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SPANISH CLASS MINNESOTA

651 917 3445
Learn, expand and improve your Spanish at ease in Minneapolis - Saint Paul.

What Class Should I Register In?

• If you have never taken Spanish before, or took some classes a long time ago, then take Beginner Spanish 1.
It's a good idea to start from scratch.

woman panders what class to take What class should I take?
• If you have some knowledge of Spanish and want to start reviewing the past tenses, then register for Spanish 3 or Spanish 4.

• If you have some practice with Spanish, but you haven't heard about the subjunctive (or have a vague knowledge of it), try Intermediate Spanish.

• If you want to focus on learning more vocabulary and attaining oral fluency, but still want to review and learn some grammar, then take the Advanced Sessions.

• Finally, if you feel comfortable with grammar, have a good vocabulary, and want to focus on expanding your speaking and reading skills, by all means join us in The Tertulia.

Expanding the basics.
You are ready to take Intermediate classes, if most of the following apply:

What do you mean describe yourself?
What do you mean tell what you did?
What do you mean understand main ideas?
  • You can describe yourself, your friends and / or family members using simple sentences.
  • You can tell (perhaps write) what you did last week, last year, last Summer and so on.
  • You can read menus, schedules, timetables, maps, signs and other similar simple texts.
  • You can understand main ideas and information from texts featuring simple description and narration.
  • You can ask and answer simple questions.
  • You do? / You can?
    Then I encourage you to join an intermediate class. Welcome!

    Another way to put it: You are ready to take intermediate courses, if you have been working with the present and the past tenses (preterite and imperfect) for a while... even if you still don't master their use.

    • If you have never heard of the subjunctive mood... (or have a faint understanding of it)..., you should take intermediate courses.
    Beyond the basics.
    You are ready to take Advanced classes, if most of the following apply:

    Speaking
  • You can ask and answer questions and participate in simple conversations.
  • You can tell people what you (or your friends and family) did last week, last year, last Summer..., using simple sentences with verbs in the past.
  • OK.
    You may still hesitate (and make mistakes) when attempting to perform these or other similar tasks, but (perhaps with some help) often you can.
  • You have been using your Spanish to:
    • give simple instructions to somebody.
    • give simple advice or recommendations to other people.
    • tell what other people have advised or recommended you to do.
    • express your opinions and/or your feelings (hopes / fears) about present or past events or situations.
  • Reading
  • You can understand main ideas and information from texts written in different styles about a variety of topics...
  • You do? / You can?
    Then I encourage you to join an advanced class. Welcome!

    Another way to put it: You are ready to take advanced courses, if you feel somewhat comfortable using the present and the past tenses...

    ...and you also have been working with the subjunctive mood for a while... even if you still don't master its use.
    Advanced Proficiency.
    You should attend the Tertulia, if most of the following apply:

    Speaking
    In other words, you show some fluency; perhaps sometimes you hesitate, but you make yourself understood.

    Sometimes you make mistakes and mispronounce some words, but in general you are understood without needing to repeat much.
  • You can talk about yourself, your friends and family members; you can explain what you do for a living.
  • You can also discuss topics relating to your particular interests; you can talk about subjects you have just recently learned about. Sometimes, you have also been able to support your opinions.
  • You can explain some of your stuff in detail.
  • Reading
    Perhaps sometimes you miss some details (or maybe you get them wrong), but you understand the main concepts, facts and points.
  • You can read descriptive and narrative prose of several paragraphs in length. In doing so, you can learn facts about issues, opinions and ideas you were not previously familiar with.
  • You can read some simple short stories and essays; brief samples of uncomplicated poetry. You may need to read some of these materials more than once; it doesn't matter.
  • Does this somewhat describe you?

    Then I really encourage you to join the tertulia.
    Come!

    The program at a glance

    Resources

    All the Spanish you need, for business, for traveling or just for fun.

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    1636 Blair Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
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