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.
What you will learn in the basic Spanish class
In our six weeks basic Spanish class you will acquire a vocabulary of more than 400 words. You need a vocabulary of around 2000 words, in order to become a fluent speaker. Our basic Spanish course will also give you a very good understanding of the structure of the language. When you speak, you have to build your own sentences. For this you need to acquire a very good command of the structure of the language. After attending our six weeks basic Spanish, you will see a marked improvement in your ability to retain Spanish words and structures. Speaking is all about recalling which depends on retention. Our set of next three intermediate courses will give you a vocabulary of more than 2000 words and a very good command of the grammar. You will learn how to build your own sentences.
Class structure, Price and Start dates
Each class is six weeks long and meets once a week for two and a half hours. The price is $209.00 for 15 hours of classroom instruction. The start dates of our basic Spanish classes are as follows.
Our Sunday's class meeting from 4:00 to 6:30 pm starts April 27th.
Our Monday's class meeting from 7:00 to 9:30 pm starts April 28th.
Our Tuesday's class meeting from 7:00 to 9:30 pm starts April 29th.
Please visit our schedule section for signing up and viewing other classes.
Why should I use Graded Reader method ?
The word "llevar" in Spanish means to carry. It also means to lead, spend and wear depending on the context. Unless you have seen this word in multiple contexts and multiple times, you are not likely to retain it and use it while speaking. Reading enables you to see words repeatedly in their proper contexts. Reading extensively in a foreign language leads to long term retention which is vital to your speaking ability. Even reading 10 Graded Readers in Spanish or German will enable you to see the connection between reading and speaking.
We at language institute of Georgia show beginners how easy and beneficial it is for students to improve their understanding of the structure of the language and increase their vocabulary at the same time via reading. Graded Readers are level specific stories. These stories become your experience. Words and structures that are part of your experience are far more likely to be retained.
Why conversational Spanish classes sometimes do not work.
If you can not speak in real world it is very likely that you won't be able to speak in a conversational Spanish class either. The most common reason for not being able to speak is the inability to build wide variety of sentences. Typically in conversational Spanish classes few common phrases are repeated. This rarely leads to long term retention.
Adults speak at a rate of 100 words per minute. A thirty minute conversation involves an exchange of 3000 words. Assuming each sentence is six words long, 500 sentences are exchanged even in a small conversation. A very good command of the language in needed for this. Graded Reader Method will help you acquire this command.
Please Call us at 404 520 8754 or email us at email@example.com for more info.
USING GRADED READERS.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASSES.
THE MYTH OF SPEAKING PRACTICE.
Our Course Material for Spanish classes
We use Graded Reader series Leer en Espanol. These can be found at CONTINENTAL BOOK COMPANY. Look under Spanish/literature for classes/Graded Readers/Leer en Espanol section. For our basic Spanish course we use a Level 1 book. For intermediate classes we use Level 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
Our Course Material for German classes
We use Graded Reader series German Classic EZ Readers. These can be found at CONTINENTAL BOOK COMPANY. Look under German/literature for classes/Graded Readers/German Classic EZ Readers section. For our basic German course we use Level A books. For intermediate classes we use Level B, C and D respectively.
Policy on missed classes and refund
You can miss a maximum of two classes per six weeks session, without forfeiting a class. If after attending the first class, you feel that our class is not right for you, you have an option of withdrawing with full refund. This request has to be made within a week from the start date.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Language Institute of Georgia
3355 Lenox Rd Suite
750 Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
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