Join us on Saturdays for coffee + language learning!

 

Learn more about this session’s current Community Partner / Saturday Cafe Beneficiary, Austin Opera, below!

JOIN US! A Student Favorite, 'Cafes' Take Place Each Saturday in a Session (and are included in the cost of your core registration)!

Spring Session Cafes: Jan. 25th  – Apr. 11th

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm  •  801 Rio Grande Street

*Special Cafe Dates:*
March 21st: No cafe! Enjoy your spring break.
April 11th: Polyglot Museum Tour (not at school)
We bring the coffee and treats  – you bring the ‘dough’!  Your  $3-5 coffee donation goes towards our chosen charity of the session!  Or donate $20 for mug w/ coffee for session. All help our community partner!

About Saturday Cafes...

Saturday Cafes, a cornerstone of our program, truly propel our language learners to proficiency! These 1.5 hr. conversation sessions offer interactive cultural opportunities to really engage and practice the language. Bonus! They’re included with registration of core course. Students regularly go from complete beginner to being able to hold 1 hour conversations, and our ‘cafe’ is at the heart of the model!

Each ‘Cafe’, fun yet laid back in nature, offers 3 essential elements:

  1. Relevant, everyday conversation – “How was your weekend?” “What are your plans for tonight?” Engage in organic, spontaneous conversations with your peers to improve speaking skills and build confidence in what you know!
  2. ‘Student driven’ questions – This is YOUR opportunity to ask questions about / delve deeper into concepts that interest you.
  3. Culturally rich, teacher-led activity – Walk away from cafe with newfound cultural knowledge! Our teachers always prepare a fun engaging way to inspire language and culture!

 

Meet Barbara and learn how Saturday ‘cafes’ played a major role in her journey from complete beginner to advanced Spanish speaker!

“You really start talking more and more in cafes. There is no fear to speak because everyone in class is motivated to learn. It’s okay to make mistakes and it’s okay to learn – because we’re all learning and growing together.”

Saturday Cafe Options

Click your language below to sign up for cafes!

$35 for 1 cafe drop-in

Or save $40 to $60 with our Saturday Cafe package DEALS!

$325 for 11 Saturdays ∙ $205 for 7 Saturdays

Community Partner

Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region.

Austin Opera’s mission is to produce and promote outstanding opera that will entertain, enrich and educate the central Texas community. Austin Opera is a cultural destination for the community that delivers an extraordinary experience; a creative environment that challenges the misconceptions of the art form; enables lifelong learning; and celebrates the diversity that makes Austin unique!

See upcoming Austin Opera events and productions here: https://austinopera.org/whats-on/

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