Offerings

This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


July 8-29, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT | Online
Learn to speak German! Students will learn essential vocabulary, grammar structure, and ability to carry on easy conversations in German. Using a variety of tools and materials, the instructor will teach students to introduce themselves, talk about daily activities, family, and ask simple questions. This course will focus on real life situations and provide students with an introduction to German speaking countries and culture. No materials needed.


October 2, 2024 to November 20, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Bend
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction, and vocabulary, to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. By the end of the class, students will be able to introduce themselves and talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar, and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. A textbook is required for this class.


July 8-31, 2024 | 1:00pm-2:45pm PDT | Online
September 25, 2024 to November 27, 2024 | 3:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions, and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support learner's comprehension. A textbook is required for this course.


August 5-28, 2024 | 1:00pm-2:45pm PDT | Online
September 24, 2024 to November 26, 2024 | 4:00pm-6:00pm PDT | Online
This blended level course is for students with no previous, or just a brief introduction of Spanish. Intensive language instruction with an emphasis on developing basic communication skills in Spanish. This course will introduce students to the present tense, fundamentals of verb conjugation and basic sentence structure. Students will learn greetings, expressions of courtesy, and other useful beginning vocabulary. It will introduce conjunctions and basic prepositions for combing sentences. It will focus on the alphabet, pronunciation differences between English and Spanish, including stress and writing accent marks.


June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
This blended level course is for students who have been introduced to, and have a working knowledge of the present tense This course will provide a thorough and extensive review of the Present Tense only, practice of -AR, -ER & -IR verbs, introduction of stem-changing verbs, Ser & Estar, "Tener + que + infinitive ", and "Ir + a + infinitive." It will introduce reflexive verbs and pronouns, and introduction of the imperfect tense. There will be an emphasis on vocabulary development, communication strategies, and oral proficiency.


June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
This blended level course is designed to continue building grammatical structures that focus on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding. Topics include a review of the present tense and a comparison of the present and present progressive tenses. Students will review the preterite and imperfect tenses, compare and contrast the preterite and imperfect tenses, and be introduced to additional uses in more complex sentences. New vocabulary and grammatical structures will be presented and developed in conversational and written contexts. It will introduce and expand the uses of the present subjunctive tense and formal commands. Vocabulary development and communication strategies will be emphasized. Recommended for those who have a command of the present tense and a working knowledge of the past and future tenses; or one to two years of study at the college level.


June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
This blended level course is for students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses. This course will contrast the uses of the preterite and imperfect tenses, expand the uses of the present subjunctive tense, and refine usage of vocabulary using idiomatic expressions, slang and difficult grammatical principles. It will introduce more complex uses of the subjunctive mood, new vocabulary, and related expressions to expand the communicative strategies of the student. Advanced use of vocabulary and intricate grammatical structures will be taught through literature.


June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
This blended level course is for students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses. This course will contrast the uses of the preterite and imperfect tenses, expand the uses of the present subjunctive tense, and refine usage of vocabulary using idiomatic expressions, slang and difficult grammatical principles. It will introduce more complex uses of the subjunctive mood, new vocabulary, and related expressions to expand the communicative strategies of the student. Advanced use of vocabulary and intricate grammatical structures will be taught through literature.


June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
Maya T'aan offers young children a chance to explore arts, crafts, language, and music in an environment that is exciting, safe, and fun for everyone. Visit and learn about ancient Mayan music and language with Pedro Parra. You will also play hand-held instruments! Maya T'aan Oregon is based in SE Portland, and is bringing this unique opportunity to Central Oregon to learn about the ancient Mayan culture.


Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 9:00am-11:00am PDT | Redmond
Unlock the door to language proficiency and cultural understanding with our three-day, 15-hour Spanish Intermediate Immersion course. Designed for learners who have a foundational understanding of Spanish, this interactive and engaging course leverages the power of Comprehensible Input (CI) to enhance language acquisition.The course will focus on the following topics: Egan Bernal and his hometown of Zipaquira Colombia; Pescaito, the song by Carlos Vives and the Barrio in Santa Marta Colombia; and La Tomatina festival in Buñol Spain. Students will read and listen to language about these topics that is 100% comprehensible during 90% of all instruction time. Time will also be spent on interesting activities that are personalized to the individuals in the class.


July 1-3, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm PDT | Redmond
Pedro Parra aka "Can Ek"(black snake in Yucatecan Maya) was born in Jo',Yucatán. He is a Mayan artist, musician, photographer, and designer. In this session, you will spend two hours learning the art of writing your name using Mayan glyphs


Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 1:45pm-3:45pm PDT | Redmond