My association with IFLAC started in 2007 when I wanted to pursue Spanish. I was a student of their very first batch and in just a few classes I realized that I was in the right place to learn it.
The methodology incorporated so many different elements of teaching that I actually forgot I had come to learn Spanish as it had become more of a session of relaxation. I have been able to pursue my Spanish right from A1 to B1 at IFLAC and I had never once felt that the learning was a drudgery, which can often happen and it led to a remarkable progress in my language skills.
A poem by Nandita Reddy, photo courtesy author
For the first time since I left college learning something new took on a completely new dimension. At IFLAC, learning Spanish helped me discover my creativity through the projects that I was encouraged to do throughout the various levels. These projects, which ranged from simple to more complex, were so well chosen and the quality and degree of guidance so apt for the level, that the challenge of completing them did not detract from the fun of doing them.
No matter which language one chooses in IFLAC, a whole range of learning resources which includes an amazing library is at your disposal. Added to this is the fact that my Spanish learning was supported by a wide range of both native and non native speakers all armed with a stupendous range of personal strengths, interests, skills which are all so necessary to “drive home “ one’s speaking skills in the target language by engaging in powerful thematic conversations.
This institute is a fortress of passionate trainers who can enrich your cultural and historical knowledge. They have the perfect formula which can transform you from a caterpillar saying “hola” into a Spanish-speaking-flamenco-dancing butterfly! Even a thousand trips to Spain could not bring about such a metamorphosis.
Last but not least, being a teacher of French, learning Spanish here as well as being given the opportunity to teach French was another extremely satisfying and enriching experience which improved my command of both languages as well as of teaching methods. It significantly improved my communication skills as a teacher and my career in languages.
Spanish, French and Philosophy is what describes me the best. I respect nature and believe in the power of nature. My best moment in life was on top of the Eiffel tower. And now I am dreaming of visiting Sagrada Familia in Spain.