What is Spanish 1?

This is an introductory Spanish class for students who either have had limited exposure in Spanish or would like to review Spanish in the introductory level.

This eight-week class is open to native and non-native Spanish speakers. Our fun and interactive classes will keep you motivated to use Spanish at the end of a long day at work. Furthermore, our classes will help you gain an edge when working primarily-Spanish speaking community members while seeking to improve Spanish language abilities.

El Centro Hispano designed this class to teach grammatical structures in a culturally-rich, fun, and engaging environment. Not only will you hone your Spanish language abilities as you receive personalized help, but will also acquire cultural knowledge about Latinx people in the United States.

Each class explores cultural knowledge about primarily Latinx populations so if your audience is to work with Latinx people this course is for you! We pack each class with real-life practical Spanish lessons that you will use in various planned scenarios.

Classes will show cultural perspectives about Latinx people
to bridge understanding and create awareness about Latinx people’s needs and preferences when you communicate with this community.

What Will You Learn?

By the end of this course, you will experience the following as you read, speak, and write in Spanish:
 Increase your communication skills and review introductory grammatical structures including: subject/verb/adjective agreement, regular and irregular verbs in the present, and future tenses.
 Use greetings, introductions, and goodbyes in cultural contexts focusing
perspectives around contact, space and time. You will start and follow
 Ask questions in common scenarios when ordering a service, using likes and dislikes to describe what you enjoy, using verbs like ser/estar, and tener.
 Plan a small reunion or activity to a small friend event and discussing this within a cultural context focusing on collectivity and cooperation.

 Discussing imaginary parties to describe important cultural perceptions on family celebrations, family structures.
 Role-play customer service scenarios where Latino community members seek help, and exchange information when asking questions for clarification.
 Much more!

Meet Our Spanish Teacher

El Centro Hispano and Sandra welcome you to class! Sandra will be your teacher! Watch her introduction video here. She is a native Spanish speaker and was born in Colombia and now teaches Spanish in the United States! She is fully licensed to teach Spanish and has over 20 years of teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

When Do Classes Start?

You will attend class virtually via Google Meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30PM-7:00 PM. The first session will start on August 24, 2020, and end on October 21, 2020

The second session will start on October 26, 2020 and end on December 23, 2020. Each class will meet for 3 hours per week for a cost of $280 per student per class.


If you have any questions, email Antonio Alanís at aalanis@elcentronc.org .