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What You'll Get
Learning a foreign language challenges the intellect, enriches the spirit, and opens up a treasure trove of crank-calling possibilities. Dial into dialects with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a four-week Spanish language course, including course materials, at Spanish Is Fun (a $190 value). Choose from the following course-levels:
- Beginner courses
- Intermediate courses
- Advanced course
Spanish Is Fun’s native-speaking teachers conduct semi-private sessions that coax grammatically correct conversation out of students of all skill levels. The 90 minute classes occur once a week for four weeks, with instruction supplemented by a free online course and complimentary wake-up calls from Mexico. Groups of two to six students pursue linguistic mastery in classes that bolster grammatical repertoires with new vocabulary words and consistent conjugations. Instructors keep the curriculum up-to-date by regularly attending classes and maintaining conversations with other teachers while hang-gliding through obstacle courses. All materials are included for the classes, which feature frequent make-up sessions for busy pupils.
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About Spanish Is Fun
Spanish Is Fun founder Silvia Cubillos Velez knows that learning Spanish will be of great practical use in her students’ lives and careers, but the school’s goals don’t stop there. "We want people to be enchanted with the classes so they, too, can love the language and the culture," she told Viva Colorado. Though she traveled to Spain to complete her language education, Velez retains a deep love for the traditions of her Colombian homeland, and accordingly makes sure to weave Latin American literature and culture into her classes.
No matter what age or ability level they teach, the school’s staff of native Spanish speakers focus on communication rather than just conjugating verbs and memorizing vocabulary. Their formula has now been bringing students toward comprehension and fluency for more than a decade. Instructors immerse language learners in Spanish through techniques such as leading them in discussion groups or dunking them in a replica of the Alhambra fountain. They’ll also often swap classes to familiarize students with an array of accents and sounds, making full use of backgrounds that range from South America to Europe.