BEGINNING SPANISH I: El Esapañol Contemporáneo

Price: 350.00 USD
7 Weeks

09 - 10 - 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018-09-10 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is intended for students who have had little or no previous Spanish. The emphasis is not on how much is “covered,” but on the internalization of that introduced in class, keeping in mind the fact that learning a second language in a non-immersion environment is a gradual process. The progress of the class will not be determined by the instructor but by the progress of the group. Students will be provided with CDs for each of the lessons introduced in class that correspond to the textbook lessons in El Español Actual (2016 edition), authored by Dr. Hector Urrutibéheity. This textbook can be purchased at at 1201 Westheimer. (A limited enrollment class)


Price: 425.00 USD
10 Weeks

09 - 13 - 2018, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2018-09-13 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This class is a continuation of the beginning level Spanish class. The language materials used are part of a new series authored by Dr. Urrutibéheity titled El Español Actual (Today´s Spanish). Intensive speaking practice continues to be the main feature of each class. Participants are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish and progress at their own pace. The grammatical structure of spoken Spanish is given more emphasis than in the preceding level. Special pronunciation and grammatical contrasts will be discussed. Participants will be given CDs with the contents of each lesson. They will be expected to do written exercises to reinforce the learning of new vocabulary and structures. (A limited enrollment class)


Price: 325.00 USD
6 Weeks

10 - 29 - 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018-10-29 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is designed for students who have completed prior Spanish classes at The Women’s Institute or who possess, in their estimation, an advanced command of the language. News articles from all over the Hispanic world will be used as main conversation topics. Idiomatic expressions not commonly found in text books will be introduced gradually. In addition, some grammar points rarely found in text books will be discussed and practiced. Differences between varients of Spanish will be analyzed and special emphasis will be placed on the Spanish spoken in Mexico. Class participants will be expected to purchase a DVD of a well-known Spanish-language film designated by Dr. Urrutibéheity. Segments of the film will be discussed during several class periods. (A limited enrollment class)