Chicago Spanish classes
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About us

Spanish online lessons based in Chicago

 LALC offers Spanish lessons

Latin American Language Center, Inc. (LALC) is based in Chicago IL and provides Spanish lessons for individuals in person, corporations and online. Was founded in Chicago in 2012 and now serving Spanish lessons in Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and many states more online. Our Spanish lessons in person or online are practical. Everything that it is seen in class is applied to a conversation. Then we provide you resources to meet Spanish native speakers. We organize Spanish events at least twice a month in order for you to apply what you saw in class.

Background of the Founder & Owner, and Certified Spanish teacher. Mara Bogado Poisson

“To bring people to get out of their comfort zone and be happy by showing them how to open a new door to no borders in communication”

Mission: “To provide an affordable, efficient and fun language learning experience”

Also, we decided to focus on the languages of Latin America, because if you offer too many things you cannot be very good at any of them. We prefer to specialize, update methodologies and to build ways of teaching that adjust to the constant changes of the society, technology, and globalization. Even our Spanish lessons online provide resources for you to meet Spanish native speakers in your city and meet native speakers.

Why are we unique? This applies to corporations as well as individuals.

  • Cost-effective, fun and efficient. We base our classes to make you conversational in Spanish.
  • Immersion program: You have the opportunity to practice with Spanish native speakers exploring different restaurants in the city and also you will receive resources on how to meet people online. 
  • Free materials: You will not pay for books, or you don’t have to pay any extra “administrative fee”
  • Native Spanish speakers

Also, our Spanish teachers apply the latest methodologies from the Cervantes Institute which is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), the author of Don Quixote and perhaps the most important figure in the history of Spanish literature. The Cervantes Institute, a government agency, is the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture.

This organization has branched out in over 20 different countries with 54 centers devoted to the Spanish and Hispanic American culture and Spanish Language.Article 3 of Law 7/1991, created by the Instituto Cervantes on March 21, explains that the ultimate goals of the Institute are to promote the education, the study and the use of Spanish universally as a second language, to support the methods and activities that would help the process of Spanish language education, and to contribute to the advancement of the Spanish and Hispanic American cultures throughout non-Spanish-speaking countries.

The CEO and Spanish teacher of the company, Mara Bogado Poisson has been certified by the International House World Organization, which is licensed to issue the certification to teach Spanish as a Second language from the latest methodologies adopted by Cervantes Institute nonprofit organization (Governmental budget). The owner trained has been teaching the teachers herself with these methodologies and also supervised their progress.

Spain is very proud of their language (which we respect a lot) and experts in linguistics have been working since a long time ago to achieve the most updated learning methods to teach a European Language. Right now they are applying these methodologies to kids as well. Even though the levels for the kids are the same as the CEFR but the kids have a different methodology according to the age. From 12 years old and up they are taught to adults, but for less than 12 years old they have other methodologies that are as efficient as the ones for adults.

If you are looking for a Chicago Spanish teacher, contact Latin American Language Center today!