Chattanooga School Of Language Offers Summer Classes

Friday, May 17, 2013
The Chattanooga School of Language (CSL) will offer a series of classes in eight different languages for kids and adults in its summer term beginning June 16.
Also as a part of the upcoming term of classes, a newly-implemented “Lunch ‘N Learn” series of Spanish lessons will take place during the week for people who want to liven up their lunch break by learning a new language and culture.
This series lasts for eight weeks, meeting once a week.
“The ‘Lunch ‘N Learn’ series was created with the 8-to-5 worker in mind,” said Laurie Stevens, owner of CSL. “We’re hoping that even if someone can’t take a class with us after the work day, he/she can come to the language school and enjoy a taste of culture and language during their day instead. Personally, I would love to spend my lunch break learning about Spain and sipping on a cafécito,” she laughed.
Language and culture classes for kids, ages 5 to 15, are available during the weeks of June 17 (Spanish), June 24 (French), July 8 (German) and July 22 (Spanish). Times vary depending on ages.
CSL operates with an emphasis on flexible schedules, trusted and credible instruction, cultural experiences and small classroom settings. Classes are offered as private, semi-private (2 students) or group (3-10 students) lessons. Teachers are often referred to as “language coaches” and use a variety of teaching methods, including film, music, food and drink, to make the language come alive for students in a truly cultural experience.
Ms. Stevens said that the school attracts people from all walks of life, including kids, adults and young professionals for a variety of motivations.
Students can register online or by calling 802-2040.

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