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 English and Education, and I have a Masters degree in Liberal Studies. I love teaching and spreading the gospel of Español, and my philosophy involves learning in context, using complete sentences, making mistakes, and having fun!

Spring 2020 offerings:

Spanish Conversation Classes

Mondays 6-7:30 Intermediate/Advanced Level 

Tuesdays 6-7:30 High Beginner/Intermediate Level

10 weeks –  Feb 17/18 – April 27/28, 2020

location: West Asheville

¡Hola, Amigos!  Welcome to our Spanish Conversation series! I hope you will consider joining in the fun. In these circles, we focus on conversation, incorporating some writing and a lot of speaking, and we’ll be working out of a NEW textbook easily and inexpensively found online (I highly recommend alibris.com or betterworldbooks.com). 

We come together each week to practice what we have learned in a safe and supportive circle of friends. I serve mostly as a facilitator of conversation, and we all learn from each other.

Monday’s class will cover content from a NEW textbook! It’s called The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice by McGraw Hill. The subtitle is Mastering Verbs and Sentence Building for Confident Communication. So if you put in the entire title (again, I recommend alibris.com or betterworldbooks.com), you will come up with the correct book. It is a cream colored cover with a red strip across the top that says Quality and Excellence in Education. It’s NOT the 4th edition. 

I recommend ordering the book asap so you can begin your review of the first 5 chapters. We will begin on Chapter 6, The Preterite Tense, and I hope you will have reviewed all previous chapters before our first meeting in February. In this session, we will be working on higher level tenses like imperfect, present perfect, conditional, and subjunctive, among others. 

Tuesday’s Class will begin on Work Unit 12 of the text called Spanish Now! 7th or 8th ed. by Barron’s, easily found online at alibris.com or sometimes at the ABTech bookstore. A basic, working understanding of present tense verb conjugations is a prerequisite for this class.

I recommend ordering the book ASAP and working through the first 12 Work Units. We will begin this session with Work Unit 13, Adjectives!

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 English and Education, and I have a Masters degree in Liberal Arts. I love teaching and spreading the gospel of Español!

Come prepared to have FUN!

Deadline for registration is February 10, and space is limited.

cost: $150.  Payment in full saves your spot.  (check made out to me ~ 

or PayPal ONLY AS A FRIEND PLEASE!! rosasmom@gmail.com)

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