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Learn Spanish in Boston

$315 for each 20-hour class

Our Spanish classes are 20 hours each. We hold our Boston classes in classrooms that we rent at ESL school EC Boston, which is located at 1 Faneuil Hall Square.

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Classes

At Fluent City, we have teachers who are from or studied in both Spain and Latin America. Because we focus on the fundamental grammar structures and how to think about the language as a whole, our classes don't focus on Spanish as it is spoken in one specific country. For example, even our teachers who are from or studied in Latin America still teach "vosotros" (a pronoun only used in Spain) in case you need it when in Spain or speaking with Spaniards, even if the teacher doesn't use it in everyday speech when they are speaking themselves. In short, the Spanish you will learn at Fluent City will be useful no matter where or with whom you'll be speaking Spanish.

Level 1

More about Level 1

Level 1 is taught in English and is for those who want to start at the very beginning with Spanish or for those who took a little bit of Spanish in high school. If you’ve never taken a language class before, don’t worry – we will walk you through the basics and explain verb conjugations, vocab learning tips, etc.

If you can struggle through saying things in Spanish like: I am American, I study Spanish, I like football, or I have a dog, then you should check the Level 2 descriptions to be sure a Level 2 class isn't more appropriate for you.

Not totally ready for Level 2 but don’t want to start at the beginning? We recommend taking a few hours of private lessons and/or a Bridge Workshop to review Level 1 material.

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Level 1 Group Classes
in Boston

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 14 - March 18, 2015

Level 2

More about Level 2

Level 2 is for those who have studied basic Spanish before, even if it's been a while. At the start of Level 2, you should already be able to say a few things about yourself in Spanish at a basic level in the present tense with a limited vocabulary.

Here’s a list of things that you should be familiar with to know if Level 2 is right for you:

1) You can say short phrases in Spanish such as:

I live in Brooklyn.
My friend does not live in Brooklyn. (Or “my brother does not live in Brooklyn” or “my sister does not live in Brooklyn” if you don’t know the word for friend.)

I have a car.

I speak English.

2) You are familiar with the idea of verb conjugation. The following make sense to you:

Yo

Hablo

Nosotros

Hablamos

Hablas

Vosotros

Habláis

Él/Ella/Usted

Habla

Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes

Hablan

You get that IR is an irregular verb and would not be conjugated in the same way.
You understand that Spanish has two verbs that both mean “to be” and are used in different contexts. It’s ok if you are still struggling with which verb to use when. For Level 2, you just need to have a basic familiarity with the differences between the two verbs.

3) You get that nouns have a gender and that there is a difference between “a” vs “the.”

As an example, for masculine nouns:
un libro = a book 
el libro = the book

For feminine nouns:
una mesa = a table
la mesa = the table

In general, if you’re fairly comfortable with the above concepts, then you can keep up with a Level 2 class. Level 2 is taught primarily in Spanish with the first or second class designed to help you adjust to Spanish being used in the classroom exclusively. If you are feeling very confident about all the above concepts, be sure to check the Level 3 description to be sure that level isn't more appropriate for you.

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students who find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

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Level 2 Group Classes
in Boston

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 13 - March 17, 2015
Don't see the level you are looking for or a class that works for your schedule? Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at the top of this page and we'll notify you when we add new classes!

How do I know which level I am?

Each 20-hour class is a “level” (Level 1, Level 2, etc.) and most students choose to continue on to the next level at the end. If you are an absolute beginner and/or wish to start at the very beginning, you should choose a Level 1 class. Level 2 is for students who are at least a tiny bit familiar with how the language works and have taken at least one class at some point before, even if it was a long time ago.

A Level 2 student can usually struggle through saying something like: "Hello, my name is ___, I live in Brooklyn. I have a cat. My brother is a teacher…"; but would not be able to say more complex things like "I wanted to meet up tonight, but I forgot that you aren't available."

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students that find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

If you want to go ahead and purchase the book(s) required for the course you sign up for so that you have it in time for the first class, but end up changing to a different level class that uses a different book, we are happy to buy the unused new book back from you for no more than the price listed on our website (fluentcity.com/books) for that specific book.

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