Conversational Series

Prerequisite for the Level 1 Class is knowledge of the 7 Basic Competencies.

We offer semi-private lessons of 2-6 people, or private lessons. Classes are held in our classroom in the West San Jose/Campbell area, or we can arrange classes on-site at your venue.  If you have studied Spanish before in high school, college or with an app, but can’t speak; you will do very well in these classes. We will take what you know and show you how to gain speaking/listening skills. If you have no Spanish background, doing the homework and studying will be VERY important.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE CLASSES ARE EXTREMELY STREAM-LINED. WE MEET FOR ONE HOUR PER WEEK AND THERE IS AT LEAST ONE HOUR WORTH OF HOMEWORK. IF YOU DON’T DO THE HOMEWORK, YOU WILL FALL BEHIND AND MAY NOT PROGRESS THROUGH EACH LEVEL IN 10 WEEKS. ALSO PLEASE SEE OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS HERE.

Click here for class schedule or Contact us to register.

  • Level 1
    • Thursdays, starting October 11 at 6-7 p.m.
  • Level 2
    • Evenings mid December or January.
  • Level 3 Wednesdays starting September 26 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Level 4 Currently in session. We will add another one upon request.

Curriculum used was created by Habla Language Services for adult professionals who want to focus on conversation. We also provide you with online tools for practice and you will have access to our lending library to read books that were made just for language learners!

We will assess you over the phone to determine your level.  Our classes feature the basic elements listed below and are interactive with real-life dialogues. Additionally, we provide vocabulary relevant to your job or personal interests -whether it be to close a deal in Spanish or teach arts & crafts to Mexican students.

We build classes around your schedule and location.  You will really notice improvement if you continue to come and practice. Classes are usually scheduled for one hour per week  for ten weeks, but we can also work with your schedule if you have a specific need.

We also provide assistance to native Spanish speakers (also known as Heritage Speakers), who are preparing for written tests for professional purposes. Contact us for more information.

GRAMMAR

USAGE

Spanish Conversation 1  (10 hours)

 

  • Basic vocabulary such as family, clothing, parts of the body
  • Describe your family and discuss ailments
  • Present tense regular and irregular verbs
  • Discuss things you do daily, seldom, or often
Spanish Conversation 2  (10 hours)  
  • Past tense of regular and irregular verbs
  • Narrate a story or describe what happened
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Discuss daily living routines
Spanish Conversation 3  (10 hours)  
  • Direct and Indirect Objects
  • You gave what to whom?
  • Present and Past Perfect Tenses
  • What have you been up to?
  •  What had you accomplished by the time you graduated?
  • Future and Conditional Tenses
  • Talking about what you will or would do.
  • Command Forms
  • Presenting polite requests or firmly telling your child what to do!
Spanish Conversation 4 (10 hours)  
  • Present and past subjunctive
    (making it fun with music videos)
  • Talking about doubtful or uncertain things
Advanced Conversation 
  • Review of all verb tenses and grammar structures
  • Introduction of  more complicated grammar structures and tenses as warranted by group’s needs and goals
  • Listening and interactive exercises
  • Coaching to overcome particular problem areas or to pass an upcoming test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Conversational Series

  1. Kimberly Wand says:

    Hi Gina! I’d like to register for your beginner conversational Spanish classes; how can I sign up? What is pricing like? I work 1-10 on monday and 8-5 on tues-fri.

    Thanks!

    Kim Wand, PA

  2. Michael Garrett says:

    Hello I am interested in becoming fluent in Spanish can you contact with course information and pricing?

  3. What is the cost for Spanish Conversation 1? And when is the May 8th class will end? Also, is there a chance that you will have a Saturday class? I prefer weekend so that there’s no traffic going to your class and no work.

    Thanks for your time and looking forward for your response.

  4. For the Level 1 Conversational Series, we meet once a week for one hour per week. I don’t offer this on the weekends. I know traffic in the Bay Area is so horrible these days, but perhaps we can find a schedule that works for you. I don’t know where you would be commuting from. I have a class coming up on Tuesdays at 4:30-5:30 and on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. We meet for 10 weeks and there is about 1 hour worth of homework per week. The May 8th class would end July 24, assuming people would want the week of July 4th off and not take any other days off. Groups are small. There is a two-person minimum and there is usually not more than 4 people per group.

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