Methodology: AZ Santiago
A modern conversational approach
to language learning.
With the Spanish school Methodology,
you will learn to speak a foreign language more quickly and easier
than you may expect. We use an exclusive series of video DVD/
laserdiscs combined with dynamic classroom instruction and interaction.
The goal of our methodology is to make you comfortable using your
new language in the practical situations that you encounter in
everyday life, for example: travel, conducting business, meeting
people, using the telephone, meetings, participating in a conversation
effectively, etc. With our communicative and dynamic approach,
you will rapidly find yourself speaking in a new language.
Translation in Class
The Spanish language school in Santiago uses its direct approach,
which means that the student and the teacher speak only in the
language being learned. There is never any translation in the
classroom and this forces you to think in your new language. You
will be surprised at how easily you will learn.
The people you speak with on a day-to-day basis all have different
voices, pronunciations, vocabulary and speeds with which they
speak; therefore, it is important that you do not become accustomed
to the same person. Rotating teachers allows the student to be
exposed to many types of speakers and ensures that students will
understand all people who speak in the language they are learning.
Teacher rotation also keeps class fresh and interesting.
Our methodology focuses on speaking and listening. Grammar is
very important and we will teach you how to use it through our
very practical approach without being tedious, boring and repetitive.
You will speak the language, not analyze it. The key to learning
a new language is communication. Because communication includes
reading and writing, they are included throughout our programs.
The vocabulary presented in our DVD/video laserdiscs and texts
has been studied and tested scientifically to be introduced gradually
and systematically. This process helps you to learn to communicate
more effectively and with greater ease. The combination of our
outstanding teachers and all of the techniques mentioned above
will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to
face the world in your new language.