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 Fall 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
Fall 2017: September 11th - December 4th
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
Intermediate Spanish II (Mondays @ 7:30pm)
In this lively and interactive class, we will continue to practice talking about the present and past as we review the present, preterite, and imperfect in Spanish.
The course assumes an awareness of, but not mastery of, these tenses. We will also learn how to give advice, with an introduction to the most basic uses of subjunctive and commands. The class focuses on using the grammar in a practical and communicative way, and introduces students to structures and vocabulary that are relevant to everyday life. The actual content of the class will be determined by the needs of the students.
Textbook: Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate Spanish Grammar
Conversation for Beginners (Mondays @ 7:30pm)
Do you want to experience Spain while sitting in Dallas? Dive into this class!
Expand your world through Spanish language. This class explores the rich cultural and historical heritage of Spain. These captivating tales occur throughout Spain's geography: from the Basque country in the north to Andalusia in the south, and from the austere land of Castile to the lush vegetation of Valencia along to the Mediterranean coast. The legends are presented in accessible language in both English and Spanish so students may gain valuable reading skills and enjoy lively discussions.
Textbook: Stories from Spain / Historias de España, Second Edition by Genevieve Barlow
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!
In our Advanced class you will get the chance to practice and expand your language skills and familiarity with idiomatic expressions through guided discussions and conversations built around readings and movies that reflect the diversity of Latin America and foster awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural legacy. Everyone will be an active participant in this fun class; expect a class 100% in Spanish! 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.