Information & Placement Guide


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_____I’ve had no exposure to Spanish except knowing a few words.

_____I can introduce myself and ask someone’s name. I know some phrases. I know the alphabet and lower numbers. I need more practice with pronunciation.

Checking either of the above would signal Beginners’ Class 1 with Catherine on Monday, or Beginners 1 on Tuesdays with Rosemary starting in January.


_____I basically understand how verbs work to talk about the present, but I need more practice. I understand that words can be masculine or feminine and can change words to plural. I can describe something using simple words.

_____I have studied Beginning Spanish 1 with Catherine or Rosemary and understand what I learned, but I’d like a review of it. Then I’m ready to move on.

_____I can do all of the above, but I want to stay at this level for practice and vocabulary.

Checking any of the 3 statements above suggests placement in Brenda and Mary Ann’s Wednesday class.


____I have studied with MaryAnn or have studied Spanish in the past.

____I want to increase my vocabulary and improve my speaking, reading, and listening.

____I want to finish Book 1 of Spanish is Fun.

____I want to begin studying at a basic level with a teacher who is fluent in Spanish in order to improve my skills in listening and speaking.

Checking one or more of the above statements would indicate placement in Wednesdays Beginning Spanish 3 with Maralee and/or Monday Reading Class with Eleine.



_____I can speak in the present tense about things like family, weather, and activities. I can ask and answer simple questions, tell what I like, briefly describe items, and tell where something is located. I understand what I read, but it’s hard to understand what others say to me in Spanish. I can speak a little but need to pause often to find the Spanish expression. I want to practice what I’ve learned and begin learning how to talk about things in the past.

Checking the above statement would suggest Friday Conversation with Bill and/or Reading with Eleine on Mondays.


_____I have completed Spanish is Fun Bk 1 and would like to expand my vocabulary and practice speaking and listening with a teacher fluent in Spanish, but I don’t want a lot of grammar.

_____I haven’t done Spanish is Fun Bk 1, but I’ve studied Spanish and want to expand my vocabulary and practice speaking, listening, and reading with a teacher fluent in Spanish, but I don’t want to study much grammar.

Checking either of the above would suggest Beginning Reading for Discussion and Vocabulary with Eleine on Mondays.


_____I’m familiar with basic grammar and vocabulary and the present tenses. I can understand basic Spanish, but I want to continue progressing in the language.

_____I’ve completed Spanish is Fun Bk 1 with Maralee or have been in Eleine’s class.

_____I would like to review or study the past tense, comparisons, and future tenses.

Checking one of more of the above would suggest Beginning Intermediate Spanish on Tuesdays with Jim.



_____I have been exposed to present, future, preterite and imperfect tenses in previous classes. I need an intensive review of all tenses as well as forms of indirect and direct object pronouns. I need oral practice using all verb tenses and pronouns in everyday situations.

_____I can understand written Spanish, but I still can’t understand the spoken language. I want to improve in this and practice conversing with familiar topics.

If you checked one of the two sentences above, sign up for Joyce’s Monday class


_____I have studied present, past, and future tenses, as well as indirect and direct object pronoouns. My vocabulary is OK, so now I want to practice speaking, reading, and writing to use the language and become comfortable with it.

_____I want to be able to converse, but I might need a story or an assignment to help me get started. An occasional grammar review is OK, but I prefer speaking about my experiences or something I have read.

If you checked one of the above statements, sign up for Thursday class with Wendie.


_____I’m comfortable with how the language works. I just want to be able to converse so I can practice and enjoy using Spanish.

Checking the above statement would direct a person to Conversación Español with Gloria.


If you still aren’t sure which class(es) you should attend, you are welcome to sit in on a class and observe. Just arrive ahead of class and tell the facilitator you are observing the class. Feel free to ask question about the class before or after class so as not to take class time away from those attending.


The Mission of the Spanish Club is to learn the language and appreciate the Hispanic
culture through classes, cultural events and fiestas.