Classes are taught at various levels depending on your comfort level. We use a "rolling enrollment" policy, which means that you can join the program at the start of any session. Instructors ensure that new participants are effectively integrated into classes even in cases where there might be participants who attended prior sessions.
We also offer assessment appointments to discuss your background and Spanish knowledge and comfort level and offer suggestions about which level and class might best fit your situation. For example, you might have had Spanish in high school, but have not used your Spanish for many years. Although beginner Spanish might be the appropriate level, you might be ready to start at a slightly more advanced beginner level than someone who has never studied Spanish.
The following links provide a general overview of topics covered at each level. Reviewing these links might be helpful in terms of determining the level that is appropriate for you.
Additional detail about outcomes and topics:
Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC), 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Murdock Christian Church, 17500 Elmwood Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Library, Small Conference Room, 2280 Aaron St Ste A, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Center, 11200 FIrst Avenue, Punta Gorda, 33955
Online classes are taught via Zoom and can be taken anywhere that there is a stable Internet connection. Online classes were adopted because of the Covid pandemic and have been very popular, especially for seasonal Floridians.
Participating via Zoom is convenient and safe since you participate from the comfort of your home. You can join the class using an i-Pad, computer, or even a mobile phone. Online sessions also work well for those who wish to continue attending class when they leave the area for seasonal travel.
If you are not sure, try an online class before enrolling to see how you feel about learning Spanish through this delivery method. Let us know of your interest to try a session and we will provide a link that you can use from your computer, i-Pad, or other Internet-connected device.