Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of school is Spanish Language Network?
We offer an open network hybrid model of grammar- and immersion-based instruction that offers all of the benefits of both! Our students enjoy a network of online and in-person classes, workshops, conversation groups, and special events that provide unlimited opportunities to learn, use and enjoy the Spanish language in contexts where they are comfortable, confident and challenged. We are able to offer all of these services at a fraction of the cost of our competitors' programs because of the number of clients who utilize our services.
What types of services do you offer?
Spanish Foundations: In these classes, you will learn the absolute basics of the Spanish language. Topics include greetings, numbers, telling time, nouns and adjectives. These are recommended only for those who have never taken a Spanish class before. If you can introduce yourself, say where you are from, and have some Spanish vocabulary words under your belt, start with Level 1.
Level 1-9 classes: Our leveled classes are designed to bring you closer to fluency through thematic studies and grammar. Our comprehensible input method helps our students acquire the Spanish language faster by incorporating conversation into each concept. Our instructors will let you know when you are ready to move into the next level, but you are welcome to audit levels that are higher or lower than your own. We ask that auditing individuals respect the level of the class and not inundate the class with questions or take away from other students’ opportunities to provide answers to questions. Included at no additional charge with our Fluency Plan
Conversation groups: We host conversation groups each week for Levels 1-3 and for Levels 4-6. In these groups, instructors encourage conversation by providing topics and support. Don’t expect a grammar lesson, but feel free to ask questions about grammar if they come up! Included at no additional charge with our Fluency Plan
Grammar workshops: You will find workshops based on topics such as prepositions, the past tense, Spanish for travel, and learning Spanish through art, music, film and more. These are great opportunities to dive into a challenging topic, brush up on one you’ve previously learned, or explore the Spanish language through a different lens. Included at no additional charge with our Fluency Plan
Spanish boot camps: Challenge yourself to a month of intense immersion with our online Spanish boot camps! These boot camps are $60/month for non-members and are available for just $30 for our Fluency Plan members. Receive a written, spoken and/or listening challenge at your level each Sunday, and complete it by 5pm on Friday to stay in the group. Make it to the end of the month and you’ll be named a “Boot Camp Champ!”
Immersion events: Don’t leave your Spanish in the classroom! Take it for a test drive and cement your conversation skills with one of our other many events. We host in-person meetups, Spanish only conversation dinners at local Latin restaurants, happy hours, adult scavenger hunts in the Santa Fe Art District, Latin cooking classes, “dirty Spanish” classes (not for the faint of heart!) and murder mystery parties where you’ll have a role and figure out “whodunnit” using the Spanish you’ve learned in our classes. Included at no additional charge with our Fluency Plan with the exception of some events where food is provided. These events are currently on hold due to Covid-19 concerns, and we have replaced them with extra workshops and classes on our current online schedule.
Private Tutoring: While not included in the Fluency Plan, you may consider private tutoring if you want to move more quickly or appreciate one-on-one instruction. We offer individual sessions as well as discounted packages here:
Kids Programming: We offer in person and online classes for kids ages 5+ at all levels, including after school programs and summer Spanish immersion camps. We also offer baby/toddler classes to help our littlest clients start their language journey when their brains are at their ripest for language acquisition!
International Immersion Trips: We accompany groups of clients on trips to Spanish speaking countries to practice Spanish skills with the 24/7 help of our talented instructors. These trips include adult trips as well as family trips.
Specialty Classes: Occasionally, we offer special classes for people in the medical field, teachers, veterinarians, and more. Book a private class with us and learn the Spanish you need to succeed.
Not sure which class to take? Check out our self-assessment grid and choose a level that will make you feel comfortable, confident and challenged. That may mean starting with a Level 2 class and moving up to a Level 3 to find the right fit, or even taking Levels 2 and 3 at the same time in hopes to raise your level to a 4 at a quicker pace. With our open network, you can design your own program and choose classes that are interesting to you. If you would like a consultation to decide on where to start, please call 720.772.8841.
How much do the classes cost?
We offer Spanish classes and events from $5 to $50. Our Fluency Plan includes all adult classes and events in our network for $140/month. Many of our students enjoy classes as low as $10 each! With our Fluency Plan, you can take an unlimited amount of our 100 hours a month of classes and events. You can purchase our Fluency Plan by selecting that option during checkout for any one of our classes/events.
Wait.. I'm comparing prices and your competitors are charging twice as much for only two classes a week!
How do you do this?
It's true! Our competitors charge $300 to $600 (or more) a month for just one or two classes a week. We can offer 100 hours a month of classes, workshops and other unique events because we have a large following of students who access our programming. Instead of one-size-fits-all classes, we offer unique workshops and classes where you can learn Spanish through music, art, grammar, thematic vocabulary, conversational interactions without a grammar focus, intensive boot camps, Latin cooking classes and more. Instead of renting expensive office buildings and passing the bill along to our students, we work with local community partners and non-profits to host our classes at a benefit to our hosts and our students alike. Chances are, we have a location near you!
Do you have Native Spanish Speaking Teachers?
Yes, we do! All of our teachers are native or near-native speakers and have five years or more experience teaching Spanish. We recognize the benefits of learning from native speakers as well as from someone who learned the same way you are and understands the pitfalls and challenges you will experience in a unique way. Our network was started by our founder Bex Paz, a non-native Spanish speaker and Spanish instructor who wanted to create a language school that more closely modeled the latest in language acquisition research while providing flexible, affordable opportunities for all learners. We hire the best instructors in our field based on experience, talent and effectiveness.
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