The emphasis in our Spanish classes is
given to the development of oral comprehension and speaking ability by
means of interactive exercises, group discussions, and the use of media.
Beginning Spanish students will gain their knowledge of grammatical
structures and develop their speaking and listening ability.
Intermediate and advanced strive to deepen their knowledge of
grammatical structures, ameliorate and polish their comprehension and
SPANISH BEGINNER I (Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm)
This class is
for complete beginners or students who studied Spanish very briefly. In
this class, students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar to start
effectively communicating in Spanish. Students will explore different
topics such as introducing themselves and others, describing their
friends and family, talking about their work and interests, ordering
food at restaurants, and going shopping in Spanish speaking countries.
SPANISH BEGINNER II (Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm)
class is for students who studied Spanish for at least one year and
would like to continue. To enroll in this class, students are
recommended to be able to use present and past tense and have enough
vocabulary to be able to express themselves in Spanish on variety of
everyday and cultural topics. This class will help students to increase
their vocabulary, learn necessary grammar topics to be able to speak in
Spanish, and effectively understand oral Spanish. The class is taught
completely in Spanish.
class is for students who have studied Spanish for more than two years'
and/or lived in Spanish speaking countries at least for a short period.
To enroll in this class, students are recommended to have sufficient
vocabulary and know major grammar topics to be able to understand and
express themselves in Spanish. Students are also expected to understand
written Spanish. The purpose of this class is to help students to polish
their grammar usage in oral Spanish and become fluent in Spanish.
SPANISH FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
We are offering different levels of Spanish for middle and high school students. Please see our schedule for July/August session on or first page.
1. To visit cultural events, concerts, and lecturer, please go to La Pena center in Berkeley. The link for the center is provided below.
3. You can check your pronunciation at Forvo. Please click on link below to go there. http://forvo.com/
PORTUGUESE BEGINNER I (This class will be offered in July/August session.)
This course is intended for complete beginners with no knowledge of Portuguese. The course will introduce students to the Brazilian Portuguese language and the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries. Students will learn how to talk about themselves and the people around them and will learn basic grammar, including the present and past tenses. We will also explore the cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and other Portuguese-speaking countries by listening to music, sampling food, and learning about festivals.