Olé MéxicoLanguage School
Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:37 AM
Edit/P.S.: Call for price info. The prices reflected on their website are not accurate as of April 2012.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:21 AM
I was most recently in a very nice group with a very pleasant teacher. But I'd like to find a more structured class, if possible, with an intense course so that I might move along and progress a bit faster.
Have others any experience with this school?
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:46 PM
About the book. They are less expensive than many, especially the Warren Hardy materials. The L3 book cost $180 MXN. The books mirror the more variety-filled approach they use, and aren't just grammar exercise after grammar exercise. The other good thing about them is they are very much Mexican Spanish, and even include some idiom, etc. As far as I know, the books don't include a word of English. To be honest, other than translating the occasional word to English, Gabriel only speaks Spanish with me. And that's just fine since that's exactly what I need right now. Don't know how much English is used in the other levels. The vast majority of time we spend in class is outside the book anyway, so as exyyz said, you may not even have to buy one. We are half way through it after 2 months.
I like having the book since it gives me some guidance on what we'll be covering. I use my other books -- yeah, I have quite a collection, too -- to supplement what I know we'll be working on next.
The school is definitely worth looking into to see if it's a good fit.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:19 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:00 AM
I meant to post this earlier as someone pm'd me that question. I'll let Gabriel and Alex know, too.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:50 PM
I will look into it after Semana Santa holidays.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 AM
I started last week in level 2 (with Maureen) That's our class! Gabriel is our teacher. For me it is the right mix of grammar and speaking / listening and using what we are learning right then. The 1 hr 45 min flies by. Today we will use family (aunt, uncle, godparents, step child etc), Last week it was professions (lawyer, dentist) etc. All wrapped around the use of pronouns and pesonal adjectives (mi tio, su abogado etc) This is stuff that I will use every day in Ajijic.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:23 PM
I am level 1. I was about at level 0.4 when I started and that was after 3 previous attempts to learn Spanish. For the first time I feel like I am advancing. Alex spoke to me in English while building vocabulary and then switched to Spanish entirely albeit at a very basic level appropriate to my skill level. He will clarify if I don't comprehend what is being said. I must be getting somewhere. My neighbours actually understand some of what I am trying to tell them now.
They sound like exactly what I am looking for...no one mentioned Level 1 however which is where I would need to start as I am barely to the spanglish level any comments about beginning Spanish with them?
Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:36 PM
I am level 1. I was about at level 0.4 when I started and that was after 3 previous attempts to learn Spanish. For the first time I feel like I am advancing ..... I must be getting somewhere. My neighbours actually understand some of what I am trying to tell them now.
Congratulations! That's the highest possible praise.
I volunteer with LCS trying to help people who want to learn English, so I have a new appreciation and respect for language teachers. Gabriel and Alex are really good at what they do: energetic, hard-working, and, I think, gifted.
I know I'm making progress.
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