ClassesBeginners Intermediate Advanced Tertulia
On your way, you will learn a few Spanish songs and enough basic vocabulary so you will have fun talking about yourself, your work, your family and friends.
I offer four levels of Beginner Spanish. You should take them in order:
- Beginner Spanish One: Telling the basics about you.
- Beginner Spanish Two: Tell us what happened.
- Beginner Spanish Three: Tell us what was happening.
- Beginner Spanish Four: Describe your feelings.
Intermediate Courses. Expanding your skills.
I have designed these four Intermediate Spanish courses for people who already have basic proficiency in Spanish.
They are for people who are ready to expand their skills:
and express desires, needs, opinions & feelings, hopes & regrets...
...while talking about:
tourism and camping;
pastimes and hobbies;
immigrants and immigration around the world;
business and employment;
retirement, health and leisure...
and watch and talk about a few Spanish and Latin American movies...
and read a Spanish fairy tale and a few articles about culture, immigration and history.
- Intermediate A: Comidas y restaurantes. Give instructions, recommendations and advice. Tell what you want other people to do.
- Intermediate B: Pasatiempos y aficiones. Express your opinions, judgments and feelings about what is happening now... or may happen later. Express your hopes and desires.
- Intermediate C: Turismos y acampadas. Talk about what could be (or happen), if things were different than what they are now. Talk about recommendations or advice you got (or gave) some time ago.
- Intermediate D: Inmigrantes e inmigración. Tell what is important, necessary, good... for people to do. Tell people what you think they should do. Tell what you will do... if conditions are right.
- Take Intermediate A, B and C in any order.
- Take at least two of those classes before taking D.
If you wish to focus on some grammar review, but mainly on vocabulary acquisition and strengthening your speaking and reading skills, take one (or more) of these courses.
I design them for people who are beyond the basics have been piling up communication skills for a while and now are ready for the next step.
While still paying attention to grammar, we focus on guided readings and conversations about the life of artists, politicians or writers; issues of history, culture or politics: feminism, immigration, traveling, love, health, retirement...
I keep adding new topics to the list, so you can take as many of these courses as you want.
A tertulia is a regular gathering of friends with the purpose of talking and exchanging ideas about social, artistic, political, and cultural issues and events. Participants are usually, but not necessarily, like-minded, whether by having similar political ideas, literary tastes, sensibilities or interests their love for Spanish for example although they also encourage respectful discussions of opposing views.
Designed for people with, at least, advanced proficiency in Spanish, the Conversation class aims to further develop your speaking and reading skills by engaging in group readings and discussions.
Topics and materials range from brief journalistic pieces to reports, historical notes, movies, and short examples of poetry and fiction.
Content changes every season, so you can take this class as many times as you wish.
Call 651 917 3445 for details.