Learning a foreign language challenges the intellect, enriches the spirit, and allows you to call the Norwegian royal family to tell them they are a ridiculous concept. Dial into dialects with this Groupon.
$129 for a Six-Week Group Spanish Course ($370 Value)
Students meet once a week at various Spanish--speaking locations throughout Manhattan for 90-minute lessons that combine grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Four levels are available, ranging from complete beginners to advanced students looking to put some extra shine on complicated conjunctions and idiomatic sentence constructions. Classes start June 11 and are held Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Missed classes can be made up via Skype on Friday.
Spanish in the City
Language can be learned in a classroom, but it can be mastered only out in the real world. Unlike most language programs, which emphasize in-class lessons, Spanish in the City takes students out into New York's rich hispanophone landscape for interactive instruction in vocabulary and grammar. Pupils ranging in ability from complete beginners to conversationally competent journeymen meet up at Spanish--speaking restaurants, stores, and museums to interact directly with native speakers using the vocabulary they've recently learned. Four language levels let students advance at their own pace, and complementary conversational courses cement lessons through free-flowing talks and rigorous discussions over the precise date when American presidential facial hair reached its pinnacle.