Adult group classes normally run for 8 weeks and meet once a week for two hours each class.
The cost of attending classes includes materials and is
The per-class drop-in rate is
MAY-JULY 2015 (course: Amarillo) Wednesdays
(AM class) Starting 20 May 10:00 AM-Noon
Starting 20 May 06:30-08:30 PM (course: Lavanda) Tuesdays
(AM class) Starting 19 May 10:00 AM-Noon
Starting 19 May 06:30-08:30 PM Mondays
Starting 18 May 10:00 AM-Noon
Starting 18 May 06:30-08:30 PM Thursdays
Starting 21 May 11:30 AM-01:30 PM
Starting 21 May 06:30-08:30 PM
All classes are held in the studio at
303 10th Ave. SE
Registration for regular adult classesTo register for an adult group class (that is to say, to reserve a spot), we require a non-refundable $30 deposit. (Deposits are applied to tuition.)
- Checks should be made out to "Lengua Rica."
- Please indicate which class, day, and time you are registering for.
- Include your name, phone number, and email address
- Mail your check to:
P.O. Box 806
Olympia WA 98507
If your desired class is starting in less than a week, you should drop off your deposit at the Downtown Olympia post office (98501). That way it will be sure to get to us by the next day. Prospective students can also just show up on the first day of class and hope that there is room for them: there sometimes is.
Determination of levelPlease converse with us before deciding you are ready for our intermediate or advanced classes!
In order to determine in which level students belong, we talk with them over the phone or in person. We get a sense of their vocabulary and how well they put words together. It just takes a minute or so. In the rare event that we place a student in the wrong level, there is no problem if he or she wants to switch level. Prospective students are also welcome to sit in on a class with no obligation. Please contact us and we will arrange for you to do so.
Private classes can be arranged by calling or emailing us. For individuals, we charge $50/hour (prorated). Private group classes cost $75/hour (for the whole group) with a class maximum of 15 students. Scheduling is flexible.
"A challenging, yet safe, supportive, and FUN atmosphere."-- Cherie B.
DESCRIPTION OF ADULT PROGRAM
"I think your teaching methods are fantastic!"--Jessicarae N.
Materials and content used in class are full of realistic, authentic language. Class activities address a variety of learning styles. We strive to create an engaging, fun, and relaxed atmosphere so that students enjoy themselves and are motivated to learn.
"Such a wonderful experience and class atmosphere!"--Seth K.
"Students are challenged to think deeper about ways to express
themselves using Spanish. I was surprised at the advances I made in
only a short period of time."--Jennifer Y.
Class size can be as small as six, but never larger than sixteen. There are four distinct courses at the beginning level and seven courses at the intermediate level. Courses at the advanced level vary widely from session to session depending on students' interests.
"If you are in Olympia this is the place to learn to speak Spanish: 100% Spanish -- it's the way to go. Ethan is a patient, innovative & entertaining teacher."--Sienna P.
We use traditional, popular, and original songs (check out our CD). In addition, students write their own songs, their own dialogues, perform role plays, read books in Spanish written for Spanish speakers and talk about them with their classmates.
"I have found it comparable to the excellent immersion language training I did when beginning Peace Corps in Central Asia. I am grateful to have Lengua Rica as a resource right here in the city of Olympia!
In our classes, we emphasize the importance of communication over perfection. Students are evaluated by comparing each individual with his or her own past work. We give students many and varied opportunities to demonstrate their progress so that they can see how far they've come and feel encouraged.
We feel respected, included, engaged.... A class that is... accessible for students with differing learning styles."-- Maureen C.
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