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
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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

  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.

  Shannon Britton | New York | 4/30/2019
Basic Conversation was a good class as it challenged me to really put everything I learned in Levels 1-5 into practice. The class was well paced and the instructor was very patient with us!

  Anna | New York | 4/1/2019
We had some really lively debates in class! I enjoyed it very much. Thank you! 😊

  Deborah Bigelow | New York | 2/7/2019
I really enjoyed this class, because we students and Nicolas always got it going - with humor - on topics about which we all had strong opinions. Time cut the discussions short every week, and I’m already missing everyone who was in our class. It begins at the head of the class, and Nicolas Zuluaga is, quite simply, a great teacher.

  Anonymous | New York | 2/7/2019
very fun and educational. we spoke in spanish the entire time and it was a great weekly refresher.