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The fall 2014 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 winter session from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm on Friday January 16th, 2015 to answer your questions in person or sign you up for classes. 

If you are a returning student, you must sign up by January 16th to take advantage of our 10% discount for the winter session. No discount will be applied after the 16th.

 



Fall 2014

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!

10 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
Instructors: Rommy Cornejo Holman and David Holman
Price: $260
Dates
: 09/29 - 12/08 (No class on Columbus Day) 
CLASS CODE: S-Beg1 (fall session)
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Beginning Part II
10 Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

This class is a continuation of any introductory class you may have had. We will assume very little knowledge.
Book: Destinos (online) + Barron's E-Z Spanish, 5th edition, ISBN: 9780764141294. Optional supplemental text: 501 Spanish Verbs ISBN: 0812092821
Instructors: Rommy Cornejo Holman and David Holman
Price: $260
Dates
: 09/30 - 12/02
CLASS CODE: S-BEG2 (fall session)
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Advanced Beginning
10 Wednesdays, 7:10 - 8:40 p.m.
Book: Destinos (online) + Grammar workbook: The Nassi-Levy Spanish Workbook ISBN: 1567654800
Instructor: Fernanda Darrow
Price: $260
Dates
: 09/24 - 12/03 (No class on Thanksgiving week)
CLASS CODE: S-ADBEG (fall session)
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Intermediate
10 Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Book: Destinos (online) + Grammar workbook: The Nassi-Levy Spanish Workbook ISBN: 1567654800
Instructor: Fernanda Darrow
Price: $260
Dates
: 09/24 - 12/03 (No class on Thanksgiving week)
CLASS CODE: S-INT (fall session)
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Conversational class - (minimum level of Advanced Beginning is required)
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, or observe paintings while learning and reviewing important language structures in a fun way.
10 Tuesdays, 7:10 - 8:40 p.m.

Book: Materials will be online or distributed. No book required for this course
Instructor: Rommy Cornejo Holman and David Holman
Price: $260
Dates
: 09/30 - 12/02
CLASS CODE: S-CONV (fall session)
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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.

Price:
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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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.

When:
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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Social hour - Café y Medialunas

This social gathering is temporarily on hold. We will send an announcement when it is 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.
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?
Churros

Date: Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. unless we send you an announcement to cancel.
Moderator: TBA

Location: The Language Exchange - 80 Exchange Street, Suite 24-26, Portland.
Price: Free of charge but we ask that you bring a food item to share.
Note
: You must be on our e-mail list to ensure being informed in case of changes to the schedule. Please sign up at the top of this page if you would like to be added to the list! Also, please note that weather cancellations will be announced on our website by 6:30 am. We ask that you check the NEWS & SPECIAL EVENTS page to be informed of such cancellations.



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