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Saturday advanced/conversation class
Class meets from 9:15 am to 11:15 am every Saturday. We are currently reading "Memoria por correspondencia", a memoir written by Colombia's painter Emma Reyes. The class previously read "La Casa de la Belleza", a novel written by Colombian writer Melba Escobar. We previously read "Día domingo", a classic short story by Mario Vargas Llosa, "Travesuras de la niña mala" also by Nobel prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the 100 notable books of 2007 according to the New York Times and we also read an abridged version of "El ruido de las cosas al caer", one of the 100 notable books of 2013 according to The New York Times and the 80th best book of this decade according to The Oyster Review. The adaptation was written by Felipe Garces, the teacher in this class, who has a B.A. in Spanish with Honors from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. Advanced grammar and vocabulary are also taught as students read the books in this conversation class.
Other levels offered: Beginning, high beginning, intermediate and advanced classes
Monday 10am to 12 noon: High beginner class.
Monday 6:30pm to 8:30pm: Beginner class.
Tuesday 9:30am to 11:30am: High intermediate class.
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm: Advanced class.
Wednesday 10am to 12 noon: Low intermediate class.
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Low intermediate class.
Thursday 10am to 12 noon: Low intermediate class.
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Low advanced class.
Saturday 9:15am to 11:15am: Advanced class.
- The price of a one-hour private class is $ 70.
- The price of a class in a group is $ 22.50 an hour. Students taking group lessons attend a 2-hour class on the same day and at the same time every week.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and write the day and time you would like to study. You will get a prompt reply. You may also call at 415.505.6449
“Felipe I hope you do it realize what a really excellent teacher you are because no matter whether it's in person or on zoom you motivate people and you do it with a sense of humor and you make the classes very enjoyable and also you are no nonsense at the same time.Which can be a difficult combination and you use every minute and don't waste any time and I'm pretty sure all your students enjoy your classes and Zuzana agrees she can hear you in the background and she also says what a good teacher you are"Mike W. (Miguelito)
I've been studying Spanish with Felipe Garces for several years now, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it! His classes are small, cordial and friendly. Felipe supportive style of teaching makes everyone feel comfortable and engaged. What a change from studying foreign language in school! I highly recommend it!Don Nicholls
Felipe Garces is a talented teacher, bringing the gifts of his humor, patience, and diligence to the classroom every week. In Felipe's class, it's not only about instruction on proper grammar and pronunciation. I am also inspired by his devotion to learning, his passion for the Spanish language and culture, and his intellectual curiosity.Mira Schwirtz
I don't think I can say enough good things about Felipe Garces as a teacher. His class is organized and challenging, yet tailored to each students level. We carry on conversations in class, we read, get homework and have a lot of fun learning. It's a high point of my week and I wouldn't miss it.Victoria Pflugradt