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Conversational Spanish 4, Part One

Sign up for the advanced Spanish course where students will have the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills in Spanish through the discussion of articles and topics dealing with the world today.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: Advanced Conversational Spanish or Spanish III

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th Grade

Suggested credit: One full semester of Spanish or Foreign Language

Special Notes: Course materials are provided FREE. This course only takes 15 students. Therefore, we recommend registering early. This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two in the spring. In addition to the 12 live classes, there are 8 supplemental recorded lectures.


In this course, students will review previously learned grammar and vocabulary and deepen and polish their conversational skills through group discussion of articles in class. In the process, they will increase their vocabulary, learn new grammatical concepts, and develop an understanding of the culture.


Section 1: Topic of discussion: Summer Vacation; Present Participle

Section 2: Topic of discussion: How to Improve our Memory; Present Progressive

Section 3: Topic of discussion: Things to Know when Speaking to a Spanish-Speaker; Review

Present Participle and Present Progressive

Section 4: Topic of discussion: Countries Where Spanish is Spoken; Present Perfect Tense

Section 5: Topic of discussion: Is the School Year Too Short? Pluperfect Tense

Section 6: Topic of discussion: Advice on How to Learn Spanish; Idioms with A

Section 7: Topic of discussion: Benefits of Reading; Contractions with AL and DEL

Section 8: Topic of discussion: Friendship; Idioms with DE

Section 9: Topic of discussion: Nature’s Impact on our Health; The Verb GUSTAR

Section 10: Topic of discussion: Thanksgiving in Latin American Homes; Review the verb


Section 11: Topic of discussion: Christmas Traditions in Latin American; Idioms with EN

Section 12: Topic of discussion: Difficult Art of Gift Giving; Grammar Review

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: All course materials are provided FREE by the instructor. A Spanish/English dictionary is highly recommended, as well as a notebook or binder and folder.

Homework: Students will be expected to spend 5 to 7 hours a week studying outside of weekly classes. Repetition is key when learning a new language. Audio files will be expected to be submitted to the teacher.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Thursdays, September 12 to December 12, 2024. (No class on Oct. 24 & Nov. 28)

Starting Time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

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