Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why take a course at The Language Studio vs. at a local college or with a tutor?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida prides itself in providing quality education at competitive pricing. Our adult classes, taken at a local community college, would cost between $800 and $900 with fees and textbooks. The Language Studio offers a structured, paced curriculum, unlike tutoring services.

Q: Why take a course at The Language Studio when I can use a language app?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida believes that language learners should have the opportunity to practice the language in real-time and receive immediate feedback. While we encourage and support language apps, these are considered tools for language learning and rarely offer opportunities for hands-on, engaged learning.

Q: How long is each course?
A: Adult classes are six weeks long, two days per week,  two hours per session. Children’s classes are six weeks long, two days per week, 45 minutes per session.

Q: Do I need to purchase a book or other materials?
A: All learning materials are included in the price of the course.

Q: When are classes held?
A: Day, evening, and weekend classes are offered. Please check out calendar for the most up to date information.

Q: I registered for a class but cannot attend the course. What can I do?
A: All registration and course fees are non-refundable. However, if you registered for a course that you cannot attend, please email or contact us in writing so we may reschedule you for a future class (based on availability). Cancellation notifications must be received at least 7 days prior to the start of your confirmed session.

Q: Will I receive college credit for my course?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida is not an accredited institution of higher learning. Courses are taught for personal and professional enrichment/growth.

Q: I am taking the course to satisfy work requirements. Will I receive proof of attendance and completion?
A: Students may request an official proof of completion document, upon initial registration.

Q: Are classes taught completely in Spanish?
A: Classes are taught in the target language,with few exceptions throughout each module.

Q: Can my child attend classes at the Language Studio?
A: Our Conversational, Business, Healthcare Spanish, and ESL classes are designed for the adult learner. Classes for children and young adults are also available. Please check our course offerings and registration page.

Q: I am currently taking a Spanish course and need help. Do you offer tutoring?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida does not offer language tutoring sessions at this time.

Q: I am writing an academic paper for a Spanish course. Can you translate this?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida is committed to academic honesty and integrity. We do not engage in translations of term or academic papers.

Q: I have a business or manage a corporation. Can I reserve a course session for all my employees?
A: You may reserve a learning session at our Venice location for your group, through our online registration system. The Language Studio of Southwest Florida, however, has limited seating capacity. If your group consists of 10 or more persons, contact us directly to discuss an onsite session at your place of business.

Q: I am a business owner/corporate manager. Can Spanish classes be tailored to our business’ specific needs?
A: The Language Studio of Southwest Florida is committed to our business partners and their needs. Classes can be brought directly to your site and tailored to your business needs and/or industry. Please contact us directly to set up a no-cost consultation for this service.

Q: Do you offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses?
A: Yes. The Language Studio of Southwest Florida offers ESL courses at our Venice location. Check the online schedule for details.  ESL classes can also be customized and brought to a business or organization site. Call us directly for pricing.

Q: Do you offer instruction in any language besides Spanish?
A: At this time The Language Studio of Southwest Florida only offers Spanish and ESL courses. However, check back as our language course offerings will be expanding in the near future.

 

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