I speak English, but our sessions and classes are primarily full immersion in Spanish. But don’t worry about kicking off in Spanish! After 15 years of experience I can guarantee you that it will go smoothly, and be a fruitful and enjoyable experience! Regardless if you are fluent or have never spoken a word of Spanish, you will still enjoy and benefit from our training.
We employ a practical second language acquisition method that has proven to be very successful for our students. The program that we offer advances the student at their own pace while also encouraging and challenging them to progress in the four areas of language: speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing.
Ours program offering includes a grammar guide, audio-visual materials, grammar exercises and progress tests. I can adapt your classes to topics of interest to you, such as history, politics, social themes, etc. Or you can use topics on our daily news posts or special interest themes. Whatever helps you move forward! As a complement to your studies, we can also arrange low cost conversation workshops or time passing with locals (very popular to practice Spanish on popular hot-spots) or educational or tourism activities for you as well. Although classes via Skype lack the intense full immersion, it surely adds enormous possibilities: A regular convenient practice of your Spanish in a comfortable situation. With a minimum of investment or exposure, you will be start to learn and review your progress. We can focus on your challenges, work towards you own defined aims or threshold to continue. A high quality connection (we use high bandwidth and Logitech audio equipment) supports our side of helping you forward! Surely, it is an excellent method to enhance your conversation skills, be it before, after or instead of onsite classes.
Obviously, classes can also be taken in Granada, Nicaragua to practice your conversation skills in a lively, sparkling environment. Because we do use public spaces in our tutoring, such as the cultural center, bars, inner gardens. Nevertheless, our homebase is Cafe de las Sonrisas, the famous cafe run by and for the hearing impaired ( see http://www.facebook.com/cafe.de.las.sonrisas , the address: Iglesia de la Merced, 50 metros al lago). If you are uncomfortable with your first words, you can learn to pay for meals and drinks in the company of your teacher in a very easy-going relaxing atmosphere. We escort you to markets, shops, public services etc, so that you really associate the learning topics with real life! To top it off, we schedule our meetings to accommodate your schedule in the afternoon or evening to enhance your stay and offer you ample space to practice your Spanish or just taste that very fine Latin spirit or cocktail