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 some 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, and talk about past experiences. This is a fast-paced and fun course!
Sessions – Winter 2022
Accelerated Introductory Spanish will meet from January 11 – March 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:15pm. This course will meet at our institute (416 NE Greenwood Ave) and can meet outdoors when the weather is nice. This class will have a maximum of 9 people so please sign up in advance. Scroll below to sign up!
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-728-3022 if you would like more details or have any questions.
Spanish II is for students who have taken 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 2022
Spanish II will meet from January 10 – March 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15pm. This class will meet at our institute (416 NE Greenwood Ave). The course is limited to 9 people so please sign up in advance. You can email email@example.com if you have questions or give us a call at 541-728-3022. We would be happy to offer you a free language level evaluation.
Spanish III is for students who have some academic or practical experience using present, past, conditional and future Spanish verb tenses. Complete fluency with these concepts is not expected. This course will consist of guided conversations and reviews/presentations of grammatical concepts. During the second half of the course, we will cover the subjunctive and incorporate its use into our guided classroom discussions. The goal of this class is to help students move toward flowing and complete conversations in the Spanish language. We will be speaking in Spanish most of the time during the classroom sessions though we’ll use English for translations whenever necessary.
Sessions – Spring 2022
Spanish III will be offered again in Spring 2022. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or give us a call at 541-728-3022. We would be happy to offer you a free language level evaluation.
Spanish for Kids
This Spanish youth group will help your children with basic conversation skills in an interactive and fun environment. Designed for youth in grades 2-5, students will master their language skills through games, short stories, writing and artwork. This class is for students with limited exposure to the Spanish language.
Sessions – Fall 2021
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 interpreter and Spanish teacher.
We are currently organizing small private groups of the course Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. If you are interested in organizing a group or joining one, please call us at 541-728-3022 or email us at email@example.com.
River Ecology in Spanish Workshop
Experience a fun day in nature while learning about ecology and expanding your Spanish language vocabulary in a natural history context. In this 3-hour workshop, students will slowly walk along the Deschutes River with their guide, environmental scientist and Spanish instructor Armando Alcalde. During our walk, we will identify species, explore freshwater ecosystem concepts and discuss regional watershed topics. We hope to inspire appreciation and respect for natural environments while improving our language skills. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced Spanish speakers. Discussions will be held in Spanish with English translations when necessary. Adults and youth ages 12+ are welcome to attend. The cost is $60.
We plan to offer another River Ecology workshop in Fall 2021. Check back for more updates! If you have any questions about this course, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 541-728-3022.
Spanish Literature Course
In this five-week course, we will examine short stories written by some of the best Spanish authors of all times. We will read one story per week and discuss the historical context, characters, argument and the writer’s biography. No textbook required; all material will be provided. This course is designed for more advanced Spanish language learners who are interested in intellectual and engaging conversations!
Sessions – Spring 2022
We plan to offer this course again in Spring 2022. If you have any questions about this course please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 541-728-3022.
Spanish Cinema Course
In Spanish Cinema, we will spend five weeks reviewing some of the best movies made in Spanish. Each week we will watch one movie at home and then come together to discuss historical context, characters, time periods, and directors’ biographies. Our discussions will allow us to practice the Spanish language and vocabulary associated with cinema. No textbook required, movies selected are available in Netflix, Prime and the Deschutes library. The class will be taught in Spanish and all material provided will be in Spanish. This is a perfect opportunity for intermediate and advanced Spanish language learners.
Sessions – Spring 2022
We plan to offer this class again in Spring 2022. If you have any questions about this course please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-728-3022. We will be happy to help make sure this class is the best fit for you! Scroll down to sign up for the course.
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 is $46 dollars per hour, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $42 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 email@example.com 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.