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Advanced Conversation

41 reviews

Advanced Conversation is an immersion course for the advanced student who is confident in his/her Spanish grammar knowledge and aims to improve oral and aural skills in the language through reading, debating, creating, and analyzing.

The course features individual presentations, discussions, and metalinguistic conversations in a ten-week setting that will dramatically improve your speaking and comprehension abilities.

Please note that, because we all learn at a different pace, 10 sessions at the Intermediate Conversation level may not be sufficient to reach an Advanced Conversation level. Students should consider re-enrolling on the Intermediate Conversation level to further improve fluency and proficiency before considering a higher conversational level. If you need help deciding, please request an oral assessment with us (it’s free!) and we’ll give you our insight.

Please also note that our instructors tend not to review grammar rules in conversation classes, as the most important thing is to keep the conversation flowing! If you want to review specific grammar topics, it’s best to take one of our regular L1-5 classes and/or private lessons :)

Prerequisites:

Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 24 points on our Online Placement Test.

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Adv. Conversation (Code OL-1025C)

2021-10-25 - 2022-01-03
Mon 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT
$299

Adv. Conversation (Code OL-1026E)

2021-10-26 - 2022-01-04
Tue 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT
$299
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Adv. Conversation (Code OL-1207F)

2021-12-07 - 2022-02-15
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
$299

Student Reviews


  Caitlyn | New York | 6/27/2019
I really enjoyed this class. Rolando kept the conversation fun and flowing. Usually was a small group which made for a good amount of talking per person.

  Glenn Evans Jr | New York | 5/8/2019
Levels are all over the place. I’m guessing that students should probably take an oral proficiency test before being allowed to take an advance conversation course. I stopped going after the third class as it was not helpful at all to me.

  Anonymous | New York | 4/15/2019
I enjoyed the class. We always had interesting conversation. It would be cool if Berges embedded grammar lessons into the conversation curriculum. Just mini lessons about topics that aren't part of the five grammar classes.

  Erinn | New York | 4/15/2019
I really enjoyed this course! I thought Rolando was a very patient instructor and a good fit for an advanced conversation class. I also feel that my conversation skills improved over the course of the class and I enjoyed getting to know the other students. I would have liked a bit more variety in the structure of class (it got a bit repetitive after a while) but that's a small thing - overall, it was great and I will definitely be taking it again.

  Anonymous | New York | 2/27/2019
Very friendly and engaged instructor, ideal size of class and good dynamics within the group so that we always had interesting discussions and topics to talk about. Maybe the level and speed of the conversation was a little too low for me but the course was still worth it.

  Lili Torok | New York | 10/21/2018
Maybe I just got lucky, but there was a great group dynamic, and we opened up quite a bit in each others' company. We touched on some remarkably profound conversation topics for the level of Spanish we knew. If anyone switched to English, the others nudged her back to Spanish. In no small part, of course, as always, this was thanks to Alejandro, who was good at facilitating and prompting people to talk about engaging topics. I'm a little sorry I didn't get my classmates contacts so we could stay in touch. It's rare that I am in such a diverse group, in terms of professional and personal backgrounds.

  Patrick Herring | New York | 9/1/2018
The Advanced Conversation class, at Berges Institute, was a great resource and opportunity to refine my Spanish speaking skills. Jennifer Guedes was an excellent professor throughout the course, pushing us to enhance our speaking abilities. She created a comfortable environment that is essential to grow as a language learning.

  Anonymous | New York | 8/31/2018
very friendly instructor and group, laid back atmosphere, fun discussions