We at Easy Español passionately believe that the ultimate way to fully learn a language -any language- is through listening. The first step towards language acquisition is to train the learner to be able to discern the sounds of a language. Once listening skills are developed, language learners can communicate effectively and with ease in the new language.
Spanish is a fast, sound-based language; probably one of the fastest on Earth. Therein lies the strenuous mental –and emotional– effort learners most endure when trying to acquire the language.
To address these challenges, Easy Español has created our own exclusive method: The Audio-Cognitive method ™. Our approach stands in sharp contrast to most other language-training programs with their overwhelming focus on the written language, a tedious memorization of grammar rules, meaningless repetition with decontextualized vocabulary attainment, and an overemphasis on translation. The Audio-Cognitive method helps student gain language fluency in a short period of time trough attentive listening, intuitive repetition, and meaningful practice.
Our Audio-Cognitive 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 language proficiency. Grammar rules and bare translation will not help students achieve language competency; they only create confusion and frustration. The Audio-Cognitive method involves grammar achievement through fun, practical and engaging activities. Vocabulary is acquired and expanded intuitively using culture as its springboard and always in a conversational context.
The Easy Español conversational approach based on listening is wrapped up with motivational and coaching models to ensure a natural, rewarding, and effective language learning experience in a short period of time.