We are excited to have several NYC weekends on the calendar. Join us for one, two, three… as many as you can! A ton of Spanish acquisition happens in one weekend, but continuing for the whole series takes your Spanish to a whole different level. We offered a series of 3 weekends a couple of years ago and I cried on the last day because everyone was speaking so much Spanish! It blew me away. And it was so sweet to be with the same people each class. By the end we had formed a tight community. I highly recommend taking all three weekends. Plus, the more classes you sign up for, the cheaper they get.
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.
NEW OFFERING! “Spanish in the City.”
Stay for an extra day and take the Spanish learned in class out into NYC! We will have our own mini-Spanish immersion experience in the city. We’ll visit Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, eat delicious Spanish or Latin American food, and immerse ourselves in Spanish for a day. (Specific activities TBA.)
Mondays after the weekend workshops.
Additional price $125 (includes lunch).
Join us for the day only- not the weekend ($165)
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.)
Intermediate (Ideally for someone who has high Spanish comprehension and is comfortable conversing in Spanish.)
Saturday: 11am-5pm Lunch break around 1:30-2:30
Optional happy hour after class
Sunday: 10am-4pm (Lunch break around 12:30-1:30)
Monday: (Optional “Spanish in the City”) 10am-3pm
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!)
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!
Another instructor TBA will teach the Jan 11th weekend intermediate class.
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: