SPANISH DAILY – CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASSES
Welcome to the Official Language School of the Americas Spanish Daily – Conversational Spanish Program. These interactive conversation classes are an excellent choice for travelers, expats living in Medellín, and/or a full-time university students looking to gain Spanish fluency in an immersive environment.
Spanish Daily is a Spanish conversation curriculum designed to help students improve their Spanish fluency. This program, written, recorded and taught by native Spanish speakers, uses themed conversations, stories, videos and other multimedia to present the living Spanish language outside of the grammatical restrictions of a textbook. This is the actual Spanish students will hear and use on the street, in the market, making new friends and participating in events with native Spanish speakers.
The curriculums for the large majority of Spanish schools in the Medellin area are worksheet-driven / fill-in-the-blank. These exercises are similar to the DuoLingo approach to language learning, considered passive learning, and are good for vocabulary building and language theory. These techniques develop reading and writing abilities, but are weak in listening and speaking skills.
OLSA International focuses on active learning techniques which take the vocabulary and language theory you have learned and puts them into practice through a variety of interactive oral activities, prepared conversations, impromptu conversations, multi-media, games, etc.; anything we can do to have the student think, listen and speak in Spanish in real-time.
Analogy – The Difference
Other Academies – An apprentice enters a bicycle academy and asks for a course to learn how to ride a bicycle. The instructor tells the apprentice, “Of course! Here, I have two books and five magazines about bicycles. We will spend two years studying how to ride a bicycle”. After two years, the instructor tells the apprentice, “Today, we finish with the bike-riding course.” The apprentice replies, “But we haven’t ridden any bicycles, yet. When are we going ride a bike?” At that, the instructor claims, “I have given you all of the knowledge you need to ride a bike. Now, you go figure out how to ride the bike on your own”.
OLSA International – An apprentice enters a bicycle academy and asks for a course to learn how to ride a bicycle. The instructor tells the apprentice, “Of course! Let’s go outside and get on a bike right now!.” After two years practicing how to ride a bike, the apprentice knows how to maneuver, do tricks and is earning a salary using the skills he learned by practicing with the instructor.
Learning a language is similar to riding a bike. To be able to hear, understand and speak a language in real-time, you must physically interact with that language with native speakers. Yes, at first it is difficult, and brushing up on a little language theory doesn’t hurt, but through actual language practice, your ear will get used to new sounds and you will be able to converse in the language, easily. The more actual practice, the better you will speak and the deeper the conversations you will be able to have.
Program Logistics and Costs
Designed for improved conversational fluency.
Focus on speaking/participating in Spanish.
Small Group In-Person Classes
Classes start weekly – 4 days per week – all levels.
Class times: 9:00am or 10:30am
Class duration 75 – 80-minutes
1 week = $60 US dollars ($12.00 dollars per hour)
2 weeks = $115 US dollars ($11.50 dollars per hour)
3 weeks = $160 US dollars ($10.65 dollars per hour)
4 weeks = $200 US dollars ($10.00 dollars per hour)
Private In-Person, or Virtual Sessions, One-On-One
Class times: 12n, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Class duration 50-minutes
4 Sessions = $100.00 US dollars
8 Sessions = $185.00 US dollars
12 Sessions = $260.00 US dollars
16 Sessions = $320.00 US dollars
Additional Programs Available Through OLSA International:
- Accredited University Program
- Salsa Dance Classes classes
- Weekly Excursion Packages
- Free weekly language exchange
We want to thank you for considering OLSA as your Spanish language immersion school! Your future really is important to us and we are excited to share this experience with you. So, invest in your future. Improve your marketability. Join us at OLSA!