CHICAGO, IL — Dec. 5, 2011 — On December 5th, 2001, the Spanish Language Center, Inc. (Spanish-LC) opened its doors to the public. Just two students attended Spanish-LC’s first class. Ten years later, Spanish-LC has provided education, translation, and interpreting services to thousands of customers throughout the Chicago region.
In the late 1990s, Spanish-LC’s founder and director, Juan Guillermo Cortez, had a vision of making a difference in the burgeoning field of Spanish language instruction. “From day one, I knew that Spanish-LC would succeed due to its commitment to offering quality, well-structured courses provided by professionally-trained instructors,” says Mr. Cortez. “A decade ago, the Spanish education offered to adults by many other private institutions in the Chicago area lacked such a focus. Improvised classes provided by unprepared instructors were the norm in this market.”
Mr. Cortez sought to offer a different experience. Based on his years as a Spanish teacher, he developed a curriculum for all levels of adult instruction. Today, the Cortez Method, which is used in Spanish-LC classes, consists of several volumes of textbooks and workbooks for all levels of adult students. In addition to instruction, Spanish-LC expanded its services to provide translations and interpreting. Spanish-LC has also expanded its presence in the Chicago area. Today, it has three locations: its original Lakeview headquarters, an office in the Loop (which opened in 2004), and an office in suburban Palatine (which opened in 2005). Further growth is planned: in 2012, Spanish-LC will further develop its Spanish programs for children as well as specific professional fields.
10 Year Anniversary Discounts
To thank the Chicago community for its support during the past ten years, Spanish-LC will offer discounts of up to 50% for group and private classes. The promotion will run from December 1st through December 9th. “We encourage all current, former, and new students who want to learn Spanish to take advantage of this offer,” says Mr. Cortez. “As we enter our second decade, this promotion is our way of saying ‘Gracias Chicago’ for a successful first decade!”
About Spanish Language Center
Spanish Language Center, Inc., (www.spanishlc.com) is a private language center based in Chicago. Our mission is to promote communication in the Spanish language. Spanish group and private classes are offered at its three locations:
- Downtown (17 N. State St., Suites 1440 & 1620, Chicago, IL 60602),
- Lakeview (3139 N. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60657), and
- Palatine (675 N. North Ct., Suite 222, Palatine, IL 0067).
Spanish-LC also provides professional oral interpreting and written translation services for all types of documents from Spanish to English or English to Spanish.
Contact person: Juan G. Cortez, director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (773) 665-9887