Private Intensive Spanish Courses are offered by Susana Ibarra de Pint,
who has taught and conducted teacher training all over the world. The
courses will be held in Pinar de la Venta, Jalisco México, located
seven kilometers from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. Pinar
de la Venta is a private residential community at the northern edge of
the beautiful Primavera Forest. The tutoring will take place in her
I am now offering NEW COURSES
With emphasis on Silent-Way techniques
for interested teachers
(OTHER SPANISH THE SILENT WAY
SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSES IN MEXICO
CAN BE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO
Suggested arrival: Sat. 8th,
not too early in the morning /not so late at night. But if you decide
to arrive instead on Sunday, make sure to be here in the afternoon, at
the latest, so you'll be ready to start the course the next day.
Sunday: A hike in the Primavera Forest. Relax and dine with your family and
get ready for the course.
Important Note: - Dinner in Mexico is around 2:30 PM. The meal at night is very light.
Spanish from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Right after the class, a visit
to the main market in Guadalajara so you can practice. Eat in town.
Return at around 6:30 PM.
2 persons: $750 US
3 persons: $650 US
Note: The price does not include transportation from your country to Guadalajara.
What you will get during this course:
One-week Spanish course (about 30 hours of the language). Complete accomodation
a local family. Pick up from the airport.
TEACHER AND THE METHOD
(and her husband, John Pint) are among the handful of language teachers
in the world privileged to have taken courses with Dr. Caleb Gattegno
(1911-1988), a world renowned educator and the creator of The Silent Way,
a language learning/teaching approach based on the principle
of subordinating teaching to learning. The concept of "silence" refers
to the fact that the teacher only speaks or models when necessary,
therefore allowing the students to do most of the talking.
This technique helps to break the barriers many students face when
trying to use the language they are learning in real situations.
Because of their many years of experience, the Pints have taught and
conducted teacher-training at professional institutions such as UCLA
(USA); University of Kent (Canterbury, England); International Buddhist
University (Osaka, Japan); Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), ESADE
(Barcelona, Spain); ACREA and Spie Batignolles (Paris, France); World
Trade Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands); etc. etc. (A book by the Pints,
"Discovering the Silent Way", with an introduction by Dr. Gattegno,
will soon be printed).
as a DVD: Spanish the Silent Way
is a 30 minute video which condenses a 40-hour Spanish course which
Susana taught at UCLA. You can follow the progress of complete
beginners to fluency in Spanish.
STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN
a maximum of three to four hours: the complete mastery of the
sounds and writing system of the Spanish language. At this
stage a student can read practically any text with perfection and with
the ease of a native speaker.
of the main function words (the grammar that holds the language
sorts of communicative skills which will allow the learner to
ask questions as well as to relate to native speakers.
confidence when using what was learned.
will do my best to arrange courses according to your convenience. The
longer lead time you give me, the easier it will be to set up the
course for the dates you prefer.