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All language classes.
If you are studying Spanish, French, English or Portuguese on your own and need help with grammar or any particular aspect of the language, this is an excellent option. Have your questions ready before your appointment!
For appointment call 510-223-3320
A continuation of Conversational Portuguese 1, this course introduces new vocabulary and grammatical constructions. Readings, written exercises, and practical conversations are used in both individual and group settings.
Are you puzzled by the different meanings of por and para? Do you often wonder which preposition to use? You don't have to be confused any longer! This two-hour seminar focuses on the conditions that determine which word is best for your Spanish sentences.
This class introduces the Spanish language and culture to healthcare providers. The basic concepts of the Spanish language include vocabulary and correct pronunciation presented with a focus on the healthcare environment.
For students who wish to develop a strong base of Italian language skills. Essential basic vocabulary and grammar is introduced. Learn conversational skills such as introductions and polite greetings and interactions. Vocabulary describes family, sports, places in a city or town.
A continuation of Italian 1A, this course is also appropriate for new students with some prior Italian language experience. Focus is on conversation, both speaking and listening, with emphasis on speech patterns, pronunciation, and comprehension.
Are you planning a trip to Italy? Learn the survivor phrases and expressions that will make your trip more memorable than you can imagine. Meet people and make friends using select words and key phrases. Buy train tickets, reserve seats, ask directions. Learn how to order that pasta dish you've been dreaming about!
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals - Part 2 is a continuation of Spanish for Healthcare Professionals - Part 1. This Conversational Spanish language course provides further language practice to enhance communication between patients and their healthcare providers.
We offer private, individualized language coaching sessions for Spanish, Portuguese, French or English. Meetings can be a one-time-only occasion for review of a particular subject, or they can be a series of tutoring sessions. Rates are $50.00/hour.
Call 510-223-3320 to set up or to cancel appointments
Our Ongoing Spanish Groups are membership based classes. Becoming a member keeps tuition low and encourages a deeper commitment to language learning.
Currently we have two Ongoing Groups meeting every week, but new groups will become available as the need arises.
Ongoing Spanish Group For Adults-Non-members
Build your comprehension skills and attain native fluency! In this class you will expand your ability to converse in Spanish as you perfect your pronunciation and gain confidence while interacting with fellow students.
Use these 32 online lessons in conjunction with your class work. Practice and self-test with the interactive exercises, quizzes and puzzles. Repeat lessons at your own pace. Listen to our audio clips for the correct pronunciation of the Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary, verbs and phrases.
Continue forming sentences, paragraphs, questions. The verb ir + a, querer, tener and their idioms are studied. Negative and interrogative words and sentences included. Discussion of cultural readings. Learn the preterit tense for AR, ER, IR verbs. Also, preterit tense forestar, querer, tener.
Did you study direct and indirect object pronouns in the past but still have questions about when and where to place them in your Spanish sentences? Resolve your confusion in this two hour class presented as part of our Special Topic Series.
Improve your Spanish sentences in this two-hour workshop that focuses specifically on reflexive verbs and the pronouns that are used with them. Learn when to use these verbs, how to conjugate them, and the correct placement of the reflexive pronouns.
Do you wonder about the subjunctive mood and how it functions? Learn to form the present of the subjunctive and use it in dependent clauses. In our two hour workshop, you’ll discover how easy it is to master one of the most frequently utilized tenses in the Spanish language.
Provides essential words and concepts for forming sentences. Builds a firm foundation of useful vocabulary, including numbers, days of the week, expressing time, colors, foods, and more. Beginning grammatical constructions include definite and indefinite articles, using plurals and gender. Oral practice ensures correct pronunciation.
Vocabulary includes physical elements of the sky, the world, weather, cities, location. Begin writing paragraphs and conjugating AR, ER, IR verbs in the present and the preterit. The uses of Ser and Estar are studied. Also, the present progressive, impersonal verbs, and uses of Hacer are examined.
Explore a variety of everyday situations using your Spanish language skills to communicate useful information. Students will find interactions helpful for travel or business. This class advances toward fluency through oral practice and is best suited for students who have completed in-depth vocabulary studies.
Read stories, novels, news articles, and more, to increase your comprehension skills. Deepen your understanding of colloquialisms, idioms, and other common usages. Class discussions will clarify meaning, examine grammar constructions, and increase vacabulary. Readings are intended for intermediate to advanced students.
Increases vocabulary of everyday subjects such as family, furniture and clothing. Introduces noun and pronoun usages, adjectives, and the verbs ser and tener. Learn idiomatic expressions, direct objects, and the AR, ER, and IR verb conjugations. Continue forming sentences and oral practice.