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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

Our 2014 Summer Class Session started June 9-12.
You may still be able to join us.

floresIt's not too late to sign up and get in on our summer classes. Get ready for your trip to a Spanish speaking country, improve your job prospects and expand your horizons. If you already have some knowledge of Spanish, chances are you can join us in progress. Please contact us and we'll discuss your options. Our evening adult class schedule includes five levels, from Beginning to Advanced. The session is underway, so don't delay!

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Spanish in Waterbury Center in its 8th Year

It seems like a long time ago when we began our classes in 2007. 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 encouraging, 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!

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Technology in the Classroom

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.

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Good Stuff from Our Mailings Now Online

We started our mailing list to let you know about upcoming sessions, but we also include short articles on various Spanish language topics. You can now find much of this content on our website under On Learning Spanish on the menu. This includes the Furthering Fluency series, which covers various aspects of language learning, here on the website. Past topics have included travel tips for visting northern Spain, Can Siri Teach Spanish, Moving Up the Learning Curve and more.
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La Ñapa: Yabebiri

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

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Get ready for your trip to Spain or Latin America:

Planning a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country? playaLearning 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.

Dear SWC,
I am planning a vacation to Spain this summer. I know zilch for Spanish and I really want to be able to talk with the people there. I know it would make my trip a totally different experience. But, my schedule is crazy. What can I do to learn some Spanish in a hurry?
Sincerely, Hope

Dear Hope,
You’d be surprised how far even a little bit of Spanish can take you. And, you'll score a lot of points just for effort. There are a lot of words that are almost the same in Spanish as in English, so relax…you can learn a lot and have fun doing it. We have three options that could work with your schedule. Our Spanish for Travelers "Travel-Ready" lesson package provides four hours of instruction specifically designed to get beginners like you ready for their trip. Another option is private instruction for as many hours as your prefer. Lessons are scheduled to your convenience and tailored to your pace and needs. If you have a little more room in your schedule, our evening group classes are also a possibility. Give us a try and turn your trip into “unforgettable!”
Have fun, SWC

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.

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Advanced Placement (AP):

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 2015 or 2016 should already be addressing their AP preparation. Don't feel ready? We can help.

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Practice Spanish on the Go:

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.

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Recursos para Alumnos:

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. Students can access this page from For Our Students.

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Homeschooling & Lessons for Children:

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.

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Tutoring:

We help students catch up after a problem semester or year at school. 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.

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For Your Profession:

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.

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Need Something Else?   ¿Otra Cosa?

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.

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SWC is included under Spanish classes in Vermont at LocalWin.com