Joseph

About Joseph Gonzales

Joseph is the Owner/Director of Prime Instruction & Language. He originally established the business in 2006 as the Austin extension of the Gonzales School of Languages, which is owned and operated in Houston by his father, Raul Gonzales. In 2012, Joseph relocated to the Fort Lauderdale area of South Florida, where he maintains a busy teaching schedule, oversees operations in Austin and creates all the content for this website.

How to Learn a Language

As the class coordinator of our school in Austin, I'm usually the first point of contact for potential students who want to know how to learn a language. In particular, how to learn Spanish. Naturally, I get the usual questions about our teaching methods and what we're going to cover. Those questions have simple answers. [...]

How to Learn a Language2018-03-01T16:22:17+00:00

Free Introductory Spanish Lesson

The First Lesson Is on Us Lots of people wish to learn Spanish or some other language. But many of them don't know where to begin. "Should I get a book?" "Buy software?" "Hire a tutor?" This indecision usually prevents them from taking any action at all.  spanish classes austin free For this reason, [...]

Free Introductory Spanish Lesson2018-02-15T13:36:16+00:00

Spanish Classes in Austin – Private or Group Lessons

The ethnic diversity of Austin is one of its strengths. Knowing English and Spanish enables Austinites to communicate with nearly everyone in town. In this post, we are going to provide an overview (below the form) of our Spanish classes in Austin and offer you a free orientation for you and your staff. Fill out [...]

Spanish Classes in Austin – Private or Group Lessons2018-02-12T16:56:04+00:00

Maybe You Shouldn’t Learn Another Language

Well isn't this ironic...a language teacher saying maybe you shouldn't learn a foreign language. That's like a mechanic who says there's nothing wrong with your car...or the insurance salesman who thinks you already have enough coverage. I doubt these professionals even exist. Everybody who sells a service claims that you need that service...and of course [...]

Maybe You Shouldn’t Learn Another Language2016-10-31T13:30:33+00:00

When Words Get in the Way

“A man who speaks fastidiously will often lose the attention of his listener.” The above quote was said by...no one. No one ever said it to me and I never said it to anyone else, but it's a true statement. I begin this post with that quote to make a point - a point that [...]

When Words Get in the Way2018-06-18T08:11:09+00:00

Speaking Pulls Comprehension in Foreign Language Learning

If someone is familiar with a foreign language or perhaps interested in learning it, it’s most likely because he often hears it spoken by friends and family members...or he hears it in the workplace or in the community. He hears these conversations but he does not participate in them...and no one expects him to. He’s just [...]

Speaking Pulls Comprehension in Foreign Language Learning2016-10-31T11:39:37+00:00

If Mark Zuckerberg Is Learning Mandarin, Maybe You Should Too

The motivation for many who are learning another language is the additional income they expect to receive when they include the word "bilingual" on their resumes. However, I'm willing to bet that money is not the primary motivation for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is learning to speak Mandarin. In 2012, the 31-year-old multi-billionaire married [...]

If Mark Zuckerberg Is Learning Mandarin, Maybe You Should Too2016-10-31T11:39:37+00:00

How Did a CEO Learn French in 17 Days?

Spotnight CEO David Bailey answers a common question on Quora: What are the best ways to learn a language as an adult? Here's what he had to say: I've learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation fluency in 17 days using the following techniques. Note that I [...]

How Did a CEO Learn French in 17 Days?2016-10-31T11:39:37+00:00

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

Multilinguals are more perceptive to their surroundings and better at focusing in on important information. By learning a foreign language, the multilingual speaker is opened up to the perspective, culture and history of another region, thereby expanding his mind (and his brain) to new facets of life that he may not have considered if he spoke only [...]

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language2016-10-31T11:39:37+00:00

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