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Adult Spanish Class Level II (Advanced Beginner)

Ages

Adult

Dates

Mon, Sep 27, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021

Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT

Instructor

Heidi J.

Capacity

15 students


Class Experience

Bilingüitos may mean “Little Bilinguals” but since we believe in bilingualism for A L L, we have carved out some space for adult learners as well. Adults are different than children. Their brains have already determined what their native language is, and now see any new language through the lens of their first. This change of learning style starts around mid-childhood and solidifies around puberty. Because of this, language learning looks different than it does with our younger students. We take this into account when instructing our adult students, using English as our language of instruction to create a bridge into the new language, Spanish. Then, we make sure our students get rich, authentic Spanish input and put their new language skills to practice.  This class is for intermediate beginners who have perhaps been around the language and have some familiarity with it (i.e. from family or travel), or maybe have taken Spanish classes a looooong time ago but want a comprehensive refresher before moving on to more intermediate levels. Students should be familiar with the present tense conjugation rules, and should have familiarity with common vocabulary and phrases. We will review the present tense (including irregulars) and then learn the preterite tense and practice with it. Our classes focus on real-world language and encourage our students to practice conversationally with one another. Textbook: Breaking the Barrier Level 1 by John Conner (1st half)  For adult learners, 16 years - 116 years. ;)  TO SEE LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS, CLICK HERE: https://tinyurl.com/adultbilinguitos



Notes

This class uses the following textbook: Breaking the Barrier Level 1 (yellow) by John Conner (1st half). It is not included in tuition, students can purchase here: https://tobreak.com/pages/spanish and should have it before the first day of class.

Other Things To Know

Homework

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 for Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion

4.9 out of 5

Based on 53 provider ratings

Amanda V.

Dec 2, 2021

Loved:

Kaila brings such a fun and engaging energy to the class. My reluctant writer/reader looks forward to logging in weekly which is AMAZING!

Improvements:

For our schedule, a slightly later start time would be helpful.

Foundational Spanish Literacy I for advanced/fluent speakers (4 - 6 years)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Rebecca J.

Nov 30, 2021

Loved:

Miss Kaila makes it interactive and fun! D was so sad that it wasn't yet time for Spanish class this morning because she loves it so much.

Improvements:

Nothing!

Toddler Virtual Spanish Immersion Playclass (for 24 - 36 months)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Maria O.

Oct 18, 2021

Loved:

Very welcoming

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Brook L.

Oct 1, 2021

Loved:

We love Sarah JImena's energy and how she says all the student's names during Zumbini class. We also love seeing Sofía during class. My daughter always points and says: "Sofía!"

[RECORDINGS] Zumbini
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Recordings Class, Sarah Jimena Ocampo

Amanda M.

Sep 29, 2021

Loved:

The music is fun, the movements are a good fit for the age group, and the instructor is cheery. We're really liking the new songs we're learning. It was also great that we got our full time this week since tech problems have kept the instructor from starting on time other weeks.

Improvements:

On a technical note, it's difficult to hear the instructor speaking while music is playing. We'd also love a little more interaction with the instructor. It's easy to find prerecorded yoga classes for kids on YouTube. However, a live class gives so much more opportunity for kids to build a relationship with the instructor, and the engagement of a live class (hearing her name, asking and answering questions, etc) is what keeps my child interested.

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About Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion

Bilingüitos exists to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism all around us. We are locally run Spanish immersion programs based out of Loudoun County, Virginia. As of summer 2020 we are also happy to be offering online programs. We offer language classes and programs for children of all ages — Mommy & Me, Preschool, Afterschool, you name it. We also have classes for adult learners because we believe in bilingualism for all! In addition to teaching language through classroom games, activities, and lessons, we also believe in enrichment programs (think interdisciplinary skills anywhere from science experiments to art projects to cooking classes to yoga) because we want our students to be able to use their bilingualism across all domains. Both at our facility and through off-site private/charter classes, we are committed to our local community. For all those in the pursuit of bilingualism, we extend the opportunity to learners of all linguistic backgrounds — native speakers, heritage language students, and second language learners alike. Our mission in the classroom is to create a positive multicultural learning environment where our students explore and discover freely, immerse themselves in a new language and culture, and gain the self-confidence they need as they grow into future bilingual leaders. Beyond the classroom, we are a vibrant and diverse community of families who are passionate about bilingualism and dedicated to instilling a lifelong love for learning in their children. We delight in bringing our local bilingual community together through playdates, storytimes, seasonal parties, movie nights, and other events all around Loudoun. Finally, through our online resources like our blog and podcast, we aim to equip parents with the knowledge and tools they need in order to forge the path to bilingualism for their children. We believe that adding and maintaining a second language is not always easy, but that it is always, A L W A Y S worth it!

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