Sunday, October 6, 2019

Posting again, it works!

Last May, I found myself unable to post new pages.  In September, I figured out why.  So, go ahead, you'll find my latest class notes right where they ought to be.

Monday, September 2, 2019

OLLI Fall 2019 - Still Advancing in Beginning Spanish

Hola, queridos estudiantes.  Welcome to class.  We start on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 9 am.  Notice that this term we meet on the SOU campus, in the Stevenson Union / Student Union, in Room 319 (on the third floor). Remember also that we meet twice a week, on Fridays also at 9 -11 am.  Bring your ears and willingness to participate.  See you soon!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Problems with this blog - sorry

  I can edit all the pages, but when I try to update/ publish, they don't show up.  If anyone can help, please let me know.

Meanwhile, a friend has suggested this video, Extra, to help you learn Spanish.  It's funny and generally comprehensible.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

OLLI Class: Spanish for Advancing Beginners 2019, Spring Term

Welcome / Bienvenidos OLLI students
a la clase de Spanish for Advancing Beginners
Spring / Primavera 2019
Wednesdays /miércoles and Mondays /lunes, 
May 8 - June 5 
3:30 - 5:30 pm

This class will be held in the Campbell Center at SOU, Room C, on Wednesday and Monday afternoons, for two hours, 3:30 - 5:30, for a total of 8 sessions.  Note that this is TWICE A WEEK.  Each class is different and builds on the ones before.  We start on May 8; there is no class on May 27, Memorial Day; the last class is June 5.

This is NOT a class for people who have never studied Spanish before at all.  However, if a few years have passed since your last exposure to Spanish, that's OK.  It will come back.  If you've had some classes in basic Spanish and have a general grasp of grammar, you'll be fine in this class.  Knowing about verb conjugation (in present tense, at least), common vocabulary, gender endings, and approximate pronunciation will be very helpful.  
(Just a note to folks who've done some serious study of Spanish and can function on your own -- you would be better served by enrolling in a class more appropriate to your needs.)

No textbook is required.  Your primary way of acquiring the language is through listening and reading.  In class, you'll listen (and contribute fun details to our stories); then, at home, you can read the notes I post here as well as the stories we create together in class.   

I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!