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Maria's online language lessons and courses are unique for their convenience and effectiveness. Because they are portable, you can practice wherever and whenever you have access to a computer. Easy to use, our online lessons are a preferred tool for learning, a fun way to increase your vocabulary and build your confidence. Lessons include vocalizations with authentic pronunciation, and when you rearrange word lists with the press of a button, memorization becomes more than a rote exercise; the new words are acquired completely! Online language courses function well as stand-alone lessons or as an augmentation to ongoing studies. Sample preview lessons are available.
Our Workbooks, CDs and MP3 podcasts are an excellent resource for beginners, intermediate levels, and advanced students of Spanish and Portuguese. We also offer programs for Spanish-speakers or Portuguese-speakers who wish to learn English. On the CDs and MP3 podcasts, authentic native speakers provide correct pronunciation as they follow the order of your written lessons; the workbooks offer ample practice opportunities in the form of quizzes, self-testing exercises, and puzzles. Maria Oliveira's materials are used in classrooms and by independent learners because they are successful at teaching language skills and are fun to use. Specialized programs for Health Professionals and Social Services staff are approved for Continuing Education Units.
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Maria Oliveira's Language Learning Center in Pinole, CA
Our Adult Education classes are a popular alternative to traditional overcrowded adult schools and college classrooms. Returning students prefer our small classes because of the personalized attention to individual learning styles, the friendly but effective teaching methods, and the variety of languages offered. Programs for Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin, and English for non-native speakers are some of the languages offered. An after-school program for youth, ages 7 to 11, is also available. Free opportunities for practice and socializing in your new language are frequent.
The perfect way to take your new language skills on the road is by joining Maria's excursions to exotic places. Practice with locals after your daily classroom lessons; tour and dine in fabulous locales, all while polishing your new speaking skills. Language immersion is the ultimate language-learning experience!