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City Speakeasy

City Speakeasy

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Midtown, New York, New York
(134 Reviews)

City Speakeasy provides culturally immersive, group foreign language classes for adults in NYC.

If you're serious about learning a new language and don't want to repeat your old boring high school language class, study from a book or talk to yourself in front of a computer, then City Speakeasy is the perfect language school for you!  Our classes are  exciting and most importantly, massively efficient!  You WILL learn the language with City Speakeasy!


So why City Speakeasy? 

Because we're going to teach you everything that you would learn in any other foreign language class, but enhance and speed up your language development with a real life, immersive and hands on approach.

Our curriculum has been designed to be as efficient, exciting and relatable as possible so you will be speaking the language in your everyday life!.  Your in-class lessons teach you the necessary fundamentals, grammar and structure that you need to speak, read and write, while the "immersion event" enhances your learning by creating environments that allow you to learn faster through action! 

Depending on your selected language level, your "immersion event" may be a wine tasting, cooking class, dining out and more! By using your language in the real world, you will dramatically shorten your learning curve, dramatically increase your retention and breakdown any social anxiety!

Here's how it works and here's what you're going to get!


Our 8 week semester meets on the same day every week from 7-9pm. Your course will offer 7 highly efficient and culturally educational in class lessons to build a strong foundation of the language as well as 1 out of class "Immersion Event".   These "Immersion events" take place on the same day at the same time as your regularly scheduled class and are included in your initial enrollment payment.  There is no better way to learn a language than using it in a controlled, teacher led, real world environment with your peers!

With the City Speakeasy culturally immersive teaching system you will meet new, fun people just like you all striving to become fluent in a foreign language, explore New York City and experience the new, most effective way to learn your next foreign language.  Come join us and let's get started!

Reviews of City Speakeasy

(134 Reviews)
Spanish 1: Beginner

11/10/2022
Maxwell W

Attended: Spanish 1: Beginner


I took the Spanish 1: Beginner course over the summer. I came to the course with some prior knowledge of basic greetings etc, but a complete novice in terms of having a conversation. Eric was our instructor with a group of around 7, the size of which made it possible for everyone to practice and have time for feedback before proceeding onward. We learned history, went through book lessons, and Eric would recommend great music every week for us to immerse ourselves in - and I still listen to many of the artists today. Throughout the course, my vocabulary, pronunciation, conjugation, and conversational skills have dramatically increased; as a dentist, this has allowed me many opportunities to connect with my Spanish-speaking patients, and I am so glad to have taken the course. Looking forward to joining the intermediate course during the winter. Thank you!!!

Spanish 1: Beginner

10/14/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish 1: Beginner


Alex is awesome. Very patient and engaging with the class. I learned a lot and look forward to taking the next level.

French 1: Beginner

9/9/2022
Matthew G.

Attended: French 1: Beginner


This course is appropriate for someone who has perhaps done a language application and wants to test out what they’ve learned in the classroom. This course is not for a beginner with little to no previous exposure or instruction. I lived in Morocco for four years where I chose to focus on learning Arabic rather than French. In this course, I was able to manage the first few sessions without much sweat. However, the instructor flew through way too much material. It was kind of like cramming an entire language into a several hour-long class. I wish there were more speaking opportunities in the course. The instructor spoke too much. We had insufficient time to practice the material before moving forward to the next part of the lesson. I would recommend going with an teacher/tutor.

French 1: Beginner

9/6/2022
Eva S.

Attended: French 1: Beginner


I enjoyed this course, the professor was patient and very helpful. I recommend this class.

Spanish 1: Beginner

8/17/2022
Maxwell F.

Attended: Spanish 1: Beginner


Took the beginner Spanish class, which has been a lot of fun. Lower stress as our teacher (Eric) has been adaptable to our differences in experience (most of us being complete novices). We spent some time talking about the theory in both English and Spanish, listened to a lot of good music, and got put on the spot with the expectation that we had studied previous exercises. Overall happy with the experience and feel more confident in my abilities - looking forward to progressing further!

Spanish 1: Beginner

8/4/2022
virginia S.

Attended: Spanish 1: Beginner


excellent instruction!

Trial French Lesson

11/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Trial French Lesson


Class itself was fine. The instructor was attentive. My issue was it was a free trial class night when most people, in the French class, paid $5 via coursehorse. Also physical discount cert for classes was $35, on the web $40.

Trial Italian Lesson

11/22/2019
Gena L.

Attended: Trial Italian Lesson


it was an amazing hour ! thank you I will be signing up for the 8 week in January :)

French 1: Beginner

10/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: French 1: Beginner


Kelsey has been a fantastic teacher! It was a relaxed environment and that really helped me absorb info much faster. Learned very conversational phrases that my French friend was pleasantly surprised when I used some of them on her!

Spanish 1: Beginner

7/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish 1: Beginner


The teacher is very knowledgeable. But he should have spoken and taught in complete or mostly in Spanish. Too much English explaining.

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226 W 37th St 11th Fl, New York, New York 10018
City Speakeasy
Midtown, Manhattan
226 W 37th St 11th Fl
Btwn 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10018

Upcoming Classes at City Speakeasy

French 1: Beginner
French 1: Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 29th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Italian 1: Beginner
Italian 1: Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 29th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Spanish 1: Beginner
Spanish 1: Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 29th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

French 2: Intermediate
French 2: Intermediate
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 30th, 7pm - 7pm Eastern Time

Spanish 2: Intermediate
Spanish 2: Intermediate
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 30th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Italian 2: Intermediate
Italian 2: Intermediate
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 30th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Teachers at City Speakeasy

City Speakeasy Teacher Maria Riboli
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