Spanish Classes Calendar

Janurary – February, 2018

We welcome a new year and a new Spanish session. Please read below all the classes that will be offered this first session of the year – January/February.

Introduction to Spanish

This course is designed for the true beginners who, for the first time or after a long time, will be introduced to Spanish and would like to learn, understand and speak basic “every day” Spanish in a stress free environment. It develops the basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition.
■ Day/Time: Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Oro Valley
Dates: Jan. 9 – Feb. 13
Fee: $85

■ Day/Time: Thursdays 1:15 – 2:45
Location: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Dates: Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
Fee: $90 Sign up directly at the JCC (520)299-3000

 

Introduction to Spanish I

A continuation of Intro for those students who have already been introduced to the structure and usage of nouns, verbs, simple sentences and the verb “estar”. Students will gain confidence in their ability to learn a second language; will be prepared for further Spanish language instruction by gaining sufficient vocabulary to form simple sentences.
■ Day/Time: Thursdays 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Dates: Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
Fee: $90 Sign up directly at the JCC (520)299-3000


Beginners I

A continuation course for the more advanced beginner. Continue learning in a stress-free environment vocabulary building, grammar, speech techniques, reading and writing. Introduction to irregular verbs, reflexives in the present tense, and lots of conversation. Develop the ability to maintain a simple conversation in familiar environments and daily situations.

■ Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Oro Valley
Dates: Jan.9 – Feb. 13
Fee: $85

■ Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:00 2:30 p.m.
Location: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Dates: Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
Fee: $90 Sign up directly at the JCC (520)299-3000

 

Basic Conversation

This course is for Intermediate Beginner student who only wants to focus on conversational Spanish, almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, video, flash cards and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases and losing your shyness. Come join us!

■ Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Dates: Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
Fee: $90 Sign up directly at the JCC (520)299-3000

 

Intermediate

Ready for something more challenging? This course is on emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through the practice of the preterite, imperfect, future and conditional tenses, as well as thematical vocabulary and situations. We will read basic authentic texts and practice the language both orally and in writing. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish required. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.
■ Day/Time: Mondays 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Oro Valley
Dates: Jan. 8 – Feb. 12
Fee: $85

 

Intermediate I

This course is for students who can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including discussions in different every day topics. There will be an emphasis in conversation and writing, strengthened and expanded by more complex verb forms, including the present and past perfect, imperative and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without too much difficulty. . Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish required. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.
■ Day/Time: Thursdays 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Location: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Dates: Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
Fee: $90 Sign up directly at the JCC (520)299-3000

 

Español Avanzado y Conversación

This level is a continuation of Advanced Intermediate with emphasis in conversation and writing, strengthened and expanded by more complex verb forms, vocabulary and grammar. In addition, students will develop an oral proficiency and a solid foundation of the language and culture. Crucial grammatical structures related to course materials will be reviewed. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

■ Día/hora: martes 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Lugar: Oro Valley
Fechas: Jan. 9 – Feb. 13
Cuota: $85

 

Conversación

Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lectura y escritura sobre la interesante cultura mexicana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!
■ Día/hora: lunes 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Lugar: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Fechas: enero 8 – feb. 12
Cuota: $90 Inscríbete en el JCC (520)299-3000

■ Día/Hora: jueves 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lugar: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Fechas: enero 11 – feb. 15
Cuota: $90 Inscríbete en el JCC (520)299-3000

 

Club del Libro

Club del Libro es un grupo de entusiastas lectores quienes disfrutan de la lectura hispana. Todos leemos el mismo libro y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión.
■ Día/Hora: martes 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Lugar: Oro Valley
Fechas: enero 9 – feb. 13
Cuota: $85
Libro: Eva, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

■ Día/Hora: miércoles 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Lugar: Jewish Comm. Center – 3800 E River Rd.
Fechas: enero 10 – feb. 14
Cuota: $90 Inscríbete en el JCC (520)299-3000
Libro: El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo, F. G. Haghenbeck

 

Análisis de Textos vía email

This is a writing improvement-free composition-grammar practice via email once a week.
A specific subject or current event will be chosen every week, you will write a short composition, between 100 and 250 words, in Spanish pertaining to the subject selected and then you will email it to me. Your composition will be read and corrected. Then, it will be emailed back to you so you can see the corrections, my comments and suggestions. This will help you see where the mistakes are and why; thus, understanding more grammar, the language structure and improving your written Spanish.
Students of ALL Spanish levels can participate.
■ Fechas: Jan. 8 – Feb. 12
Cuota: $48

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Oro Valley classes, please register via email: spanishmexico@aol.com

JCC, please call 520.299.3000 to register

 

Oro Valley classes, please register via email

JCC, please call to register

“Learning a second language slows ‘brain aging” – BBC News