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 | Chicago | 3/4/2020
This course really helped my listening comprehension

  Anonymous | New York | 2/11/2020
The content is interesting and Maria is nice. I wish we could learn more vocabulary.

  Marios Koufaris | New York | 2/7/2020
Great course. Really helped me improve my comprehension and speaking. I wasn't crazy about the articles that were suggested we read every week but often the discussion veered into other topics anyway, so it was fine. Since this was a small section with only three students, we were all able to speak a lot. Julia was an excellent instructor, as always.

  Andrea Cyganiak | New York | 12/27/2019
Very solid class- there is a variety of skill level which can be awkward at times but it worked out well in this particular class.

  Quinton | Chicago | 12/20/2019
This was a great class. I feel like I was able to use and improve on my listening and speaking skills. Andres was also a great, patient teacher.

  James | New York | 11/11/2019
I liked how open the classes were - the conversation could naturally flow and head in all different directions. We could always fall back on the prepared questions, though we rarely needed to use these.

  A | New York | 11/9/2019
The class lacked structure. The teacher didn't put effort to prepare for classes. Every class was the same and very monotonous. I didn't learn anything new. There was only dialogue between the teacher and student, there was no conversation encouraged between students which would have helped a lot with practicing speaking.

  Jazmyn Young | New York | 11/8/2019
Great Opportunity to practice speaking Spanish!