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

  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.

  Roslyn | New York | 4/3/2018
Good course and instructor. Assignments were useful and I liked the flexibility that existed: if you were not interested in any of the topics, you could find your own. Real-world issues, not just pedagogical ones.

  Rhonda | New York | 3/31/2018
I liked the fact that Nelson didn't slow down, because I know that native-speakers are not going to stop to accommodate me. I also like the fact that the class was small & it lived up to it's title. We conversed in Spanish for 90 minutes.

  Evanah Hill | New York | 3/30/2018
I loved the course. My Spanish has greatly improve. Before I was terrible at Spanish now I'm just mediocre.

  michael | New York | 3/2/2018
The class often veered off into English because of political discussions. The reading material had odd subject matter for a spanish course. Also there was no progression from class to class. I hoped the vocabulary used from the previous class (words that came up that were written on the board) would be used again in the next class to strengthen the students' knowledge of new words. No time at all was spent on pronunciation.