We are delighted with the recent article published in the Brattleboro Reformer about Express Fluency’s origins and founder, Elissa McLean.
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We’re excited to be teaching in Manhattan again this fall. This time, we’re offering a weekend once a month in September, October, and November. While is is possible to enroll for one weekend only, we set up three weekends for someone who is really committed to learning Spanish this fall. Signing up for all three weekends will save you 20% per weekend. Two weekends saves 10% per weekend.
We’ve also added an optional Monday evening class to each weekend. This is new, and we’re excited about it. Having the extra day will really help reinforce the learning from the weekend.
Here are the upcoming NYC weekend dates:
Eat, drink, and learn Spanish… while you cook!
Cooking classes are limited to 10 students. Early registration is recommended. REGISTER
— Three course meal made with the finest ingredients
— Cooking instruction in Spanish (made comprehensible for beginners) including discussion of ingredients and cooking methods
— Recipes to take home to cook with your friends and family
–List of relevant vocabulary
— A lively and fun atmosphere
–Wine served throughout the evening
Sunday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm in Putney, Vermont
March 22nd: Spanish cooking with Paqui Arroyo Moyano
Paella de Marisco y Chorizo
Ensalada a la Española
Marcona Almonds Stuffed Dates paired with Sweet Sherry
April 12th: Mexican cooking with Maricela Gutierrez
Menu: To be announced
May 17th: Spanish cooking with Paqui Arroyo Moyano
Menu: To be announced
Check out photos from our Spanish Cooking class last June.
We are thrilled to have a classroom in downtown Brattleboro, and we want to celebrate with you! Please join us on Wednesday, February 11th from 6pm-7:30pm in our new space at 73 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. We’ll provide some Spanish wine and cheese, a short language class demo, and Latin music. Come and see our new classroom and learn about this radically fun and effective kind of language class.
Contact us if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon!
Our weekend offerings are expanding! This spring we are offering series of weekend Spanish Immersion classes in several different cities. While we recommend taking all three weekends of a series for maximum gains in fluency, it is also possible to just enroll in one weekend. You can find out more about the weekends offered by clicking the links below. If you are interested in a weekend course in your hometown, please contact us.
We are excited to be offering our first Spanish cooking class!
June 30th, 6pm-8:30pm in Putney, Vermont.
Paqui Arroyo Moyano of Barcelona, Spain will teach participants how to make a selection of Spanish tapas. The course includes a full meal including wine/sangría and is taught in Spanish (with translation provided). Participants take home recipes to cook for their families and friends. Check out the menu and course information.
This summer we will launch our first annual Summer Language Institute. We will be offering beginner and intermediate immersion Spanish courses in Brattleboro, Vermont.
If you are not from the area, we can suggest lodging options to match your budget. You will not only be immersed in Spanish, but you will have time to explore this beautiful part of the world! Hiking, swimming holes, kayaking…. This is the perfect time of year to explore Vermont!
$320. (until June 1st. Then price goes up $30).
(We can pro-rate the course if you are not available for 4 days.)
Perfect for complete beginners as well as anyone who has studied Spanish in the past but still struggles with conversation. Often “intermediate” students take this course and report shifting from translating everything in their minds, to thinking in Spanish. Course price includes celebratory Mexican lunch on the last day.
June 30-July 2
$240. (until June 1st. Then price goes up $30)
Course price includes celebratory Mexican lunch on the last day.
The intermediate course is appropriate for students who already feel quite comfortable using basic, high-frequency verbs such as quiere, puede, hace… and those who have either taken classes with Express Fluency in the past or who have had significant exposure to Spanish.
*Labeling our classes with levels is a little tricky. “Beginner” class is a bit misleading because this class looks nothing like your typical beginner Spanish class. We are using the present, past and future tenses from day one. Please contact us if you would like more information or to discuss which level might be right for you!
Do these dates not work for you? Contact us.
Are you a language teacher looking for training in Comprehensible-Input based methods? Contact us about our teacher training program.
We will be teaching our first Spanish immersion weekend in Portland, ME this May! Beginner and Intermediate classes will be team taught by Elissa McLean, Annemarie Orth, and Rebecca Lynch Nichols. Read more about us here.
Annemarie and Rebecca will be teaching a free intro class on Tuesday, May 6th at the Portland Public Library Main Branch. If you are in the area, stop in to learn more about Comprehensible-Input based methods of learning a language.
You can learn more about this weekend class here.
I am excited to be expanding our Spanish classes to Burlington, Vermont this April. I hope to make this a regular class. We are beginning our Burlington classes with a free intro class on Wednesday, March 19th at the Fletcher Free Library. The weekend immersion course will take place the weekend of April 5th-6th. The weekend is divided into two different classes. The mornings (9am-12pm) are open to families (children ages 7+). The afternoons are for adults. (Adults are welcome to enroll in both sessions.)
The family course will engage participants ages 7-87 in funny stories, songs, games, and discussions and will bring Spanish to life and engage students of all ages. The weekend focuses on practical, everyday language (not memorizing lists of vegetables) and gets students understanding Spanish from the start.
The adult course is perfect for anyone who wants to jumpstart or refresh their Spanish in preparation to travel, for work, or just for fun! More information about our courses is available at www.expressfluency.com.
Materials are shared to help keep the learning alive after the course. Interested but want to learn more? Come to our free demo class at the Fletcher Free Library, Wednesday, March 19th, from 6-7pm.