Spanish for Absolute Beginners (20-hour class)
This class is for individuals who have no Spanish experience and would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the language in a communicative setting. Upon completing this course, you will be able to recite the Spanish alphabet, correctly pronounce Spanish words, identify dozens of Spanish-English cognates, ask and answer questions about yourself and others, identify a variety of objects that you see, describe people and things, express how you feel and inquire how someone else feels, and much more! Price: $300 Books: Spanish Demystified 2nd Edition & DK First Spanish Picture Dictionary: Spanish Location: Arlington, VA (Clarendon) Fall Schedule: Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, August 31 - November 2 Refund Policy: Class materials will be sent to students approximately seven (7) days prior to the start of class. If a student enrolls and cancels without having received the class materials, a full refund will be granted upon request. No refunds will be made once the class materials have been distributed. Students are required to purchase the book separately.
OWNER, CURRICULUM DESIGNER AND OPERATOR OF WORK-LIFE SPANISH. As a long-time student of Spanish, I did not grow up speaking the language at home. My Spanish-language abilities have come instead from years of classroom study and practical use through living and working in Spain and Chile and traveling throughout Latin America. Because of these experiences, I understand how a foreign language may not come easily to those who try to learn it outside of a bilingual, bi-cultural environment. At the same time, I also know that with time and effort, you can speak and write in a new language – and it can do wonders for you both professionally and personally. I personally have taught Spanish at every level to a wide variety of students in Denver, Boston, Washington, D.C and Santiago, Chile. At the moment, I am especially interested in the use of new technologies in the classroom, and also in the practice of teaching to both sides of the brain as a motivating factor in the learning process. I hold a Master's degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain), a Massachusetts State teaching license, a CELTA certificate from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado. ¡Espero verte pronto!
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