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Language can be learned in a classroom, but it can be mastered only out in the real world. Unlike most language programs, which emphasize in-class lessons, Spanish in the City takes students out into New York's rich hispanophone landscape for interactive instruction in vocabulary and grammar. Pupils ranging in ability from complete beginners to conversationally competent journeymen meet up at Spanish--speaking restaurants, stores, and museums to interact directly with native speakers using the vocabulary they've recently learned. Four language levels let students advance at their own pace, and complementary conversational courses cement lessons through free-flowing talks and rigorous discussions over the precise date when American presidential facial hair reached its pinnacle.