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October 9, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
Best structured cheap or free Spanish conversation classes in Toronto (better yet, at the University of Toronto)?
posted by 256 to Education (2 answers total)
A recent trip to Central America has reminded me that I'm actually right on the cusp of being able to genuinely speak Spanish. I have a vocabulary of probably 750-1000 words and basically speak Spanish just a little bit better than my two and a half year old speaks English.
That's something. It's enough that I can always communicate and understand things of importance. But attempting to carry on a casual conversation is incredibly draining and I know that I always mangle my tenses and irregular conjugations. I'm looking for a conversation class, ideally with at least a little structure, to help me improve on the cheap or free.
I'm an active student at the University of Toronto if that opens any doors. I would have assumed that Hart House would have some sort of Spanish language learnign club but, if they do, I can't find it.
I'm a little bit leery of just going on craigslist and advertising for a language swap because I know from experience about the flakiness of craigslist instructors and the value of at least a minimally classroom-like environment. Also, I feel like being in the company of at least one fluent bilingual speaker would speed things considerably.
Also, I have tried the self-directed learning software route and, while it has helped me build my vocab somewhat, I really feel that I need a conversation partner at this point.