Spanish Salsa: A Flavorful Recipe for Adults Who Want to Learn Spanish for Fun


Beginning to Intermediate Spanish for Adults

Spoken by 400 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world (Mandarin Chinese is first). People who speak Spanish share a perspective of the world that is reflected in the words and word order they use to express their ideas and emotions.

The main objective of this course is for students to acquire a beginning level of communication in Spanish. That elementary level of language learning will allow students to understand a native speaker of Spanish in short conversations and to learn basic vocabulary to make themselves understood in everyday life.

This course is interactive. There will be an hour-long live class every week, during which students will converse with the instructor, a native Spanish speaker, for an hour. In order to achieve success in learning Spanish, students will have to study independently for at least twenty minutes every day. Come prepared to embark on a language-learning adventure that will emphasize communicative skills without neglecting the use of correct grammar and to explore the culture shared by Spanish speakers.

This class will be conducted in Spanish most of the time. In the first class, students will learn to ask basic questions for clarification purposes or to expand on new concepts. All instructions, exercises, and comments will be presented first in Spanish and later in English (although students should request additional information in English any time).



Myriam Borges Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET. Subsequent classes may be scheduled after discussion with the students for a time that will accommodate as many as possible.

Duration: One semester

Student Expectations:
On the class webpage, each week there will be a recording of new vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions. Students should listen, repeat, and practice every day. Sometimes a song or refrain will be included. After the third week, students will be encouraged to listen to additional recordings of short stories, selections, and poems. Students will have weekly assignments and will work with dialogues and class exercises.  

Student Support:
Teacher is available via email.

Feedback will be provided on assignments, dialogues, and exercises.  


Students should be ready to have some Spanish fun.