Learning a foreign language challenges the intellect, enriches the spirit, and opens up a treasure trove of crank-calling possibilities. Dial into dialects with today’s Groupon: for $179, you get a six-week language class for an adult older than 17 at Arizona Language Institute (a $445 total value). The course includes the following:
- An application fee (a $50 value)
- A placement test (a $15 value)
- Tuition (a $360 value)
- A materials fee (a $20 value)<p>
Classes begin on January 16 and are offered Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for six weeks.
Arizona Language Institute’s experienced instructors, all of whom are native speakers of the languages that they teach, build basic and intermediate lingual skills in fun, interactive classes; curriculum options include English as a second language (ESL), Spanish, Korean, Russian, French, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, and Serbian. In the classes, which require a minimum of five students, instructors demystify grammar and vocabulary as students practice conversational skills, reading, and writing in their language of choice, making cross-cultural games of Pictionary an option, rather than a necessity. Beginning classes impart basic skills to students with little or no exposure to the language, while intermediate classes incorporate complex grammar and build fluency, decreasing the likelihood that pupils will mistakenly write formal mathematical proofs in the informal case.