Like a date at a fancy restaurant, learning a new language involves reading menus, trilling the letter r, and secretly consulting a pocket dictionary. Enhance your cultural vocabulary with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a 10-week adult summer language course at Los Monitos Language Center on Frankfort Avenue or in Prospect (a $230 value). Group classes begin Monday, June 27, and run for 10 weeks, taking a break for the holiday on Monday, July 4.
The experienced instructors at Los Monitos take pride in helping students tap their inner linguists to expand day-to-day communication skills in one of 10 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and English as a second language. Los Monitos offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses, helping future polyglots grasp linguistic basics, such as asking for directions, and more complex concepts, such as writing a cease-and-desist letter to a frightening doppelgänger. The small, approachable classes contain five to 10 students and meet for 90 minutes at a time, with a focus on conversational learning in each newly adopted tongue. Groupon holders can see when different classes meet by browsing the company's online calendar.
Students not studying Spanish must pay a $25 fee for course materials.