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COSTA RICA IMMERSION EXPERIENCE 
6-13 March 2024

Prepare yourself for Spanish immersion, cultural exploration, and lots of fun in the sun! 

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Lengua Rica
P.O. Box 792
Olympia WA 98507

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Includes 3% non-refundable PayPal fee.
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DETERMINATION OF LEVEL

Please converse with us before deciding you are ready for our intermediate or advanced classes!

In order to determine in which level students belong, we talk with them over the phone or in person. We get a sense of their vocabulary and how well they put words together. It just takes a minute or so. In the rare event that we place a student in the wrong level, there is no problem if he or she wants to switch level. Prospective students are also welcome to sit in on a class with no obligation. Please contact us and we will arrange for you to do so.


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PRIVATE CLASSES

To arrange private class for an individual or a group, call us at 360.359.3751 or email us. Scheduling is flexible. Rates:

  • 1-2 people $50/hour
  • 3-6 people $60/hour
  • 7 or more people $10/person/hour

"A challenging, yet safe, supportive, and FUN atmosphere."-- Cherie B.
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DESCRIPTION OF ADULT PROGRAM

"I think your teaching methods are fantastic!"--Jessicarae N.

Materials and content used in class are full of realistic, authentic language. Class activities address a variety of learning styles. We strive to create an engaging, fun, and relaxed atmosphere so that students enjoy themselves and are motivated to learn.

"Such a wonderful experience and class atmosphere!"--Seth K.
"Students are challenged to think deeper about ways to express themselves using Spanish. I was surprised at the advances I made in only a short period of time."--Jennifer Y.

Class size can be as small as six, but never larger than sixteen. There are four distinct courses at the beginning level and seven courses at the intermediate level. Courses at the advanced level vary widely from session to session depending on students' interests.

"If you are in Olympia this is the place to learn to speak Spanish: 100% Spanish -- it's the way to go. Ethan is a patient, innovative & entertaining teacher."--Sienna P.

We use traditional, popular, and original songs (check out our CD). In addition, students write their own songs, their own dialogues, perform role plays, read books in Spanish written for Spanish speakers and talk about them with their classmates.

"I have found it comparable to the excellent immersion language training I did when beginning Peace Corps in Central Asia. I am grateful to have Lengua Rica as a resource right here in the city of Olympia! --Rebekah O.

In our classes, we emphasize the importance of communication over perfection. Students are evaluated by comparing each individual with his or her own past work. We give students many and varied opportunities to demonstrate their progress so that they can see how far they've come and feel encouraged.

We feel respected, included, engaged.... A class that is... accessible for students with differing learning styles."-- Maureen C.

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FREE TRIAL CLASS

To arrange to sit in on a free trial class, call us at 360.359.3751 or email us.

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ADULT COURSE OBJECTIVES

BEGINNING
Course Functional Language Objectives Grammar Objectives
CARBÓN Greetings, farewells, food Definite and indefinite articles, demonstrative adjectives, the verbs SER and ESTAR, present progressive, how to express possession, and some important irregular verbs
AZUL spatial relationships, family Regular verbs, negation, how to form questions, the irregular verbs QUERER, VENIR, DECIR, OÍR, and PODER.
ROJO Describing things, body parts Adjectives, noun-modifier agreement, the verbs ser (to be), ir (to go), present progressive, demonstrative adjectives, and the prepostions POR and PARA.
AMARILLO Shopping, numbers, time, days of the week, months, seasons The verb TENER (to have), TENER QUE (to have to), expressions that use TENER, regular verbs, pluralization, accents, possessive adjectives, negation, interrogative sentences
INTERMEDIATE
Course Functional Language Objectives Grammar Objectives
VERDE Asking for and giving directions, making complaints about goods and services Prepositions, stem-changing verbs, present and past tenses
MORADO Talking about the future, the body Future tense of regular and irregular verbs, preterite tense of irregular verbs
ANARANJADO Shopping, emergency situations Comparison of adjectives and adverbs, the intricacies of definite articles, verbs ending in -cir, -cer
ESMERALDA Food, earth science Preterite and imperfect tenses
CELESTE Talking about likes and dislikes, using direct and indirect object pronouns Using direct and indirect object pronouns, the verb gustar
CAFÉ Commands, daily routines The imperative mood, reflexive constructions
LAVANDA Health, talking about the past Preterite and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verbs
PAPAYA Talking about the past, daily routines Preterite and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive constructions
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ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE (Hybrid)

This level covers the gaps between our INTERMEDIATE classes and our ADVANCED discussion class. Students do weekly assigned readings (short stories, articles) and discuss them in class along with whatever other interesting topics arise. Grammar covered commonly includes the perfect tenses, progressive tenses, the subjunctive, the imperative, irregular verbs, prepositions, direct and indirect object pronouns, preposition use, and the passive voice.

Advanced Intermediate courses feature readings on and discussions of a variety of contemporary issues, with supporting vocabulary lists and corresponding grammar units.

Please contact us for more information. Wednesdays 10am-12noon OR 6-8pm, Pacific Time.


10 January - 28 February RADIO AMBULANTE (B)
Students will listen to and read the transcript for episode of this all-Spanish podcast. Please contact usfor more info. Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. It seeks to bring the aesthetic of high-quality longform journalism to radio. In 2014, Radio Ambulante was awarded the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Innovation in Journalism, the most prestigious journalism honor in Latin America.There is an assignment for the first class. REGISTER HERE
20 March - 8 May COURSE: MANOLITO GAFOTAS Advanced Intermediate students will read the children's novel "Manolito Gafotas" by Spanish author Elvira Lindo. Please download the PDF of the book here. There is an assignment for the firts class. Please contact us  for more info.
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  • ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH SYLLABUS: MANOITO GAFOTAS
  • For Class 1 (20 March): Chapters 1 & 2 ("El último mono" & "El cuerno de Manolito")
  • For Class 2 (27 March): Chapters 3 ("Vaya diagnóstico más idiota")
  • For Class 3 (3 April): Chapter 4 ("El capitán Merluza")
  • For Class 4 (20 April): Chapters 5 ("Un pecado original")
  • For Class 5 (17 April): Chapter 6 ("El uno para el otro")
  • For Class 6 (24 April): Chapter 7 ("Paquito Medina no es de este mundo")
  • For Class 7 (1 May): Chapter 8 ("No sé por qué lo hice")
  • For Class 8 (8 May): Chapter 9 ("La paz mundial”)
Wednesdays 22 May - 10 July COURSE: SENDEROS FRONTERIZOS Over the course of 8 weeks, Advanced Intermediate students will read this ongoing, autobiographical story about the author's migrant farmworker family, and his adventures and misadventures growing up, working hard, facing predjudice, and pursuing the American Dream. There is an assignment for the first class.
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  • ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH SYLLABUS: SENDEROS FRONTERIZOS
  • For Class 1 (22 May): Capítulo 1: Expulsados
  • For Class 2 (29 May): Capítulo 2: Solos en casa
  • For Class 3 (5 June): Capítulo 3: En busca de diversiones
  • For Class 4 (12 June): Capítulos 4 y 5: Juntos de nuevo/De vuelta al campo
  • For Class 5 (19 June): Capítulos 6 y 7: La medalla de San Cristóbal/Escaramuzas veraniegas
  • For Class 6 (26 June): Capítulos 8 y 9: Hacerse santo/Los pies descalzos
  • For Class 7 (3 July): Capítulos 10 y 11: Un acenso/Una máquina de escribir
  • For Class 8 (10 July): Capítulos 12 y 13: Conexiones/Corazón partido
24 July - 11 September COURSE: BBC MUNDO Each week Advanced Intermediate students will watch nonfiction videos produced by BBC MUNDO selected for the purpose of inspiring thought and conversation. There is an assignment for the first class.
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2 October - 20 November COURSE: CUENTOS CORTOS LATINOAMERICANOS Each week Advanced Intermediate students will read stories from this anthology of short stories in Spanish for young adults by Latin American authors selected for the purpose of inspiring thought and conversation. Material provided. There is an assignment for the first class.
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Please contact us for more info.

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ADVANCED (Hybrid)

Advanced courses feature study and discussion of literature, film, and current events. Activities include continued review of the perfect tenses, progressive tenses, the subjunctive, the imperative, irregular verbs, prepositions, direct and indirect object pronouns, preposition use, and the passive voice.
Students are asked to write a response paper related to the talk for classes 2, 4, 6 and 8. Please contact us  for more info.

Thursdays 10am-12 noon, Pacific Time
Thursdays 11 January - 29 February ÍNTIMAS SUCULENCIAS POR LAURA ESQUIVEL
Intimas
A lo largo de 8 semanas, estudiantes avanzados leerán este libro que es una amalgama de autobiografía, ensayo, libro de cuentos y recetario de cocina por la celebrada autora de "Como agua para chocolate". (Lectura requerida para la primera clase. Favor de contactarnos para mayor información.) Usaremos esta edición: ISBN 8478951113.

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Thursdays 21 March - 9 May RADIO AMBULANTE
Students will listen to and read the transcript for episode of this all-Spanish podcast. Please contact us  for more info. Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast that tells Latin American stories from
anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. It seeks to bring the aesthetic of high-quality longform journalism to radio. In 2014,
Radio Ambulante was awarded the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Innovation in Journalism, the most prestigious journalism honor in Latin America.
Thursdays 23 May - 11 July COURSE: DANZÓN A lo largo de 8 semanas, estudiantes avanzados leerán el guión de, ver y analizar esta película de 1991 dirigida por María Novaro. Sinopsis: Julia (Maria Rojo) es una telefonista en la Ciudad de México que solo tiene tres ocupaciones: el trabajo, su hija y el danzón. Cuando su pareja de baile desaparece, Jullia va a buscarlo en Veracruz y la vida de Julia cambia para siempre. (Lectura requerida para la primera clase. Favor de contactarnos para mayor información.)

REGISTER HERE.
Thursdays 25 July - 12 September SELECCIONES DE "MONTEVIDEANOS" POR MARIO BENNEDETTI A lo largo de 8 semanas, estudiantes avanzados leerán selecciones de este libro de cuentos cortos del celebrado autor uruguayo Mario Bennedetti. (Lectura requerida para la primera clase. Favor de contactarnos para mayor información.) Usaremos la versión de los cuentos que aparece en esta página web. (Lectura requerida para la primera clase. Favor de contactarnos para mayor información.)

REGISTER HERE.

Please contact us for more information.

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KIDS' CLASSES

Our children's classes feature movement, games, singing, and fun! Currently, we only offer these classes as private group classes. Talk to your friends, form your own group, and we will arrange a custom class with you. Click this link for more information on our private classes.
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LENGUA RICA
Certified Spanish Language Instruction,
Interpretation, and Translation Services
P.O. Box 792
Olympia WA 98507
(360) 359-3751
lenguarica@hotmail.com
This page was last modified: 25 February 2024.