Spanish Language Classes
For ages 15+. Using a conversational approach, students are immersed in courses that progressively builds on skills learned! Each class will end with a culminating project which allows learners to apply their knowledge and language skills. Classes are led by experienced instructor Maigualida Rak (see below for bio) and meet once weekly for 7 or 8 weeks, at the Pomerleau Family Y in Burlington, from the week of March 5 through April 20. A book will be utilized throughout the lessons and is available for purchase directly from the instructor. Details will be provided at the first class.
Beginning Students will learn to understand, communicate and express themselves in spoken and written Spanish, using a simple language in realistic daily situations and cultural aspects.
Tuesdays, March 5-April 16, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays, March 9-April 20, 9:30-10:30am
Intermediate Students will learn to understand and express themselves in everyday different situations with complex linguistic structures, still controlled, doing so with fluency and in a spontaneous way.
Wednesdays, March 6- April 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays, March 9-April 20, 11am-12pm
Advanced Students will learn to express themselves in a suitable form in any situation, controlling linguistic and cultural elements of a native speaker and discerning meaningful nuances.
Thursdays, March 7 – April 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays, March 9-April 20, 12:30-1:30pm
Maigualida Rak /my gwah lee dah/, Professor Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela and a Master’s degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from Saint Michael’s College, is a skilled, published, Native Spanish Instructor and Classroom Action Researcher with 36 years dedicated experience imparting lessons to a variety of ages, levels and language competencies. Teaching in Vermont for the past 8 years, Maigualida is creative and resourceful in coordinating and implementing an arts-infused and objective-driven Spanish program. With incredible reviews and very happy students, she is proficient in classroom management, as well as, in the use of modern teaching techniques. Maigualida has in-depth knowledge of creating an interactive atmosphere for students in order to expedite learning.