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Teen Spanish Conversation Club (Advanced)

Ages

12 - 17 yrs

Dates

Mon, Wed

Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021

10 classes
Time

5:00pm - 5:50pm CST

Capacity

6 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

WARNING: ALL CLASSES ARE IN CENTRAL TIME ZONE. ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

This class is for those who have completed at least 3 semesters of Spanish and are currently in Spanish semester 3 or 4.

This is considered B1 - B2 level Spanish. This class will focus on speaking about various topics and getting confident speaking, understanding spoken questions, answering questions and expressing ideas in Spanish. THE FOCUS IS FLUENCY, since if you are fluent, everything else comes with it (reading/writing, because they are already literate).

The most important aspect of learning a new language is attending class for interaction in Spanish - real fluency. Do not stress about doing anything outside of class, unless you want to have extra work (which we can provide and suggest, like Netflix shows). But again, what moves the needle with fluency is attending the conversation classes, not sitting in a room 'studying' language or reading books (books do not train your ears to HEAR the language nuances).

This class will be student-centered. We will get an idea of popular topics during the first class and focus on relevant, interesting conversations based on students' interests.

Curriculum will consist of the following:

- short film
- go over grammar ideas and vocabulary in a NON grammar way through conversation and usage and quick/question and answers
- discussion of film
- question/answer back and forth for ear training
- game or helpful activity to solidify new words
- questions and discussion about culture/language
- ask kids about their day, their interests, their passions - what do THEY want to talk about?

Basic fluency takes 300+ hours of speaking and listening in a conversation (not just watching TV), so our goal is to give fluency by 3 years of consistent conversations about various topics. Consistency is the key. IF you miss a week, who cares! Miss a month? It's okay! Just get back in it. IF you can only attend once a week, just drop in. The goal is just not to quit.

WARNING: ALL CLASSES ARE IN CENTRAL TIME ZONE. ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

Notes

You can only access the class right before class. You will receive an email that says JOIN ACTIVITY. You can also log in to HiSawyer.com (our registration system) to see your full class schedule. Before class, a button will appear that says JOIN ACTIVITY. The Zoom link is in that button. You will never get a link emailed to you. Only the button can be used to join class.

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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Cancellation Policy

Cannot cancel or receive a refund for any classes that have already begun. You can transfer to another class or use the credit for any future class.


How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews

Anna M.

Mar 2, 2021

Loved:

I loved that it was full immersion. No english and something that is so hard to get in school classes. My son was no where close to where he needed to be to fully participate in the class. However, the teacher was super patient and worked with him despite the challenges and his shyness to participate. The other student's cheerful participation and patience was so sweet and encouraging. Loved the small class!!!

Improvements:

I think offering a prerecorded sample class could be good for parents to watch to better figure out how to place him. Also, he was pretty overwhelmed and now is fearful that by placing him in a beginner class, he will be with a bunch of elementary kids and he is worried about that. He would prefer to be with kids in a similar age and level but it's hard to tell which class would be the best fit for him. Maybe it shouldn't matter and I will push him to participate regardless.

Teen Spanish Conversation Club (Advanced)
Location: Online | Instructor: Cecilia Adame

Response from TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion

Hi! ; ) 1. Unfortunately, no parents will allow us to record currently. 2. You are worried to be with small kids. There are no kids in the SPANISH FOR TEEN classes; they are for teens. Your son will be the youngest at 13. 3. What level should you do? The title says Semester 1, 2, 3 or more. You can read the title to know which one based on how many semesters he has taken. Hope this helps! ; )

Reviews for TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion

4.8 out of 5

Based on 48 provider ratings

Cori W.

Sep 10, 2021

Loved:

The instructor is very responsive and engaging. After being in school all day it is hard to get my child to do another class, however, he always enjoys his time learning with Trufluency.

Improvements:

Supplemental recordings to go along with the lesson for students to listen to on days when they don't have class.

Immersion for Native Speakers (Adv Level) 10-12
Location: Online | Instructor: Janeth Romero

Response from TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion

Hi there Cori! We send you the log in information to watch the supplemental recordings throughout the course. Please check your Spam. Thanks!

Christie G.

Sep 8, 2021

Loved:

This class and instructor are amazing! My daughter learned phrases quickly and really loves this class. The number of phrases she learned has been impressive.

Spanish Immersion for Beginners - Ages 10-12
Location: Online | Instructor: Perla Rodriguez

Stephanie P.

Sep 7, 2021

Loved:

I love how efficient the class is and keeps her attention. Edwardo is speaking Spanish a good portion of the time so it really is increasing her ability to ear Spanish.

Improvements:

More languages. I would love to be able to have my daughter do Italian.

Spanish Immersion for Beginners - Ages 7-9
Location: Online | Instructor: Eduardo Hernández

Nicole S.

Sep 7, 2021

Loved:

Instructor is patient, provides good feedback

Immersion for Native Speakers (Adv Level) 7-9 Years
Location: Online | Instructor: Roberto Espinosa Ortiz

About TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion

TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion was started in 2010 in person in Dallas, TX by Micah Bellieu, 15 + year second language acquisition researcher who has gotten fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese. Her Bellieu Method for fluency is employed by all Spanish speaking native instructors who are professional teachers. The Bellieu Method focuses on speaking and a question/answer with stories method that gives faster progress than other methods since it creates constant conversation throughout the class.