Group Classes

We offer three levels of group classes – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. We determine your correct level based on how much Spanish you already know. Group classes have a minimum of three students and a maximum of eight. Most classes are two hours long, although some are 90 minutes.

See the schedule below for available options and prices. If there is not a time available that fits your needs, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you in some manner. Enrollment is done on a monthly basis. You pay in advance for the coming month of classes. New students may begin a series of class at any time in the month and the monthly cost will be pro-rated accordingly.

Levels

A1 – Breakthrough

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Waystage

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Threshold

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Vantage

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Effective Operational Proficiency

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Mastery

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Two hours
(3-8 students).
$40.0

One hour and one-half
(3-8 students).
$ 35.00

Framework of Reference for Spanish

We use the European Framework of Reference for Languages to describe the levels of a student’s current level of language ability.

Absentee Policy

After enrolling in a class, if you know you are going to miss a class during the month, the class fee is waived but there is a $15 fee to reserve your place in the class.

Groups Schedule:

Beginner level

Monday: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:15 -11:45 a.m.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 -10:00 a.m.
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate level

Monday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Advanced level

Monday : 1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday : 10:30 -12:00 p.m.

Wednesday : 1:00 -3:00 p.m.

Thursday : 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Workshop/Conversation

Wednesday : 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. (Beginners)

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. (Intermediate & Advanced)