I have always wanted to Hablar Español

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This is your year! Below are the non-credit classes offered this winter to help you discover and converse in the Spanish language:

Spanish for Travelers

Planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? This class is the perfect chance to learn basic expressions that will help you comfortably navigate common situations. We’ll talk about culture and travel tips as well.

Spanish Conversation: Level 1

Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages in the U.S., and it’s also one of the easiest to learn! Get the basics of speaking Spanish in this fun, interactive class.

Spanish Conversation: Level 1: Fast Paced

Studied Spanish long ago but forgot most of it? Join this fast-paced beginners’ class for those with previous yet rusty experience. We’ll converse in basic present tense and quickly move to past and future.

Spanish Conversation: Level 2

Expand your ability to use Spanish in practical situations by learning more grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and conversational phrases. You’ll be speaking with confidence in no time!

Spanish Conversation: Level 2: Fast Paced

Continue your Spanish learning in the fast-paced format. We’ll converse in past, present and future. Then we’ll move on to progressive, present perfect and pluperfect.

Spanish Conversation: Level 3

This continuing class offers a third level of basic Spanish conversation and understanding. Increase your vocabulary and confidence with ease; lay the groundwork for future fluency.

Spanish Conversation: Level 4

Ready to take your Spanish skills to a higher level? We’ll build vocabulary and hone your speaking and listening skills in a supportive environment. For students with three or more terms of Spanish, or equivalent experience.

Spanish Conversation: Level 5

Ready to move beyond the intermediate level? This class will be entirely in Spanish. Suitable for those with two or more years of Spanish coursework or equivalent experience, such as living in a Spanish-speaking country.

Discovering Spanish Literature

In this round-table course we’ll read, analyze and discuss works from various genres of distinguished writers of the Spanish-speaking world. For native speakers and those with 2+ years of Spanish coursework or equivalent experience.  Studying a language through its literature is an excellent way to develop vocabulary and a  deeper cultural understanding. Through readings, analysis and discussion of select literary works, participants will advance their Spanish knowledge and fluency in three main areas: language, literature and culture.

Speed Spanish: Level 1

Designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto! Learn six easy recipes for gluing words together to form sentences. In no time, you’ll be able to converse in almost any Spanish speaking situation. Must register and pay via www.ed2go.com/portlandcc

Spanish for Medical Professionals

Struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients? Whether you’re new to the language or just want a refresher, this course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap. Must register and pay via www.ed2go.com/portlandcc

Spanish for Medical Professionals: Level 2

This course picks up where the first left off. It is also for healthcare providers who already have a pretty good sense of Spanish, but just need more medical vocabulary to sharpen their skills. Must register and pay via www.ed2go.com/portlandcc

About Justin Eslinger

Justin is Communication Assistant for PCC Community Ed. His responsibilities include designing departmental promotions, student support and customer relations. Justin has an Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Portland Comm... more »

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