We are starting up classes for both "USA English" (Understand Spoken American) English...for ESL students (Students of English as a Second Language) and Basic Japanese Conversation. Our founder, SteVen D. LightSpring, has been teaching both English as a Second Language and Japanese Conversation for over 30 years. His way of teaching, using cartoons, games, music and rhythmic repetition has made his classes well-received and enjoyed immensely by students of all ages.
His 16 years of teaching ESL classes in his tutoring business in the Dallas, TX area has given him much experience in developing curriculum that appeals to all ages and creating classes that are truly fun. During that time, he taught over 300 students--mostly one-on-one--the mysteries...and ways to mastery of the true, spoken version of the American English language.
It was also during this time that he did much work with translations between English and Japanese and also taught Japanese conversation...in his unique, lively way...at a community college...and maintained quite a following of those who insisted that he create for them...a "Japanese II"...and a "Japanese III" class.)
Now semi-retired, but doing work as a writer and musician, he hopes to share his passion for language teaching with just a few students...a few hours a week. He hopes to especially teach those with a genuine passion to learn who also may be fun-loving and may be most ideal to study using his most enjoyable teaching methods!
A Word from Steven:
"Welcome! Although I'm very involved in my second career as writer and musician, I've decided to open my schedule up for just a few hours a week for a few of you to study with me. I hope I can use my many years of experience in creating a very fun curriculum and learning environment, to help you learn in a most enjoyable way!" If you like a truly fun, "edu-tainment" way of learning, I have a feeling you'll really enjoy my class! So whether you think that you or someone you know may benefit from either my energetic English as a Second Language class ...or my Lively Japanese Conversation class... I welcome you to give it a try! You'll never know what you could learn till you learn what all you could know...once you begin!
Prices for Classes are as follows:
AT OUR LOCATION:
$35 for each student...for 1.5 hr. GROUP CLASS (if paid at each class)
($32.50 if paid for 2 classes in advance)
($30 if paid for 4 classes in advance)
ESL I is Tuesday Evenings...from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Japanese I is Wednesday Evenings...from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
ESL II is Thursday Evenings...from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
$45 for each student...for 1 hr. PRIVATE CLASS
$60 for each student...for 1.5 hr. PRIVATE CLASS
AT STUDENT'S HOME...or MEETING PLACE OF CHOICE:
(Price varies depending on distance:)
$55 to $60 for each student...for 1 hr. PRIVATE CLASS
$65 to $75 for each student...for 1.5 hr. PRIVATE CLASS
LONG-DISTANCE ONLINE CLASSES:
"PRIVATE" and SMALL CLASSES - for 1 to 3 students - $30 per hour
FOR MEDIUM CLASSES--for 4 to 6 students - $40 per hour
FOR LARGE CLASSES--for 7-10 students - $50 per hour
Our hours of operation are listed as:
TUESDAY 1:00 - 9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 1:00 - 9:00 pm
THURSDAY 1:00 - 9:00 pm
These hours are when the bulk of classes are scheduled.
However there is some flexibility as to when classes may
be scheduled. There is also some flexibility as to the class
prices depending on the situation. For example, if someone
would like to form a small group class, special discounted
rates may apply. Also, we may be contacted anytime during
normal daytime business hours...Monday through Friday.
But we tend to be more active and responsive in afternoons
and evenings. And there may be some delay in response
when traveling doing other work...mostly on weekends.
(and therefore, sometimes online access is temporarily
limited). Feel free to contact us anytime, though. We
will do our best to get back with you as quickly as possible.