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

  Jennifer | New York | 10/4/2019
This class helped me advance in my speaking skills and become more comfortable using tenses and vocabulary in practice. I intend to take it again!

  Kazuko | New York | 10/2/2019
As the class became smaller, I had good chance to listen to and try to speak. The instructor encourages all of us to speak which was good. Yes, it is not easy to learn to speak, but I am feeling positive to continue. The structure of the class, that is, to give topics in advance is good as we can prepare.

  Vincent Brancato | New York | 7/11/2019
This course was very good with a good foundation for each lesson with some pre class assignments. The instructor was flexible and paid attention to the deficits of each student - we were very few students but even so I have been in other classes where this did not happen

  Natalia Medina | New York | 7/3/2019
In my opinion, there were two issues with the basic conversation classes: there were students, who were not on a basic level, but higher and they would be taking over the conversation way too often the subjects were a little too difficult for basic conversation

  Anonymous | New York | 6/13/2019
Enjoyed class and got good practice speaking. Didn't think the homework added value or helped with conversation (and we often didn't talk about it). And sometimes the instructor would talk about controversial topics that could have offended some people.

  Anonymous | New York | 6/10/2019
I take this course because there are no other grammar courses available. The conversation class is good to practice but it doesn't help improve grammar. I with each level of grammar classes had more options with more su levels to practice examples and more phrases and useful expressions. Maybe it's a good idea to add more grammar courses and books.

  William Mayer | New York | 5/2/2019
The small class, good environment, interesting discussion topics, and good teacher.

  Dan B | New York | 5/2/2019
The class is very free flowing and Elena allows you to discuss any topic that you are interested in. I felt I made measurable improvement over the course of 10 weeks.