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Classes Online

Do you have a tight schedule, live a bit far to drive to Spanish in Waterbury Center, or want the convenience of doing your laptopSpanish class from home? No problem, we do live face-to-face lessons online using Skype or Zoom. There's no better way to learn than engaging personally with a first-rate teacher, and we can do this effectively and conveniently online. We do a lot of classes online; seeing each other’s faces and hearing each other’s voices is a great way to learn.

Given the coronavirus situation, we are doing all our classes online, including our small group classes. Taking a class online is a great way to socialize safely.

In case you're not already familiar with Skype or Zoom, these are easy-to-use programs that let you make voice/video "calls" (video conferencing) via the Internet, using your computer or tablet. This is something ZoomSkypelike Apple's FaceTime video chat app but you can also do screen sharing, instant messaging and file sharing as part of your interaction. Tthe programs and their online use are free. See https://zoom.us/ or https://www.skype.com/en/

A number of our students begin with us here at our facility and later transition to online instruction or a mix. Whatever works for you. Save time and gas money, gain convenience, and engage with a real teacher who responds to your pace, your questions, your needs.

What equipment do I need?

You need a computer, web camera, microphone and speaker or headphones. Most laptops have these built-in, in which case you're all set. You can also use a tablet such as an iPad. A quality learning experience depends in part on adequate screen size; the use of smartphones is not an acceptable alternative.

Do I need an Internet connection?

You will need a reasonably good Internet connection. A group call needs more bandwidth than a one-to-one call. If you have an Internet connection that is weak, chances are that you already know this from experience. A number of factors can affect the quality of your connection, beyond just your Internet Service Provider. If your connection is borderline, you may want to close other applications that use the Internet and reduce other Internet use on your network during the class.

See our Skype Video Call How-to Guide