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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$65 for a six-hour Spanish course, including all learning materials (a $198 value), valid for either of the following class options:
- One-week course with two three-hour lessons
- Four-week course with four 90-minute lessons<p>
$140 for 26 weeks of unlimited group Spanish classes (a $400 value)<p>
$212 for 52 weeks of unlimited group Spanish classes (a $730 value)<p>
Four class levels move from basics for completely new students to advanced grammar. Before registering for classes, students who have experience with Spanish must take an assessment to pinpoint the appropriate level for them. Check the class schedules for the downtown, Lakeview, and Palatine locations online. Unlimited group classes are not offered at the Palatine location.
Spanish Language Center
Creator of the conversational Cortez Method of Spanish lessons, Juan Guillermo Cortez started the Spanish Language Center in 2001 to expand the lessons he learned as a private Spanish teacher. With a stable of trained instructors, the school guides students of all skill levels through the intricacies of Spanish speaking during conversational group classes. Conversation-focused classes range from introductory courses that lay out Spanish-language basics, such as grammar and how to roll an r with the confidence of an archaeologist playing Operation, to advanced-level lessons on commands and the subjunctive tense. Each class hosts an average of 6–12 students and, like a sturdy soapbox, includes ample opportunity to practice speaking skills. In addition to providing all necessary materials, teachers also unlock access to an online class system full of updates and information.
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“Learning Spanish, more specifically being able to speak Spanish, has been on my wish list for many years. When I saw the Groupon offer in the fall, I made my...”
“Learning Spanish, more specifically being able to speak Spanish, has been on my wish list for many years. When I saw the Groupon offer in the fall, I made my move...and could not be happier. I have tried other programs in the past and have found the Cortez Method to be the best by far. Each lesson draws on material from the previous chapters (and previous sessions). The vocabulary is constantly reinforced and concepts are reviewed often. There really is a "method" and I find that things click into place as I move through the assignments. The order of the lessons is done in a way that as a class we were albe to speak in complete sentences and ask and answer basic questions in no time. The homework assignments (exercises in the downloadable text book) are very easy to complete in writing but are quite challenging to answer in class without looking! Being in a small group setting and working with our wonderful instructor Gladys, has helped me tremendously. Whether you are looking for a refresher or starting with no prior knowledge, I highly recommend the program.”
“Gladys is a lovely person and fun teacher!”