The ultimate objective of all foreign language training should be to help students communicate effectively and with ease in the target language. To achieve that objective, Easy Español has created and refined our own exclusive audio-cognitive method ™
The method entails fostering the students’ listening comprehension skills from the start; and making the students aware of the direct relationship between the cognitive and emotional processes integral to communication. This approach stands in sharp contrast to most other language training with its overwhelming focus on the written language, a tedious memorization of grammatical rules and on vocabulary acquisition with an emphasis on translation. The Easy Español method focal point is developing the student’s language confidence to naturally achieve language competence.
The core of our Easy Español’s audio-cognitive method rests on our conviction that a language cannot be learned in isolation from the social contexts in which it is used. Integral to our method, therefore, is both simulating those social contexts in class and exposing students to real-life experiences. We create venues in which students can strengthen the listening and speaking skills they learn in the classroom. Those venues include: periodic group luncheons and dinners at selected Hispanic restaurants, guided museum tours in Spanish, lectures and seminars on particular subjects, social gatherings and Hispanic movie viewings. The ultimate real-life venue is our Cultural Immersion Programs Abroad in which the country becomes the classroom. At Easy Español students Live the language!
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