Thank you for visiting our homepage. We are a well established language school in Atlanta that offers Spanish and German classes using Graded Reader Method. Our class size is between 2 - 6 students. We are conveniently located across Lenox Mall.
Each course consists of 15 hours of classroom instruction. Class meets once a week for two and a half hours for six weeks. The price of each course is $250.00. Please read our schedule section for start dates.
Graded Reader Method is the fastest way of building a strong vocabulary, which is the key to fluency. In this method you see wide variety of words and structures in their proper context which helps greatly in retention. Graded Reader Method will give you results faster. Our set of four courses will give you a very good understanding of the Spanish language. If you then go through 10 to 15 Graded Readers, you will be able to build your own sentences with fluency and will be a fluent speaker of Spanish. We have been delivering solid results for the past 11 years. You will see results right from the very first class. That is our money back guarantee. Please read our method section for more details.
Typically you have to relate a word or a structure 10 to 15 times with its meaning, before it is internalized or retained permanently in your memory. Once internalized, you will have no difficulty in recalling it for use in speech. You need a vocabulary of at least 2000 words to be functional in the target language. Our set of four courses will get you there.
Adults speak at a rate of 100 words per minute. A thirty minute conversation would involve an exchange of 3000 words. A strong vocabulary is thus essential for being a fluent speaker. Graded Reader Method is a very efficient method for building a strong vocabulary.
Majority of language teachers will tell you that speaking practice will make you a fluent speaker. This advice has its limitations.
Lets assume that you have a vocabulary of 1000 words and understand half of the commonly used language structures. If you start practicing with this knowledge, you will get stuck at building every other sentence. Your speaking practice will not make any sense to you, let alone to your conversational partner.
However if you have a vocabulary of around 2000 words and have a good command over the structure of the language, your speaking practice would make more sense. Many language teachers, although certified, themselves have never learned a foreign language as an adult. Instead of teaching students how to read ( reading is the fastest way of expanding your vocabulary ), they will tell them to practice speaking. With limited knowledge of the language, students fail to practice the language in any meaningful way. If you take a logical approach and spend some time getting to know the language and expanding your vocabulary, you are far more likely to succeed. Success is the best motivation.
Abraham Lincoln once said "If I have eight hours to chop a tree, I would spend six on sharpening my ax". Reading prepares your mind for speaking. We can teach you how to read in Spanish with comprehension in less than six months.
In high school and also to some extent in college, students are forced to memorize isolated bits and pieces of the language for testing and grading purposes. This usually results in poor retention. In Graded Reader Method you see all the words and structures in their proper context, which results in better retention. Speaking is all about recalling which depends on retention.
Our one hour sample Spanish class will give you an idea of how Graded Reader Method works. It costs $15.00. Check our schedule section for the date and timings.
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Language Institute of Georgia
3355 Lenox Rd Suite 750
Atlanta, Georgia 30326.