What is Speak!?

What is Speak!?

A global education company, Speak! Language Center specializes in foreign language and culture education for personal and professional enrichment. Our primary mission is to educate, inspire and empower people through language, culture, and...
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2015 Resolution Discount for All Student...

Resolution Discount for Students, Familiar and New! If learning a new language – or practicing in one you’ve spoken in the past – is on your bucket list for 2015, join us in 2015! We have...
Free Inside Opera Class Dec 20!

Free Inside Opera Class Dec 20!

  Be TREATED to a FREE Inside Opera class + holiday party – no breadcrumbs required! Want to have holiday fun AND learn about opera, for free? Try out a free Inside Opera class on the holiday...
New high school summer exchange with SPAIN!

New high school summer exchange with SPA...

Make Friends with SPAIN!        Speak! and iDays Present:   VALENCIA – CHARLOTTESVILLE 8th-11th grade Student Exchange Program Summer 2015 How does it work? A group of Charlottesville teens travels to...

Speak! Stories: Playfulness by Patricia

Teaching Spanish: Playfully by Patricia van der Lans, Spanish Instructor    Ever seen a kid giving up on learning to walk, or learning to speak? Of course not. They don’t even think about it, it’s...

Speak! Stories: Megan and Youngchul

  This month’s Speak! Story is about a student who had to meet a challenge head on.  Dr. Youngchul Kim has been an assistant professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at...

What People are Saying about Speak!

I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the Plunge class I recently took at Speak. I found it to be intense, but fun. Carlos did a great job with the class. We had fun while learning a lot. Because the class was so small, we got a lot of practice in the language although I have to admit by the end of the second week my brain was in a fog. It has made me realize that if I want to learn the language, I really need to keep it up.
-T. Nauss, Spanish Student

When I first enrolled in the conversation class with Paula, I was skeptical. My bad habit had such a deep root. How could the weekly class be helpful? Paula systematically taught me pronunciation, grammar and articulation. Then it came to the hard part: practice, practice, and practice. To prepare a ten-minute presentation for a conference, Paula literally had to correct my every single sentence. In the end, after I gave my talk, one of my Chinese colleagues came to me and said, “I did not know you could speak English that well.” I considered this a big compliment since Chinese people rarely compliment each other.
- B. Xu, ESL Student