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What’s New at the Language Loft?

We have released several new workshops and mini-courses for Spanish language learners! Courses are held in person 2-3 times per week at the Language Loft–Online courses are also offered! 

Why choose the Language Loft curriculum?

When The Language Loft officially  started giving courses on Roatan in 2014, we struggled with all the online systems out there. Students came to me and knew very little about how to get around in everyday life, even thought they were studying using the popular apps. It was apparent that the popular apps were not working to get them to a point of conversation in daily life. As a result, we started writing our own curriculum, Spanish with Monsters. Over the years, the methodology has been continually developed in response to the realities and on the ground vocabulary faced by expats and travelers. In 2020, it was quickly converted from an eBook to the responsive online learning platform. This project continues. 

Cute monsters are metaphorical language learners–after all, we all feel like a little bit strange and silly when we attempt to speak a new language for the first time! We believe putting yourself out there to practice is imperative to the language learning success. Each time, we reflect on that practice and improve from mistakes! This Spanish with Monsters (SWIM) program has been a labor of love over many years and has taken various forms in response to the needs of students. Our goal is to give you the confidence to speak, and to embrace the world in which we live. 

How do adult courses work?

Students follow daily online practices, meet live 2-3 times per week, and ask questions as they learn! Level I course focuses on very basic situations and conversations, while Level II the second deals with grammatical basics and building sentences! If you are interested in intense study, check out our discounted bundles page! 

Are you interested in intense Spanish lessons? Take Spanish I and II at the same time! Yes, this is entirely possible since levels I & II are so different. Level I focuses on early conversations, while level II introduces basic concepts such as verb conjugation, sentence building, and more main verbs for conversation, obtaining goods and services, and discussing time, family, daily activities, interests, and self. 

Can’t make the current course session, but really want to learn? Get annual access to the system and attend optional weekly facebook live sessions on easy beginner topics! 

Have a question? Please fill out the survey at the bottom of this page!

Beginner Spanish, Level I

Learn to talk about numbers, pronunciation, basic questions and answers for first conversations, greetings. mood responses, responding to emotions, talking about the weather, ordering in a restaurant, and negotiating in the market. This early beginner course focuses strongly on situational Spanish, how to request and obtain services, how to be cordial, order food, and discuss bills. If you know a lot of words, but still need some help starting to use them or knowing how to initiate a conversation, this is the course for you! Geared to get you speaking quickly in everyday life situations!

Option I: January 9th-February 3rd ! M-W-F10:15-11:15 x 4 weeks + daily practices x 4 weeks 

Option II: January 9th-February 15th, M-W: 5:00 p.m. x 6 weeks + daily practices x 4 weeks 

Sign up before Dec. 31st and get 2022 Pricing: 

Before Dec. 31st: $150/student! 

After Dec. 31st: $180/student


What’s included:

  • 12 live classes
  • 40 online lessons
  • feedback/review of assignments
  • Customized reference materials and memory practices

 Beginner Spanish Level II

This course starts to fill in the blanks about the structure of Spanish. We begin to learn and use basic grammatical patterns, identify and conjugate verbs to gain fluency and ability to change in conversation. We build on the information provided in Level I, but learn the why’s and how’s of how to change the words in meaningful ways. To many, this course might sound intimidating, but many find its contents empowering because it gives you the tools to d build your own sentences with success!

January 9th-February 15th! M-W-F: 9:00-9:50 a.m x 4 weeks + daily practices

Sign up before Dec. 31st and get 2022 Pricing: 

Before Dec. 31st: $150/student! 

After Dec. 31st: $180/student


What’s Included:

  • 12 live classes
  • 40 online lessons
  • Personalized feedback/review of assignments
  • Customized reference materials and memory practices

Spanish Refresher Mini Course: Verbs Demystified

This course simplifies some of the basic sentence structures, and helps you build language skills on the basics. Is this course right for you? If you understand a lot of what you hear, but cannot manage basic verbs and nouns, this mini-course is for you! This is a basic structures mini-course, friendly for non-grammarians! The course is recommended for those who have covered these topics, but need to refresh and gain confidence.

This course is recommended as a preliminary course for specialty Spanish courses such as Medical and House & Home.

 January 10th-February 2nd: M-W, 1:00-2:00 p.m. x 4 weeks only!

Price: $120/student


What’s included:

  • 8 live classes
  • 40 online lessons
  • Personalized feedback/review of assignments
  • Customized reference materials and memory practices

Spanish for Life Abroad Upper Beginner: House, Individual Identity, Family, and Professional Vocabulary

Do you find yourself in situations having to talk about family, introduce yourself personally and professionally, and ask questions of others? This upper beginner/lower intermediate course is the right one for you! We cover the basics of house, home, and speaking to personnel, in-home staff and more! The coursework is slightly more advanced, but can be coupled with a lower level course for greater success. If you have already studied Spanish, but want to up your game and improve interpersonal communications in social situations, with staff or in professional environments? This is the course for you! Please be ready to try out some sentences and conversations applicable to everyday life!

Recommended Prerequisites: Beginner Spanish Level II or Refresher: Verbs Demystified.

January 10th-February 16th: T-TH, 9:00-10:00 a.m. + daily online practices



What’s included:

  • 12 live classes
  • 40 online lessons
  • Personalized feedback/review of assignments
  • Customized reference materials and memory practices

 

Medical and Legal Situational Spanish: Intermediate/Early Advanced Level Course

This course is interactive! If you are a medical professional, missionary, or an individual who just enjoys learning the practical stuff, this course is for you! You will also learn two past tenses and information for filing a police report, talking about events in the past, and residency/legal information.
Basics for patient intake, making appointments, filling out forms, expressing pain and symptoms with familiar verbs, and flip verbs (like doler, afectar, and gustar) and how to use them correctly. 

Recommended Prerequisites: Beginner Spanish Level II or Refresher: Verbs Demystified.

January 10th-February 16th T-TH: 10:15-11:45 a.m. x 6 weeks 3 interactive online practices  + weekly. 

Sign up before Dec. 31st and get 2022 Pricing: 

Before Dec. 31st: $150/student! 

After Dec. 31st: $180/student

What’s included:

  • 12 live classes
  • 40 online lessons
  • Personalized feedback/review of assignments
  • Customized reference materials and memory practices

 

 

 

not sure which course is right for you?

Send us a quick note below and let us know a little more about your level of Spanish, past language learning struggles, level of conversation in action, and general learning style and goals. This way we can help you choose the course that’s right for you! 

All information is confidential and secure. Consultations are free of charge. 

 

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