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Weekend Language LessonsWeekend Intensives / Intro Courses

Weekend Intensives (20 hours) Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, French

Planning a trip to a Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or French-speaking country? Spend a weekend in a fun setting, mastering the basics of a new language. This will be an immersion class starting on Friday evening (6 to 9:30 pm), continuing on Saturday (9 am – 5:30 pm-one hour working group lunch break), and Sunday (9 am – 5:00 pm).

By the end of the weekend, you will be putting on skits the new language, singing songs, will be able to pronounce and read, and know vocabulary covering:

  • rooms in the house
  • furniture and all kitchen items
  • family members
  • body parts
  • fruits and vegetables
  • foods and drinks
  • ordering in a restaurant
  • places to go in town
  • asking for directions
  • telling about yourself and your family
  • 30 useful expressions

The most important thing you will gain is the confidence to speak!

Location: Eden Prairie or Minnetonka, Minnesota… or your home city if you have a group of 6 or more. A discount will be given to the person hosting the weekend intensive at their home if the course is taught outside of Minneapolis. Cost for classes outside of Minneapolis does not include travel expenses for instructor.

Note for individuals who want to achieve conversational competence: this weekend intensive provides a nice segue into the 84 hour accelerated learning course or the online instruction. You will be able to understand and speak a new language with ease.

Reviews IconComments from Students of the Weekend Intensive class

A fun , multi sensory approach to foreign language learning ...hearing, seeing, and saying interspersed with singing, role playing ( acting), and even a relaxation exercises (yes, nap time). Forget about your old fashioned " book larnin" approach. Arlene provides a joyous experience in her approach to students becoming conversationally proficient.
(Harry Y.)

On the second day of the weekend intensive, Arlene did an exercise where she only spoke Spanish and I was able to understand 90% of what she was saying based on the strong foundation of pronunciation and vocabulary we had already established. This is an excellent course to familiarize yourself with the basics of Spanish and get comfortable for travel or primed for her 84-hour extended course!
(Heather P.)

We loved the Italian Intensive!  By Sunday we were astounded at how much we'd learned.  By putting so much of your own personality and joy into your teaching--not to mention having the classes right in your home, so many of those classroom barriers to learning just disappeared.  Learning Italian wasn't about memorizing vocabulary and conjugating verbs, it was about singing, playing, and putting on skits.  It was learning from a different side of the brain, and we liked it!  We are both are having fun playing with vocabulary, phrases and songs.
(Cathy and Doug C.)

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For more information and/or to discuss the possibility of an 84-hour Accelerated Learning Course or Weekend Intensive Intro Course contact Arlene Jullie at (952) 934-3015, or email.