Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
An ongoing, free Spanish conversation group that meets every Monday afternoon at 1 pm.
If you ever wanted to learn a bit of conversational Spanish, here is your opportunity.
This integrated 4 week course covers the fundamentals of basic verbs, grammar, and tenses used to speak in present, past, and future contexts. Each course module builds on the previous week’s content but it is possible to drop-in at any point, and learn something. Congratulations and kudos to those who complete all 4 modules.
Instructors: Joseph Cillo, instructional technologist + Carol Costa, native speaker, Madrid Spain
Course Website: http://funoftravel.com/spanish/
Beginner’s Guide to Spanish pdf
PDF of 1001 Spanish Words You Already Know:
December 11 – Session 1
Introduction/Basics; Present: present indicative tense, present progressive tense; Super Present: acabar de …. form, estar a punto de …. form
December 18 – Session 2
Future: ir + a + infinitive form, future tense, conditional tense
December 25 – no class – closed for Christmas
January 1 – no class – closed for New Years
January 8 – Session 3
Past 1: past tense, present perfect tense, imperfect tense
January 15 – no class – closed for Martin Luther King Day
January 22 – Conversational Practice with Carol Costa
January 29 – Session 4
Past 2: past perfect tense; Summary/Recap
February 5, 12, 26 & March 5: Sessions 1-4 repeats (closed February 19 for Presidents’ Day)
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
Starting March 12 we’ll start a new format.