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.
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.
This is a task-based course in which students will use their advanced language skills to complete a central task through the process of understanding, exploring, practicing, communicating and traveling. Tasks include, but are not limited to preparing a yoga class, directing a documentary about your home city, creating a campaign around an issue that affects your neighborhood, presenting an alternative ending to a famous historical event and much more!
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 grammatical concerns as they arise.
A continuation of The A, B, Cs of Spanish this course uses authentic documents from literature to Facebook messages, presents geographical and socio-linguistic varieties of spoken Spanish, introduces conversation around general-interest subjects and tackles a wide range of grammar & vocabulary.
Price: $375 Book: C de C1 Day: Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dates: 2/12/20 - 4/15/20 Location: 3140 Washington Blvd #211, Arlington, VA Instructor: Patricia Atienza
This conversation course will bring everything together that we've covered individually in other C1 courses: the reading of articles and news stories, the listening of podcasts, the viewing of shorts, the study of high level vocabulary, the review of advanced grammar and the discussion of a variety of topics.
Price: $375 Book: C de C1 (optional purchase) Day: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dates: 8/7/19 - 10/9/19 Location: 3140 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA Instructor: Patricia Atienza
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.
Price: $375 Book: N/A Day: Thursdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dates: 10/10/19 - 12/19/19 *no class Thanksgiving week Location: 919 Prince St. Alexandria, VA Instructor: Mike Gasparovic
This course is based on a set of topics that will be introduced through the viewing and discussing of 10 feature-length films in Spanish to foster a better understanding of Latin American and Spanish societies. We will explore contemporary issues and the linguistic variants portrayed in the films while placing special emphasis on conversational fluency, grammatical accuracy and vocabulary acquisition. The films will provide the base for various activities and debates that will help students develop their listening, speaking, writing, reading and interacting skills, as well as their ability to describe analyse, and reflect upon other cultural manifestations.
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.