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Spanish Classes: Winter 2018

Winter Classes begin in January of 2018.

 

TO REGISTER ONLINE:

  • Fill out and submit the registration form here.
  • Remember to pay the $25 registration fee to reserve your space in the class. Click here to pay online.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from us before the class begins. 

If you prefer to pay in person or by mail, print out the registration form and include it with a check for the $25 registration fee made out to Abra Palabra (we also accept cash in person). Drop it off or mail it to:

Abra Palabra

1516 East Lake Street, Suite 201

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Click here to view a map of our location.

 

CLASSES ARE ONCE A WEEK:

Beginning Levels

Level 101 A (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
No knowledge of Spanish required. Students will practice the present tense. They will learn to express likes and dislikes, to talk about themselves, and to carry out short conversations. Students are encouraged to start speaking Spanish from day one. Classes are mostly in Spanish.

Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/17/18, ends 3/7/18

 

Level 102 A(8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
For people who can communicate in the present. Students practice with the reflexive verbs and the preterite. Classes are mostly in Spanish.

Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/15/18, ends 3/15/18


Level 103 A (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students practice the preterite and the imperfect. They review all the tenses. Classes are in Spanish.

Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/15/18, ends 3/15/18


Intermediate Levels

Level 104 A(8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students practice the Imperative and review all tenses, especially the preterite and the imperfect. They also practice with the imperative. Classes are in Spanish.

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/16/18, ends 3/6/18


Level 105 A (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students study and practice with the present subjunctive. Classes are in Spanish.

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/16/18, ends 3/6/18

Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Begins 1/20/18, ends 3/10/18

Level 106 A (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students study and practice the past subjunctive. Classes are in Spanish.


Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/18/18, ends 3/8/18

 

Advanced Classes

Level 107: Grammar and Conversation (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
This class is for people who already speak Spanish fluently, but would like to review grammar in a conversational setting. Students are encouraged to discuss a variety of topics.

Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm

Begins 1/16/18, ends 3/6/18

Level 108: Telenovela y Conversación (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)
This course is a continuation of level 107 or 106 with an emphasis on watching a soap opera designed for students of Spanish. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar and will discuss aspects of the culture.

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Begins 1/17/18, ends 3/7/18

 

Registration is open now. Classes are subject to cancellation if not enough students register. Our classes are very small.


Placement test- Make an appointment by calling 612-729-0311


*plus the registration fee of $25.00 (non-refundable once the class has been confirmed)

 




 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIALTY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:
Reading and Conversation Classes

Reading Comprehension (8 weeks $200.00* plus $25 registration fee)


This is a guided reading class for intermediate students who are interested in literature in Spanish and would like to review grammar and vocabulary at an intermediate level.

Materials provided by Teacher

Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Begins 1/18/18, ends 3/8/18

Advanced Reading in Spanish
(8 weeks $200.00* plus $25 registration fee)

Book: El cartero de Neruda by Antonio Skarmeta

This is a class for advanced students who are interested in literature in Spanish and who wish to discuss the plot, vocabulary and grammar in a classic work of Latin American literature.

Tuesdays 08:30am - 10:30am
Begins 1/16/18, ends 3/6/18

 

Grupo de lectura sabatino (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)


Book: La mujer habitada by Gioconda Belli

In this class, students read novels or short story collections by contemporary Latin American and/or Spanish writers. Giaconda Belli is a Nicaraguan writer who tells us about the history of Nicaragua in her novel.

 

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:30pm

Begins 1/20/18, ends 3/10/18


Alfaguara Prize Novels (8 weeks $200.00* + $25 registration fee)


Book: La mencion del amor by Jose Ovejero

In this class, students read novels by contemporary Latin American and/or Spanish writers who have won the Alfawara Award.

 

Fridays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Begins 1/19/18, ends 3/9/18


Spanish Through Film and Television
(8 weeks $200.00* plus $25 registration fee)

The main objective of the course is to improve the ability to hear and comprehend Spanish as well as to practice specific grammar contents based on language situations that appear in movies and TV showes that are available in NETFLIX. In addition, the course is aimed to address several Latin American issues through the analysis of film, media and television pieces created in Spanish speaking countires. Students will practice and review present and past tenses in the indicative and subjunctive.

First Movie: La dictadura perfecta

Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 1/18/18, ends 3/8/18

 

 

 

We also have private tutoring available.

Los esperamos.

 

 

Refund Policy: You will get a full refund of the cost of the class if you cancel your registration at least 48 hours before the class starts (minus the $25 non-refundable registration fee). You will be charged 25% of the total if you cancel less than 48 hours in advance, or if you cancel after the first class. You will be charged 50% of the total if you cancel after the 2nd or 3rd class . If you cannot come to a class and I have another class your level, I will offer a make-up session free of cost.