This group is for anyone interested in learning Spanish, French or German. Each one-hour lesson we will be working with one language and one level.
The group is suitable mainly for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of the language(s) but beginners (A1-A2) can also benefit from the lessons. (Occasionally B1 lessons will be offered too.)
The goal will be strictly communicative, which means that you will be learning interactive (conversational or written) utterances that will enable you to ask for and give information. However, we will focus on developing grammar accuracy which will provide you with a strong base for further learning.
* What does A1, A2, B1 stand for?
They are scales that belong to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which is an international standard for describing language ability on a six-point scale: from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
* What is the "Complete Beginners Course" I offer here on MeetUp?
It is a four-lesson course to have a taste of how the language you are interested in works, compared to English. While learning how to introduce yourself and others, we will be dealing with pronunciation as well as some grammatical features and useful vocabulary. I do recommend you join from the very first lesson since they are all linked. The lessons are free but all contributions, no matter how small, will be much appreciated. paypal.me/livelanguagelessons
* Who am I?
After spending some years at university studying languages from an applied (translation and language teaching) and theoretical (philosophy of language) linguistic perspective, I decided to travel around the globe and noticed how powerful languages are to create bridges between peoples and cultures (not to mention the tons of opportunities the whole world has to offer). Partly due to Covid, I stopped travelling and so I decided to share what I have learnt along the way. I have always believed more in teaching than translating ("give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime") and so I am here to make it easier for you to learn a new language. However, you need to know (in case you do not know it already) this pursuit does requiere time, patience and dedication: the more time you spend studying and in touch with the language, the faster you will learn it.
* Do you have a website?
I am currently working on it. It will be published here once it is ready.