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Beginning Spanish - Level 1

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica

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SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr
Btwn Airport Ave & Stanwood Pl
Santa Monica, California 90066
Room: 239

$10 materials fee due on the 1st day of class.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 35
Teacher: Cecilia Dighero

What you'll learn in this basic spanish class:

If you have very little knowledge of Spanish, here’s an opportunity to learn the basics for effective communication.

This class has a $10 materials fee for book that will be collected at the beginning of the class. There is also an optional materials fee of $10 for language CDs. 

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Question from anonymous
Are these credited classes?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is continuing education and this does not have a credit. Thank you.
Question from Anthony C.
Hi. How is this class structured? Immersion?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Anthony! The class is not immersion. The course moves at a fast speed. In level 1, they will go through the basic present tense: ser/estar/haber. Informal future, dig between saber/conocer, regular and some irregular verbs in the present tense.

Reviews of Classes at Santa Monica College (495)

(495 Reviews)
Beginning Spanish - Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/13/2019
The instructor was very nice and enthusiastic but the literature was dated and it requires an update. In addition, the classes should follow the literature more closely because its currently very scattered and does not follow the notes which makes it very confusing so I got tired of not being able to follow along and stopped going to the class out of frustration. This needs to improve.
Beginning Spanish - Level 1
Reviewed by John H. on 8/8/2019
Amazing instructed who really wants you to learn.
Beginning Spanish - Level 1
Reviewed by Andrea C. on 8/2/2018
I very much enjoyed the class. Cecilia Dighero, made the class fun and engaging by bringing everyday relevance to the lessons. I look forward to Spanish - Level 2.
Beginning Spanish - Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/6/2016
Great teacher and well structured course. Could benefit from some more peer-peer conversation but other than that, fun and good value!
Beginning Spanish - Level 1
Reviewed by Hortense L. on 12/6/2016
Great class. Can't wait for Level 2!

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