Today's side deal prepares you for traveling abroad or tricking your neighbors into thinking they've traveled abroad: for $15, you get two 50-minute online Spanish lessons with a private tutor, a one-hour assessment, and a one-month membership from Speak Shop (a $30 value).
Speak Shop is a Portland-based company with the mission of improving intercultural understanding and respect through language. The online business matches students to experienced instructors, all of whom have gone through an intensive screening process and are native to Guatemala. By pairing students with native Spanish-speaking tutors, Speak Shop not only provides its students with top-notch instruction, but also gives foreign phonetic friends exciting entrepreneurial opportunities. One-on-one lessons are taught over Skype, and to sign up, students simply need to visit Speak Shop's website, select a tutor, and schedule their lessons for whatever time works best.
Use this Groupon to get started learning a new vocabulary or to practice pronunciation with a pro. The one-hour assessment allows the teacher to evaluate the fluency of the student through a Spanish lesson. Your tutor will work with you to create two personalized lesson plans, answer your questions, and give immediate feedback on grammar and accent. Your included one-month membership will grant you access to all of Speak Shop's online learning tools, including a translator, a vocabulary guide, grammar texts, and Skype chatting with tutors.