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-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

  Anonymous | Online | 11/25/2020
The Basic Conversation class with Andres was extremely useful. Andres provided a forum for all students to participate and practice listening and speaking at our own levels about everyday topics and current events. He also set up exercises for us to participate in more rapid-fire production of sentences, using new vocabulary and responding to basic questions from one another. He is an excellent teacher.

  Jennifer | Online | 10/21/2020
Very challenging, but forced me to practice speaking Spanish.

  Christie | Online | 9/23/2020
A fun class I looked forward to every week. The key was that the other students and Nicolas, the instructor, were all engaged in the discussions and contributed. Under those conditions, I felt I improved my listening comprehension and speaking ability (even if I didn’t sound like it).

  Anonymous | Online | 9/19/2020
Much needed practice about interesting / current topics.

  Maggie Moroff | Online | 9/10/2020
I really like the way this course is set up -- with plenty of opportunity to speak and introduce new subjects for vocabulary.

  Anonymous | Online | 8/26/2020
Basic Conversation is a great way to start your conversation journey. The class is structured to have a lot of participation and to converse with your fellow students. You read articles of current events and speak about them in Spanish - it expands your vocabulary.

  Adam Quinton | Online | 8/26/2020
Really enjoyed this class. The mix of everyday conversation, the news discussion and then the theme made the class interesting and also introduced a wide range of vocabulary.

  Anonymous | Online | 8/21/2020
The class moved swiftly and everyone was given an opportunity to practice their speaking skills without feeling pressured to do so.