Values & Methodology

Our Values & Methodology

Our Core Values

Quality

We offer foreign language classes that follow a carefully planned curriculum with experienced, native instructors who conduct classes using a task-based methodology.

Affordability

We want Spanish to be accessible to all, and we reflect this in our prices. Group classes are under $30 per week.

Comfort

We offer an informal, welcoming setting with small groups. Our students get to know their instructor and classmates so that the learning process is enjoyable and so that students can learn from each other.

Balance

Learning should be fun and engaging, and that’s exactly what you’ll find with us. Although the task-based style of learning is challenging, we promise you’ll laugh more than you cry!

Our Teaching Methodology

Task-Based

Students are taught in the target language and they are given concrete tasks to accomplish (often with a classmate). Before their task performance, students are given the tools they need to accomplish the task, e.g., “Present your classmate’s Tuesday routine.” This way the students truly experience the language before we analyze the grammar.

Conversational

Although grammar and written work are important, they are a small portion of what it takes to actively learn a language. Our classes are focused on understanding and speaking the target language.

Activity-based

Students actively participate, using and discovering the language rather than passively learning by memorization or a grammar book.

Application

We equip students to do everyday tasks in the target language, such as going to school, ordering food, shopping, traveling, attending parties, etc. Our dynamic methods help students become part of the language and culture.