Like a pair of toy handcuffs, language unites people, and like a pair of cuffs with a missing key, the language bond can last a lifetime. Forge linguistic connections with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour introductory Spanish class at Spanish Horizons (a $50 value).
Spanish Horizons’ instructors Danielle, Paige, Nicole, and Vendla engage ears and tutor tongues with fun, interactive classes designed to teach conversational Spanish. The two-hour Spanish You Can Use course—aimed at students with little to no background in the language—focuses on basic turns of phrase to help with smooth greetings, introductions, and elopements. Meanwhile, travelers-to-be can learn to clarify directions and chat with strangers by practicing basic conversational elements and asking key questions. The skilled educators double as cognitive gymnasts by tailoring teaching style to the needs of individual pupils, and free biannual immersion events challenge beginners to roll their r's and somersault their z's in a welcoming forum.
The instructors at Spanish Horizons lead classes through a variety of language-learning activities, helping them to cement the connections between Spanish and English words and phrases. The classes are geared to build conversational skills, focusing not just on grammar but on how to actually speak the language. Nurses, doctors, teachers, and other professionals can learn to communicate with Spanish speakers at work during industry-specific seminars, and native Spanish speakers can improve English skills with bilingual citizenship and computer classes.