Why Class Audits Are Ineffective

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Blog, Learning a Language | No Comments

We often have requests from students to sit-in on or ‘try out’ a class before signing up. This is something that we have never allowed and I want to take a quick moment to explain why. Firstly, our class sizes are very small and having a new person join for one class is, quite frankly, obtrusive. […]

When to Repeat a Level

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Blog, Learning a Language | No Comments
When to Repeat a Level

– Some students repeat a level if, for example, they finish level 4 and the following semester we cannot offer a level 5. They would rather retake a level to review and/or focus on topics they did not quite get rather than have no practice or exposure to the language for an entire semester. This […]

Class Profile: Crazy Spanish Intro

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Blog | 4 Comments
Class Profile: Crazy Spanish Intro

Meet my new Intro class! This is by FAR the craziest class I have ever had! They laugh through the entire two-hour class every Thursday evening. I wish all of the other classes laughed this way because I think there is something about their laughing that works for learning a new language. First of all, […]

Letter from the Director for Afterschool Spanish Program

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Blog | 3 Comments

Hello! We’re so glad you’re considering signing your child up for Spanish classes! Learning another language has a huge number of benefits for both adults and children, and opens a new world of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Each class will contain a mixture of traditional and non-traditional learning activities. While the […]

CR Languages Turned 7 Years Old!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
CR Languages Turned 7 Years Old!

With every year that goes by, I’ve wanted to write a short paragraph talking about our first days, but here we are after seven years and we haven’t done it. That is because we have been so busy trying to keep up the good work, updating curriculum, meeting new teachers, and even changing locations! As […]

Tips for Students in a Difficult Class

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Learning a Language | No Comments

Do you want to study a language? When you get in touch with us, we will ask you if you have studied before. If you have not, or if the last time you did was more than a few years ago, you will probably be placed in our most introductory level. If you would like […]

Class Profile: Spanish 5

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Class Profile: Spanish 5

Once again, I am behind in writing about my students and, as always, simply due to a lack of time. Here we are now with this fantastic, level-5 Spanish class, which is the last level in which we actually teach grammar (out of 6 levels). Lee has been with us since the beginning Intro class, […]

Student Profile: Jim and Jo

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

Hello! It’s been a while since our last student profile. For those who don’t know what this is all about, this is our way of being thankful for having the job and students that we have. It’s fun! Meet Jo & Jim. When I thought about what to write about them, a montage of soldiers training in the […]

Spanish Intro 2015

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

We often hear the question ‘When will I be able to speak?’. The truth is that it takes most people years to become ‘fluent’ in a language, but you can start speaking and using the language right away. Our current students in Spanish Intro impressed us so much with a recent assignment, that we wanted […]

Chasing Ice

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Ayer estaba mirando un documental llamado “Chasing ice..” y automáticamente pensé en ‘educación’. En como todo el mundo debería mirara este documental ya sea por el aspecto político, científico, fotográfico, etc. No es importante. El punto es que lo miremos para aprender. Se me ocurrió publicarlo por Facebook para que la gente que estuviera interesada […]