Conversational Spanish Class


If you’re an existing member of my Conversational Spanish group, below is a list of the classes I currently offer.

If you stumbled across this page by accident, then I recommend taking a look at the class offerings and consider joining my Conversational Spanish Group. Here’s the link to join and/or get more information about the group:

Conversational Spanish Class
https://www.meetup.com/ConversationalSpanishClass

You can join the Meetup group for free and automatically receive notifications in your inbox about the class schedule.

You can also see the class schedule at the following link:

https://www.meetup.com/ConversationalSpanishClass/events/calendar/

And if you’d like to know about me, Rodney, your Meetup organizer and conversational Spanish coach, just go here:

http://helpingyoulearnspanish.com/hola-soy-rodney

And that’s it. Below are my class offerings and I add new classes on a regular basis.

In this lesson we'll get some practice with past tense (preterite and imperfect) verbs as we listen to native Spanish speakers describe their first airplane ride.

Learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about your diet and exercise habits.

You'll hear authentic audio of native speakers with diverse accents describing their health and fitness routines.

In this class you'll learn how give someone basic information about yourself and describe your physical characteristics and personality traits.

In this class you'll learn the vocabulary and phrases to make introductions in Spanish and watch videos of native speakers describe how they typically introduce themselves and others.

We'll listen to and analysis authentic audio of native Spanish speakers sharing how they start a conversation and the questions they ask to get to know someone they just met.

In addition to improving your listening and comprehension skills, you'll learn a lot of high frequency vocabulary and verbs for common items and everyday tasks.

Saying goodbye in Spanish in the real world involves a lot more than the word "adios".

In this class you'll learn the everyday words and expressions used to say goodbye in real life conversations.

You'll also  hear native speakers explaining social customs and the appropriate  greetings to use in formal and informal settings.

Spanish has two verbs that mean "to be".

In this class you'll learn the differences between them and how to correctly use them in conversation.

It can be extremely confusing to understand the differences between these two prepositions.  Many times a sentence can take either preposition, which confuses the situation even more.

We'll examine por and para in detail by looking at them in context with lots of examples and exercises to make sure you know which one to use, and why.

In this class you'll learn the basics of the present subjunctive mood by focusing on three common subjunctive triggers: querer que, esperar que and ojalá.

You'll also learn several everyday subjunctive phrases that you can start using immediately in conversation.

These three conjugations of the verb Haber are used to say "there is" and "there are" in Spanish, but can sometimes can be confusing.    Learn how to use them properly in spoken Spanish by examining their use in context and working with numerous examples.

Learn to swear and other taboo and politically incorrect Spanish words and expressions

In this class we take a look at the most common swear words and discuss their meanings, how offensive they are and how their meanings vary between countries.   You'll also learn euphemisms to avoid swearing when you need to.

Because each country has it's own words and preferences, we'll cover the common terms that everyone understands as well as looking at words specific to Mexico, Colombia, Spain and the Dominican Republic.

This is the real deal, I'll teach you the exact English equivalents so you can be confident that you'll fully understand what you're saying, and perhaps more importantly, what others are saying.

Have you ever seen or heard words like bajito, chiquita, grandote, casita, casona or momentico?

In this class you'll learn the meanings of these words, where they come from, how to form them and how Spanish speakers use them in everyday speech.

Are you confused by Ya, Todavia and Ahorita?

This class looks at the similarities and differences between these terms so that you'll understand when, why and how to use them, with a strong emphasis on the use of 'ahorita' in Mexico.

Learn some of the characteristics, slang, words and expressions particular or unique to Colombian Spanish.

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Learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about everyday aches and pains along with common illnesses like the cold and flu.

You'll hear authentic audio of native speakers from all over the Spanish speaking world describing their health issues to a doctor.

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In this class you'll learn how to order a meal like a native speaker, useful restaurant phrases and vocabulary for many common foods.

You'll hear authentic audio of native speakers from different parts of the Spanish speaking world describing how they order a meal.

There are at least three ways to say that you forgot something in Spanish.  In this class we'll discuss the differences between each of them.

The verb faltar is rarely mentioned in the classroom, but is extremely common in spoken Spanish.  It has a number of uses and can sometimes be confusing, but after this class you'll understand when, why and how to use this verb.

Quedarse is often confused with the verb quedar.   In this class I’m going to clear up that confusion by teaching you the most common uses of this highly used Spanish verb.

Hacer means "to do"or "to make", but it has many other uses. This class will teach you several other ways Hacer is used in conversational Spanish.