Contrary to the efforts of frantic college students, you cannot learn to speak French by eating the pages of a Voltaire novel or swimming in a pool filled with champagne and Serge Gainsbourg albums. Master multilingualism the right way with today's Groupon: for $142, you get five weeks of foreign language classes at Rennert (a $290 value), located in midtown Manhattan. This Groupon includes course materials, textbooks ($45), and the registration fee ($25).
With pleasant, helpful instructors that were born overseas, Rennert teaches aspiring language-lassoers how to skillfully converse in a foreign dialect. Rennert offers two-hour classes ($220 tuition) in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Portuguese, with class sizes never exceeding eight students. The school's teachers adhere to the "communicative approach," a method that emphasizes conversational exercises and gets you practicing common day-to-day situations for working, socializing, and solving foreign crossword puzzles.
After five weeks in a Rennert class, you'll have a basic understanding of a new language—extremely helpful in continuing studies, traveling overseas, or translating Les Misérables into a German sci-fi comedy. Call ahead to reserve your spot in an upcoming session.
Redeemable for fall, winter, spring, or summer sessions.
- I have taken German classes at Rennert for over five years. My teacher is patient and creative at providing help. I’ll probably be around for another five years, still exploring the nooks and crannies of the language. – Daniel Blue, Testimonial
- Most helpful [French] language class I’ve ever taken! – Hillary Chernow, Testimonial
At Rennert International, teachers use a communicative teach method that emphasizes conversation and has students speaking the language on the first day, but teachers don't neglect the basics. Emphasizing conversation over reading and memorization, teachers help their classes quickly pick up the ability to converse in dozens of languages. But their lessons don't neglect the basics—students also receive a thorough grounding in grammar, ensuring they feel comfortable conversing and correcting foreign text messages.