World Languages Institute: Spanish

Whether you want to speak Spanish for business or pleasure, our classes are a great way to learn. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced.

Beginning Spanish classes introduce you to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations.

Beginning lessons cover how to:
•Ask and respond to simple questions
•Engage in simple conversations
•Interact in social, business, and travel situations
•Read a variety of basic written materials
•Write simple sentences on everyday topics

Intermediate and advanced classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak Spanish with greater fluency.

Intermediate and advanced lessons teach you how to:
•Engage in conversations with ease and confidence
•Increase your proficiency in Spanish grammar and vocabulary
•Read and understand the meaning of Spanish texts and articles
•Write short essays on common topics
•Deepen your understanding of current Spanish culture

Classes meet once or twice a week for 5-10 weeks. Most instructors are native Spanish speakers with extensive teaching experience.

Current Spanish Classes

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation

    Deepen your understanding of the Spanish language and culture while engaging in a variety of activities with a focus on conversation. Each s... More »

  • Spanish 12

    This advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review Spanish grammar and lexico... More »

  • Spanish for Travelers

    Don't leave home without having experienced this essential Spanish course! Learn survival vocabulary and expressions and culture tips for th... More »

  • Spanish 1

    Students will learn to speak, read, and write Spanish using basic vocabulary and expressions in the present tense.

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  • Spanish 1 Intensive

    In this twice-weekly course students learn to speak, read, and write Spanish using basic vocabulary and expressions in the present tense. Re... More »

  • Spanish 2

    Students will have practice opportunities using the present and informal future tenses and will expand expression in practical situations, i... More »

  • Spanish 2 Intensive

    In this twice-weekly course students will have practice opportunities using the present and informal future tenses and will expand expressio... More »

  • Spanish 3

    Students will begin to use tenses other than the present tense, to participate in more diverse conversational situations, and to read, write... More »

  • Basic Conversational Spanish

    Immerse yourself in Spanish and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension and speaking skills! A maximum class size of 15 ensures hi... More »

  • Spanish 4

    For students who have had at least three quarters of Spanish or the equivalent. Emphasis will be on developing higher conversational skills ... More »

  • Spanish Grammar Tune-Up

    This workshop aims to help you understand and master some of the more challenging Spanish grammar concepts, including the use of ser/estar, ... More »

  • Spanish 5

    This intermediate level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to expand vocabulary to particip... More »

  • Spanish 6

    This intermediate level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review Spanish grammar and le... More »

  • Intermediate Conversational Spanish

    Immerse yourself in Spanish and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension and speaking skills! A maximum class size of 15 ensures hi... More »

  • Spanish 7

    This intermediate level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review the major grammar topi... More »

  • Spanish 8

    This intermediate level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review the major grammar topi... More »

  • Spanish 9

    This intermediate-advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language. Rewiew the major grammar topics... More »

  • Spanish 10

    This intermediate-advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language. Rewiew the major grammar topics... More »

  • Advanced Spanish

    This advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review Spanish grammar and lexico... More »

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