San Rafael Public Library

Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish 

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April 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk

Speed-Learn Conversational Spanish – Free!

Want to learn a bit of conversational Spanish? Here is your opportunity!
Using timeline based conversational Spanish as a learning accelerant, we speak Spanish immediately in each session.

This free, integrated 4 week course covers fundamentals and basic verbs, grammar, and tenses used to speak in present, past, and future contexts. Each session builds on the previous week’s content but you can drop-in at any point and learn something. Emphasis is conversation: 50% of each class is conversation practice. Kudos to those who complete all 4 modules.

Come join us. You will converse in Spanish. Garantizado! (Guaranteed!)

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

2019 4-week Class Schedule:

4/8 – 4/29

This class alternates with Practice Speaking Spanish Workshop.

No class January 21, February 18, April 1, May 27, September 2, November 11.

Session 1 
Introduction/Basics; Present: present indicative tense, present progressive tense; Super Present: acabar de …. form, estar a punto de …. form

Session 2 
Future: ir + a + infinitive form, future tense, conditional tense

Session 3 
Past 1: past tense, present perfect tense, imperfect tense

Session 4 
Past 2: past perfect tense; Summary/Recap

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

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