No classes are scheduled for the fall of 2020 due to COVID 19.
Stay tuned for future classes.
The weekend class offers a lively, stress-free and entertaining experience. This is a refreshing approach to a language class. No worksheets, verb drills, vocabulary memorization. No practicing dialogs. Just a ton of comprehensible and highly engaging Spanish in conversations, stories, videos, and music. You will leave thinking in Spanish and with improved confidence.
Can’t come to the full weekend? Join us for one day only!
Beginner/Advanced Beginner (Designed for those new to Spanish as well as those who have some past Spanish experience but struggle when speaking. The “Beginner” weekend is always different and meant to be taken a few times.)
Saturday: 11am-5pm Lunch break around 1:30-2:30
Sunday: 10am-4pm (Lunch break around 12:30-1:30)
345 East 86th Street (location change!)
New York, NY 10028
About the levels:
It is hard to assign levels to classes, because this approach doesn’t really lend itself to them. We are not progressing up a linear, grammar-based syllabus (that’s not how our brains acquire language) and instead I am speaking in Spanish about 95% of the class (but making everything comprehensible). So, even if you have studied Spanish in the past, a “beginner” class still could be the best place for you. I meet lots of people who have studied Spanish conventionally for years but still struggle to speak. They know about indirect object pronoun placement and can conjugate verbs but can’t carry on a conversation. If this sounds like you, you are in good company. (I meet even more people who studied for years and never did get the indirect object thing or verb conjugations!) The way languages are usually taught is not how our brains are designed to acquire language, so many people are walking around feeling like failures in the language department. Its such a shame because classes taught with proficiency-based strategies get us understanding and speaking!! That’s what we do!
If you are comfortable speaking some Spanish then the intermediate class might be the best fit. That being said, I have seen people who are officially “beginners” get a lot out of an intermediate class. And I can say that even though I got by speaking French when I was in Morocco this fall and I “studied” it in school for several years, I still benefit from Express Fluency’s beginner French classes. I really don’t think you can go wrong when it comes to choosing a class. I hope that helps! If you want to talk to me about which class to join send me an email and we’ll plan a phone conversation.
One weekend (Sat/Sun): $275
Two weekends (Sat/Sun): $495 (SAVE $55!)
Three weekends (Sat/Sun): $715 (SAVE $110!)
One day only: $165
We offer a $30 referral discount for our NYC classes. Bring a friend new to Express Fluency and you will each get a $30 discount. Enter code “Referral” at check out. If your friend has not yet registered, we’ll send you a $30 refund once s/he signs up for a class.
We need a minimum of 6 students to run a class. If you are traveling from far away, be sure to check with us before booking your flight.
When you register, please include the weekend dates in the notes section!
Are you a world language teacher?
We highly recommend participating in a weekend class as either a student (if you don’t speak Spanish) or as an observer (if you speak Spanish). You will observe countless techniques and strategies in comprehension-based teaching methods which you can immediately apply to your classroom. The instructor will also meet with you after class each day to answer questions. You can also get graduate-level university credits through the University of the Pacific when you take our classes. More info here.
Watch out short introductory video to get a better sense of how we teach.
Video about class levels: