Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 28–Apr. 18
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Mirtha King
Class limit: 25
Beginning Spanish Conversation is designed for those who have minimal conversational fluency or have had a brief exposure to the Spanish language. ¡Bienvenidos! This course will place emphasis on pronunciation to develop an accent similar to a native speaker. The course includes basic introductions and greetings, phrases and common expressions for everyday situations, simple questions and responses, dates and numbers, likes and dislikes, cognates, and basic verbs. This course will apply the four language skills: to listen first, then to speak, then to read, and finally to write. There will be active participation, with numerous exercises for practice using technology for visual and auditory learning. This conversational course is an interactive and lively introduction to el idioma Español. Handouts will be provided.
Mirtha King, a native Spanish speaker, worked as a school teacher and as a translator for the Office of the Prime Minister of Peru. King’s language certification was granted by the Pontifical Catholic University, Peru. She actively volunteered for over fifteen years as an interpreter-translator during her employment with Fairfax County. She is a returning OLLI Instructor.