Obviously, the number of classes per week and duration are limited by your budget and availability, but we have a recommendation for you:
We know that speaking in a foreign language is quite overwhelming and that you may face an uphill battle in the first few weeks of studying with us. Your brain refuses to cooperate and you can't wait for the lesson to be over. You are used to doing grammar exercises or playing around with one of those apps like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone that have given you false sense of confidence.
But based on our experience and more importantly on the experience of our most successful students, the more frequently you study the faster you improve. You are probably thinking, ''you are just trying to get more money out of me'' and we understand why you may feel that way.
But the truth is, whether you spread out your lessons over the next 2 years (2 classes/week) or shorten the learning curve to just 6 months (5 classes/week) you will end up spending more time and more money if you spread it out than if you study more frequently and here is why:
Your brain has to "connect the circuits" and if you do it once a week it will hardly remember anything the next week. It's like trying to exercise for the first time after taking a long break. Your muscles will be in pain for the next 4 days and if you continue to do it only once a week, you will continue to feel that pain and you will not notice much progress and in the end, you will quit after a few months.
But if you exercise more consistently 3-4 or even 5 times a week, you start to notice that your muscles can't wait to get going again the next day. You improve much faster and it starts to get easier, same thing with your brain when it's trying to OVERCOME THE LANGUAGE BARRIER. So here is our recommendation:
- Start with the number/duration of weekly classes that your budget and schedule permit.
- Increase the frequency of your classes as soon as you can. This will save you time and money in the long run.