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Advanced Spanish Conversation

A trained bilingual native speaker will conduct a quick administrative assessment of your Spanish proficiency to effectively determine which course and level would best meet your learning needs followed by a more professional initial assessment of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills administered by an experienced multilingual on-line educator. After determining your Spanish proficiency and personal study preferences, a custom study plan will be created to reach your desired Spanish proficiency level in a timely manner.

This course focuses on developing students' skills in understanding and using conversational Spanish in the vast majority of daily life situations. You will practice language for real-world tasks such as telephoning, banking, negotiating public transportation in addition to making apologies and requests. Special attention is given to language use variations according to level of formality, situation, and number of participants. In class, students do a variety of pair, small group and whole class activities to improve spoken fluency and accuracy while participating in planned and unplanned conversations in class in addition to performing real-world tasks outside of class. Assignments include role-plays of daily life situations and group projects designated by the teacher.

Both live instruction in a virtual classroom and supplementary interactive language lessons will raise your confidence while conversing in the target language as I or a native Spanish-speaking teacher assist you in building your fluency level in Spanish. Thematic lessons geared towards specific contexts and situations will ensure that you are able to not only survive in a full immersion environment but also thrive as your Spanish proficiency dramatically improves. This course stresses communication between both students and teacher in the target language as the medium of communication. Spanish improvement is 100% guaranteed.

Upon course completion, students are highly encouraged to further pursue their studies in Spanish. Both verbal and written feedback about course performance will be provided to the student and kept on record for future evaluation. Letters of recommendation for outside institutions are also provided upon request.

Spanish Course Descriptions

Initial Assessment (Spanish)
Intensive Grammar and Vocabulary Review
Conversational Spanish (Intermediate)
Advanced Spanish Conversation
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Business Spanish (Selected Topics)
Hispanic Lifeways: Cross-cultural Communication