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The summer 2015 schedule has been updated

Please be sure to read our school policies before registering for a class. 

Our next Open House will take place before the fall session from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on THURSDAY September 10th, 2015 to answer your questions in person or sign you up for classses.



*** Café y Medialunas - This summer only!
Back for the summer only: Make sure to participate!
8 Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
We are hosting a weekly breakfast in Spanish. These "Desayunos en español" are for beginning through advanced students who want to practice Spanish in a relaxed setting with native speakers outside of class. What better way to do it than around good food! This is not a structured class but a simple social gathering.
We ask that you bring food items to share to make it more authentic. What do Spaniards, Argentines, Chileans, Mexican, etc. have for breakfast?
We need a minimum number of participants. Please do not delay and sign up right away! 
Date: 7/7 - 8/25  
Moderator: Rommy Cornejo Holman
Location: The Language Exchange - 80 Exchange Street, Suite 24, Portland.
Price: $40/person (10% discount does not apply to this fee) 

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*** Summer 2015


Beginning I/Spanish for Travelers 
Survive on your own during your next trip to Latin America or Spain! 
Life is different South of the border! Social protocols are often misunderstood by tourists and get in the way of that perfect overseas experience. We will share many stories, resources, and cultural tips to assist you in preparing your up-coming travels and afford you the best possible experience. You will master the basics of the Spanish language (pronunciation, sentence structure, verbs, etc.); learn ways to address people while respecting cultural etiquette and elicit the best possible response (greetings, interjections, etc.); find out how to order your cup of rich Guatemalan coffee or tapas in Seville; navigate public transportation, taxis, train, road systems like a pro; and arrange your own entertainment and cultural visits like a native! A highly interactive and fun class! 


8 Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Book: Destinos (online) + Barron's E-Z Spanish, 5th edition, ISBN: 9780764141294. Optional supplemental text: 501 Spanish Verbs ISBN: 0812092821 
InstructorsRommy Cornejo Holman 
Price: $210 
: 07/06 - 08/24 

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Advanced Beginning 
8 Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Book: Destinos (online) + Barron's E-Z Spanish, 5th edition, ISBN: 9780764141294. Optional supplemental text: 501 Spanish Verbs ISBN: 0812092821 
InstructorsFernanda Darrow
Price: $210 
Dates: 07/08 - 08/26 
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8 Wednesdays, 7:10 - 8:40 p.m. 
Book: Destinos (online) + Grammar workbook: The Nassi-Levy Spanish Workbook ISBN: 1567654800 
InstructorFernanda Darrow 
Price: $210 
Dates: 07/08 - 08/26 
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Conversational class - Advanced Beginning/Intermediate levels 
8 Mondays, 7:10 - 8:40 p.m. 
In this class, we will use different mediums to engage everyone’s conversational skills.The weekly meetings will touch upon topics such as art, music, films, books, current events, and much more. You will read articles, view short news clips, discuss movies and stories, listen to songs, and observe paintings while learning and reviewing important language structures in a fun way. 
Book: Materials will be online or distributed. No book required for this course 
Instructor: Rommy Cornejo Holman
Price: $210
Dates: 07/06 - 08/24 

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Private Tutoring

If your schedule does not enable you to commit to a weekly group class yet you want to have classes on a regular basis, or if you have very specific learning requirements, we will arrange for private lessons with one of our instructors based on your schedule, and your particular needs. Location cannot always be adapted to your requirements but will whenever possible.

To schedule private or semi-private lessons with one of our instructors, simply contact us and we will assist you.

Private tutoring (one student/instructor)
$500/10 hours of instruction paid at the beginning of a session or $55/hour
Class Code: S-PRIV (one hour) or S-PRIV (10 hours)
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Semi-Private (two students/instructor)
$300/student for 10 hours of instruction paid at the beginning of a session or $33/student/hour
Class Code: S-SEMIPRIV (one hour) or S-SEMIPRIV (10 hours)
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When purchasing a 10-hour punch card you may take lessons for up to 10 hours at any time within one year of purchase. The card is non-refundable. Any appointment not canceled with at least 24-hour notice will be charged

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*** Special teenagers!
Spanish conversation workout for teenagers  
If you wish you had more practice speaking the Spanish language, discovering the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, please join other teenagers from area schools who share the same interests. Come to a weekly conversation workout that promises to be fun and enriching.

Advanced Beginning - Intermediate levels
8 Thursdays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Material: provided

Instructor: Fernanda Darrow

Price: $210
: 07/09 - 08/27
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Cine Club
These movie nights are temporarily on hold. We will send an announcement when they are back on the schedule. To receive the announcement, please make sure you are on our mailing list. Sign up at the top of this page if you're not. Thank you.

Once a month, we will organize a movie night. The movie will be in Spanish with English subtitles and followed by discussions in Spanish around some refreshments and light snacks.
We will be sending reminders and if you wish to be informed please sign up for our mailing list at the top of this page. You need to RSVP for these gathering by email at least by Wednesday of that week.

The Movie:

Where: The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange Street - Portland
Cost: $10/person (to help us with snacks, refreshments, and moderator's fee)
Moderator: David Holman and Rommy Cornejo Holman

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