Fluent City's campuses train tongues in the basics and nuances of up to 10 languages, depending on location, through interactive group classes. Experienced teachers introduce groups of students to vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in a student's chosen language. Languages are divided based on students' incoming level of proficiency, and group courses run for a total of 20 hours. Although not included with the class, students can also meet with instructors in flexible private lessons tailored to each pupil's individual needs.
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As their motto goes, "It's all about the music." Eschewing props, costumes, and staging for a focus on the sounds of voices and instruments, the Washington Concert Opera seeks to thrill audiences with performances by some of the profession's leading lights. Their stripped-down approach allows the company to focus on rarely produced works, from little-known Rossinis to classic Puccini B-sides.
When Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green,” he obviously did not have access to today’s Groupon side deal. With this deal, you get a year-long membership to Live Green, an organization that puts the eco in economical. Plus, you get a $10 gift certificate for organic food and drink at Java Green Eco Café. Live Green has negotiated deals and discounts at 30+ green businesses in the DC-area.
With your Live Green membership card handy, you can save $50 off a Zipcar membership, get 10% off everything at Sticky Fingers Bakery, buy $0.94 CFLs from ecobeco, and much, much more.
In a home kitchen supplied by an organic backyard teaching garden, guests sip wine and Pellegrino while tackling a multicourse menu. The seasonal menu relies on ingredients from local butchers, dairies, and fishmongers, and, after class, Just Simply… Cuisine’s team recycles all materials and composts the resulting food scraps in the teaching garden.