The Spanish schools of ilangDR – Institute of Languages are located inSosua, Cabarete, and Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. A lifetime opportunity to learn Spanish and immerse in the oldest Spanish culture in the Americas. Dominican Republic is where it all started in 1492 when Christopher Columbus first set foot on Hispaniola (Isla Española) and established the first city of the new world near Sosúa-Puerto Plata. Speaking Spanish as a second language was long considered a “nice skill to have”. In the global village we now live in, millions of business people, students and government workers, particularly in North America, realize it is a “necessity”. Learning Spanish, the second “official” language in the USA (50 million hispanics) and the world’s third (450 million) after Mandarin and English, is a sure way to further your personal and professional goals in your life.
iLangDR Institute gives you the best tool to learn the language and immerse you in the Spanish culture, where old world meets new world, in gorgeous Dominican Republic: comfortable facilities, modern teaching techniques, first class faculty from Spain and Latin America. Their first school is located in Sosúa-Cabarete, on the North Coast, a nature lovers’ paradise, 10 minutes away from the International Airport of Puerto Plata. Their second campus is located in the Zona Colonial, “old town” of Santo Domingo, designated as “world heritage” by Unesco. The iLangDR Institute of Languages is your surest, most exciting way to learn Spanish. Unlike most other schools they are not part of a large, uniform chain, they tailor their classes to meet your personal ambitions. Their managers, teachers and students come from a diversity of backgrounds, ages, needs, and learning styles. Proven methodology, personalized, traditional conversational classes combine with modern techniques, computer assisted lab and practice sessions. Above all, they are top professionals in our field and take much pride in helping you achieve your goals and dreams. They have many years of experience in the language field in the USA, Europe (Spain) and Latin America. Their sister companies iLanguage Inc. and iLanguage SA have long been providing language services to the most prestigious companies such as Coca Cola, HP, Motorola, Western Union, MSNBC, Warner Brothers, WWF, CND, MW and many more. Proven methodology relies on practicality, contextually focused for quick application, comprehension-based, individuality, daily homework, solid curriculum, and learning tests. Learning how to learn the language facilitates your on-going study of Spanish after hours and beyond the program’s duration.
The Dominican Republic provides an excellent environment for learning Spanish, dating back to Columbus arrival in 1492 and the founding of Santo Domingo, the first town of the new world (first church, first university, first hospital, first bar). The warm and outgoing Dominican population is easy to engage and practice conversation with. They are very patient and supportive with foreigners learning Spanish. With an excellent climate and diversity of beaches, mountains, museums, and nightlife to experience, one can only fall in love with the DR. Accomodation is high quality with electric underfloor heating in bathrooms and in the lounge. Integration between students and Dominican people is actively promoted at the institute with staff, teachers, students. They organize cultural and evening activities among large groups of foreigners and locals alike. Knowing a language is not only a question of grammar, writing and speaking. It is an attitude. That’s why their methodology is not only based on linguistic principles, but also on psycholinguistic principles that acknowledge the nature of communication processes. Their approach takes into account not only the conscious learning and practice of rules, but also a non-systematic learning process based on the student’s own experience. Error is unavoidable in the comprehension of a language system and offers the student the possibility of testing hypothesis and modifying their own linguistic behavior. They value the risks confronted by a student who makes mistakes when trying to communicate something new and know that many times an error is not due to a lack of linguistic recourses but owes to not knowing how to use those resources. Part of their methodology is therefore a positive attitude towards error. Proven methodology based upon practicality, contextually focused for quick application, comprehension-based, individuality, daily homework, curriculum with competencies, and learning contracts. In an iLang DR program, you “learn how to learn” which facilitates your on-going study of Spanish once our program finishes. They emphasize the oral skills of Spanish: they want their students to know and use the language from the minute they leave the class. They also pay thorough attention to grammar and vocabulary; a crystal-clear understanding of grammar rules is basic to be fluent in any language. Reading and writing skills are equally important, and a wide variety of materials is used including published materials from many sources. Their teachers carefully design and supervise the programs of study and level tests. They will guarantee that you are set in the level that suits you best! Prepare for a relaxed and casual learning environment but also for hard work!