Luis Cardozo, SpanishNYC’s founder, and director has focused on revolutionizing the teaching of Spanish as a second language throughout his career. He was educated as a lawyer in his native Colombia before coincidentally becoming involved in language teaching. His impressive success followed his development of a proprietary teaching method: The Natural Conversational Approach (NCA). Luis and his fellow instructors at SpanishNYC use the NCA as a language-teaching process at SpanishNYC to this day. It helps us offer the most effective Spanish classes NYC has to offer. It produces excellent results, whether students learn online or in-person.
SpanishNYC’s mission, as explained by Luis, is to serve as a language school meeting the needs of people from all walks of life. But our courses continue to find their most active following among VIPs, corporate professionals, and their families. It’s not surprising that Luis initially found success in teaching English to the Spanish-speaking corporate world in Bogota as a second language. Today, he works on the opposite side of the bilingual equation directing an NYC Spanish school with students from all around the Tri-State area. Also, we teach Spanish classes online to students of all levels; it’s convenient to study with SpanishNYC virtually from any location in the world.
You Can Learn Spanish By Doing
Luis first developed the Natural Conversational Approach out of a desire for students to engage the Spanish language actively from day one. The lecture approach still used by some language schools is less effective, and experience shows our NCA method works better. Our instructors teach an active, conversational class that thoroughly engages every student and is more enjoyable for everyone. It’s also a unique process that maximizes each person’s increasing Spanish speaking ability. Our sessions move smoothly through the course content in a way that serves everyone’s needs. Prior students give the NCA high ratings as an effective way to learn.
When a group enrolls in classes, sometimes from the same company, vocabulary and grammar are adjusted to their specific needs. Also, as we start every course, each student gives a self-introduction to explain their goals, which are added to the class agenda. When vocabulary words fit with your needs, it’s more natural and memorable to learn. The NCA also is a highly effective teaching method for Spanish grammar. It comes through clearly as you practice and converse in class. Students who have been in class with other teaching methods say that taking our Spanish classes is a refreshing experience. You will learn more quickly and enjoyably.
Custom Tailored Spanish Classes & a Focus on Every Student
Luis founded SpanishNYC with a philosophy anchored by the fact that individual and small-group learning is more effective. Our classes have a maximum of six students, and we provide private Spanish lessons. Instructors make sure each student receives personal attention in every class. It’s the best way to teach and ensures that everyone makes consistent progress. SpanishNYC, along with its sister school SpanishPhilly, takes pride in many favorable reviews from students. Our roster has included hundreds of learners at varying levels, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Our SpanishNYC language teachers know that an essential element in teaching a language is their ability to understand and connect with each student. Every person learns and understands uniquely. Everyone has a personal history. A highly effective language instructor needs to read the students and become a learning partner and a facilitator. If you want a fluent command of the language and are searching for Spanish Classes near me, Luis and all the team members invite you to call or send us an email. We’ll be please to answer all of your questions.
Learn Spanish with Us. You Will Understand More of the World.