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Spanish Classes: Summer 2020

Notice: As part of the Covid 19 prevention measures, Abra Palabra will start classes online via Zoom.

Summer Classes begin in June 2020

 

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 by mail, print out the registration form and include it with a check for the $25 registration fee made out to Abra Palabra. 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 OR TWICE A WEEK:

Beginning Levels

Level 101 (8 Sessions $175.00* + $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.

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Begins 06/01/2020, ends 06/24/2020

 

Level 102 (8 Sessions $175.00* + $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 and Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Begins 06/01/2020, ends 06/24/2020


Level 103 (8 Sessions $175.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students practice the preterite and the imperfect. They review all the tenses. Classes are in Spanish.

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Begins 06/01/2020, ends 06/24/2020


Intermediate Levels

Level 104 (8 weeks $175.00* + $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 and Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Begins 06/02/2020, ends 06/25/2020


Level 105 (8 weeks $175.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students study and practice with the present subjunctive. Classes are in Spanish.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Begins 06/02/2020, ends 06/25/2020

 

Level 106 (8 weeks $175.00* + $25 registration fee)
Students study and practice with the past subjunctive. Classes are in Spanish.

Not offered

 

Advanced Classes

Level 107: Conversation (8 weeks $175.00* + $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.

Not offered


Level 108: Telenovela y Conversación (8 weeks $175.00* + $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.

Not offered

 

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. Placement tests are held over the phone or via Zoom.


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

 




 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIALTY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:
Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension (8 weeks $175.00* 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.

Not offered

Advanced Reading in Spanish
(10 weeks $225.00* plus $25 registration fee)

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.


Not offered.

 

Grupo de lectura sabatino (4 weeks $50.00* + $25 registration fee)


Materiales: cuentos latinoamericanos

In this class, students read novels or short story collections by contemporary Latin American and/or Spanish writers.

 

Saturdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
Begins 06/06/2020, ends 06/27/2020

Alfaguara Prize Novels (6 weeks $100.00* + $25 registration fee)


Book: TBA

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

 

Not being offered.


Spanish Through Film and Television
(4 weeks $50.00* 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: Lorena, Light-Footed Woman

Fridays: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Begins 06/05/2020, ends 06/26/2020

 

 

 

We also have private tutoring available, inline only.

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.