The Spanish Conversational Club consists of a series of six 16-hour courses for intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers who want to improve their overall communicative proficiency in Spanish. Students must complete Intermediate Spanish Conversation Club A-C before they enroll in an Advanced Spanish Conversation Club A-C course. Courses within a level can be taken in any order as each course covers new vocabulary and grammar.
This 16-hour course is designed for individuals who can already communicate at an advanced level of proficiency in the target language. Each week, the facilitator will highlight a different Spanish-speaking country with a subtopic selected by club participants. The first 60 to 90 minutes will be spent practicing high-level language functions related to the topic and subtopic of the class. Language functions may include: discussing; describing in the present/past/future; asking questions; hypothesizing with supporting reasons; debating; agreeing/disagreeing; expressing probability and possibility; researching and reporting information; expressing views, perspectives, preferences, and feelings; comparing and contrasting; identifying the pros and cons of a topic; expressing necessity; and proposing a course of action. The last portion of class will be dedicated to grammar instruction based on participants needs. Participants will practice the language in group and paired activities. Facilitation will include practice in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Arts and music
Culture and value systems
Food and nutrition
Professions and the workplace
You must complete an oral evaluation which places you at this level prior to registration.