Habla Language Services
Habla: she speaks; he speaks; you speak!
Habla also means the action or ability to speak; language; way of speaking.
If you are not in the San Jose, California area and want to check out our downloadable workshops, see our Digital Training Page.
With Habla Language Services, our focus is to get you speaking Spanish or English in the least amount of time. We focus on a picture-based immersion approach and do not use the translation method, which has proven to be ineffective in most cases. We use modern methodology and technologies to get you out-the-door speaking as quickly as possible.
Language is speech. In spite of what they try to teach us in school, language really is not about grammar rules, spelling tests, or writing exercises. It is about communication.
You do not have to be afraid of speaking and whether you are speaking correctly. We will show you how to manipulate the language so you can get your point across. You are not in high school or college trying to get a good grade, you are in the real world and need to reach the Spanish- or English-speaking market so you can start earning money! We will focus on what you need for your business or personal goals so you are not sitting in a class conjugating verbs all day or learning vocabulary that is not relevant to you. Our conversational classes focus on the vocabulary YOU need and we also offer industry-specific classes.
- Medical Spanish Intensive 4-day workshop
- Spanish for Chiropractors
- Spanish for Dental Hygienists
- Spanish for Physical Therapists
- Spanish for Bankers & Other Financial Experts
- Spanish for Construction
- Spanish for Attorneys and Law Enforcement
- Spanish for Homeowners
- Spanish for Missionaries
- Basic Spanish 3-hour Workshop
- Conversational Series
- Mexican Fiesta
- Costa Rica Immersion Program
- English as a Second Language
- Business Writing Services (curriculum design, bilingual brochures, Spanish/English Translation)
- Résumé Writing Services
- Spanish/English Conference Interpreting
Who else shares our theory on language learning? Dr. Kathleen March, I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Q: What is the biggest misconception that people have about learning a second language?
A: That by studying vocabulary and writing out conjugations of verbs you will learn to speak or even read a language. Studying lists or copying paradigms rather than using language in a meaningful context – is a waste of time! They also think that they need to study or learn the grammar in order to speak – another error. All the unnatural strategies for language study are barriers to language acquisition . . .
If they would only accept the fact that language is performance, that second language acquisition is a skill, not a set of conscious rules to be applied and memorized. . .
Kathleen March, PhD
The Language Educator, April 2006