Our courses emphasize the development of oral communication skills, vocabulary and structural knowledge of the language. This is known as the Whole Language Approach. Using this methodology, the student is taught how to integrate vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to oral communication. In this manner, the student learns to build his/her own sentences, rather than simply repeating something he/she has heard before. Audiovisual resources (cassettes, CDs) are used as tools in the classroom. However, they are not used to replace the instructor as a teaching method.