We also offer E.S.L.
We are not your high school language class! Recent research into first and second language learning shows that a communicative, interactive method is the most effective and efficient way to start speaking a foreign language. Are you worried about tripping over your tongue or not "getting it"? Don't be! Our curriculum is specially organized to support beginners. Expect lots of carefully designed speaking activities and mini conversations where you can safely practice with your fellow students to become fluent as you go. To us, it doesn't make sense to pile up two years worth of grammar constructions before you begin to master speaking. You need to get productive, now! Our students want to accomplish more than being able to read better than they speak. The SF method makes sure you can be successful outside the classroom as well as inside. We support your future real -life conversations by setting up many, simulated practice situations in which you are really going to find yourself; - on a train, in a restaurant, booking a room, inquiring about family, social chit chat, etc. Grammar is taught then applied again and again!
Everyone agrees the immersion approach is the most powerful but the prospect of sitting in a class in which you don't understand the language can be understandably daunting. To support you, our teachers are trained to teach in the immersion approach. If you don't understand it is not your fault! We equip you with our exclusive, Clarification Phrases © which empower you to immediately ask your teacher to make something clearer. You are never lost for long! Our student feedback tells us that SF's Clarification Phrases © improved their communication ability in a native speaking country!
Savoir Faire has carefully chosen foreign language texts and support materials to complement our communicative/immersion approach. The texts and cds organize information for you and support you at home with further study. Our expert teachers use the texts as springboards for their lively and engaging lessons. In addition, a special bilingual grammar book coordinated with the main programs can be purchase in Spanish, French and Italian for levels 1 - 4 for those students who want to do more in depth self- study.
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Are you unable to find a class that fits your schedule? Call us at (310) 378 1086 or Email Us! We will work with you to create a program that fits your life!