Although visitors to foreign lands often communicate at a basic level by pantomiming, Americans inevitably give away their tourist status by gesturing with an accent. Pole-vault over language barriers without resorting to charades with today's Groupon: for $50, you get five weeks of group Spanish-language classes at SpanishABQ (a $110 value).
SpanishABQ's professional language teachers instruct learners in beginning, intermediate, and conversational Spanish and Spanish for health-care professionals. A staff of both native and fully bilingual Spanish speakers imparts vocabulary lessons and pronunciation skills during the two-hour weekly classes, toning tongues to break the world record for longest rolled R. The small, interactive classes are suitable for students who want to travel, communicate with others in their profession, or get hooked on Latin American telenovelas. In addition to Spanish classes, native Spanish speakers can sharpen their English skills in the center's ESL classes.