“All languages are taught through what I refer to as Linguistic Aerobics. The moment you step in my class, you start talking the foreign language that you want to master. Language is above all based on communication and the desire for communication. Such a desire is created through everyday scenes acted out between the teacher and the student. Repeat, repeat, repeat ... respond, respond, respond ... Each lesson is a dialogue about what is seen around you, what is connected with your life and your future travels. 25% of the lesson is grammar and 75% is conversation.
A lot of pictures are used to help the student converse.
All the lessons are customized and taped for every day use. It is a very dynamic, intensive, theatrical, entertaining approach. Usually students are about half way to fluency after six months of instruction. It is OK to make mistakes, just talk, talk, talk …” – Jacqueline Hahn
Learn more by reading the Hands-on Language article published about Jacqueline’s unique approach to teaching languages in the Daily Pilot newspaper.
French, Spanish, Italian, German and English as a Second Language.
View sample pages from Entre Vous et Moi. Practical French for Beginners and Travelers written by Jacqueline.
View sample pages from Entre Nostros. Practical and Comprehensive Spanish Dialogues for Immediate Fluency also written by Jacqueline.
All classes are taught in Newport Beach, California as well as FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.
Classes are offered days, evenings and weekends.
Rates vary depending on the frequency of weekly lessons and the number of students. Please contact Jacqueline for a quote.
Classes are offered for students of all ages! Jacqueline has had very good results with children.