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LOCATION


  • In-person classes: 825 Legion Way SE, Suite C3 (around back). Free parking available in parking lot. If parking lot full, street parking available on Pear St. SE or 7th Ave. SE. Cost (8am-5pm): $.75/hour (Pay by Phone only).
  • Hybrid classes: Students have the option of attending in person or via Zoom.
  • Children's classes are held in person at location above.
  • Lunch Drop-in Conversation classes are held via Zoom.

Please contact us for more information: ethan [at] lenguarica.org

Lengua Rica

ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE

BEGINNING SPANISH (Hybrid)

Tuesdays 6-8pm, Pacific Time. REGISTER HERE.


7 February - 28 March COURSE: AZUL
11 April - 27 June COURSE: ROJO
11 July - 29 August COURSE: AMARILLO
12 September - 31 October COURSE: CARBÓN

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (Hybrid)

Thursdays 6-8pm, Pacific Time. REGISTER HERE.


9 February-30 March COURSE: VERDE
13 April-29 June COURSE: MORADO
13 July-31 August COURSE: ANARANJADO
14 September-2 November COURSE: ESMERALDA

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (Hybrid)

Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon, Pacific Time. REGISTER HERE.


7 February - 28 March COURSE: CONVOCACIÓN DE PALABRAS
11 April - 27 June COURSE: REPASE Y ESCRIBA
11 July - 29 August COURSE: To be determined
12 September - 31 October COURSE: To be determined

ADVANCED SPANISH (Hybrid)

Thursdays 10am - 12 noon, Pacific Time. REGISTER HERE.


February-30 March COURSE: EL CARTERO DE NERUDA
13 April-29 June COURSE: RADIO AMBULANTE
13 July-31 August COURSE: TED TALKS EN ESPAÑOL
14 September-2 November COURSE: LEYENDAS COSTARRICENSES

Lengua Rica

LUNCH HOUR SPANISH CONVERSATION

Don't want to lose your edge? Drop in, via Zoom, on our lunch-hour conversations!
These 60-minute sessions feature facilitated discussion and, occasionally, a game or two.
Cost: $15/class. 8-class-discount: $100

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LUNCH HOUR CONVERSATION VIA ZOOM.
Tuesdays 12 noon-1pm Pacific Time, starting 7 February.
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ADVANCED SPANISH LUNCH HOUR CONVERSATION VIA ZOOM
Wednesdays 12 noon-1pm Pacific Time, starting 9 February.
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REGISTRATION FOR 8-WEEK ADULT SPANISH CLASSES

COST: $220-$250, sliding scale. The per-class drop-in rate is $35.
Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.

PAYMENT BY CASH
To arrange cash payment, call us at 360.359.3751 or email us.

PAYMENT BY CHECK
  • Checks are also welcome and should be made out to "Lengua Rica."
  • Please indicate which class, day, and time you are registering for.
  • Include your name, phone number, and email address
  • Mail your check to:
  • Class Deposits
    Lengua Rica
    P.O. Box 792
    Olympia WA 98507

    PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
    BEGINNING CLASS REGISTRATION
    NOTE: February-March 2023 in-person Beginning spots gone. Only virtual Beginning spots left.
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    INTERMEDIATE CLASS REGISTRATION
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    ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CLASS REGISTRATION
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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 (ethan [at] lenguarica.org) and we will arrange for you to do so.


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    PRIVATE CLASSES

    To arrange cash payment, 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: ethan [at] lenguarica.org.

    Tuesdays 6-8pm, Pacific Time


    7 February - 28 March COURSE: CONVOCACIÓN DE PALABRAS Each week Advanced Intermediate students will read material from the textbook Convocación de palabras selected for the purpose of inspiring thought and conversation. Material provided. There is an assignment for the first class.
    REGISTER HERE
    11 April - 27 June COURSE: REPASE Y ESCRIBA Each week Advanced Intermediate students will read material from the textbook Repase y escriba selected for the purpose of inspiring thought and conversation. Material provided. There is an assignment for the first class.
    REGISTER HERE
    11 July - 29 August CAJAS DE CARTÓN REGISTER HERE
    12 September - 31 October CHE GUEVARA PARA PRINCIPIANTES REGISTER HERE

    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
    9 February-30 March EL CARTERO DE NERUDA (AKA Ardiente paciencia)
    BY ANTONIO SKÁRMETA
    el cartero de neruda

    Over the course of 8 classes, Advanced students will read this novel about a fictional postman, his romance, and his relationship with Pablo Neruda in late 1960s Chile.

      PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND USE THIS VERSION OF THE BOOK FOR USE IN THIS COURSE.

      EL CARTERO DE NERUDA SYLLABUS
    • For class 1 (9 February 2023): pp.1-11
    • For class 2 (16 February 2023): pp.12-19
    • For class 3 (23 February 2023): pp.20-28
    • For class 4 (2 March 2023): pp.29-43
    • For class 5 (9 March 2023): pp.44-55
    • For class 6 (16 March 2023): pp.56-62
    • For class 7 (23 March 2023): pp.63-71
    • For class 8 (30 March 2023): pp.72-83

    REGISTER HERE.
    13 April-29 June 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.
    REGISTER HERE
    13 July - 31 August
    TED TALKS EN ESPAÑOL
    Students will watch, listen to and read the transcript for these short, powerful talks presented in Spanish.

    REGISTER HERE
    14 September - 2 November Leyendas Costarricenses por Elías Zeledó
    REGISTER HERE

    Please contact us for more information: ethan [at] lenguarica.org.

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    KIDS' CLASSES

    Our childrens classes meet weekly for one hour and are offered in 4-week sessions. They feature movement, games, singing, and fun!

    PRESCHOOL CLASSES: Wednesdays 10-11am
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    GRADES K-2: Tuesdays 4-5pm
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    GRADES 3-5: Wednesdays 4-5pm
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    GRADES 6-8: Thursdays 4-5pm
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    LENGUA RICA
    Certified Spanish Language Instruction,
    Interpretation, and Translation Services
    P.O. Box 792
    Olympia WA 98507
    (360) 359-3751
    ethan [at] lenguarica.org
    This page was last modified: 03 February 2023.