Duration and class frequency: This class is 45 minutes long and is available once a week (every Friday at noon) via Zoom all year round. Scroll down to learn further details.
Location: This class is held on Zoom, and in person from November through March each year.
Prerequisite: Level 2 or knowledge of present tense conjugations.
In this class you get the opportunity to put into practice the words and phrases you learned- or are learning- in your regular class. You meet students from other groups that are the same or at a similar level as you. The objective of this class is to have fun experimenting with the language. Lots of practice, practice, practice!
There is a new topic or situational theme assigned every other week. You get access to the corresponding vocabulary and learning materials so you can study and prepare for that specific class. This is what would typically happen before and during a conversation class:
- You print the worksheet that contains a situation or topic previously assigned for the current week. You can print and watch the corresponding video lesson directly from your student dasboard. Play the video lesson or audio exercise to practice the words before joining the class.
- During class, your teacher will help you and your class mates complete an activity related to the situation or vocabulary that was assigned for that week.
The level of difficulty of the selected vocabulary or situation can vary every month. There is a different topic or situation with new vocabulary every other week. You can view future classes in your student dashboard and get an idea of what´s coming up.
The price for this class is $900 MXN pesos (plus TAX) a month or $9,000 MXN pesos (plus TAX) for a year. You also get access to a collection of audio exercises to reinforce pronunciation. Learn more about pronunciation.
When you sign up you get instant access to the following learning tools:
Who is this class for?
This class is ideal if…
- … you are looking for a conversation class and practice the spoken word.
- … you have completed Level 2 or have knowledge of present tense conjugations.
Our weekly conversation class is very fexible as you do not commit to a class schedule. You decide how many sessions to join each month as you go. We suggest you plan each month in advance. You get access to learning materials and prepare for the assigned topic or theme each week. You can attend via Zoom in the summer or when you are not in Mexico. You can attend this class at the classroom in Cabo San Lucas or San José whenever this class is available in person.
When you sing up for a conversation class, we’ll notify you about class schedule and learning materials. We’ll guide you through.
This class is 45 minutes long and is available once a week (every Friday at noon) via Zoom all year round. This class may not be available for two or three weeks during Septmeber. This class is not available during holidays like Christmas or Semana Santa. In-person classes are offered from November to March each year (subject to teacher’s availability). As a Toani member you can opt to attend the class on Zoom, in person, or both (with prior reservation).
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Toani has been designed with our conversation and pronunciation methods in mind and all of our plans include the following:
Cancel anytime. If you subscribe for 1 year, we’ll notify you towards the end of your yearly plan so you can evaluate your results. You can then decide whether take a break before you enroll again, or continue for one more year.
- Navigate to your dashboard.
- Click the “Orders History” on your profile drop-down menu
- From the list of orders, click “View Order”.
- Then click the “Cancel” button.
- A confirmation message will appear. Confirm to cancel the subscription.
- The subscription will now move from “Active” to “Pending Cancellation.” This will allow access to your scheduled classes until your next payment is due. When the next payment is due the subscription will be moved to “Cancelled” and you will be unenrolled from the course or membership and no further payments will be attempted.
From your dashboard you have access to a calendar showing all classes available in the month. You must add your name to the list and reserve a seat. You may schedule one or multiple classes in advance. For classes held on Zoom, you should a link to join the class.
We’ve had classes with 2, 4 and 6 students. When 6 students or more join a videoconference call, we usually split the call into two “rooms” and create two small groups. We limit the number of seats to preserve the quality of the class. If a class gets full, the calendar will automatically block the availability and you will have to find a different time to join. We try to add extra sessions before the end of the month if all spots are booked.
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If you’re planning to join the conversation classes as an external student (meaning you are not currently enrolled in any of our classes), we want to meet you first. After you sign up, you will schedule a free 30 minute interview and we’ll help you with some suggestions before you attend your first class.
You are required to have completed levels 1 and 2 or have knowledge of present tense conjugation before you join your first conversation class.
The answer is no. If you decide to join, you are never asked to “present” (like back in school) in front of the group. However, you will be encouraged to interact with other class members during the session in Spanish. The whole point of the conversation class is to practice what you’re learning in class. You can access the topic or theme assigned each week and prepare in advance. There’s a teacher during each conversation class helping you build sentences in case you get stuck.
Yes, but it has to be related to the conversation we’re having at the moment. That way all students get something out of it. If we don’t have a short answer we may suggest to save the question for a later opportunity when we get more time. For most questions, we have a practical answer to get the conversation going so feel free to ask.
We suggest to use English if there in case you are not sure about what to do for the activities in class. At discretion English can be used to clarify complex phrases, idioms or questions.
This class is very flexible. You can plan a month in advance and schedule one or multiple classes (or skip classes in between), as long as you prepare in advance and study the vocabulary assigned for the class you’re attending.
We suggest to have something to write with and something to write on to take notes. You can print the corresponding worksheets or learning materials directly from your student dashboard.
Yes, you have access to join a weekly conversation class on Zoom with prior reservation. You can join as many classes as you like, as long as you first reserve a spot.
We organize a conversation class in person, only from November to March each year, in Cabo and San José. Watch our emails and class calendar to find out if there are any conversation classes available at school. As a Toani member you can opt to attend the class on Zoom or in the classroom, or both (with prior reservation).
Yes! We need them.
Th first rule is to enjoy the class and practice your Spanish during the session. At discretion, teachers and students can use English when there’s a complicated word or phrase.
The objective of the conversation class is to practice in Spanish. This is not an instructional class, however, there is always an instructor helping you find the words you need, if necessary- as you put your sentences together. You are welcome to ask questions related to the topic, vocabulary or dialogue used in class. If there is a question you have about a complicated phrase, word or grammar component, the instructor will take a note of it. We can either post a video lesson breaking down the phrases or we can also dedicate a few minutes during your regular class.
You can prepare in advance and review the words or topic assigned for each session. We periodically post video lessons, vocabulary or dialogues on the website to prepare before class. There is also a section to learn survival words/phrases during the session.
You are required to have completed Level 2 or at least be half way through Level 2 in order to join your first conversation class.
We are being a bit ironic here about being late. We really don’t mind if you arrive late, as we say in Spanish, as long as you enter the room (or Zoom meeting) and quietly find a seat if the session is already in progress. No problem, just don’t panic, get in the conversation and enjoy.
NO POLITICAL DEBATES
It’s hard to have control of the conversation when it comes to politics, regardless of one’s point of view. We would normally talk to our students about political vocabulary in Spanish and the political system in Mexico during private lessons, but not in group classes. Sorry!