If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. ~Nelson Mandela
Let's all enjoy August but take a few minutes to think ahead... like to a winter escape to Latin America with more beach weather! Our last time in Mexico, one US dollar was worth 10 pesos; now it's over 18. So get ready for that trip, build your skills for job-related reasons or expand your personal horizons. Our Fall Session is the perfect time to nail down some Spanish in advance of that winter vacation to a Spanish-speaking country. Trust us, your trip will be way better. Our Fall Session begins the week of September 12, with levels from beginning to advanced. Check out our adult group class schedule, sign up and reserve your place.
Beth took our Beginning 1 class and kindly sent us this note:
I just wanted to thank Natalia for the Spanish lessons over the summer. We just returned from 10 days in Mexico and we were able to get around with my basic Spanish. Just being able to say hola, gracias, de nada, buenos días, etc was helpful. And I could put together a basic question such as "donde está la playa?" and make myself understood. We bought a fish to cook from a fisherman's cooperative and they spoke no English. "Quiero comprar un pescado" got us through as did "no cabeza" so they would cut off the head. We really loved Mexico.
It seems like a long time ago when we began our classes in 2007, and we're starting our 37th group class session this fall. We would like to thank all our customers for making it possible for us to offer Spanish instruction here in the Green Mountains. The level of interest has been strong, and we are especially gratified to see students who began learning their Spanish with us and are now speaking wonderfully! We continue to make improvements each year, and the quality is still the best. ¡Muchas gracias!
We have free wi-fi for our students. There are some great apps including Spanish-English dictionaries and verb conjugation tools that can be handily accessed on a smartphone or tablet, as an aid during class. We've also added a flat-panel TV that allows us to use our network and online resources to make classes better than ever. We've also increased our wi-fi speed. More in the works!
We started our email list to let you know about upcoming sessions, but we also include short articles on various Spanish language and culture topics. You can now find much of this content on our website under On Learning Spanish on the menu. This library includes the Furthering Fluency series, which covers various aspects of language learning, here on the website. The mailing list is free; sign up now!
Check out these extras, located in "On Learning Spanish" on the menu. We are proud to include cuentos and poesia written by our students. And, listen to the audio story in Spanish, produced by the Advanced class. La Ñapa
Planning a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country? Learning even a little Spanish will make your trip much more enjoyable. Check out our Spanish for Travelers lesson packages, specifically for those who plan to travel to a Spanish-speaking country and want to learn Spanish language basics for their trip. Many of our students are studying Spanish because of their travels, which have included Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Spain. We don't know anybody that didn't have a fantastic trip.
Let us help you begin your journey of exploring a new culture, its people and their language. To our students currently traveling in Spanish-speaking countries, we wish you the best and trust that your lessons with us are paying off.
Spanish in Waterbury Center has a College Board approved course of study for students preparing to take the advanced placement exam in the Spanish Language. Students planning to take the exam in 2016 or 2017 should already be addressing their AP preparation. Don't feel ready or have a preparation plan? We can help.
Practice is important, but how to fit it into your schedule? Audio practice! We provide our beginning students with a free audio MP3 recordings that cover the same material as our beginning textbook. Listen in your car, on the bus, during lunch, while working around the house or yard -- whatever works for you. This will help you get the pronunciation right while saving time. Also, check out our learning tips for other ways to amp up your learning -- free, quick and fun.
Spanish for "Resources for Students," Recursos is a page specifically for our enrolled students. Here, students will be able to access a variety of resources that will assist them in learning Spanish. Included are web sites, apps, verb conjugation tables, learning tips, how to set up your computer for Spanish, our own MP3 recordings and more. Registered students can access this page from For Our Students.
It’s amazing how quickly young children pick up a second language. Natalia is terrific with kids! We schedule daytime instruction at mutually agreeable times. See Lessons for Children for more information.
We help students catch up after a problem semester or year at school, or get ready to jump a level. For students that need some extra help or want to go beyond what is covered in class, including Advanced Placement (AP). Every summer we have students that want to get ready for a college Spanish course in the fall, or jump a level in high school. See Tutoring for Students.
We provide private classes for professionals who need to learn Spanish and the specific vocabulary of their profession (such as medical, construction, farming, tourism, travel). We'll design the course to fit your profession, level, and schedule. Please contact us for more information.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, by all means let us know. We are always trying to adjust our offerings to respond to our customers' needs. We also do private and customized small group instruction.
SWC is included under Spanish classes in Vermont at LocalWin.com