Welcome to Conversa
Conversa is an educational organization that provides Spanish language programs to young students from preschool to 8th grades in both private and public schools, to preschoolers through adults in recreational programs in different cities from San Clemente to Yorba Linda and in-curriculum at private schools in Orange County and Long Beach.
We have the privilege of teaching at Bethany Lutheran in Long Beach, Abiding Savior Lutheran in Lake Forest, Zion Lutheran in Anaheim, Stoneybrooke Christian School in San Juan Capistrano, Carl Hankey IB school in Mission Viejo, and taught at Hephatha Lutheran in Anaheim Hills for the last 11 years. We have also taught at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Yorba Linda, Salem Lutheran in Anaheim, Red Hill Lutheran in Tustin, Christ Lutheran in Rancho Palos Verdes, and LePort Montessori School in Irvine.
Benefits of learning a second language
Individuals who speak and read more than one language have the ability to communicate with more people, read more literature, and benefit more fully from travel to other countries. Introducing students to alternative ways of expressing themselves and to different cultures gives greater depth to their understanding of human experience... Ultimately, knowing a second language can also give people a competitive advantage in the work force by opening up additional opportunities.
Research suggests that studying a second language for a number of years may contribute to higher SAT scores. Studies show that regardless of race, sex, or academic level, students who received daily instruction in a foreign language outperformed those who did not receive such instruction.
Bilingualism and multilingualism have many benefits to society. Americans who are fluent in more than one language can enhance America's competitiveness abroad maintain its political and security interests and work to promote an understanding of cultural diversity within the United States.