Spanish Conversation Group 

by Judy Frumkin

Studies have shown that one of the ways of fighting Alzheimer’s disease is by learning a second language.  With that in mind and because of growing interaction with Spanish-speaking people, beginning conversational Spanish will be one of the courses offered through the Center of Lifelong Learning.  Beginning Spanish is appropriate for both those people who studied Spanish many years ago as well as for those who would like to learn it for the first time.  The course will be broken up into 6 and 7 week sessions.  Emphasis will be placed on conversation and culture rather than on grammar.

The following topics will be covered during the first session:

-Pronunciation and comparison of Spanish and English

-Greetings and farewells

-Family

-Household objects

-Activities and actions

-Numbers

Classes will be limited to 25 people.  Prior knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.   This will be an interactive class and will be lots of fun. The book, Spanish is Fun by Heywood Wald is recommended.