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Maria Oliveira’s Spanish Workshops address the very specific issues that can stall your language learning progress, whether it is the subtle difference in similar words, or a tricky grammatical construction. Workshops are short, two hour commitments that focus entirely on a single point of grammar. These classes provide practice, instruction, more practice, and end in complete clarification of the issue at hand. Class materials are included. Browse the Workshop offerings to identify your most troublesome areas of Spanish language study, and prepare to gain greater confidence in your bilingual skills. The most effective method of language learning is to master the details!
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.
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.
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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.