Class Overview

Spanish the Natural Way - Advanced Conversation & Grammar Review | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationBuild upon your previous language skills and experience!

This class uses an experiential methodology, action, and humor to create a fun and low-stress learning environment.

Conducted entirely in Spanish, you'll engage in activities designed around poems, stories, interviews, role-plays, and games.

We'll review grammar and explore narrating the past, using object pronouns together, future and conditional tenses, the subjunctive mood -- both present and past -- and more.

You will be expected to read in Spanish outside of class and do some fun and creative homework.

The focus of this class will change each quarter, giving you the opportunity to continue honing your advanced-level Spanish skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Course Outline: Summer 2018

Here's what we'll be covering during the Summer 2018 class:

By the end of Session 1, you should be able to:

  • Contrast Preterit past tense with Imperfect past
  • Passively understand the Present Perfect
  • Demonstrate understanding of commands (Imperative tense) given by instructor by ‘obeying’ them
  • Identify parts of speech needed to form Present Perfect
  • Understand and act out a story after modeled by instructor

By the end of Session 2, you should be able to:

  • Talk in pairs through guided conversation using Present Perfect.
  • Discuss and react to a fable/story
  • Give ‘softened commands’ to classmates, using Subjunctive forms
  • Work in small groups to design dialog for a picture story

By the end of Session 3, you should be able to:

  • Describe what is going on in a story modeled by instructor
  • Extrapolate what will happen in the future based on the story
  • Relate unplanned occurrences using Object Pronouns
  • Interact with objects and describe tactile perceptions
  • Order past experiences using Present Perfect and Pluperfect tenses

By the end of Session 4, you should be able to:

  • Understand and relate requests made by instructor to other students
  • Discuss and react to a fable/story
  • Find and explain use of various grammar structures in story, as directed
  • State what classmates are doing with objects as instructor gives ‘commands’, using Object Pronouns
  • Act out & direct others to act out a story
  • Draw an unseen object as instructed by a classmate

Learning Outcomes

The topics and ideas focused on will change each quarter, giving you an opportunity to fine-tune and practice your advanced-level Spanish language skills.

Upon completing the Summer 2018 class, you'll be able to:

  • Express opinions on topics including:
    • ecology/environment
    • universal values/ history
    • geography/travel
  • React to:
    • state of the planet
    • moral of a fable
    • cultural differences based on traditional stories
  • Role-play action stories in small groups, using commands (Imperative & Subjunctive) then narrate previous actions (Preterit & Pluperfect).
  • Improvise speech thru games and activities.
  • Write short essays in response to readings.

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Students who have very good comprehension (class is conducted solely in Spanish)
  • Anyone who wants to review and build on conversational skills and grammar structures

Student Testimonials

Jessica is very skilled and knowledgeable. Her passion for language is contagious! I couldn’t imagine a better class to suit the needs of working adults. Excellent! --Megan

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6619
  • Instructor: Jessica Lisovsky
  • When: 4 Wednesdays | 7/11/18 - 8/1/18 | 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 12.5
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building - Room 4159 | 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $189
  • Additional Notes: Check out our Textbooks & Supplies page for info on any required or suggested materials for this class.