Beginning Conversational Spanish
Adult Recreation & Enrichment / Career Development -
Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish. Required textbooks: Easy Spanish Step-by-Step
by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-146338-8 MHID 0-07-146338-0.
Easy Spanish Reader, Premium Third Edition by William T. Tardy, published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-185019-3, MHID 0-07-185019-8.
Cristina Sempé specializes in teaching her native language to adults, having taught more than 35 years at community colleges, community education programs, and for Cleveland City Schools adult education. She has designed effective Spanish lessons for a variety of groups with needs ranging from casual travel to professional development. Her specialized courses have been used in the private sector and in non-profit organizations to enhance employee interactions with Spanish speaking employees, customers and clients. In addition to teaching, Ms. Sempé is also a certified translator, having translated technical documents from Spanish to English, English to Spanish.