Hello, My name is María Ordónez, and I am the creator and founder of English For Progress.
The success I've had in teaching for over 25 years demonstrates that my English course is systematic and very easy to follow.
Using my 30 lessons, students learn the grammar, concepts, and vocabulary necessary to understand, speak, and write in English.
This system provides the foundation of an intermediate level that allows you to achieve an academic level if you continue reading books in English.
Thanks to the Internet, everyone has the opportunity to attend my English class no matter where in the world they are. This amazing technology allows me to teach in your home, office, school, or wherever you are.
See you in my English class!
Your English teacher
Learn English as if you were in a classroom with your favorite teacher. Ms. Ordóñez will be your guide throughout the entire course, teaching step by step to improve your English in 30 interactive lessons. María Ordóñez' blend of classical classroom methods for teaching English using explanations in Spanish is comfortable, highly functional, and separates English for Progress from all the gimmick courses that fail to teach the interested Spanish speaker.
All the lessons are based on techniques and lessons that Ms. Ordóñez developed over more than 25 years of experience teaching English in the classroom to thousands of students.
English For Progress was originally conceived through María Ordóñez’s efforts to meet the needs of her Spanish speaking students trying to learn English. Her struggles as an immigrant inspiered her to become a teacher and to teach English as a second language in the community where she grew up. Our 30 lessons teach the foundations of the English language in a very easy, step-by-step approach. All the explanations are in Spanish.
As a child, María Ordóñez faced great challenges after immigrating to the United States without knowing a word of English. She suffered the confusion and isolation that comes from being in a new country unable to understand what her classmates or teachers were saying.
Little by little, she learned English and began to progress and succeed at school. Her love of learning was the engine that propelled her forward and became the purpose of her life: to become a teacher and help others to learn English and navigate through life with confidence.
María Ordóñez earned her Bacherlor’s Degree from California State University at Northridge and a Master’s in Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. For 25 years, she taught English as a Second Language at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. It was there that thousands of students learned to speak English with her lessons.
When she began teaching at Garfield, she discovered that her Spanish-speaking students learned faster and better when she presented her lessons in their native language. Her students loved her because she made learning interesting and easy. 25 years of classroom experience are here in English for Progress.
Even though María Ordóñez has retired from the classroom, she is happy knowing that her 30 lessons continue teaching anyone interested in learning English.
Maria Ordoñez, first in her immigrant family to graduate college, began her teaching career at San Fernando High School.
Ms. Ordoñez began to adapt her teaching and lessons to the needs of Spanish speaking students.
Maria Ordoñez earned her Masters in Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.
Ms. Ordoñez returned as a teacher to Garfield High School in East Los Angeles where she had graduated.
Over 5 years Maria Ordoñez designed and tested her system of 30 lessons for Spanish-speakers learning English at Garfield.
Ms. Ordoñez completed the development of her ESL system and published her book English for Progress / Inglés Para Progresar.
Maria Ordoñez transformed her book into a complete high-quality English language learning system by recording her 30 lessons onto 8 DVD's, 4CD's, lesson books, practice books and an exam book.
Maestra Ordóñez retires from the classroom.
English For Progress Online is born, evolving from the original course and now accessible through the Internet.
Introductory Class & Lesson 1 FREE!
“The sooner you start learning English
the faster you will reach your goals!”
Teacher María Ordoñez