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 7/15  12 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.)

 

                   

                     SIGN UP NOW!

                         

 

             

Travel tip workshops: Mexico and Spain

 

Will you be visiting Mexico or Spain and would like to ask an expert questions like: Where should I visit? What is the most affordable way to travel between cities? What are average food costs? When is the best time of year to go? VSC owner and instructor, Amanda Reichert, is the person to ask. She has lived and traveled extensively in both countries and can give you an inside look to make your trip priceless! Travel like a local instead of a tourist with her suggestions.

 

Next workshops:

 

Travel tips: Spain- TBD. Please email if interested.

 

Travel tips: Mexico-TBD. Please email if interested.

 

Traveling abroad but stressed about planning? Let us help you! We can answer questions and offer tips, or take care of booking hotels, arranging transportation between stops, and more! Email to schedule your session.

 
 
 

 

YEAR 1

Spanish 101: No experienced required. Introduction to the Spanish language. Will learn present tense conjugation, definite/indefinite articles, adjective agreement, question words, describing people, expressing likes, prices of things, lots of vocabulary and more.

 

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, where things are, giving and getting directions, animals and more vocabulary.

 

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, por/para and expressing dislikes. 

 

YEAR 2

Spanish 201: More exposure to past tense, including some irregulars. Topics covered are expressing illnesses, negative commands, 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.

 

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. Emphasis on reading.

 

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 an emphasis on listening skills.

 

YEAR 3

Spanish 301: Review of all tenses covered so far, present, past, future, pres. perfect, pres. progressive, conditional, subjunctive, and imperative. Emphasis on reading 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 NOW open for current

students only (and Spanish 101). New students: see placement page.

                           

 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)

 

Our Fall quarter schedule is posted, but we'd love to keep you posted with changes and workshops offered, please subscribe below to stay notified!

 

¡Gracias!

REGISTER FOR FALL QTR NOW (current students only)

          

 

CURRENT STUDENTS: Please note, if you have missed 4 or more classes this quarter (Spring), you may  need to re-take your current course, unless you make up the classes with private lessons, or receive prior authorization. Please email (or talk to me in class) if unsure.

 

All students may register for the following class in the series, if I feel you would benefit repeating your current course, I will let you know.

 

 

NEW STUDENTS: Registration is currently open for 101 only; 102 and above, please visit the placement page. ¡Gracias!

FALL courses (Current students only - except 101)
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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!