Travel Like a Local : A Conversation with Michelle Damiani

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Traveling (Abroad!) Like a Local: A Conversation with Author Michelle Damiani Friday, October 2nd 6-8pm FREE! Have you ever dreamed of living abroad for a year or more? Do you love the idea of learning new languages, meeting new people and immersing yourself in a foreign culture until it becomes familiar? Do you wonder how…

45-hour Summer Intensive Student Shares her Experience

Teacher learning from student - Desi watching Kathleen at work in the pediatric unit

Here’s what Desi’s Spanish Intensive Student, Kathleen Borowitz, had to say about her motivation and experience at Speak! So, Kathleen, what prompted you to devote 3 weeks and 45 hours of your summer to Spanish? What were your goals for this course? I have been studying Spanish for the past 2 years through various means. …

Speak! Stories: Desi and Kathleen

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Teacher learning from student – Desi watching Kathleen at work in the pediatric unit Reflections on my 45-hour Individual Intensive with  Pediatric Speech Pathologist Kathleen Borowitz By Desiree Peña, Speak! Spanish Instructor (Read what Desi’s student, Kathleen, has to say about her experience here) As a teacher I’ve always highly valued the knowledge gained from…

5 Ways to Enjoy Paris – with Teens!

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by Christina Ball I just returned from a glorious trip to Paris with my best friend from college, novelist Martha McPhee, and our two teen daughters (Mila, 13 + Livia, 15). Here are a few of our discoveries and favorite activities. My hope is that they may help inspire your own visit to this magical,…

Speak! Stories: Building Bridges with Patrizia

Patrizia with one of her students and friends in Italy

Building Bridges/Costruire Ponti Reflections on Language Teaching and Learning by Patrizia Prevosto Johnson A few days ago in class, David, one of my adored students, said “Learning a language is an adventure.” And, I would add, a marvelous adventure. An adventure not only for the student, but also for the teacher. Each of us is…

Announcing new Professional Editing Services!

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Academic, Medical and Professional Editing Whether you need help correcting and perfecting an academic article or crafting an eye-catching CV and cover letter, our team of skilled English style and grammar experts is ready to work with you. Since Speak! editors are also English language instructors, we can not only suggest and make corrections, but…