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What a BLAST!!! Nothing compares to learning from a native speaker and a brilliant one at that.

Franko is engaging, humorous, highly intelligent and he definitely knows his stuff. His classes are very fun and he creates an easy-going, no-pressure environment which helps me practice speaking Spanish without feeling self-conscious. I especially like that I receive instant feedback on my use of grammar, syntax and pronunciation, all while learning about the histories and cultures of the different Spanish-speaking countries.

I love this class, I love Franko’s teaching style and I love that I have a mini-immersion experience every week during class.

– Karen Mercy
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I was born in Mexico, but grew up in California speaking Spanish with family and friends. Taking classes with Franko has helped me to improve my Spanish as a native speaker.

With Franko’s help, I have had the opportunity to relearn proper pronunciation of words I grew up hearing incorrectly. I was able to differentiate Spanglish from Spanish and get exposed to the various Latin American cultures. He doesn’t want you to speak academic Spanish, but to speak it like the common Latino. If you think you already speak Spanish, try taking Franko’s lessons and you will find out that you still have a lot to learn. He is NOT your typical BORING Foreign Language Teacher. He is a very knowledgeable and methodical instructor, who can make grammar and linguistics entertaining and engaging. He is a funny guy: a mix of a stand-up comedian with all the knowledge of a linguist. His classes are always a blast!

– Juana Becerra
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Due to Franko’s great style and approach, our son now loves learning Spanish.

Franko’s holistic approach (working with grammar, vocabulary, dialog, and pronunciation) ensures that our son is immersed in and really learns the language. Our son finds Skyping with Franko to be very effective.

– Johnathan and Leslie Leblang
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I took several levels of Spanish with Franko and highly recommend his courses to anyone who is interested in learning the nuances of this beautiful language.

His classes will not only allow you to become proficient in Spanish, but also develop a much deeper appreciation for Latin American cultures. Franko makes learning easy, relevant and fun. He is really passionate about teaching and frequently adjusts the curriculum based on the specific needs of his students. Are you ready to sign up?

– Vera Fainshtein
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Franko’s lesson plans are well designed and include material that makes learning fun.

He makes you feel very comfortable and progresses through the language in a very logical way. I highly recommend Franko for individual and group lessons. He will help you learn Spanish with correct pronunciations so you will sound like a native speaker.

– Rachel Young
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I studied with Franko in 3 groups as well as in private lessons. Franko is a very cool teacher.

Not only he is brilliant and articulate, he makes even difficult exercises fun and memorable. Franko provides almost miraculous motivation to complete homework and practice between lessons. He is also technically savvy, so studying over Skype is not a problem. He builds student community by organizing events and parties where students of different levels can meet for practice and fun.

- Liza Khodel
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I took classes with Franko back at USF as part of a conversational component with our Spanish classes that varied from 1 to 2 times per week.

I have always been drawn to learning Spanish and had a passion to learn. Franko made learning easy and enjoyable. All of his classes were filled with valuable content that helped me to expand my understanding of the language. The biggest reason why I enjoyed it, was his ability to make his classes fun and engaging to all students. I highly recommend Franko if you’re interested in learning Spanish and want to do so in a fun environment!

– Jarred McCray

Classes at Kasa De Franko

Kasa de Franko offers a variety of private and small group lessons for Spanish speakers of all levels and is now introducing Flash Review/Spanish @Lunch programs for students seeking a little extra help in both conversation and grammar.

Our  Small Group Lessons never exceed 8 students. All classes are designed to give all students ample time to apply what they’ve learned to casual conversation, written and verbal grammar and culture discussion. All our weekend classes are 2 hours a week for 5 weeks (theory & practice). On weekdays, we also have programs of 1.5 hours a week for 7 weeks (theory & practice) & 1 hour a week for 5 weeks (conversational programs).

Beginning and Intermediate Classes will be starting in August and September.  Please check out our  Small Group Lessons section for starting dates & our Lessons and Fees section for private lessons and other programs offered at KDF.

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Language Exchange at Kasa De Franko:

Eat, Drink & Speak Spanish!

KDF hosts weekly Spanish Language exchange meetups at Plaza Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant in Downtown San Jose. If you are considering taking on full classes, or just want to improve your Spanish skills in a real-world conversation, come down! Eat, drink and speak Spanish while meeting new friends in a friendly and warm environment and dancing to the nightly band is encouraged! Participants are asked to bring $10 to help cover promotional costs and restaurant deposit.

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