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

  James | Online | 7/16/2020
This class was exactly what I needed. I've taken levels 2-5 at the Berges Institute but what I had originally wanted was a conversation class. The topics for conversation are different every week. Everyone is pretty much in various levels of basic conversation. I've enrolled in Basic Conversation again in order to continue with my progress.

  Kristen | Online | 6/25/2020
Rolando is a great teacher and I enjoyed the course. Sometimes the topics are a little challenging (current events are a little intense right now). If we used part of the class to speak about more general topics (things we like to do, people we know, experiences we had) it would a little less intense and easier to speak since current events topics are very challenging in terms of vocabulary And I want to make sure I am using the Spanish I learned in Level 5.

  Christopher Mullen | Online | 6/5/2020
The class was fantastic. I wasn’t sure what to expect, given the stay-at-home situation, but it was just as engaging and interesting as an in-person class at Berges.

  Darrin | New York | 5/4/2020
The course was good! It was very small (3 people) so that took some adjusting initially but it went very well and the instructor (Edgardo) did a great job leading the class.

  Peter Heilbroner | New York | 4/27/2020
Very helpful and well run Spanish conversation class

  Andreas K. | Chicago | 4/9/2020
Course was fun! Andres was a great instructor, engaging, interesting topics, classmates were good contributors of conversation, nice people, great energy, Great overall experience!!

  Vera Mehta | New York | 3/19/2020
I think Nicolás did as good a job as he possibly could given the inherent limitations of trying to get any sort of meaningful discussion going with everyone getting a chance to participate equally, in a 90- minute period of time. Perhaps limiting class size to no more than 5 people per group would help, provided there are enough classrooms where each group could meet. Perhaps, even meet in places like cafés or parks when the weather gets warmer!

  j | New York | 3/4/2020
I prefer the classes with the textbooks.