From a one room Italian language and culture business, to a flourishing full-service foreign language and ESL center, Speak! has grown thanks to the needs or our increasingly international community and the talents or our multi-lingual team.
It’s hard to believe that Christina Ball launched her language center ten years ago with Ecco Italy, a one room Italian language and culture school above the Cafe’ Milano and furniture/ceramic shop, Verity Blue in the Main Street Market. Over the years, this center has grown and truly blossomed, with the support of our increasingly global community and the talents of our now 30+ faculty members in 12 languages. “Can you teach Spanish and French?”, you asked. “Si!” and “Oui!”, we answered. What about Chinese, Arabic, German, Russian – and English?! “You’ve got it”! we said, quickly building an impressive faculty from around the globe with local roots. We have grown, and are continuing to grow, thanks to your inquiries, needs and requests. Thank you! Grazie! Please, keep them coming!
On March 27, Speak! celebrated with a global dinner party attended by over 50 Speak! teachers and friends. Delicious dishes from more than 14 countries were represented – from Ecuador to Turkmenistan, Italy to China. Here’s to another 10 – who knows what they have in store for Speak!