Through our signature multi-media approach, engage in relevant, fun conversations, delicious recipes and step (virtually) into restaurants around the world. Let your tastes (literally) guide your language and cultural experiences.
By the end of this course, you’ll feel more confident in: navigating markets, shopping for ingredients, following a recipe, ordering in bars and restaurants, discussing your dietary needs and preferences, and even anticipating cultural nuances that affect one’s conversations!
Course Itinerary / Overview
Week 1: What kind of foodie are you?! From professional pastry chefs to vegan recipes or BBQ food trucks, explore and learn to talk about various gastronomic delights and your preferences. Navigate the markets, shop for ingredients, understand recipes (and follow them in week 4!)
Week 2: Cheers! From coffees to cocktails, learn the essential phrases and vocabulary necessary to order or make (!) the most common beverages. As we ‘visit’ vineyards and ‘tour’ breweries and cafes, build your confidence speaking at a variety of places, such as at the bar (‘can I buy you a drink?’, ‘I’ll have another, bartender!’) and other venues most helpful on your trips or in everyday life. #winethegreatfluencybuilder
Week 3: Everyone’s a critic! Whether you go 1 star, 5 stars or under the stars on a picnic (!), learn how to navigate the entire experience from reserving a table to understanding cultural norms (do you leave a tip?) Practice the most frequently needed conversations, including dietary restrictions, asking for recommendations, the bill, and more!
Week 4: Put on your chef hat! A little friendly competition, anybody? Or prefer to eat and not to cook? That works too! Whether we participate via ‘chef’ critiques or in literally creating from a recipe to make your favorite dish, engage your learning through doing!
Class Formats Available: Synchronous & Asynchronous
The only difference? Virtual, live face-to-face classes!
Each Asynchronous Course Comes With:
🙌 Weekly prep lesson videos (the critical #flippedlearning component for online success)
✅ Interactive quizzes to check your understanding
🎧 Practice activities including sound files, pronunciation exercises, flashcards and more!
👩🏫 Weekly office hours: get to know our team!
🍷 Monthly virtual events to learn & to connect…
Each Synchronous Course Comes With:
everything above, PLUS (!)
🗣 75 – 90 minute face-to-face classes (Meet 1x, 2x, or 3x / week – you choose!)
L1: Part 1 of our Early Intermediate Series By the end of Part I you’ll be able to actively participate in conversations and social interactions in everyday situations!
L2: Part 2 of our Early Intermediate Series By the end of Part II, you’ll be able to initiate & sustain more meaningful conversations around a wider range of topics and time frames.