Express Fluency is offering our first free intro class in Putney, VT. Come join us on February 26th at the Putney Public Library to experience a refreshing way of learning languages. We will provide some background on language acquisition and then give participants a first-hand experience of what it feels like to acquire Spanish easily and while having fun! To register for this free class, please email Elissa McLean, [email protected] Or call 275-2694.
New language school to bring innovative teaching methods to Brattleboro
Originally published in The Commons issue #239 (Wednesday, January 29, 2014).
BRATTLEBORO—A new language school is bringing cutting-edge language teaching methods to Brattleboro.
Express Fluency, opening in Brattleboro on Jan. 30, establishes what it says in a press release is the first language school in New England in which students “develop fluency quickly and easily via an engaging method based on the latest brain and language acquisition research.”
The school offers a free Spanish class to beginners on Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Schoolhouse, 231 Western Ave., and thereafter will offer Spanish classes for all ages — including after-school programs, adult day, evening, and weekend courses, and family programs.
Express Fluency says its methods are based on the language acquisition research of linguist, educational researcher, and author Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California.
These “comprehensible-input-based” methods are transforming the way languages are taught in schools throughout the world, Express Fluency notes. Teachers using this approach avoid textbooks and grammar drills and instead bring Spanish to life through dynamic and engaging classes.
While thousands of teachers have been trained in the method, Express Fluency says it is the first school in the Brattleboro area to use these methods with adult populations.
Express Fluency says it plans to roll out courses in French, Mandarin, and other languages as requested. Businesses and organizations have hired Express Fluency to develop Spanish proficiency among staff.
Read the article online here.
Learn Spanish with your kids!
Express Fluency is offering a new program for families.
These weekend classes are the perfect way to learn Spanish as a family! Our dynamic story-telling approach engages children and adults alike. Our classes get our students moving and participating in lively discussions and stories. Readings and audio recordings are provided to help keep the Spanish alive at home after the course is over.
Express Fluency’s weekend immersion courses are our most popular classes. We currently offer Spanish immersion programs in Brattleboro, VT and New York City. This winter and spring we are excited to be teaching courses in Boston, MA, Burlington, VT, and Portland, ME. More information on these classes is coming soon.
If you are in the Brattleboro/Southern Vermont area we are offering the following courses in February:
February 1-2: for advanced beginner/intermediate students
February 15th-16th: Family weekend class! (recommended for adults and children ages 8+).
More information can be found here.
We hope you’ll join us!