Our Spanish classes are held at our downtown Seattle campus. Spanish is a Romance Language, closely related to French, Italian and Portuguese. There are many linguistic variations in the Spanish-speaking world; Spain alone has several dialects. These differences are mostly confined to pronunciation and vocabulary. Language structure and grammar are fairly standard throughout the Americas and Spain. With a little experience, all varieties are mutually intelligible.
Beginner level (Levels 1-6)
Levels 1-3 (A1) are intended to help students acquire the following skills:
- To recognize basic, commonly used words and expressions about oneself, one’s family and the immediate environment, when the language is spoken slowly and clearly.
- To participate in a simple conversation, provided that the other person collaborates and is willing to repeat what they have said or express it in other words and more slowly, about specific needs, descriptions of people or the place where they are from.
- To write short, simple cards, for example greeting cards.
- To complete forms with personal information (name, nationality, address).
Levels 4-6 (A2) are intended to help students acquire the following skills:
- To understand commonly used phrases and expressions related to areas of experience that are particularly relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their family, shopping, places of interest, occupations, etc.)
- To communicate when carrying out simple, everyday tasks that only require a simple, direct exchange of information about familiar or everyday topics.
- To describe in simple terms their past and environment, as well as anything related to their immediate needs.
Intermediate Level (Levels 7-10)
This level of study is intended to help students acquire the following skills:
- Understand the main ideas in clear texts written in standard language, if they deal with familiar topics, such as situations related to their jobs, studies or leisure activities.
- Manage most situations that might arise when travelling in a Spanish-speaking area.
- Write simple, coherent texts about familiar topics or those in which they have a personal interest.
- Describe experiences, events, desires and ambitions, as well as briefly justify their opinions and explain their plans.
Intermediate Spanish Conversation
Designed for students at the intermediate to low advanced level. The focus is on increasing comprehension and fluency in the language, vocabulary building and revision of grammar points. Discussion on topics of interest helps students to express their ideas correctly, clearly and effectively. The course is customized to fit the needs of class members. Great for travelers too!
Spanish Film Conversation
In this course, students will watch, study, and discuss a series of Spanish-Language films. The featured films will be the foundation for acquiring new vocabulary and expressions, learning and applying grammatical concepts, and building cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also use and discuss supplementary materials related to contexts, themes, and linguistic content of the films.
The minimum requirement to enroll in this course is completion of Spanish Level 4 at WAL, or a placement interview demonstrating an appropriate intermediate proficiency. Participants in this course may be of varying proficiency levels, so strong efforts are made to accommodate different learners’ needs.
Required Textbook: Cinema for Spanish Conversation, Third Edition by Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, and Maria-Paz Haro. ISBN: 978-1585103744
Any registrations received after the deadline will be charged a $25 late fee
-Classes must have a minimum of 4 students to run. Shared private lessons and custom programs are also available
*Classes falling on holidays will be rescheduled.
Summer Session: July- August
Schedule will be posted mid-May. Enter your email here for schedule updates.
Custom Programs may be contracted in 10-hour blocks that must be used within 5 weeks. Request a Custom Program here.
Communication is always key, especially in the world of business. Our experienced instructors are ready to come to your office with a tailored, industry-specific approach to language instruction. Program content is customized to meet the needs of individual companies.
Instruction requires a minimum of 10 hours total and a minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson. Programs are generally scheduled on weekdays. Meeting dates and times are flexible. Instruction can be delivered at corporate sites or at our downtown office.
Please contact us at 206-239-4789 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to receive quote.
|Class Type||Cost per Term|
|Evening & Day Classes||$350 (effective 7/1/2017)|
|Custom Programs||$700/10 hours (effective 7/1/2017)|
|Shared Custom Programs||$450/10 hours per person (2-3 students)|
|Specialized Programs||$750/10 hours|