Advanced Conversational Spanish
This class is for those who have gained enough confidence to engage with other Spanish speakers. The class is taught entirely in Spanish. It emphasizes vocabulary expansion and speaking fluency. Participants can expect to achieve enduring language growth and meaningful appreciation of Latin American and Spanish culture and traditions.
Half the class focuses on discussions of readings and telenovelas and advanced grammar. The other half is devoted to topic-oriented general conversation. Advanced level is for those who are able to communicate in the present and past tenses.
Topics include the subjunctive verb forms and increased understanding of the nuances of Spanish verbs and expressions. Spontaneous discussion is also used to increase speaking and listening comfort levels through general discussion of current events, personal interests, stories from each person's past, and other interesting topics such as the background behind Picasso's famous 1937 painting titled "Guernica".