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Learn Spanish or German via Graded Reader Method

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.

CLASS STRUCTURE AND PRICING

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

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. 

HOW WORDS AND STRUCTURES ARE INTERNALIZED

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.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN OUR BASIC SPANISH CLASS

In our basic Spanish class you will acquire a vocabulary of 400 words and a very good understanding of the Spanish Grammar. This progress will motivate you to learn further. Once you acquire of vocabulary of around 2000 words, you will be functional in the Spanish speaking environment. After completing our basic Spanish class, you will be able to read on your own level 1 Graded Readers. This will further expand your vocabulary and reinforce important grammatical concepts. 

When you speak, not only you have to understand the sentences of your conversational partner, but you also have to build your own. Having a good command of the structure and a strong vocabulary will enable you to speak fluently. 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.

YOUR MIND AS A LANGUAGE DATABASE

 When you speak,  you recall words and structures from your memory. How well you can do it depends how well they are stored in it. Reinforcements are very important for good retention. When it comes to reinforcements, no other method comes even close to Graded Reader Method. Not only you see the words and structures repeatedly but also in their proper context.

WHY CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASSES DON'T WORK VERY WELL FOR BEGINNERS

The logic behind  these classes is that you acquire fluency via speaking practice. If you can not speak, its quite obvious that speaking practice becomes a questionable premise. Unfortunately this is the most common advice students receive from the language teachers.  The most common reason of not being able to speak is the inability to build your own sentences. The cause of this inability is poor retention of commonly used structures and words. The remedy is input, a lots of input.

Many proponents of the communicative approach, themselves have never learned a foreign language as adults. "Communicative Approach" along with "Total Immersion" are in part responsible for the widespread failure to learn a foreign language in the US.

A COMPELLING REASON TO USE GRADED READERS

 Majority of the students who have taken high school Spanish are not able to speak fluently. There curriculum was focused on making the job of testing and grading easier for the teachers. They did not read enough in Spanish to become fluent speakers. The same pattern continues in lower level college Spanish courses.

Once students are at the graduate level, they become better speakers, the reason being that they get a lot of reading assignments. Reading leads to fluency and fluency leads to speaking. We can teach you to read with comprehension in less than six  months.

What students learn in 3 to 4 years of formal language study, using "modern language learning methods", you can accomplish in less than 6 months with Graded Readers. This is our specialty. Please read our method section for more details.

POLICY ON MISSED CLASSES

 If you miss two classes in a six weeks period, you can make up for it by sitting in other classes.

TRY OUR SAMPLE SPANISH CLASS 

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.
404-520-8754

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