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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 speakers of Spanish from all over the world, or have native speaker proficiency. Unlike others programs, our teachers have Bachelor degrees and some even have a Master’s.

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.

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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

+   Group Spanish Classes

For over 20 years, the Latin American Association has offered Group Spanish Classes in its Buford Highway location. We offer 14 levels of Spanish-language proficiency from Basic to High Advanced. Our classes are small and 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.

REGISTRATION:

Step 1 : If you are a new student, please take our FREE placement test. Based on the results, we will recommend the course level best suited to the student’s current proficiency. The first day of class we will make sure you are in the right level.

Step 2 : Register in person, over the phone or online. Payment can be done in cash, credit card or check.

Step 3 : A textbook is required for the classes. Click here to learn more and purchase it.

LEVELS

We offer the following levels:

Beginning, High Beginning Low Intermediate Intermediate High Intermediate
Low Advanced Advanced I Advanced II Advanced III

For course descriptions click here.

SCHEDULES:

WEEKDAY COURSES
(Twice a week for 5 weeks)
SATURDAY COURSES
(Once a week for 7 weeks)
SESSION DATES:
Jan. 7- Feb. 11
Feb. 18- Mar. 21
Apr. 1- May 2
May 13- Jun. 17
Jun. 24- Jul. 30
Aug. 5- Sep. 9
Sep. 16- Oct. 17
Oct. 28 – Dec. 5
SESSION DATES:
Jan. 12- Feb. 23
Mar. 9- Apr. 20
May 4- Jun. 22
Jun. 29- Aug. 17
Aug. 24- Oct. 12
Oct. 19- Dec. 7
SCHEDULE

– Mon. & Wed. / 12 to 2 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
– Tues. & Thurs. / 12 to 2 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE

– Sat. / 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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:

  • Friday May 24th, 2019
  • Saturday May 25th, 2019
  • Thursday July 4th, 2019
  • Friday July 5th, 2019
  • Saturday July 6th, 2019
  • Monday September 2nd, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Week (Monday November 25th to Saturday November 30th)

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:

Sandra Achury
sachury@thelaa.org
404-982-6896

 

We are proud to have partnered with prominent companies such as:

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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. Classes take place at 2750 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.

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


Starbucks Coffee Hour

TheCoffeeHour

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30 to
6:30 p.m., to practice Spanish and English
while sharing coffee and pastries donated by
Starbucks in an informal environment.

Location: 2750 Buford Hwy NE Atlanta GA