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
Only 1 seat left!

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

  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.

  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.