Basic Conversation

83 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-0125C)

2022-01-25 - 2022-03-29
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
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Basic Conversation (Code OL-0208B)

2022-02-08 - 2022-04-12
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0210D)

2022-02-10 - 2022-04-14
Thu 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT
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Basic Conversation (Code OL-0216D)

2022-02-16 - 2022-04-20
Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0221E)

2022-02-21 - 2022-04-25
Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0224D)

2022-02-24 - 2022-04-28
Thu 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0301F)

2022-03-01 - 2022-05-03
Tue 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0305D)

2022-03-05 - 2022-05-07
Sat 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0329H)

2022-03-29 - 2022-05-31
Tue 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0329G)

2022-03-29 - 2022-05-31
Tue 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0331F)

2022-03-31 - 2022-06-02
Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0404B)

2022-04-04 - 2022-06-13
Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Student Reviews

  Grace Parisi | New York | 12/29/2017
Conversation classes are great at Berges! The collection of short stories that comes with the class is a great jumping off point because we speak about topics that might not come up otherwise. We start out with suggested topics, but quickly veer towards other things--as any good conversation does.

  Anonymous | New York | 11/24/2017
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.

  Eleanor Lam | New York | 11/23/2017
Classes are engaging and fun and move at a good pace. Lessons and course materials are presented in a clear manner.

  Anonymous | New York | 11/22/2017
I've taken basic conversation twice. The first time around the class was smaller which I preferred. It was easier to get everyone involved in the conversation and we were able to just talk about current events and our lives and have real conversations that seemed natural. The second time around they added a book that was meant to prompt our conversations. The book was good for learning new vocabulary and practicing throughout the week but the topics aren't the most interesting so having a conversation around them seemed a little forced. Overall I recommend this course to help you get comfortable speaking spanish

  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.