ADULT CLASSES (21+)

Testimonials

 

 

I like it that you only speak Spanish in class. It really has helped! -Darrell P.

 

You are truly a wonderful teacher. I like how you act things out and keep us responsible for material from the first class. -Molly S.

 

 

Your class is excellent, thank you! -Angela M.

Vámonos
Spanish Center

Crash course in Spanish!

 

Do you have an upcoming trip to a Spanish-speaking country and need to learn Spanish fast? Then this "crash course" workshop is perfect for you! In 2 hours, learn the basics you'll need to have a basic conversation, describe the weather, order in a restaurant, ask for directions and getting around, buying things, and basic verb conjugation. Max. 12 people.

 

Next workshops

                   Saturday 11/3  7 SPOTS LEFT!

                   2:30-4:30PM

 

(Minimum of 6 students needed; if min not met 1 week prior, you will be notified and a credit can be held until the next offering, or a refund can be given.)

 

                   

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Program overview: beginners will start in 101; students with experience, see course descriptions below, then visit the placement page to evaluate your level.

 

YEAR 1

Spanish 101: No experienced required. Introduction to the Spanish language. Will learn to introduce ourselves and have a basic conversation, telling the date/time/weather, numbers 0-100, describing what we're wearing, present tense verb conjugation, question words, places, prices of foods/drinks and lots of vocabulary and more. Curriculum: ¡Vámonos a Guinea Ecuatorial! In this class we will learn about the Spanish-speaking country in Africa.

 

Spanish 102: Prerequisite Spanish 101 or prior experience. Continuation of 101. Will learn to conjugate some irregular verbs in the present tense. Topics covered are ordering in a restaurant, talking about continuous activities, expressing likes/dislikes, describing where things are, giving and getting directions, animals and more vocabulary. Curriculum: ¡Vámonos al Caribe! In this class we will learn about the Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean.

 

Spanish 103: Prerequisite Spanish 102 or prior experience. Continuation of Spanish 102. Will be introduced to some forms of past tense and more present tense irregular verbs. Emphasis on conversation. Topics covered are direct objects, passive voice, commands, adjectives, expressing likes/dislikes. Curriculum: ¡Vámonos a América Central! In this class we will learn about the Spanish-speaking countries in Central America.

 

YEAR 2

Spanish 201: More exposure to past tense, including some irregulars. Topics covered are expressing illnesses, demonstrative adjectives (this/these), conditional tense, house/furniture, possessive adjetives, expressions with ‘tener,' frequency, body parts, comparing things, reflexive verbs and negation. Emphasis on speaking. Curriculum: ¡Vámonos a España! In this class we will learn about the Spanish-speaking country in Europe.

 

Spanish 202: In this class we delve in to the world of past tense (imperfect and preterit), read a novel in Spanish, practice some future forms, idiomatic expressions, present perfect (I have been), learn about indirect objects, diminutive/superlative uses, usted(es) commands, rules of accentuation and possessive adjectives.  Curriculum: ¡Vámonos a México! 

 

Spanish 203: Continuing practice of present perfect, introduction of future and subjunctive tenses, as well as prefixes & suffixes. There will be a lot of vocabulary presented, and heavy review of verb tenses covered so far. Curriculum: ¡Vámonos a Sudamérica! In this class we will learn about the Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

 

YEAR 3

Spanish 301: Review of all tenses covered so far, present, past, future, pres. perfect, pres. progressive, conditional, subjunctive, and imperative. Emphasis on speaking and verb tenses; we will read a novel, watch a Spanish series, write an essay, and practice presenting. Cultures covered: Guinea Equatorial, Spain & The Caribbean. New material: comparisons, pluscuamperfecto.

 

Spanish 302: Emphasis on speaking and comprehension; we will play games to practice, have debates, watch a telenovela and explore Mexican & Central American culture.

 

Spanish 303: We will return to Sudamérica, and practice verb tenses with 'haber', read a novel and write a few essays, present about a country and practice listening comprehension with interviews, as well as conversation and increasing fluency.

 

WHY IMMERSION?

 

Do you wonder why kids easily pick up language, and why adults struggle at learning? There actually is an important reason, that doesn't include age. Kids are used to absorbing information, and when it comes to language, they don't worry about understanding every word. Adults, however, want to know exactly what they are hearing, and therefore get caught up on words they don't know, which creates stress and anxiety.

 

The immersion method is the most natural and successful there is for learning languages. The key though for adults is to allow yourself to absorb, and not worry about understanding 100% of the time!

  

 FALL 2018 (Sept 10 - Dec 5, 2018)  Registration CLOSED for Fall. To be notified for Winter quarter registration, please subscribe to our mailing list.

                           

 Classes meet 1x/week for 90 minutes. Fall quarter is 11-weeks long and runs from 9/10-12/5

(See dates below) MAX 12 students per class. (If minimum (7 students) is not met, class may be cancelled.

Please read policies/info page regarding missed classes.

 

  

 

 

 

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 Please note that VSC will break in July/August (No Summer classes)

 

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 VSC COURSES

 

In all classes you will practice the 4 language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will also sing a song in Spanish and have some conversation practice time. Courses are 11-weeks long and meet for 90 minutes per class. Tuition is $275.00 for 16.5 total hours of instruction. Exclusive curriculum used, read about it here.

 

For new students: your level will be determined via phone assessment, click this link to sign up!

 

NOTE THAT FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST TO BE NOTIFIED FOR WINTER QUARTER!

Please note that registration is closed for Fall quarter. If you are a waitlisted student and have been notified to register for a course, please choose the "by approval" option.

 

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Thanks for your interest!