How hard is it to learn a language?
It is not that hard, but it does take work. Keep in mind that in order to be able to maintain a basic conversation in any language, you’ll have to be comfortable using basic verbs in the present, past, and future tenses, along with a large array of basic vocabulary (nouns, adjectives, pronouns, etc.). That’s a lot of words!
But don’t worry, if you come to class every week, do your homework, and try to immerse yourself in the language (watching movies, reading, and speaking to people), your vocabulary and grammar skills increase dramatically in a relatively short period of time.
How do I register for classes?
You can sign up for classes online, by phone, by email, or in person at the institute.
Will I have a lot of homework?
You will have written assignments every week that will help you memorize new words and grammatical constructions through practice and visual stimulus. It will complement and reinforce your classroom work.
What's the average age of the students?
Most students at Berges are between 25 and 70 years old, although we have many students who are younger or older than that.
Is the Spanish spoken in Spain, Argentina, and Mexico really different?
The language is the same, but the accent and certain words are different—just like British English, Australian English, and American English. Other than that, the rules and the standard vocabulary are the same. We have private instructors from both Spain and Latin America, so if you are an advanced student and want to work on a specific accent, we can match you with an instructor of your choosing.
Should I take private lessons or group classes?
That depends entirely on your preference. Group classes are a bit more affordable, more social, and follow a very solid curriculum. Private lessons, on the other hand, can be entirely customized to your own learning style and you can focus on specific issues or topics that you may want to work on.