What to expect.
Starting from the first session, facilitators introduce the language through low risk conversations. They allow multiple opportunities to understand the language through the use of strategies that include visual aids, actions, photographs, and gestures. The informal small group setting encourages learners to get to know each other, and ultimately feel comfortable using the language with their peers/colleagues. Interpersonal skills are a priority, and professionals further develop these skills at every session. Our learners gain access to real world opportunities. They interact and practice speaking with other professionals in the Lehigh Valley who share the love of language.
Spanish language development for adults is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and members of the Lehigh Valley community who want to increase their linguistic and cultural competence.
Our professional development program follows a natural approach to learning as developed by linguists Stephen Krashen and Tracy Terrell. This approach focuses on "comprehensible input." When learners are exposed to this input in low-anxiety contexts, acquisition of the target language is inevitable.
Why study Spanish?
Members of various fiedls such as medicine, law, and education see language as a way to enhance their services.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the Lehigh Valley community. Employers are looking for professionals that can interact with future clients.
Our communities are culturally and linguistically diverse. This diversity in the workforce demands cultural sensitivity and understanding of the practices, products and perspectives.
Communication with the rest of the world opens opportunities for travel and personal enjoyment.
✓ On-Site Preschool Lessons
✓ Curriculum Development
✓ Program Evaluation
Ready to take the next step?
This interest form tells us you want to join a Spanish for professionals group. We are currently scheduling affiliated groups for On-site development, but if you are seeking this opportunity individually we will place you on our interest list. For Additional questions about this process, please contact Nadia Thalassinos at 610-984-4122, e-mail us at Contact@LanguageProjectLLC.com or reach us through Facebook!
SILC's admissions, the provisions of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English or Spanish proficiency), age, or sex. The Spanish Immersion Learning Center is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider.