Intermediate Spanish for Adults

*Note: Today is the last day to register!

January 13, 2021 to March 17, 2021
10 weeks / 13.3 class hours
Wednesdays 1 hour 20 minutes
7-8:20pm Eastern; 6-7:20pm Central, 5-6:20pm Mountain, 4-5:20pm Pacific

Instructor: Michelle
Location: Online via Zoom
Level: Intermediate
Age: Adults
Class Size: Minimum 4 students; Maximum 8 students

Materials Needed: None. All material will be provided.

How do I know this level is right for me? What am I expected to know already? What are the prerequisites?
This course is geared towards students who have some basic knowledge of Spanish. They will have a basic understanding of gender and number agreement between nouns, articles, and adjectives; regular and irregular verbs in the present tense; the verbs “ser” and “estar”; vocabulary relating to the family, food, colors, descriptive adjectives, numbers up to 100; and basic reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills.

**If you still aren’t sure whether this level is right for you and want to confirm before signing up, feel free to reach out to us at and we can help assess your level to make sure it’s a good fit!

What can I expect to learn?
In this course, we will focus on the formation and differences between the past preterite and the imperfect past as well as the prepositions “por” and “para”, vocabulary relating to neighborhood, the city, the countryside, and general surroundings. Students will be informally assessed at the beginning of each class by reviewing previously covered material and will be given practice exercises. There will also be opportunities for pronunciation exercises and basic grammar review.

Cost: $150

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Payments options are as follows:
Pay in full today: $150
Hold your spot and pay the rest by January 10, 2021: $170 ($50 deposit now. Additional $120 paid by January 10, 2021).

Payment is accepted by credit card, Venmo, Zelle, Google Pay, and Paypal.

Use discount code LASTDAY15 to receive 15% off!

*Note: Today is the last day to register!


Michelle was born and raised in Puerto Rico, speaking Spanish as her first language, and gained fluency in French as a child. She has a BA in French from Boston College, a MA in French Literature from Tufts University, and a MA of Music and Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music.

Michelle worked as a court room language interpreter for the Massachusetts judicial system for over 4 years and held membership in the American Translators Association. Over the last 20 years, she has taught French and Spanish at several universities and institutions including Roxbury Community College, Boston Language Institute, Newton Community Education program, Brookline Adult Education program, Framingham State University, Emerson College, Lasell College, and several others. She currently works as a Spanish Instructor at Arlington Community Education, and worked before this year’s pandemic as a French Instructor at Newton Adult education program and Newton North High School, a French and Spanish instructor at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and an interpreter and translator of French/English/Spanish in Massachusetts.

Michelle is passionate about language and music. When not teaching, Michelle also pursues her career as a musician and has released several albums in various styles of music. She has also worked as a private language and diction coach for classical vocalists since 1995.

Michelle completely lost her sight by the age of 5 and has had the opportunity to contribute to research and projects to help the visually challenged community. She published a paper in 2009 on Disability and foreign language teaching and served as a speaker/lecturer at NERRALD conference (New England Region Association of Language Lab Directors) on the use of adaptive technology for the visually challenged.