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

  Cindy | New York | 9/28/2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and did not experience the complaints I saw online. I enjoyed the flexibility to visit anither class.

  Dianne | New York | 9/16/2018
The course was great because the flexibility of the instructor allowed us to focus on current events instead of the book. I learned a ton of new vocabulary because of the interest in current issues and local politics. The atmosphere of the class with Nicolas was very comfortable, inclusive and expansive.

  Kathleen keegan | New York | 9/2/2018
Edgardo is an excellent and patient instructor. I very much enjoyed his class. However, I didn’t enjoy the book associated with the class. I think the stories are much too difficult for this level.

  Yvette Silver | New York | 9/1/2018
Our instructor was warm and enthusiastic. The mix of students was good. Each week we all had the chance to speak and converse with the teacher and other students

  Peter Dichter | New York | 8/12/2018
Although I can improve my vocabulary through books, this course made me feel comfortable actually speaking the language -- my ultimate goal.

  Anonymous | New York | 7/1/2018
I took Basic Conversation after finishing Level 4 in order to help solidify the skills I had already learned at Berges Institute. The class was perfectly suited to this. Alejandro always had current topics for us to discuss and practice our Spanish. I felt that discussing current events was preferable to the exercises in the book, as it required us to think in the moment. Overall, highly recommend.

  Catherine Unsino | New York | 5/24/2018
This class really opened me up to both think and begin to speak in Spanish. With a lively, supportive, engaging approach, Nelson gave useful assignments that helped improve conversation.

  Elliott | New York | 4/5/2018
This course provided an opportunity to practice speaking and comprehension skills with individuals from varying backgrounds.