Location:
Spanish Alive
156 E Chatham St.
Cary, NC 27511
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Contact:
info@spanishalive.org

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¡Hola amigos! A few have asked about our price change. We have not changed our prices since we started classes 2 years ago (15/hour early registration, $18/hr 2 weeks leading up to start of session).

However, based on feedback from you, we have increased the length of most of our class series by 50% (!!) so you can get more Spanish and stay motivated on your language journey without the long breaks between sessions! You also have the flexibility to make up missed classes! 

 

If the upfront cost hinders you in any way, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@spanishalive.org and we can set up a payment plan for you. 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Immersion series are added on an ongoing basis as they become available. Aventuras 1 & 2 classes tend to  fill up quickly,

so we suggest you subscribe to our website to receive notifications of future classes.

¡Hola a todos! We're so happy you're here and can't wait to bring you on many "aventuras" (adventures) with the Spanish language! Building language proficiency takes time, but it can be enjoyable! We are here to guide and motivate you! Our Immersion Series are designed to provide you with lots of exposure to the highest-frequency verbs in comprehensible, engaging and communicative contexts to get you comfortable communicating in Spanish!

We offer 5 levels of immersion: Aventuras 1-5. To find the right level for you, please read the student descriptors below each level. It’s very normal to take the same course a few times. Go at your own pace to experience the most success! 

The customized language exposure and interaction that we are offering you in these classes is not available for free online or even in the most expensive language-learning software programs. Please note that these are not grammar classes. Very short explanations of grammar will be given as needed in the context of communication, but we will not use class time to discuss grammar. If you are desiring grammar explanations, you can find TONS of free resources online! 

Makeup Class Policy

It is strongly encouraged that you do your best to attend every class of the series for which you are registered. However, we understand that schedule conflicts do arise and we will do our best to accommodate you in the event that you must miss a class. You can make up a missed class by attending another class within one level of difficulty of the class for which you are registered. All classes must be made up by the end of the class session. Make up classes cannot be transferred to a future semester of classes. 

 

Refund Policy for Group Classes: A full refund will be given to students that withdraw from a class with at least 24 hours notice prior to the start of the first class. A 50% refund will be provided within 24 hours of the first class. No refund will be provided after the start of the first class. However, the full tuition value can be applied to a future group or private class, so long as Spanish Alive is notified no more than 2 weeks after the start of the first class. Tuition value will expire one year after the start of the initial canceled class. 

Photo Disclaimer: By registering for a Spanish Alive class, you grant permission to Spanish Alive LLC the use of any pictures or recorded media during the classes that may or may not include you directly/indirectly. Any pictures or media captured during class are the sole property of Spanish Alive LLC and will only be used for Spanish Alive LLC business. No pictures or recorded media will be sold or shared to any organization/group outside of Spanish Alive LLC.

 

Tips:

Don't have time to commit to a whole series but want to stay motivated on your journey to acquire Spanish? No problema! We offer a handful of single classes and mini-series throughout the year. These are typically themed around Hispanic culture, travel and other current events. Look for the blue highlight! 

Looking for Kid-Friendly Classes? 

NEW in 2020 we are offering a kid-friendly (ages 8+) class series. Get ready to  be silly and laugh  as we create bizarre stories in Spanish!

Look for the yellow highlight! 

Saturday 2/29 
10am-12pm

Aventuras 1

Level 1 in a nutshell:

Let me listen! I'm not ready to speak!

 

Our Aventuras 1 immersion series is perfect for the learner that is new to the Spanish language as well as the learner that is rusty or has a decent amount of memorized vocabulary, but has trouble stringing words together or recognizing the vocabulary they know in a communicative context. 

Student descriptors:

I am new to Spanish 

OR

 

I am comfortable 

-Making non-verbal responses to simple questions in both present and past tenses 

 

I am not yet comfortable

-Giving short, verbal answers 

-Comprehending aural and written simple sentences in both present and past tenses

Group Class Schedule

Aventuras 1 / Thursday Afternoons

18 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Thursday Afternoons from 1/9/20-3/26/20

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Closed

Aventuras 1 Kid-Friendly Series / Thursdays Early Evening

Learn Spanish as a family!

12 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 8+ (All minors must sign up with adult and be accompanied by an adult for all class sessions)

Dates: Thursdays from 1/9/20-3/26/20

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

Price: Individual (216) / 2 family members (158 per person) / 3 family members (140 per person) / additional family member (100 per person)

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Closed 

Aventuras 1 / Thursday Evenings

CLASS FULL

18 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Thursday Evenings from 1/9/20-3/26/20

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

 

Aventuras 1 Kid-Friendly Series / Saturday Mornings

Learn Spanish as a family!

5 class hours / 5 sessions

Ages: 8+ (All minors must sign up with adult and be accompanied by an adult for all class sessions)

Dates: Saturday Mornings from 1/18/20-2/15/20

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Caroline Wehmann

Regular Price: $90 (individual) / 2 family members (80 per person) / 3+ family members (70 per person)

Early Registration Price: (On or before 12/18/19) 

$75 (individual) / 2 family members (66 per person) / 3+ family members (58 per person)

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Closed

Aventuras 2

Level 2 in a nutshell:

"I comprehend a lot, but I'm not yet comfortable talking."

I am comfortable 

Giving short answers to simple questions in Spanish on familiar topics in both present and past tenses  (¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Te gusta la pizza? ¿Eres profesor? ¿Tienes un perro? ¿Dónde estabas? ¿Cómo se llamaba tu profesor favorito?)

 

I am not yet comfortable:

Elaborating on answers

(¿Te gusta la pizza? Sí me gusta, pero sólo con pepperoni./ ¿Tienes un perro¿ - Sí, tengo un perro grande. Se llama Eduardo y le gusta correr.)

Group Class Schedule

Aventuras 2 / Tuesday Mornings

18 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Tuesday Mornings from 1/7/20-3/24/20

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Closed

Aventuras 2 / Tuesday Evenings

18 class hours / 9 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Tuesday Evenings from 1/7/20-3/3/20

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Caroline Wehmann

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Closed

Aventuras 2/3 (Combined Level) Travel-Themed Classes! / Saturdays

5 class hours / 5 sessions (can sign up for individual classes)

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Saturdays from 1/18/20-2/15/20

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Caroline Wehmann

Regular Price for 5-Class Series: $90

Early Registration Price: $75 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Individual Class Price: 17

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Register here

Aventuras 3

Level 3 in a nutshell:

"I'm ready to talk about familiar topics! ...But don't ask me any hypothetical questions please!"

 

I am comfortable 

-Answering simple questions in Spanish on familiar topics in both present and past tenses and I can elaborate a little. 

 

I am not yet comfortable:

-Elaborating in great detail on familiar topics 

-Narrating or describing in multiple time frames

Group Class Schedule

Aventuras 3 / Monday Evenings

18 class hours / 9 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Monday Evenings from 1/6/20-3/2/20

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Caroline Wehmann

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Online registration closed. Contact info@SpanishAlive.org to enroll

Aventuras 3 / Tuesdays

18 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Tuesdays from 1/7/20-3/24/20

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Online registration closed. Contact info@SpanishAlive.org to enroll

Aventuras 2/3 (Combined Level) Travel-Themed Classes! / Saturdays

5 class hours / 5 sessions (can sign up for individual classes)

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Saturdays from 1/18/20-2/15/20

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Caroline Wehmann

Regular Price for 5-Class Series: $90

Early Registration Price: $75 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Individual Class Price: 17

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Register here

 

Aventuras 4

Level 4 in a Nutshell:

"I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of this, but sometimes I get stuck."

 

 

I am comfortable 

-Holding extensive conversations on familiar topics (ie my family, friends, hobbies, work, travel, food )

-I can narrate in different time frames, albeit not perfectly

-I can be understood by someone accustomed to a language learner

 

I am not yet comfortable

-Expressing abstract ideas

- Elaborating on unfamiliar topics

-Speaking to someone unaccustomed to a language learner

Group Class Schedule

 

Aventuras 4 / Tuesday Afternoons

18 class hours / 12 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Tuesday Afternoons from 1/7/20-3/24/20

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Anya Sippen

Regular Price: $324

Early Registration Price: $270 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Online Registration closed. Contact info@SpanishAlive.org to enroll

Aventuras 4 / Wednesday Evenings

12 class hours / 6 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Wednesday Evenings

from 3/18/20-4/29/20   (No Class week of April 8)

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Tyler Gaviria

Regular Price: $216

Early Registration Price: $180 (On or before 3/4/20) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Registration Open - please contact info@spanishalive.org to sign up.

Aventuras 5

Level 5 in a Nutshell:

"I can have a conversation about just about anything, but I want to keep improving and refining my speech." 

 

I am comfortable

-Holding my own in a conversation on a variety of topics, both familiar and unfamiliar.

-I can express my opinion

-I can understand and be understood by native speakers, even those unaccustomed to a language learner

 

I am not yet comfortable

- Using specialized vocabulary 

-Using the appropriate tone and register in a variety of social settings. 

-Using culturally appropriate idiomatic expressions.

Group Class Schedule

Aventuras 5 / Tuesday Afternoons 

13.5 class hours / 9 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Tuesday Afternoons from 1/28/20-3/24/20

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Colleen O'Cain

Price: $243

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Contact info@SpanishAlive.org to enroll

 

Aventuras 5 / Thursday Evenings - Advanced Conversation Tertulia

7.5 class hours / 10 sessions

Ages: 18+ 

Dates: Thursday Evenings from 1/23/20-3/26/20

Time: 8:15pm-9:00pm

Location: Spanish Alive 156 E Chatham St Cary, NC 27511

Instructor: Colleen O'Cain & Andrea Navas España

Regular Price: $135

Early Registration Price: $115 (On or before 12/18/19) 

Includes all class materials and access to extra readings online.

Contact info@SpanishAlive.org to enroll