For $199, today's side deal gets you a two-day intensive language course for travelers (a $495 value) at Idlewild Books, located on 19th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Weekend travelers’ courses are available for Spanish, French, and Italian.
For soon-to-be globetrotters, Idlewild Books offers beginner-level two-day intensive language courses that focus on all the basics students will need to communicate while abroad, including greetings, making reservations, ordering food, asking for directions, negotiating prices, and more. Taught by friendly, dynamic native speakers with several years of teaching experience, classes are limited to 12 people so that each person gets a full chance to participate. The price of your Groupon includes a travel phrasebook and other necessary materials.
Two courses are offered most weekends: one meets Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., then resumes on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The other meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then resumes on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please arrive with a notebook and pen.
- Catering to the taste of literary travellers, books are organized by country, with guidebooks, nonfiction, and fiction served together, the way they should be, like cheese and crackers. – Vicky Raab, New Yorker
- I don't know of any store in the world that so successfully melds travel literature and travel guides with non-fiction and fiction strongly rooted in countries near and far. – Everett Potter