VIRTUAL CLASSES

Hola estudiantes! We are offering virtual classes on a month-by-month basis until it is safe to return to our in-person classes at our classroom space in Downtown Cary!

Below is our upcoming selection of classes. These classes start the week of May 18. 

¡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 at the bottom of this page. Our courses are designed to be taken as many times as needed until you feel ready to move up to the next level. 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! 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Our fabulous instructor, Anya Sippen, is available to give private classes!

Private Class Rates:

1 Student: $60/hr or $45/hr for 10+ hours

2 Students: $80/hr or $60/hr for 10+ hours

3 Students: $90/hr or $75/hr for 10+ hours

4 Students: $100/hr or 90/hr for 10+ hour

5-10 Students: $22/hr per student or $20/hr per student for 10+ hours

Please contact Anya directly (Anya.Sippen@gmail.com) to begin! 

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Please email us at info@spanishalive.org and let us know what level class you are interested in and your availability.  We will do our best to open more group classes to meet your needs. 

GROUP CLASSES

Class Format:

Our virtual classes will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a videoconferencing application that is free to download. You will be able to see your classmates and your instructor, so it will be almost like we are all together in our classroom! 

 

You will have to download the application Zoom, but you do not need to create an account with Zoom to join our classes! Your instructor will send you an email before your first scheduled class with instructions and a link and password to join the class! :) 

What is included? Prices include all class materials and access to extra readings and resources online. 

What do I need to bring? We suggest that you have paper and a pen/pencil handy to take notes during class.  

Makeup Class Policy We will not be allowing makeup classes for our virtual class sessions. 

 

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.

Payment Plan Available upon request. Email us at info@spanishalive.org and we can set up a payment plan for you. 

Group Class Schedule

 

Aventuras 1  

Monday & Wednesdays 8:00pm-9:00pm EST 

5/18/20-6/15/20 (No class on 5/25 Memorial Day)

Instructor: Colleen

Price: $120

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Aventuras 2  

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm EST 

5/18/20-6/15/20 (No class on 5/25 Memorial Day)

Instructor: Caroline

Price: $120

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Aventuras 2   

Fridays 12:00pm-1:00pm EST 

5/22/20-6/12/20

Instructor: Caroline

Price: $60

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Aventuras 3  

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am EST 

5/18/20-6/15/20 (No class on 5/25 Memorial Day)

Instructor: Colleen

Price: $120

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Aventuras 4  

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00am-11:00am EST

5/19/20-6/12/20

Instructor: Tyler Gaviria

Price: $120

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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

Aventuras 2

Level 2 in a nutshell:

"I can comprehend simple Spanish and provide short answers, but I'm not yet comfortable elaborating on answers ."

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.)

Aventuras 3

Level 3 in a nutshell:

"I'm ready to talk about familiar topics in detail, but have trouble following unfamiliar stories and conversations without scaffolding."

 

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

Aventuras 4

Level 4 in a Nutshell:

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

 

 

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

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.

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

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