Adult Group Spanish Classes
A language school since its inception, El Taller's conversation-focused Spanish classes have been recognized by The Village Voice, The Daily News, The Columbia Spectator and hundreds of satisfied students as among the best and most effective in the City. For more than three decades, numerous organizations and corporations including Montefiore Hospital, the New York Public Library, and Penguin Publishing have entrusted El Taller with teaching Spanish to their employees.
Originated by our Founder Bernardo Palombo and developed over more than three decades of teaching, El Taller’s unique approach continues to be refined in the living laboratory of our classrooms.
Our students learn Spanish of The Americas™, developing the most important aspect of the Spanish language—the mastery of vowel pronunciation and the significance of those sounds to articulate the past, present, and future. Classes are divided into two parts. The first half gives students a structured lesson in verb conjugation and grammar, while the second half is dedicated to practicing and developing conversational ability, through acoustics and dialogue. This unique methodology, along with a rich curriculum that includes music, poetry, and art, gives students exposure to a wide variety of words, accents, and useful idiomatic phrases from throughout The Americas.
Early Bird Special: (Intermediate) 8:00AM-10:00AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. (4 weeks sessions, 16 total hours -- $270).
Morning Intensive: (Beginner I, Beginner II & Intermediate) 10:00AM-12:00PM Monday through Thursday. (4 week sessions, 32 total hours -- $460)
Lunchtime: (Beginner I, Beginner II & Intermediate) 12:00PM-2PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. (4 week sessions, 16 total hours -- $270).
Evenings: (Beginner I, Beginner II & Intermediate) 7:00PM-9:00PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. (4 week sessions, 16 total hours -- $270)
Tuesday Night: (Beginner I, Beginner II & Intermediate) 6:30AM - 9:30PM on Tuesdays. (6 week sessions, 18 total hours -- $295)
Saturday Morning: (Beginner I, Beginner II & Intermediate/Advanced) 10AM to 1PM on Saturdays (6 week sessions, 18 total hours -- $295)
Art and Literature: (Advanced) An upper level class that focuses on reading, writing and conversation. Meets from 7PM to 9PM on Mondays (4 week sessions, 8 total hours-- $140)
Beginner I: This is the introductory level at El Taller. Students with little to no conversational ability are encouraged to start at this level. You will be introduced to the present, past and future tenses.
Beginner II: This level is for students who have experience with basic Spanish conversation and want to improve their conversational skills before entering the Intermediate level.
Intermediate: This level is for students who feel comfortable actively participating using the present, past, and future tenses in both the simple and compound tenses.
Advanced: This level is for students who feel comfortable actively participating in almost complete Spanish and are working towards expanding their vocabulary as well as perfecting their pronunciation and conversational skills.
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There is a $20 materials fee for all new students in adult conversation classes, which includes a workbook and access to mp3s, which can be streamed online here.
In order to confirm class enrollment, we strongly encourage early registration. Please note that El Taller reserves the right to make amendments to the class schedule at any time, including cancelling a class section if there is insufficient registration.
We also offer a wide-variety of extra-curricular activities including Spanish conversation meet-ups, field trips, and dance classes to further enhance your language learning experience.