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.

Please select timezone and location

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-1104K)

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

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1129I)

2021-11-29 - 2022-02-07
Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1201D)

2021-12-01 - 2022-02-09
Wed 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0110D)

2022-01-10 - 2022-03-14
Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Student Reviews

  Alexandra Rivera | New York | 11/22/2017
I definitely recommend this course if you want to become more confident in your speaking abilities.

  Carolyn Hubbard | New York | 9/10/2017
Great class. The most important part of learning a language is being able to communicate well with other people and this class will give you the foundation for speaking in Spanish. Rolando was a great teacher and very patient.

  Naomi Blakeman | New York | 8/7/2017
Overall great program, learned a lot and feel like my speaking skills improved.

  David Vines | New York | 8/3/2017
The course has been excellent and its really helped me improve my Spanish speaking skills.

  Barry Abrams | New York | 7/8/2017
Thanks to Nicholas our instructor it is very informal and unthreatening. The atmosphere is very upbeat and supportive.

  Anonymous | New York | 11/27/2013
Great opportunity to improve Spanish-speaking skills. Would have been nice to have more diverse range of conversation topics. Enjoyed when there would be a topic presented for discussion.

  Mark Yolleck | New York | 9/11/2013
Las clases me gustaban mucho. Me ayudaban mucho en mi esfuerzo por mejorar mi español.