Our Total Beginner Spanish classes are designed for students with little to no background in Spanish, and our engaging, professional teachers will guide you every step of the way. We offer classes that meet once or twice a week, allowing you to learn Spanish at the level and pace that serves you best.
Over the course of your enrollment, you can expect to learn basic vocabulary and conversational topics, practice Spanish pronunciation, and form sentences using the present tense. Using a textbook oriented toward the spoken language, students learn to speak Spanish while engaging in lively conversations and role play.
Materials are not included in the cost of the class and are generally available in the $5 – $20 range. The textbook for this course, ¡Arriba! Communication y Cultura, may be purchased online from Amazon or at the retailer of your choice.
Online Total Beginner Spanish Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 6. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 6 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes meet in Pacific Time and are held on Zoom.
In-Person Total Beginner Spanish Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 9. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 9 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes will meet at One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1 in San Francisco.
Confirmation/Continuation of in-person classes are subject to CDC guidelines and may change based upon safety recommendations. Students must be fully vaccinated to join an in-person class and willing to show proof of vaccination upon request.
Spanish for the Rusty Speaker is a 90-minute workshop designed for students who once had an intermediate level in the language but need to brush up on their previous skills. This teacher-led class is designed to get your conversational ability flowing again in a small, fun group atmosphere.
Workshops meet in Pacific Time and are held on Zoom.
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Online enrollments are processed via our secure Mindbody portal.
To enroll over the phone, please call 415-295-4757.