Hablas español? Now You Can!
Do you want to better understand Latin-American culture? Do you wish you could communicate more confidently with your Spanish speaking neighbors? Do you need to brush up on your español for your upcoming trip abroad? Aberg Center's Spanish classes are the perfect way to improve your Spanish in a fun and supportive environment. Classes are taught by first-rate instructors; each of whom is an experienced university Spanish professors. Best of all, proceeds from our Spanish classes go to fund Aberg Center's tuition free programs.
CLICK HERE to register for Spring Classes
- Class Times: Monday Evenings, 6:00-7:20 p.m. / 7:30-8:50 p.m.
- Location: St. Matthew's Cathedral (5100 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX)
- Semesters: The year is divided into three Sessions.
- Weeks: Each session is 12 weeks long.
- Cost: Students pay $200 per session and are responsible for purchasing their own textbook
- Proceeds go to support Aberg Center for Literacy tuition-free programs!
- By Internet: CLICK HERE to register for the upcoming session
- By Phone: Call 214.826.6501 ext. 105
- Next Registration Period: December 4 - January 15
Spring 2018: January 22nd - April 16th
Beginning Spanish I (Mondays @ 6:00pm)
Are you completely new to Spanish or language learning? Is your high school Spanish class just a distant memory? Do you want to start or start over with the basics? This is a great place to begin.
Students set the pace of this class, and the instructor works with you to make sure your learning goals are met and your questions are answered. You will learn basic greetings, basic sentence structure, how to ask questions, and how to us regular verbs in the present tense. You will also learn basic vocabulary including words pertaining to the house, classroom, clothing, food and drink.
Textbook: Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish
Beginning Spanish II (Mondays @ 7:30pm)
Have you already had some Spanish but eager to learn more? This is the perfect class for those beginners who know their basics.
We will begin with a review of the material covered in Beginning I, including basic greetings, asking and answering basic questions, present tense verbs, and vocabulary pertaining to family, home and clothing. Following the review, the course will focus on stem-changing and reflexive verbs, vocabulary pertaining to weather, fun & games, transportation and household items. The exact material covered will be based on the needs of the students in the course. This is a fun and dynamic class with a relaxed atmosphere and lots of student interaction. We welcome those continuing from Beginning I as well as new members who have had some previous exposure to Spanish.
Textbook: Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish
Beginning Spanish III (Mondays @ 7:30pm)
Do you want to continue learning Spanish? In this course, you will learn to express yourself in more advanced ways and will begin having simple conversations.
New vocabulary words will help you express yourself more effectively. We will cover chapters 24 through 36 in the Basic Spanish book and get our toes wet with the Easy Spanish Reader.
Textbooks: Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish
Easy Spanish Reader (2nd Ed.)
Intermediate Spanish III (Mondays @ 7:30pm)
We invite you to continue building your language skills and oral proficiency this summer! In this level, we will discuss topics pertaining to relocating and employment.
Students will talk about their memories using the verb “gustar” and learn how to express generalizations with the neuter article “lo,” and purpose or reason with “por & para.” Students will also learn to use indirect object pronouns and gain more experience with the preterit tense.
Textbook: Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate Spanish Grammar
Contemporary Literature and Conversation for Intermediate Students (Mondays @ 6:00pm)
In this class you will have fun while strengthening your reading, listening, and speaking skills in Spanish; broadening your vocabulary; and learning to apply grammar rules to meaningful and relevant contexts.
¡Leamos y hablemos! This course focuses on improving and solidifying Spanish skills through contemporary readings such as newspaper & magazine articles, songs, poems, and a modern Spanish novel. The course assumes a basic understanding of Spanish grammar. The class, which centers around a lively discussion of the assigned reading for the week, involves comprehension of the reading assignment, simple literary analysis, and practice with relevant grammar and vocabulary. Class is conducted in Spanish and involves a variety of activities including discussions, games, and paired activities.
Textbook: Spanish Verb Tenses: Premium Third Edition by Dorothy Richmond
Advanced Spanish Conversation (Mondays @ 6:00pm)
Are you an advanced Spanish speaker who wants to read stories, articles, and poems by contemporary Latin American authors? Then I bet you will love this class!
Have fun putting your Spanish grammar and vocabulary to use while exploring Latin American culture. Expand and improve your confidence with the Spanish language through guided discussions focusing on comprehension, communication, and pronunciation. In addition to conversation, augment your learning with short films, artices, and short stories to reinforce your understanding. Topics will be varied, highlighting different Latin American countries. Participants will need to have intermediate or advanced Spanish skills to best participate. ¡A charlar y conversar!
Textbook: Spanish Short Stories 2/Cuentos Hispanicos 2 (A Parrallel Text)
- Aberg Center reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than eight students enrolled.
- Aberg Center will only issue a refund if there are not enough students to make a class.
- If an enrolled student drops the class, the student may request that the remaining portion of the payment be considered a donation.
Learn more about our Instructors
Hi. My name is Joy Saunders. I have many years of experience teaching Spanish, and I am really looking forward to teaching again at Aberg Center this session. Teaching has been a passion of mine as far back as I can remember, starting when I was a child and tutored my classmates, friends and siblings. My background in Spanish includes a Masters degree in Spanish Literature, a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition), and a love of the Spanish language and cultures. I have taught at several local universities including UTA, TCU and the University of Dallas. I am currently teaching at SMU. My goal for this course is to challenge my students intellectually while providing a fun and supportive environment for learning some basic Spanish skills. ¡Hasta pronto!
¡Hola! I am Alba Carvajal. This is my third year teaching at Aberg Center, and I am looking forward to seeing many returning students and new faces too. I am the oldest of three siblings, a Colombian native and I attended the Universidad de Santo Tomás at Bogatá. From there I received and M.A. in Spanish at Texas A&M University. I live in Dallas and have taught Spanish at several local colleges. I began my teaching career at SMU. From there I proceeded to University of Dallas, and I am now teaching at Richland College and SMU’s Continuing Education. My classes are high energy and challenging, and we have a lot of fun. I look forward to welcoming you to class.
¿Qué tal? Soy Juan-Manuel Soto. A native of Mexico City, I came to the U.S. as an international student. My background is in Communication and Spanish language and literature. My academic work began in Mexico, but it took me to Chicago, Boston, and Barcelona, Spain. I have worked at El Centro College for over 10 years, and I began teaching at the Aberg Center last year. My experience as a learner of English as a second language influenced my own approach to teaching Spanish: I learned better and more when I made connections and found practical uses of what I was learning. So, in addition to the fun and high level of engagement that should happen in each class, I motivate my students to make connections with the language, among themselves, and with the local and global Spanish-speaking communities. ¡Nos vemos!