Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Spanish Conversation SIG

This group is for Osher members with an advanced beginner / low intermediate knowledge of Spanish (described as Levels A-2 to B-1 of the Common European Framework Reference for language study). Members will improve their ability to express themselves with reasonable fluency about past, present and future events, as well as a variety of topics of interest to them; respond, ask, summarize, communicate and offer opinions with some confidence on topics of interest or daily life, even if one must ask for sentences to be repeated a few times when the interlocutor speaks very fast; understand, in general, simple and brief speeches; find and understand information to achieve an objective such as navigating the city, renting a car, instructions for cooking a dish, etc.; express emotions and respond to feelings such as surprise and happiness.
Members take turns leading weekly classes, which typically are arranged in three 30-minute sections. One section focuses on grammar and vocabulary (using the text designated below); the second on reading, pronunciation and literary discussion (using the reading text which will be announced to registered SIG members before the summer term begins); and third, the discussion section focusing on spoken Spanish using the leader’s choice of tools, including directed questions selected by the leader, articles made available by the leader, and online resources including YouTube videos selected by the leader.
Members of the SIG should have the grammar text, “The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice Book”on hand at the beginning of the term (available from Amazon for $20 or $10 Kindle Edition). As noted, the reading text will be selected and announced before the fall term begins and each member will be expected to have a copy available on the first day.
This SIG meets weekly in-person and livestream. Online ONLY every third Thursday.
Questions may be directed to Harvey Kurtz at hkurtz@ameritech.net.

Instructor

Harvey Kurtz

Harvey Kurtz lives in Walker’s Point in Milwaukee. He is married to Yvonne Larme and has two adult children, one of whom lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his beloved nieta, Jasmine. Harvey is an investor in two small businesses in ... read more

Date: 16 Thu, Feb 1-May 16, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10:30am-Noon CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Harvey Kurtz

Fee: $25

Program Number: SPRI:520

Note: Meets weekly on Thursdays. Is online only on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Date: 11 Thu, May 30-Aug 15, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10:30am-Noon CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Harvey Kurtz

Fee: $20

Enrollment Limit: 18

Program Number: SUM:514

Note: Meets weekly on Thursdays except for 7/4.

Dates
05/30/2024
06/06/2024
06/13/2024
06/20/2024 – ONLINE ONLY
06/27/2024
07/11/2024
07/18/2024 – ONLINE ONLY
07/25/2024
08/01/2024
08/08/2024
08/15/2024 – ONLINE ONLY

Registration opens Tue, Apr 30, 2024.
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