Private Spanish Lessons are Always Better; Here’s Why
Besides the obvious reason that a private student gets 100% of the instructor’s attention, the following are three reasons why our students prefer private Spanish lessons in our NYC school.
1 – They feel more at ease
It is true that group lessons in Spanish, 3 to 6 students, are still very effective and they may be very fun when the instructor is good at using group activities such as games, role-playing, music, presentations, etc. But what may be fun and productive for some, may be somewhat overwhelming for others. Some students prefer not to have their mistakes corrected in front of the class, or to be in the spot as they struggle to use the correct word with the right pronunciation and at the right place in a sentence. Other students prefer to hear only native Spanish from a native speaker and not mispronunciation or wrong sentences from their classmates. Also, it is not uncommon that one student in a group loves talking and participating more than the rest of the group; that, for some may mean less opportunity to speak and therefore be corrected. Many times I begin the private lesson by asking my student, “bueno, dime quéquierespracticar hoy, qué no estásuficientementeclaro o quieresmejorar.” – “ok tell me what you want to practice today, what is not clear enough or you want to improve.”