Accelerated Introductory Spanish I
Accelerated Introductory Spanish is an accelerated introductory course for speakers of French, Italian or Portuguese, or for students who have studied some Spanish in the past and need a refresher course. In this course we will cover the equivalent of introductory levels I and most of Spanish II. You will learn about a variety of topics, such as your family, your likes/dislikes, food and hobbies and your daily routine. You will also be able to give directions, order in a restaurant, read menus, talk about past experiences and future plans. This is a fast-paced and fun course!
Sessions – Fall 2020
For Fall 2020, we are dividing Accelerated Introductory Spanish into two parts that are each four weeks long. You can take the parts in sequence or only take one course depending on your language learning needs. We will meet from September 21 – November 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm. We plan to hold this course in-person at our outdoor classroom, but will move the course either to our indoor classrooms or Zoom if the weather is bad, depending on student interest. Scroll below to sign up!
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details or have any questions.
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish I is designed for students who have never taken a Spanish class before. In this course you can interact with the teacher and other language students from the comfort of your own home using Zoom! At the end of the course you will reach basic proficiency in writing, reading, speaking and listening in Spanish. You will be familiar with a variety of topics, such as your family and friends, your likes/dislikes, food and hobbies and your daily routine. You will also be able to give directions, order in a restaurant, read menus and brochures and talk about the time. This course is designed for you to finish your day by learning something new in a comfortable and fun environment.
Sessions – Winter 2020
We will offer Introductory Spanish again in Winter 2020. However, we will offer an in-person (outdoor) Accelerated Introductory Spanish course in Fall 2020. Scroll down to learn more about this Fall course.
Not sure which course is best for you? No worries, contact us to speak with a Spanish teacher for a free language assessment. We’ll get you set up and ready to keep learning! Just send us an email at email@example.com.
Spanish II is for students who have taken the Accelerated Introductory Spanish class, a Spanish introductory class, and for students who feel comfortable with the basics of the Spanish language. Our goal is to develop oral and written proficiency. By the end of the course you will be able to talk about various topics such as family, travel plans, food, work, and hobbies in the past and the present. The course will also incorporate geographical and culinary insights from the Latin American continent.
Sessions – Winter 2020
We plan to offer this course again in winter 2020. Please check back! If you are interested in Spanish II in fall, please email us as we may be able to connect you with other students for a small group learning environment. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 541-728-3022 for more information.
Comida y Cuentos (Intermediate Level)
This course is designed for intermediate Spanish speakers and focuses on intercultural learning by carefully selecting Latin American short stories and traditional Latin American cooking recipes from four different countries. You will be examining the history of one traditional recipe each week and can practice cooking it at home. Moreover, you will read one short story a week which will be discussed in class. You will not only have the opportunity to work on your Spanish reading skills, but you will also engage in a variety of speaking activities and enjoy some delicious recipes!
Sessions – Fall 2020
We plan to offer this course again in Fall 2020. Check back later for more updates! You can email email@example.com if you have questions.
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
More than 35 million U.S. residents now speak Spanish. As the Hispanic population continues to grow, so does the need for healthcare workers who speak Spanish. Don’t let language and cultural barriers interfere with your ability to provide high quality care! Now there’s a Spanish course designed specifically for medical professionals that will help you:
- Make a personal connection with patients and their families
- Facilitate patient orientation
- Assess patient comfort
- Gather and convey basic information
- Inform and instruct about basic procedures
- Prepare the patient for discharge
- Question patients about their symptoms
- Conduct physical examinations
- Give follow up instructions
No previous experience necessary. No textbook required, handouts will be provided. This course is taught by Silvi Galmozzi, an experienced medical translator and Spanish teacher.
Sessions – Private Groups
We are to organize private small groups of Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this option.
Spanish for Kids
Are you interested in helping your child learn Spanish with a few of their peers? This summer and fall we are organizing cohorts of youth according to their grade and language level. Whether your child is in elementary school or high school, we can help match them with other students for an engaging learning experience!
Students may either learn at our open-air classroom or via Zoom, an interactive platform that enables remote face to face meetings between teachers and students. With groups of 3-5 students we hope make language learning affordable and fun. If you are interested in joining a small group, please send us the age, language level of your child, and preferred learning method (in-person or Zoom) so we can help organize a group that best fits your family’s needs. You can email email@example.com and we will be happy to help. We are currently organizing small groups of youth that will begin September 14th.
Don’t let the current climate limit your language learning progress! Given concerns around COVID-19, our teachers are happy to meet with you digitally for one-on-one instruction. Over your phone or computer, you can speak face-to-face while sharing files, video clips, short stories, written exercises and more. Meeting with a teacher is a great way to improve your language skills through interactive conversations and exercises.
Our language tutoring rate of $43 dollars per hour is the best you’ll find in town, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $37 per hour. With individual tutoring, you can work with your teacher to find a time that works for both of you. We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-4 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends. You can see more information about this by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
If you are new to Bend Language Institute, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 541-728-3022 and we can put you in touch with a local teacher. You will have the opportunity to speak with a teacher about your language learning needs and get set up to learn a language from the comfort of your own home.