In a world that's constantly shrinking due to communication technology, the ease of travel, and a mad scientist's reduction beam, bilingual people have a distinct advantage over single-language speakers. Futura Language Professionals embraces this development and prepares its students to tackle international affairs through schools scattered from Minnesota to Florida, offering accessible language courses with a special emphasis on Spanish. Degreed, native-speaking teachers lead classes with a balance of vocabulary and cultural lessons on music, art, and food. Summer camps and afterschool programs await students ages 3–12, whereas adults can hone their communication savvy in classes designed for business conversations, allowing expansion into overseas markets and more successful collaboration when making amusement parks on the moon.
A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Everyday Photo Class–owner Lana Kelley now helps students in her native Houston expand their photographic possibilities with a distilled version of her own scholarship and experience. Her custom curriculum breaks down the path to digital artistry into four two-hour classes—The Basics, Techniques, Perfection, and Picture Editing—that grant her students greater creative control as they learn to harness their cameras’ advanced features and change lenses with their feet.
With extensive knowledge on Apple and Windows operating systems as well as computer hardware, the tech-savvy staff at Newfurb helps laptops and desktops run smoothly with tune-ups and virus removal. The staff also sells a collection of computers and accessories, from brands such as HP, Apple, Dell, and Canon. Customers will also find tablets, flat-screen TVs, and TV mounts.
Most Popular Service: Concealed-handgun-license training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: NRA, DPS
CHL Express trains out of local gun ranges.
Handgun rentals are available at the range.
The NRA- and DPS-certified instructors at CHL Express want West Houston to benefit from their extensive expertise in handguns. To that end, they teach convenient-yet-thorough concealed-handgun courses. Here, they guide students through both classroom and on-range instruction, keeping the emphasis on safety throughout.
For more than 40 years, Gonzales School of Languages has unraveled an array of tongues with group and private language lessons for all ages, taught by native speakers. The staff of instructors gets novice linguists started on their paths to becoming master polyglots during interactive classes, sharing their own anecdotes and experiences while instilling knowledge of the target language's culture. Small-group classes allow for a variety of basic communications among students and their instructors, and the one-on-one nature of private courses provides a tailored experience for advanced students who are tired of practicing by shouting into caves.