Is English your first language?
On September 20, 2018, we conducted a survey in which we asked some of our current and former students in NYC and Chicago the following question:Is English your first language? Continue reading >>
10 Things You Can Do to Dramatically Speed Up Your Spanish Language Learning Process
1. Spend more time studying the grammarReally, grammar is super important, and it’s fun; think of it as the logic behind the language. You probably enjoy watching videos and reading articles about how things work; studying grammar is kind of the same, it’s learning how a language, an incredibly complex system of human communication, works. Continue reading >>
Berges Institute - Spanish Classes in Chicago
We opened our second location, Berges Institute Chicago, in February 2018. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it!Opening a Spanish language school in a new city is not an easy task. There were several things to consider: do a lot of people in Chicago want to learn Spanish? Will Spanish language students in Chicago prefer our Continue reading >>
The subjunctive is a mysterious thing. It’s not a tense but a mood. What does that even mean? Well, the easiest way to see it is to think of it as an alternate present or past tense that we have to use in certain structures. In English: I live here. Juan doesn’t believe that I live here. We’re using present tense in both cases, of course. In Spanish, however, s Continue reading >>
Welcome to this new section of our website! As the name suggests, we’ll post “stuff” here, and we’ll try to make it interesting. If you’d like to give us any ideas and/or you’d like us to write about a specific topic (related to Spanish language in general, or learning Spanish as a second language in particular) feel free to email us :)Learning a language is hard, we all know that. At Be Continue reading >>