San Rafael Public Library

Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish

Posted by bonnie on

October 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk


An ongoing, free Spanish conversation group that meets every Monday afternoon at 1 pm.



If you ever wanted to learn the basics of conversational Spanish, here is your opportunity.
After months (literally) of development + testing sessions, we are going live. (Just in time for Halloween!)

This is an integrated 4 week course covering the fundamentals of basic verbs, grammar, and tenses in order to speak in present, past, and future contexts. This course builds on the previous week’s content but it is possible to drop-in at any point. A certificate will be awarded to all who complete all 4 modules.

Instructors: Joseph Cillo, instructional technologist and Carol Costa, native speaker, Madrid Spain

Optional but recommended reference texts:

Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: Spanish-/English/English-Spanish Blg Una Edition or equivalent

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs, Second Edition
(NTC Foreign Language) 2nd Edition  or equivalent

Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach




2 responses to “Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish”

  1. Marilyn says:

    Wondered if the Spanish spoken in the class Latin Spanish or Castilian Spanish?

    • bonnie says:

      Thanks for your interest in the new Spanish Club. Here is the response from Joe, one of the the instructors:

      The club/class is in “classic Latin Spanish”.
      The other instructor. Carol, having lived in Spain, and with family there, can speak to Castilian but we are specifically NOT using the vosotros form in any conjugation/conversation.

      Hope to see you at the class!

      Bonnie Groshong
      Adult Services Librbarian

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