15-Hour Courses — Levels and Schedule
Beginners Level: Spanish for Absolute Beginners 408 reviews
If you don’t have a Spanish background at all, this is the place to start. We use the Graf Method, which is our very own teaching approach that focuses on quickly learning communication skills. We have great teachers that will make class fun and exciting. You will learn conversational and writing skills in the present tense in a variety of topics. You will develop the ability to introduce yourself, talk about your personal and daily life, and ask other people about their life and habits.Prerequisites:
Kimberly NELSON-BROWNLEE | Online | 4/15/2021
Course was easy to follow and taught well. Homework was just enough to understand the concepts.
Khoi | Online | 2/4/2021
It was a great course. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I have already signed up for the spanish 2 class. Maria was an amazing instructor. She was friendly and very accommodating to the class. Making us all feel comfortable and slowly interacting more as the class progressed. I look forward to taking more classes
Emily C | Online | 1/26/2021
I loved the course, it was the perfect pace for beginners - I felt like I learned a lot but wasn’t overwhelmed. Nick was a great instructor
Level 2: The Past Tense and Other Topics 249 reviews
If you are already familiar with the present tense, can introduce yourself, talk a little bit about yourself, ask other people about themselves, and you know some basic vocabulary (family, parts of the body, and some everyday objects), you are ready for Level 2.
In this level, you will work on the past tense (it's called pretérito perfecto). You will improve your descriptive vocabulary as you learn how to tell stories of what you or other people did in the past.Prerequisites:
Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 6 points on our Online Placement Test.
Ian Turnwald | Online | 4/22/2021
I love love loved it! Cant wait to take more classes.
Sydney Price | Online | 4/1/2021
I thought this class was engaging and fun, Dennis is a good teacher. She makes concepts clear and accessible and I like the ways she used screen sharing.
Kevin Waldrop | Online | 3/30/2021
The course was helpful and I appreciated the class size not being too big.
Level 3: The Imperfect Tense 182 reviews
If you are comfortable with telling simple stories from the past, for example, saying what you did last week in Spanish, you should register for Level 3.
In this level, you will work on the pretérito imperfecto tense, its uses, and its differences from the pretérito perfecto. You will learn how to use both past tenses combined. You will also start working on direct object pronouns and the future tense (using verb ir), and of course, you will expand your vocabulary.Prerequisites:
Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 11 points on our Online Placement Test.
Kim Herrera | Online | 5/4/2021
Great course, lots of good information about the 2 past tenses
Emily Bourne | Online | 5/4/2021
The course was great. It was structured in a way that made the new concepts fit into an overall context. I found it easier to understand the new material in this course than in courses I've taken at other places.
Kim Benson | Online | 5/4/2021
Such a wonderful way to study a language. My instructor Rolando was helpful, patient, funny and on time. It was a pleasure to have him as a teacher. The format (Zoom equivalent) lends itself well to a small group instruction, and while I am on the West Coast and the other students and Rolando were on the East Coast, it always felt intimate. Rolando had a knack for remembering details about our lives that he would then help us expand on in Spanish. The format is basic and easy to follow. Homework is doable in about an hour or two. Rolando offered more options for deeper study and practice that were very helpful. An excellent course!!!
Level 4: Object Pronouns, Future Tense and Verb Haber 130 reviews
If you are comfortable using pretérito perfecto and pretérito imperfecto tenses, you should register for Level 4.
In this course, you will work deeply on direct object and indirect object pronouns as you expand your vocabulary, review the past tenses, and work on the future tense. You will also learn the compound tenses, read stories that will be discussed in class, and write challenging assignments.Prerequisites:
Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 16 points on our Online Placement Test.
LouAnn Bell | Online | 5/2/2021
It's a very organized and well-run course. A lot is packed into each 90 minute class.
anonymous | Online | 4/22/2021
I love these courses! My Spanish has really been improving quickly, and very naturally as well.
Angelina | Online | 4/12/2021
This course was so impactful to my learning! So many other classes I've taken before focused on speaking only, and I was blown away by how the method Berges uses changed the game entirely for actually building my fluency and confidence. Maria was such a supportive, excellent teacher!
Level 5: Subjunctive, Conditional and Imperative 120 reviews
If you are confident speaking in the past, present and future tenses and have a wide vocabulary, you should take Level 5.
In this level, you will work hard on the subjunctive mood, the conditional structure, and the commands. You will learn how to approach complex sentences and you will be reading and writing at a relatively high complexity level.Prerequisites:
Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 21 points on our Online Placement Test.
Ryan | Online | 5/1/2021
The course was very informative and helpful. Alexandra is an amazing professor that has a caring passion for her craft. She really tries to help her students learn.
Sean | Online | 4/1/2021
Enjoyed this class. Really learned a lot of theory that I need to try to further develop my understanding and speaking skills.
Hannah | Online | 3/28/2021
I think it was a great overview and several more complicated themes. I came out feeling as if I learned more and have a better understanding of the language. I was disappointed in some sessions because we ended early (10-20 minutes) and wish there was less English spoken. Overall, I enjoyed them though.