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.

Please select timezone and location

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

  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.

  Ian | New York | 1/2/2019
Really enjoyed the free flow nature of the converstaions

  Mary | New York | 1/2/2019
The course was very interesting. The topics discussed were varied and the teacher shared a lot of vocabulary. A great teacher and conversation class!

  Robert Hofler | New York | 11/27/2018
I much enjoyed it.

  Stacey Tyrell | New York | 10/3/2018
I loved my conversation class and enjoyed the format of the class.