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Whether you want to learn for business or your own enjoyment, our immersive foreign language programs are sure to help you take your skills to the next level. Our foreign language offerings focus on improving all aspects of language skills: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Taught in groups with knowledgeable instructors, you’ll find language classes for you at the J!

Our summer Spanish workshops are taking place over Zoom! Contact Katie Spector for additional information at kspector@tucsonjcc.org.

Over forty-million people living in the United States speak Spanish at home. Our Spanish classes are designed for people who want to work and play in this important language. From basic introductions to immersive book clubs and discussion groups, our Spanish programming will open new doors to help you communicate in the second most spoken language in the country. Our Spanish language classes are robust and range from beginner to conversational; no matter where you are in your Spanish journey, there’s a language class for you here! 

 

The cost is $54 for members and $65 for guests per summer session. All summer sessions are 4 weeks long.

 

June Classes and Workshops

MONDAY

June 1, 8, 15, 22

TUESDAY

June 2, 9, 16, 23

WEDNESDAY

June 3, 10, 17, 24

THURSDAY

June 4, 11, 18, 25

Beginners

 Class

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Beg.

A Short Intro. to Spanish Class

9:30 – 11:00 a.m

Nov.

Advanced Beginners Class

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Inter.

Spanish Subjuntive

Workshop

9:30 – 11:00 a.m

Inter.Adv.Prof.

Spanish Pronunciation Workshop

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Nov. Beg. Inter.

Conquering Verbs

Workshop

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Beg. Inter. Adv.

Basic Verbs

Workshop

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Nov.Beg. Inter.

Beyond the present and back to the past

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Inter. Adv.

  Eva Luna Stories and a Grammar Review W.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Adv.Prof.

Análisis de películas y conversación Taller

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Inter.Adv.Prof.

Intermediate

 Class

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Inter.

Análisis de noticias y conversación taller

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Inter.Adv.Prof.

Book Club

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Prof.

  Students and a Special Guest – Workshop

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Inter.Adv.Prof.

Levels: Novice – Beginners –Low to Mid-Intermediates – Advanced – Proficiency

 

DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAYS

 

Beginners

Designed for students with more experience and background in simple Spanish.  Practice what you have learned in previous courses and expand your vocabulary, grammar and ability to communicate, as well as accent reduction. Previous knowledge: basic vocabulary, Ser/Estar, present tense of regular and irregular verbs.

Link to register for Beginners: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630969

Spanish Pronunciation

How many times have you tried to express yourself in Spanish, outside your class environment, and the person in front of you has asked you to repeat your phrase once or even twice? When this happened, have you imagined that perhaps you were not pronouncing clearly? A plunge into Spanish phonetics can solve these situations.

Link to register for Spanish Pronunciation: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598207

 

Análisis de Noticias y Conversación (Current Events)

En esta clase analizaremos noticias de actualidad, novedades y temas de interés. En cada clase se presentarán 3 temas diferentes los cuales estarán divididos en tres segmentos. Excelente manera de practicar el español escrito y hablado. ¡Participa!

Esta clase se desarrolla totalmente en español.

Link to register for Current Events: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598226

 

 

TUESDAY

A Short Introduction to Spanish

Spanish anyone?

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish? If you are a total beginner and want to discover the magic in learning a new language, join this class. This is a short introduction to what learning Spanish for true beginners is, with fun and creative activities to start you off on the road to learning and practicing Spanish.

 Link to register for A short introduction to Spanish: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630984

Conquering Spanish Verbs

For the more advanced student, this workshop will focus exclusively on more difficult Spanish verbs – Review, Relearn and maybe Renew your confidence in using advanced Spanish verbs forms correctly. We will practice those verbs that are irregular, stem changing or appear to have the same definition when you look up their meaning in the dictionary; like: “Ser” and “Estar”; “conocer” and “saber”. But many of these verbs are not interchangeable and can only be used in specific contexts.  We will study the nuances, slight variations and slight differences in meaning of these and other “difficult” verbs.

Link to register for Conquering Spanish Verbs: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598220

Cuentos de Eva Luna y un repaso de gramática (Eva Luna Short Stories and a gramar review)

An anthology of 4 short stories by the renowned Chilean writer, Isabel Allende. These stories will be a guide to comprehension and include a concise review of key elements of grammar. There will be discussion questions before and after the reading as well as a specific grammatical review after each story. The stories are excellent; Isabel Allende has a nice style, exploring male/female relationships with humor and irony.

Link to register for Eva Luna Short Stories: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598230

Club del Libro

Continuamos con el Club del Libro. Todos leemos el mismo libro original en español, de un autor hispano y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión.

Link to register for Club del Libro: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630988

 

WEDNESDAY

Advanced Beginners

Let’s keep advancing on the road to improving the necessary skills to speak, listen, write and think in Spanish while practicing the past tenses, reviewing grammar and practical vocabulary in the context of specific life situations. We will study more vocabulary development in specific situations, emphasis on communication strategies. Work on expressing your ideas in the present and past.

 Link to register for Advanced Beginners: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630992

Basic Verbs

This workshop will focus exclusively on Basic Spanish verbs and conjugations. As you learn more Spanish and your vocabulary increases, you encounter the need to use more verbs. The key to learning common Spanish verbs is being able to recognize repeating patterns.

This workshop is for anyone who is studying basic Spanish. Each class will be dedicated to specific verb forms and written material will be available in each class in order to practice and improve your ability to use Spanish verbs correctly. Renew, Relearn, Remember!

Link to register for Basic Verbs: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598218

Análisis de Películas y ConversaciónWatch a film and let’s talk about it

Enjoy a good Hispanic movie on Netflix at home; come to class where we will analyze the film with: vocabulary, expressions, characters, plot, etc. This is a good way to relax, practice and learn Spanish with your eyes, ears, mind and good company. All films are Hispanics with English subtitles.

Link to register for Watch a film: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598211

THURSDAY

Spanish Subjuntive

The subjunctive is one of the three moods. The subjunctive is used to express desires, doubts, the unknown, the abstract, and emotions. Let’s make sure we learn how to express our feelings, state of mind, emotions and attitudes, and not be overwhelmed and intimidated by this mood!

 Link to register for Spanish Subjunctive: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630978

Beyond the present tense and back to the past tenses – Preterite/Imperfect

Study, review and learn the past tenses in Spanish. In this workshop, we will learn to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the preterite and the imperfect. We will also learn the basic difference between these two past tenses, so that we can use them correctly. Let’s approach the Preterite and the Imperfect with joy, images, creativity and fun.

Link to register for Beyond the present tense and back: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598228

Intermediate

Ready for something more challenging?  This class is on emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, by reviewing several verb tenses, as well as target vocabulary and situations. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity by learning basic conversational phrases and losing your shyness.

Link to register for intermediate: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=630994

Estudiantes y un Invitado Especial (Students and a Special Guest)

Ideal workshop to practice and improve your listening comprehension. Come and learn something from a native Spanish speaker in a relaxed environment. Subjects will vary from cultural, educational, to everyday life. We will have time to ask our “guest speaker” questions to practice oral skills. Class will be held completely in Spanish.

Link to register for students and special guest: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=31142&sid=598233

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