Basic Conversation

79 reviews

Basic Conversation is an immersion course, taught 100% in Spanish, that aims to practice all the basic simple and compound indicative tenses as students acquire vocabulary and gain confidence. Group activities, debates, articles, and relaxed conversation make this course an excellent way of improving your conversational skills.

Please note that, because we all learn at a different pace, 10 sessions at the Basic Conversation level may not be sufficient to reach an Intermediate Conversation level. Students should consider re-enrolling on the Basic 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 :)


Please note that, in order to register for this course, you should have scored at least 19 points on our Online Placement Test.

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Basic Conversation (Code OL-0927D)

2021-09-27 - 2021-11-29
Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1008D)

2021-10-08 - 2021-12-17
Fri 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1012D)

2021-10-12 - 2021-12-14
Tue 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1012C)

2021-10-12 - 2021-12-14
Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1020C)

2021-10-20 - 2022-01-05
Wed 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1101D)

2021-11-01 - 2022-01-10
Mon 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1104J)

2021-11-04 - 2022-01-27
Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1117D)

2021-11-17 - 2022-02-02
Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Student Reviews

  Melissa Ford | Online | 8/8/2021
A great course, the questions and articles for homework were helpful for me to learn new words and feel more confident in my Spanish conversation skills

  Jose Castillo | Online | 8/7/2021
I made progress towards my goal.

  Rosemary Conlon | Online | 8/3/2021
It is wonderful studying with Rolando. He makes it easy to understand a conversation in Spanish. In addition, he selects a variety of topics to discuss each week so we can expand our vocabulary. I have signed up for more classes with him.

  Peter Kulesza | Online | 8/3/2021
Having a conversation in Spanish is a great way to improve your language skills. In this class we read articles and comment on them.

  Carole Oblenes | Online | 7/28/2021
Rolando is terrific! Engaging, interesting and patient. The classes were fun.

  Maxine Phillps | Online | 5/18/2021
Congenial people, lively conversation. Nelson makes sure that everyone participates and that the topics are interesting.

  Samantha Grund-Wickramasekera | Online | 5/16/2021
The transition from Beginner's spanish to Basic conversation was a little jarring. On my end, it was definitely less structured and I did not study my conjugations as often as I should have. However, I feel like more guidance could have been provided as to how to approach reading fairly complex articles in Spanish. In order to save time, I would read the article in English first and then read it in Spanish, which I feel kind of defeats the purpose of the course. Perhaps more guidance on this would be helpful.

  Robyn Occhiogrosso | Online | 5/15/2021
Enjoyable, relaxed discussion in Spanish. Eva is welcoming and encouraging, always.