HABLA’s Functionally Fluent! Spanish Class Methodology
With HABLA’s Functionally Fluent! method, class participants become functionally fluent in Spanish in a very short time - sometimes in as little as three weekends! Our proprietary method is a product of more than twenty years of hands-on experience of teaching adults, and over half a century of linguistic research. It is based on three important principles:
1) Focus on Functions
People use language to perform functions – this is a proven linguistic principle. Our function-based syllabus empowers you in your practical goals. What is a function? Functions are important things we do in life at work, during travel and around town. Each of HABLA’s Spanish lessons in Houston teaches you essential functions. You learn to actually do things in Spanish.
2) Focus on Foundations
Your real-life Houston Spanish teacher and quality classroom instruction provide an essential foundations. Your Houston Spanish lessons help you leverage resources to learn Spanish in Houston and maximize what you do outside of Spanish class.
3) Focus on Fluency
The true definition of fluency is that your language flows – you may make mistakes (you are human, after all!), but the goal is for your language to flow. In a fluent conversation, the speaker and listener exchange ideas in a natural, flowing manner.