FAQ 2017-10-24T22:46:50+00:00

Children &Family Classes

My child doesn’t yet speak.. what is the benefit to attending at such a young age?  
Many! Learning the language in context through song, hearing the sounds and structure as their brain is forming provides the tools for when they do begin speaking.  Plus, as they learn both their native English and their second language..you will begin to see the active discrimination of when to use one or the other. It is really amazing to be part of!!
Is there learning even though my children are just attending once a week?
Whether this is your children’s first exposure to the language or if you are trying to
retain your child’s native Spanish even once a week provides the consistency that will
pay off in the long run.

General Program

How is your program different than the classes in the schools and junior colleges?
Our classes are small enough that we can all sit around a table, or in a circle if you’re a
young child, in a comfortable and casual manner. In a small class, you get more personal
attention, more opportunities to practice, and get to really know the other students in
your class as you advance together.
But maybe more importantly, our focus is different. We aren’t trying to prepare you for
an exam. Traditionally, you need to drill & memorize in order to achieve good test
scores. We are preparing you for conversations. We do that by engaging you in
conversation! From babies to retirees, we interact with you and get you to interact
with us.

Are all of your instructors native Spanish speakers?
No. There are some studies that suggest that if you want to learn a foreign language, it
is best to have an instructor who shares your native language (and thus accent).
However, neither of these factors are our most important criteria..We look for the best teachers because it is a teacher’s ability to reach the student and guide that will make the difference for language learning. And frankly, your time is worth having the best that we can provide!