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Language Classes for Adults

Learning a new language can be enjoyable for adults, too! Have you always wanted to learn French, but didn’t think you could? Did you take Spanish years ago in high school or college and now realize you don’t remember any of it? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we have the class for you. The adult classes are fun and informal. The focus of the class is on conversation, not completing textbook exercises.

Your Language Connection (YLC) offers a variety of levels. At the beginner levels you will learn common phrases and practical vocabulary to communicate basic needs and personal information. At advanced levels, you will expand your vocabulary, fine tune your grammar and learn additional verb tenses. If you are already fluent, but would like to practice and improve your use of verb tenses and idiomatic expressions, join others for weekly conversation. The language classes we offer for adults are Spanish, Japanese, French, Chinese, Arabic and American Sign Language.

  • Beginner, Part 1—If you have very little or no knowledge of the language, start here.
  • Beginner, Part 2—If you have taken classes in the past AND remember some of it, start here.
  • Advanced Beginner, Part 1—If you have a basic working knowledge of the language and can put simple sentences together (more than greetings and colors), start here.
  • Advanced Beginner, Part 2—If you can hold a simple conversation and are ready to speak in more than one tense, start here.
  • Intermediate—You can speak in at least three tenses (past, present, future), and are looking to increase your vocabulary beyond some simple sentences and increase your usage of verb tenses, this is the class for you.

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Language Classes for Families

Are you looking for a fun educational activity your family can do together? Would you like to learn a new language that you can practice together daily?

Children and parents will learn a language together in a fun, casual atmosphere. Each participant will be able to learn common phrases and basic vocabulary, complete make-and-take books, play games, and sing songs. Many important cultural lessons and holiday traditions are included in the lessons. When the family learns together, it is easier to continue the practice at home throughout the week. Learning a new language is beneficial in many ways for children and adults. We offer hands-on foreign language classes for families. Contact us for more information.family-globe

Would you like your child to speak and understand more than one language? Does your child like to experiment with new words? Would you like to enhance their overall learning abilities in school and prepare them for various opportunities in life?

Language learning is an important part of brain development in young children and has been proven to increase test scores of other subjects for school-age children. Children ages three and older will learn words and phrases through fun activities, games, and songs. They will make books and games to take home that reinforce the learned vocabulary. They will learn dialogues and common daily expressions, as well as holiday traditions and cultural behaviors.

Language Classes for Children

Would you like your child to speak and understand more than one language? Does your child like to experiment with new words? Would you like to enhance their overall learning abilities in school and prepare them for various opportunities in life?

Language learning is an important part of brain development in young children and has been proven to increase test scores of other subjects for school-age children. Children ages three and older will learn words and phrases through fun activities, games, and songs. They will make books and games to take home that reinforce the learned vocabulary. They will learn dialogues and common daily expressions, as well as holiday traditions and cultural behaviors.

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Medical Spanish—Conversational Spanish Classes Designed for the Medical Professional

Learn basic conversational skills, instructional words and phrases, and questions that will get answers you can understand. Cultural information is also included in this course.

  • Beginners—Those with very little or no background in Spanish. This class will start at the very beginning and move at a slower pace.
  • Advanced Beginners—Those who have had some Spanish and understand the general rules of the language. This class will move at a faster pace than the beginner class.

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One-on-One Tutoring

Do you have a child who is struggling in their foreign language class? Would your child benefit from some new strategies to help them learn the language skills they need to be successful?

YLC’s one-on-one tutoring is language support for students and adults taking language classes. We offer helpful hints for learning the rules of languages and increasing vocabulary. This service is offered at a convenient time and location for the client.

Private Language Instruction

Are you or your family planning to travel abroad? Would you like to learn some practical phrases and cultural tidbits for your trip? Are you a busy executive who needs to converse in another language for an upcoming business trip, but has a tight schedule?

Our private language classes are specifically designed to meet the client’s needs and begin at the client’s current language level. Go at your own pace and learn what you want to learn. Materials are provided and the classes are given at a mutually agreed upon location at a time convenient for the client. Many languages are available for private classes.

Please note: Scheduled private class must be cancelled or changed at least 48 business hours prior, or the cancellation is subject to a $25 fee.

Spanish Classes for Young Students

If you home school your child or live in a district that doesn’t start Spanish until high school, these classes are a great way to give your children a second language that is in demand. The curriculum is based on the state standards for foreign languages, but is delivered in a fun, hands-on approach. Start your children at a young age on the road to being bilingual; it gives them a great advantage in their school years and future career.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) for Children or Adults

Do you speak English well, but have a strong accent that is difficult for others to understand? Do you misunderstand idiomatic expressions when they are used in conversation?

This class is offered as a one-on-one service, as well as small group classes. Our specialty is decreasing foreign accents so you can be understood in person and on the telephone. We focus on increasing vocabulary including idiomatic expressions and expanding correct verb usage. Don’t let your accent, or limited vocabulary, hold you back from success in your career; contact YLC today!