Conversational Spanish

Course Title: Basic Conversational Spanish I


Dates:  Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 26 – March 21

Time:  3:30-5:00 PM

Location:  Hurley School, Room __415_____

Fee: $41 minus $5 if registered by Feb. 12

Objectives: Useful Spanish conversation for travel or just to enrich will be explored while we also touch on the basics of the language and its structure. This class will start at the beginning for those who need it and provide review for those with previous exposure to the language.

Course structure:  The course will be given in _8__ sessions, each _90_ minutes long, covering the following topics:

        *Pronunciation and basic grammar

        *Greetings, days, months

        *numbers –to be used for shopping!!

        *ordering in a restaurant

        *foods from the many Spanish-speaking regions

        *transportation and getting around the city

Requirements: Come prepared to have fun! Bring a notebook and a folder to hold handouts.  This class will start at the beginning, so no prior knowledge is necessary. However, the class will be tailored to the skill level of the students. For those who took the class last year, it will be a review, but new students will get the basics they need.  

Instructor: Natalie Patritto: Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in English and a minor in German.  Later, she received a license to teach Spanish through the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Graduate credits in Spanish from Northern Michigan University.  While teaching high school Spanish for the last 26 years she has taken students and adults on trips to Europe- including Spain, Costa Rica and New York City. In addition to teaching, she has done translating for individuals, law enforcement, and companies.