10 Thursdays, 7:10 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
Book: varied materials available through the instructor or online
Instructor: Nina Garces Ornstein
Price: $162 (early registration) $180 (after 9/12)
Dates: 10/03 – 12/12 – No class on Thanksgiving week, 11/28
Designed using the model of our “Café y Medialunas” (Desayunos en español), these “Prácticas Conversacionales” are for advanced-beginning through advanced students who want to practice Spanish in a relaxed setting outside of a traditional class format all the while being corrected by a Spanish instructor. What better way to unwind at lunchtime (bring your lunch if you feel like it)!
These gatherings are not as structured as our typical group classes and resemble more social gatherings. They do not require a lot of “homework,” but participants are asked to think about a particular topic to prepare for the day’s discussion.
The least advanced speakers have to be willing to not always understand all the nuances of what is being said and to stick to Spanish as they ask for clarifications or explanations, and the more advanced speakers have to embrace the challenges of finding alternate ways to convey their point to help clarify or explain what they previously said. Everyone will benefit from these conversation practice sessions.
While little preparation will be required, please keep in mind that the success of these “Prácticas Conversacionales” lies on everyone being able to engage at his or her level and preparation might be key.
This class can be taken in combination with another more traditionally structured class or on its own.