Intermediate Conversation

58 reviews

Intermediate Conversation is an immersion course for the intermediate student who is comfortable speaking solely in Spanish but doesn’t feel ready for Advanced Conversation yet.

You will read, write, listen and speak in Spanish for ten weeks as you slowly but surely improve your vocabulary and your confidence. You will also have to prepare and give two presentations (in Spanish, of course!).

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 22 points on our Online Placement Test.

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Int. Conversation (Code OL-0223E)

2022-02-23 - 2022-04-27
Wed 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Int. Conversation (Code OL-0331D)

2022-03-31 - 2022-06-02
Thu 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Student Reviews

  Anonymous | New York | 3/25/2020
The class was just okay. I never felt like the teacher prepared himself for a class. It was always improvised. And it’s not just this teacher. In general it appears like they are just killing time by coming to class. Very low energy without a plan for a class. After few classes I don’t feel like attending. The only reason I am still trying is because there are not many options in nyc.

  Eliza | New York | 3/25/2020
Rolando was an excellent instructor. Conversation flowed organically around a range of topics, including challenging ones, but he remained in control of the class at all times. I recently returned from a trip to visit my family in Cuba and was able to relate to them more deeply and more fluidly than ever before thanks to this class.

  Kristen Misak | New York | 2/6/2020
Another great class with Nicolas - my fifth class at Berges and my fourth with Nicolas.

  Richard | New York | 12/30/2019
Nicolás tiene la habilidad para asegurar todos los estudiantes que el cuarto es seguro. Él incluye a todos en la conversación, y habla bastante despacio para que todos pueden tratar de entender. Las temas discutimos fue interesante y desafiante, específicamente las presentaciones tuvimos que hacer. El unico problema fue que el nivel de la clase fue un poquito bajo para mi. He unido la clase avanzada en enero - vamos a ver!

  Michelle Garcia | Chicago | 11/20/2019
I think the course structure is great and the current events or topics assigned in the homework each week really help facilitate conversation amongst classmates.

  Anonymous | New York | 11/5/2019
Overall, I enjoyed the class, but I do have to point out that levels were a bit all over the place. There was one student who was really great and should have been at Advanced Conversation, but there were also two students who were just not even close to Intermediate Conversation. I don't even think they'd fit it Basic Conversation. It was a bit frustrating at times as the instructor was spending too much fixing their diction and grammar way more than he did for others and dragging the whole class. One of the two actually communicated that he/she doesn't feel that he/she fits in, but ended up finishing the course as the instructor encouraged. The encouragement should have been directed towards recommending him/her to move to Basic Conversation or low level grammar class. I think there should be a stricter oral proficiency test to enter into conversation classes. But away from this, I generally had a good time conversing with others.

  Amy | New York | 10/14/2019
This was my first class at Berges. I have taken other conversation classes at other schools and this has been my favorite. I liked the method of choosing an article (in advance) to prepare for class.

  Anonymous | New York | 10/3/2019
This class was conducted solely in Spanish - and it was really fun and interesting to hear the stories and comments of a random group of New Yorkers. However, with about eight students in the room, you personally will not be speaking that much in each 90-minute class. While this class will help you along, to substantially improve your Spanish you will have to put in time studying and speaking on your own.