself in a soul-crushing, corporate-American job. Most days, I would sit at my desk thinking, “Is this it?” So, I decided to do something a little crazy. I sold everything I owned, packed my life into two suitcases, and bought a one-way ticket to Barcelona, Spain, to live with a host family for a year.

After taking years of Spanish in high school and college, I thought I would have no trouble navigating my way through a Spanish-speaking country. But oh, how I was wrong. I was shocked that I could barely put together a few sentences. I felt so frustrated, thinking to myself, “ugh, I should know more than this!” 

I finally put my foot down and dove into learning Spanish - for real this time. 

Learning a second language as an adult was hard, really, REALLY hard. But, in the end, it was SO worth it because I not only mastered a new language but gained a new identity. I now have a completely different perspective on the world and am exposed to opportunities to have meaningful experiences and authentic connections with people I wouldn’t have otherwise. 

That’s why I’ve made it my mission to share what you actually need to know to communicate confidently in Spanish - without all the fluff and the noise. 

I’m so excited to invite you to start your Spanish journey with me!

Alas I FAQ’s? Ask away!

Time for some real talk... 

Let’s take a peek into what not joining Alas I might look like… 

While you may have tons of grammar books on your shelf, piecemealing and DIYing your Spanish learning on your own is a dead-end road with no results.  

Without guidance, support, and encouragement, you will continue to lack the confidence to use Spanish in everyday life because you will, inevitably, spend too much time focusing on the “fluff” instead of the tools you need to truly communicate. 

But that’s not the path I want for you. 

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Between you and I - I’ve created this program to help motivated learners like YOU become intentional about learning Spanish with clear direction so that the next time you’re in a situation to use Spanish, you’re ready to speak your mind (#death to Google translate

But to progress forward in Spanish, you don’t have to trust me…

You have to trust YOURSELF.

You have to trust that you are CAPABLE of learning a second language and that you DESERVE to communicate confidently in Spanish.

I believe you’re on the cusp of having all of that ⌃⌃

And if you’re ready to take this journey together, then I’m ready to show you the way.

Alas I

The self-paced course for self-starters looking for a solid foundation in Spanish to feel confident communicating in everyday situations.

Alas I Course Graphic

Here’s A Recap of Everything Included

Alas I Basic Spanish Course to build your wings to fly in Spanish (6 modules) (Value $997)

MODULE 0: Prepping for Success

MODULE 01: Like a Well-Oiled Machine: How Verbs Work

MODULE 02: Construction You Can Count On: Building a Sentence

MODULE 03: To Be or Not To Be: Understanding SER and ESTAR

MODULE 04: Question Everything: Asking and Answering Questions

MODULE 05: I've Got the Power: Using Hay, Yo-Go, and Other Power Verbs

MODULE 06: As Easy as One-Two-Three: Mastering Numbers, Dates and Time

World-Class Wings Worksheets

Versatile Vocabulary Sets

6-Month Access to Private Facebook Community (Value $697)

6-Month Access to Monthly Group Conversation Sessions ($247)

Total Value = $1,941
Price: $997

Today's Price: $247

What other students are saying...

Dominique is so good at breaking up Spanish into digestible, straightforward components.

From day one, I felt like I could already start using skills from the course, which was so helpful to me being a physical therapist and working with Spanish-speaking clients.

Eve Martinez, Sacramento, California

What other students are saying...

Dominique is so good at breaking up Spanish into digestible, straightforward components.

From day one, I felt like I could already start using skills from the course, which was so helpful to me being a physical therapist and working with Spanish-speaking clients.

Eve Martinez, Sacramento, California

Here’s What’s Next...

Here’s what you and I both know: 6 months from now, you will certainly arrive. The question, though, is where? That’s your decision to make right now.

Adding Spanish to your life is expansive on so many levels. You see, this is more than just learning a language. It’s about seeing the world and the people in it through a different lens.

When you are suddenly able to communicate with over 560 million Spanish speakers worldwide, your worldview changes, your opinions change, YOU change.

We’re about to change your life and open your world, you coming?

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