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Adult Small Group Classes

We schedule evening class sessions for adults four times a year. Each session consists of 10 classes, each 90+ minutes long. We meet once a week for 10 weeks. We have five levels including Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Beginning 3, Intermediate and Advanced.
Descriptions of the different course levels

Our Spring Small Group Class Session -- Online

Our spring session of small group classes began the week of March 23-26 according to the following schedule, except for the Beginning 1 level (see below). All classes will be held online using live video conferencing. While online group video classes are more socially distant than face-to-face groups, they are still highly interactive and work very well. If you have been wanting to take Spanish but driving to our Waterbury Center location was impractical, now's your chance. And with social distancing, this is an opportune time to socialize online and learn a new language in fun classes. The Beginning 1 class is currently on hold, for a possible delayed start. For the other levels, you may be able to join us in progress. If you are interested in any of these classes, including Beginning 3, please contact us before registering so we can give you the most up-to-date information. Thank you. Updated 3/28/2020.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
starting soon Mar 24 - May 26 Mar 25 -May 27 Mar 26 - May 28
Beginning 1
(5:30-7:00 pm)
Intermediate
(5:30-7:00 pm)
Beginning 2
(5:30-7:00 pm)
Advanced
(6:00-7:30 pm)

How to Register online classes

misionThese classes are personal. We keep class sizes small; our emphasis is on quality and class size is often around 5 students and no more than 8 (less if online). This maximizes your participation and allows us to adapt our teaching to fit with your personal interests (the best way to learn). You can't get this level of student-teacher interaction in bigger schools and universities. Many of our students tell us they tried a class elsewhere with 15 or more students and just didn't get much chance to speak. That won't happen here. We encourage you to register early as class space is limited and space may fill up. It happens.

Prices: The cost per 10-class session is $270.
More Value: Smaller classes, taught by a native speaker, free audio MP3 recordings to go along with our textbook for beginners, free book loans for class reading, free password access to Recursos - our online learning resources for students (at For Our Students), multi-media classroom, and free wi-fi.

Books: Students taking a Beginning 1-3 class must also purchase a textbook: $20 (VT sales tax included). We use the same book for all three beginning levels. Students taking the Intermediate class will need to order a book; current cost <$10. Students taking an Intermediate or Advanced class will need access to Netflix as classes will be working with Spanish language content from this service. Due to the coronavirus, we are no longer selling textbooks for students to pick up in-person. We will advise you how to obtain a textbook on your own.

What if it there's a snow storm? If travel is bad, we'll cancel the class and work out a way to make up the time.

If you wish to take a class, please first review the descriptions of our Courses. If you have questions, contact us by phone or email. We'll help you choose the right class and go over the details.

Learning a new language can be fun and rewarding. Our classes are enjoyable and you will find the time flies by. Our normal class schedule includes 90 minutes of instruction per week, which is less intensive than most university courses. This schedule is designed to accommodate adult students who are managing already busy schedules. That being said, students are expected to spend 1-2 hours weekly on homework involving reading and exercises. Simply stated, homework helps you assimilate the material we cover in class and is important to advancing each week.

Our classes are fun, and you will be speaking Spanish starting in the first class. While it is of course not possible to completely learn a language in one 15-hour session, you will make noticable progress as long as you try. Our sessions are designed to accommodate both new and continuing students. We think you will find the classes to be worth continuing for multiple sessions.

Speaking is the hardest part of learning a new language as a beginner, and the only way is practice, practice, practice. With our small classes, you'll get plenty of practice speaking as part of the instruction.

How to Register

We also offer private/customized instruction for adults.