+ Beginners Level: Spanish for Absolute Beginners

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If you don’t have a Spanish background at all, this is the place to start. We use the Graf Method, which is our very own teaching approach that focuses on quickly learning communication skills. We have great teachers that will make class fun and exciting. You will learn conversational and writing skills in the present tense in a variety of topics. You will develop the ability to introduce yourself, talk about your personal and daily life, and ask other people about their life and habits.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Required textbook: The Graf Method for Spanish Language, Vol 1: Spanish for Absolute Beginners. Textbook is FREE for all registered students. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours.

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+ Level 2: The Past Tense and Other Topics

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If you are already familiar with the present tense, can introduce yourself, talk a little bit about yourself, ask other people about themselves, and you know some basic vocabulary (family, parts of the body, and some everyday objects), you are ready for Level 2.

In this level, you will work on the past tense (it's called pretérito perfecto). You will improve your descriptive vocabulary as you learn how to tell stories of what you or other people did in the past.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Required textbook: The Graf Method for Spanish Language, Vol 2: The Past Tense and Other Topics. Textbook is FREE for all registered students. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 6 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Level 3: The Imperfect Tense

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If you are comfortable with telling simple stories from the past, for example, saying what you did last week in Spanish, you should register for Level 3.

In this level, you will work on the pretérito imperfecto tense, its uses, and its differences from the pretérito perfecto. You will learn how to use both past tenses combined. You will also start working on direct object pronouns and the future tense (using verb ir), and of course, you will expand your vocabulary.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Required textbook: The Graf Method for Spanish Language, Vol 3: The Imperfect Tense. Textbook is FREE for all registered students. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 11 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Level 4: Object Pronouns, Future Tense and Verb Haber

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If you are comfortable using pretérito perfecto and pretérito imperfecto tenses, you should register for Level 4.

In this course, you will work deeply on direct object and indirect object pronouns as you expand your vocabulary, review the past tenses, and work on the future tense. You will also learn the compound tenses, read stories that will be discussed in class, and write challenging assignments.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Required textbook: The Graf Method for Spanish Language, Vol 4: Object Pronouns, Future Tense and Verb Haber. Textbook is FREE for all registered students. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 16 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Level 5: Subjunctive, Conditional and Imperative

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If you are confident speaking in the past, present and future tenses and have a wide vocabulary, you should take Level 5.

In this level, you will work hard on the subjunctive mood, the conditional structure, and the commands. You will learn how to approach complex sentences and you will be reading and writing at a relatively high complexity level.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Required textbook: The Graf Method for Spanish Language, Vol 5: Subjunctive, Conditional and Imperative. Textbook is FREE for all registered students. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 21 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Basic Conversation: Simple Tenses, Limited Vocabulary

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Basic Conversation is an immersion course, taught 100% in Spanish, that aims to practice the pretérito perfecto, pretérito imperfecto, present and future (with verb ir) tenses as students acquire vocabulary and gain confidence. Group activities, debates, articles, and relaxed conversation make this course an excellent way of improving your conversational skills.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 16 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Intermediate Conversation: Complex Tenses, Unlimited Vocabulary

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Intermediate Conversation is an immersion course for the intermediate student who is comfortable speaking solely in Spanish but doesn’t feel ready for Advanced Conversation yet.

You will read, write, listen and speak in Spanish for ten weeks as you slowly but surely improve your vocabulary and your confidence. You will also have to prepare and give two presentations (in Spanish, of course!)

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 21 points on our Online Placement Test.

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+ Advanced Conversation: For Advanced Students Only

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Advanced Conversation is an immersion course for the advanced student who is confident in their Spanish grammar knowledge and aims to improve oral and aural skills in the language through reading, debating, creating, and analyzing.

The course features group presentations, discussions, and metalinguistic conversations in a ten-week setting that will dramatically improve your speaking and comprehension abilities.

Tuition: $279. No registration fee. Program duration: 10 weeks, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. Placement Test: Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 24 points on our Online Placement Test.

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ORAL ASSESSMENT

Not sure which level to sign up for? Are you wondering whether your conversation skills are good enough for conversation classes? Request an oral assessment (it’s free!) by filling out our contact form.