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 8 weeks, at the Pomerleau Family Y in Burlington.  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.

Questions? Please contact Katelyn Irwin at or 652-8153.
Cost:  $160 Members / $190 Non-Members


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, Sept 10-Oct 29, 6:30-7:30pm


Saturdays, Sept 14-Nov 2, 9:00-10:00am




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, Sept 11-Oct 30, 6:30-7:30pm


Saturdays, Sept 14-Nov 2, 10:15-11:15am




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, Sept 12-Oct 31, 6:30-7:30pm


Saturdays, Sept 14-Nov 2, 11:30am-12:30pm



Instructor Bio

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.



Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties