Over a decade ago we asked ourselves a simple question: could there be a better way to learn a language. Our own terrible experience with bad teachers and uninspired programs was a special motivation. The fact that almost half of US high school students study a language but only 4% of Americans who grew up speaking English at home can actually speak another one confirmed that something was wrong. Almost fifty percent of Europeans can speak a second language.
We started out in Mexico City, where we asked what it would take to build a linguistic model to get English-speakers to reach fluency in Spanish. After finishing an intensive program, 1 year in length, having studied in the classroom setting, lived fully immersed in a local host family's home & worked among young, growing minds while serving in a local orphanage in Cuernavaca, Morelos MX it became clear that gaining fluency is a much more nuanced process than simply playing with a Language App.
The alternative turned out to be obvious: build a path through Spanish from the point of view of English. By utilizing the language structures learned in our native language and paralleling speech & language production to what we already know we are able to more quickly learn how to build...
"I believe it was Charlemagne who philosophized that by learning a new language, you gain a soul. For me, becoming a polyglot truly has accomplished precisely that! Learning, speaking & teaching languages has forever shaped my life in such an exciting, expansive & humbling manner.
I know that if you choose to take on the challenge of fortifying your mind by learning a second language at BLA, you too will experience an expansion of your world by way of new opportunities, new relationships & new perspectives.
This kind of paradigm shift is truly life changing which is why at BLA our expert educators are passionate about your success!"
- Nikki Newman,
CEO & Founder
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“I DECIDED TO TAKE MY CONVERSATION SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN PREPARATION FOR A CONTINENTAL TRIP THROUGHOUT SOUTH AMERICA. WORKING WITH BLA GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE IN KNOWING THAT I COULD COMMUNICATE WELL ENOUGH TO TRAVEL SAFELY WHILE MAKING NEW FRIENDS AND TRYING OUT NEW EXPERIENCES. I HAD AN AMAZING TRIP AND IT CERTAINLY WOULD NOT HAVE GONE SO SMOOTHLY IF I DIDN'T BRUSH UP ON MY CONVERSATION SKILLS BEFORE HAND! "
HEIDI / PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
“IN ONE ON ONE TUTORING, I WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME MY BLOCK AROUND SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS. NIKKI MADE LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE FUN, ENGAGING & TOTALLY APPROACHABLE. WE STARTED SLOW & BEFORE I KNEW IT WE WERE LAUGHING, SHARING STORIES, TALKING ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS AND EVEN ENDED UP BUILDING UP MY PROFESSIONAL VOCABULARY TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH MY CLIENTS. WHAT A DIFFERENCE OUR SESSIONS MADE! THANKS NIKKI."
MARTA / ENTREPRENEUR
Jeff, CEO & Tech Entrepreneur
Working with Nikki was great! I had taken Spanish in high school and wanted to dig deeper into the language as I was working in Spain and wanted to immerse myself deeper in the culture and speak with the locals. The one on one sessions were perfect for what I wanted to accomplish. Nikki is patient and understood how I needed to be taught. She set my mind at ease and made my journey fun.
Chris, Career Coach
I wanted to learn Spanish to better communicate with my husband's family. Many of his Aunt's and Uncle's don't speak English, and after 8+ years of being together, I didn't want to go through one more family event only semi-understanding each other! Nikki was able to help me get comfortable with the basics so that I could try and communicate with them. While my Spanish still has a long way to go, I can't tell you how thankful I am to at least be conversational. I think it means a lot to our relatives too. Thanks, Nikki!
Killian, Jameson Whiskey
Regional Sales Rep.
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