Connect with our Cultural Experts - AS A GROUP
- READY FOR GROUP CLASSES? -
You dreamt of learning a foreign language since... who can remember? Maybe it is because of your job, or maybe you fell in love with a foreigner, or maybe because you fantasized about strolling along the Champs-Élysées (baguette in hand), drifting along the waters of Venice in an ancient gondola, or breaking a sweat while running with the bulls in Pamplona? Whatever the reason is, we get it and we want to help fuel your connection to these places.
- NATIVE INSTRUCTORS -
When it comes to learning a foreign language, the best way... we repeat... the BEST way is to learn from a native instructor (someone born and raised across the ocean). Why? Because the basis of fully understanding a foreign language is digging deeper and understanding the culture behind it. Native instructors, in their essence, are natural-born culture bearers. They eat, sleep and breathe their culture, sometimes without even realizing it.
- TRY US OUT -
JP Linguistics provides lessons taught by native instructors who are eager and excited to bring their language and culture our students. We've scoured New York City for the best and brightest and we've been praised on sites like Yelp for our lessons. We also follow The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to keep students on a goal oriented track (for measurable results). Come, give us a try!
- Some helpful FAQ'S -
Where are lessons held? . . .
Great question! Group Classes are held in our SOHO (154 Grand Street New York, NY 10013) & Upper East Side (135 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022) classrooms. Thanks to our WeWork location, classrooms are located in a vibrant environment with exciting wallpapers, fresh and flavored waters as well as warm tea for those winter sessions! Brrr!.
What should I expect from group classes? . . .
Group Classes are designed to provide a semi-private lesson feeling. The maximum number of students is capped at 6 per group, sometimes 8. You will received individualized attention and the teacher will make sure you will laugh and smile while learning new and sometimes bizzare cultural things.
how often do we meet for classes? . . .
Group Classes meet according to the program you have chosen. We offer 2 options. First, there is the 10-week program which meets once a week, for 2 hours each session. Second, there is the 5-week program which meets twice a week for 2 hours each session. Both options are priced at $420 but the 5-week program is completed faster than the 10-week one.
What happens if I miss a class? . . .
If you miss a class, there is no need to panic! The instructor will always keep you updated by email about what you have missed. If you prefer to meet with the teacher for a make-up lesson, we offer a reduced Private Lesson at your home or office (or coffee shop) for $60 (ususally $96).
What is the CEFR? . . .
The CEFR or CEFRL stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is a system put in place to allow students and language instructors from all over the world to have a complete understanding of their progression in learning the language of their choice. The CEFR is composed of 3 main levels (A / B / C ). Each level is then subdivided into 2 categories: A1 / A2 / B1 / B2/ C1 / C2 . Each level references specific linguistic and communicative goals. Thanks to the CEFR, you can easily go from one langauge school to another and stay on a goal-oriented track. Find out more HERE.