** 8 week series  –  January 3/4 – February 21/22  2022 **

Come join the fun!  “¡Es muy divertido aprender español con Kari!” 

Mondays 4-5:30pm Intermediate Level 

Mondays 6-7:30pm Beginner Level 

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm High Beginner Level 

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm* Advancing~Advanced Level * this class might run until 7:45pm if it fills 🙂 

location: ZOOM  (I am also available for private tutoring; just ask!)

I hope you will consider joining in the Spanish Conversational fun. In these circles (er, squares, nowadays), we focus on conversation, incorporating grammar, structure, some writing and a lot of speaking. We come together each week to practice what we have learned from any given assignment in a safe and supportive circle of friends. I serve mostly as a guide and facilitator of conversation, and we all learn from each other. While we work primarily from texts (see individual class descriptions below), all classes are supplemented with material found online and elsewhere. 

ALL classes will be working from the book, SPANISH NOW! Level 1 By Barron’s, 8th edition. This book, albeit a bit dated, does a good job most of the time, and has lots of pictures, which are so important when learning a language, no matter what your age! Alibris.com and betterworldbooks.com are my recommended sites for ordering it used; it should be super affordable. Sometimes it can be found at the AB Tech bookstore, but call ahead!

Monday’s Intermediate 4:00 class is for anyone ready to continue their journey into the fascinating world of the Spanish language. We’ll begin around Work Unit 25 of the text. A working understanding of regular and irregular present tense verbs plus Ser and Estar, adjective usage, numbers up to a billion, Ud. Uds. and nosotros commands, direct and indirect object pronouns, and basic vocabulary up to this point in the book is a prerequisite.

Monday’s Beginner 6:00 class is for those who would like to start at the start! If you’ve had just a little Spanish experience or NONE at all, THIS is the class for you. The atmosphere is encouraging and light, and you will be speaking in full sentences on the first day! No prerequisite required; just obtain the book!

Tuesday’s High Beginner/Low Intermediate 4:00 class is for advanced beginners + ! A familiarity with basic greetings and the content of Units 1-12, including a working (conversational) understanding of regular and irregular AR, ER, and IR present tense conjugations, usages of prepositions A and De, as well as distinctions between Ser and Estar are prerequisites for this class. 

Tuesday’s Advancing 6:00 class prerequisites include a conversational understanding of regular and irregular present, preterite and imperfect verb conjugations, GUSTAR, object pronouns, all command forms, reflexive verbs, participles and gerunds, and most pronoun usages. We will be working on advanced concepts in this series, both literary and grammatical, incorporating more reading and writing. See text for more suggested prerequisite content, WU 1 – 31 and Topical Vocabulary section through page 412. We will resume our studies combining units on Vocabulary, Idioms, Reading and Writing skills in the last chapters of the text. Two other books suggested for this class are Spanish Now! Level 2 and Spanish Verb Tenses. Details upon request. 

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH LEVEL FITS YOU BEST; I am happy to help you wiggle in to the right place.

About me: My name is Kari Sickenberger. I have been a teacher of English, ESOL, Music, and Spanish for a long time, and have lived, studied, and worked extensively in nine different Spanish-speaking countries. My undergraduate degrees are in both English and Education, and I have a Masters degree in Liberal Studies. I love spreading the gospel of Español, and my multi-media teaching philosophy involves using complete sentences, learning in context, making mistakes, and having fun!

Deadline for registration is Friday, December 31, and space is limited. Each class requires 6 students to run, so subject to cancellation and a full refund if enrollment is too low. Invite your friends!

Cost for 8-week session: $130, and Payment in full saves your spot! Registration is non-refundable after deadline

To register: Send a check ~ OR Asheville folks, feel free to drop by and pay in cash ~ OR PayPal but ONLY AS A FRIEND PLEASE!! (or, as a business transaction, please pay $135)  rosasmom@gmail.com ~ OR Venmo

Please indicate which class you are interested in when you register, and tell me a little about your interest and background in the language!  

rosasmom@gmail.com ~ 828.301.7502 ~ 133 Louisiana Ave 28806   ¡GRACIAS!  www.karisickenberger.com 

¡Olé!