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IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID-19, IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We encourage you to take our online classes, and experience a great culturally Hispanic class environment.

We are Atlanta’s largest provider of Spanish-language instruction for over 20 years. Our Spanish-language program uses a communicative approach to language learning in order to help students of all levels achieve fluency. We focus on creating an environment that encourages students to feel comfortable to make mistakes so that they can learn and interact with their classmates to become fluent. All of our teachers are native Spanish speakers or have native speaker proficiency.

At the Latin American Association, we teach standard Spanish that is considered the correct form of the language. However, we do teach students regional differences in vocabulary and pronunciation. There are many factors that influence how long it will take someone to learn a language, including motivation, experience learning a foreign language and time. It takes approximately 2 years for students to move to the Advanced Level, although you should be able to communicate in Spanish on a limited basis in a short period of time. Learning a language is a long process and it may last a lifetime.

We use as much Spanish as possible in the class, but it is not a total immersion program. Logically, the use of Spanish by the teacher increases with each level.

LEVELS

We offer the following levels:

Beginner, High BeginnerLow IntermediateIntermediateHigh Intermediate
Low AdvancedAdvanced IAdvanced IIAdvanced III
For course descriptions click here.

Adult Education Manager

Managing Director, Economic Empowerment

Our Online classes are delivered by trained instructors, using Google Meet or Zoom. Class size between 5 and 8 students.

2021 Schedule and programing:

Weekday Classes

20 hours – 13 classes

(Twice a week for 6.5 weeks, 1.5 hours each class)

Saturday Classes

20 hours – 10 classes

(10 Saturdays, 2 hours each class)

Session Dates

January 11 – February 24

March 1 – April 13

April 19 – June 2

June 7 – July 21

July 26 – September 8

September 13 – October 26

November 1 – December 14 (shorter session TBD)

Session Dates

January 9 – March 13

March 20 – May 22

June 5 – August 14

August 21 – October 30

November 6 – December 11 (shorter session TBD)

SCHEDULE

Afternoon classes:

Mondays and Wednesdays  12 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays  12 – 1:30 p.m.

Evening classes:

Mondays and Wednesdays  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE

Morning classes:

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FEE

Tuition: $250*

FEE

Tuition: $250*

*NOTE:

Early Registration

If you are a Returning student and register for the next session no later than the last day of your current session, you will have a discount of $30 and pay $220.

Late Registration

Registrations received during the first week of class will incur in an additional fee of $25 (valid for new and returning students). No registrations will be accepted after the first week of class.

Refund Policy

If for some reason you are not able to attend your class, we are happy to offer a full refund only if you make the request during the first week of class, via email to psaavedra@thelaa.org. After the first week, only special cases will be considered for partial refunds. Unless you request the refund within four (4) months after payment, no refunds will be given.

Holidays

Please note that our office is going to be closed, so there won’t be classes scheduled the following dates:

–MLK day – Monday, January 18

–Memorial Day – Monday, May 31

–Independence Day – Monday, July 5

–Labor Day – Monday, September 6

–Thanksgiving Week – November 22 to 27

Due to COVID-19, in-person classes have been cancelled until further notice. We are currently offering VIRTUAL private Spanish classes, group classes and workshops. For more information, please contact our Adult Education Manager, Patricia Saavedra at psaavedra@thelaa.org.

Our classes may range from 5 to 12 students. Classes are offered during the week at noon, in the evening and on Saturday mornings. Unfortunately we cannot offer individual make-up classes and do not provide childcare.

As part of our program, our students enjoy a special feature called intercambio, or exchange, where they periodically get to interact and converse with native speakers enrolled in our English-language classes.

Weekly ClassesSaturday Classes
Session Dates

TBC

Session Dates

TBC

SCHEDULESCHEDULE
FEEFEE

*NOTE:

Early Registration

If you are a Returning student and register for the next session no later than the last day of your current session, you will have a discount of $30 and pay $220.

Late Registration

Registrations received during the first week of class will incur in an additional fee of $25 (valid for new and returning students). No registrations will be accepted after the first week of class.

Refund Policy

If for some reason you are not able to attend your class, we are happy to offer a full refund only if you make the request during the first week of class, via email to psaavedra@thelaa.org. After the first week, only special cases will be considered for partial refunds. Unless you request the refund within four (4) months after payment, no refunds will be given.

Holidays

Please note that our office is going to be closed, so there won’t be classes scheduled the following dates:

–MLK day – Monday, January 18

–Memorial Day – Monday, May 31

–Independence Day – Monday, July 5

–Labor Day – Monday, September 6

–Thanksgiving Week – November 22 to 27

We are Atlanta’s largest provider of Spanish-language instruction for over 20 years. We offer:

  • Instruction that develops strong language skills and that celebrates the culture of Latin American and Spain.
  • A customized curriculum designed for your company’s particular needs
  • Opportunity to improve cross-cultural communication.
  • Opportunity to celebrate the culture of Latin America and Spanish

Contact:

Patricia Saavedra
psaavedra@thelaa.org
404.638.1837

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Our Private Spanish classes offer high-quality, tailored instruction. Classes are taught by professional, native-speaking instructors and can be one-one-one or in group of two or three students in order to meet the student’s specific needs.

In addition to language education, we teach meaningful cultural content that enriches student’s experience with the culture and with the people of Latin America.

Note: Children are not allowed in the classrooms and LAA doesn’t provide childcare services.

Contact:

Patricia Saavedra
psaavedra@thelaa.org
404.638.1837

What students are saying…

“I highly recommend signing up for classes at the LAA. I’ve been taking Spanish classes at the LAA for more than a year now and it’s been a wonderful experience. The intercambio with the adult Spanish students learning English is unlike any other Spanish lesson program I’ve seen. Truly one of a kind and a great organization overall!”

“I like the quality and the price. I like the class schedule of two days a week for two hours, so coming twice a week is easier on me for learning purposes” ~ Paul Kirkley, Southwest employee

“I like that the classes are focused on conversation and speaking and interacting. I enjoy that instructor are able to handle students’ different skilled levels coming into the classes answer more advanced questions without losing track of the material that we are currently covering” ~ Russell Jeter, Professor at Georgia State University