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Spanish Sitcom, Season 3 (B2/C1)
This is the last season that follows the adventures of Julio and María through this original comic TV series by Habla con Eñe. During this course, we will use all three modes (indicative, subjunctive and imperative) to debate and discuss the education system, banking and money, the business world, personal hygiene and health, the arts, fashion, media and much, much more! *You do not have to have seen the first two seasons to take this course.
Price: $450 Books: N/A Day: Tuesdays 5:45pm - 7:45pm ET Dates: 4/25/23 - 6/27/23 (20-hours) Teacher: Michael Gasparovic Location: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201 👉Enrollment policy
This course will review the language, arts, culture, gastronomy, literature, music and sports of one of our favorite Spanish-speaking countries: Argentina! Be prepared to expand your vocabulary and amplify your speaking skills through this engaging reading and conversational course that will make you want to pack your bags for Buenos Aires.
Price: $399 Book: N/A Day: Mondays , 6pm ET - 8pm ET Dates: 5/1/23 - 7/17/23, *no class 5/28, 6/19 Instructor: Adriana Bermúdez Location: Zoom
This course will improve your linguistic competence and the ability to both understand and communicate in advanced Spanish. A balance of receptive (reading, watching, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills will be developed through the viewing of award-winning films from ten Spanish-speaking countries with a focus on regional vocabulary and advanced grammar concepts. A variety of topics related to world affairs from Latin America and Spain will be discussed in order to give an insight into each country’s culture and society.
Price: $450 Book: N/A Day: Tuesdays, 5:45pm – 7:45pm ET Dates: 2/7/23 – 4/11/23 Teacher: Mike Gasparovic Location: Arlington Central Library (Virginia Square) - Free Parking - Metro 👉 Covid policy: https://www.worklifespanish.com/faqs.html
This course uses the textbook of the same name from Campus Difusión. Its goal is to improve your linguistic competence and the ability to both understand and communicate in advanced Spanish. A balance of receptive reading and listening skills paired with productive speaking and writing skills will be developed through this communicative grammar class. There is enough material in the course book to take this course 3 times, so feel free to join us for a follow-on!
Price: $399 Book: C de C1 Day: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Eastern Time) Dates: 2/9/23 - 4/20/23, *no class on 3/16/23 Teacher: Patricia Atienza Location: Zoom
DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. Preparation for this exam includes an advanced grammar review, the study of idiomatic expressions, the discussion of advanced texts and written exercises. Even if you aren't planning on taking the DELE, this course is guaranteed to ensure competence to cope in common situations of daily life which require a specialized use of the language.
In this course, we will discuss society, comment on relevant issues within the United Nations, debate issues related to education, review migration topics, talk about climate change, review foreign policy and much more. Revision of prepositions, relative sentences, indirect speech, other uses of subjunctive in all tenses, idioms, and expressions will be reviewed indirectly. There is enough material in the course book to take this course 3 times, so feel free to join us for a follow-on!
This class is designed to help you speak more spontaneously and become more socially functional by helping to equip you with the language's most commonly used idiomatic expressions and proverbs. Through the use of Spanish podcasts and videos, you will learn the use of a variety of Spanish expressions and idiomatic phrases that are used and understood throughout the Spanish-speaking world. As with all advanced level classes, this course will be taught entirely in Spanish and will not include implicit grammar instruction.
Students will improve fluency and confidence in Spanish conversation and comprehension while gaining familiarity with major Iberoamerican authors and trends from the 20th century. Through the reading of short stories and group discussions, students will amplify their Spanish vocabulary and indirectly address intermediate grammatical concerns in context. In this course we will study a variety of works from the following authors:
Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking nation on Earth. Its name evokes Mayan pyramids and Aztec sacrifices, lilting corridos and soaring baroque cathedrals. But the reality of this vast country outstrips even the legends, encompassing 4,000 years of history, art, and complex social movements that were multicultural before the term even existed. In this course, you'll take your Spanish to the next level as you explore Mexico's cultural richness, learning about its pre-Hispanic empires, tourist sites, gastronomy, murals, cinema, literature, and sprawling, chaotic capital. The course's focus will be on oral and written expression and vocabulary-building; a solid command of Spanish grammar is assumed.
Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish-language radio program which showcases compelling human stories from around Latin America and the United States. Through the use of these podcasts, students will hear and discuss captivating, real-life accounts about the struggles and beauty of life in the Americas. This course will focus extensively on all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and will drastically improve your vocabulary and grammar usage, all while providing students with ample opportunities to debate with their peers on a variety of international issues.
This course is designed to help students develop and enhance their skills in reading, writing, speaking, researching, and listening through the exploration of different genres written by Latino authors. The following works will be included in this course:
Jorge Luis Borges, "El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan"
Julio Ramón Ribeyro, "La insignia"
Juan Carlos Onetti, "El infierno tan temido"
Pablo Neruda / César Vallejo / Ernesto Cardenal, Poemas
Octavio Paz, "Máscaras mexicanas" (de El laberinto de soledad)
Horacio Quiroga, "La gallina degollada"
Julio Cortázar, "Bestiario"
Rodrigo Rey Rosa, "La entrega"
Roberto Bolaño, "Clara"
Gabriel García Márquez, "El ahogado más hermoso del mundo"