Cafe Y Conversacion En Español

OSH 421 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course description: A conversation class for high intermediate to advanced students, who would like to improve fluency and expand vocabulary in an informal setting.  The conversations will reinforce grammar and usage learned in Beginning and Intermediate Spanish and incorporate topics that are both useful and interesting, such as: best restaurants, travel and interesting things to do in Miami.



Week 1      

My best vacation, practice using preterit, vocabulary focus on making reservations, types of travel, modes of transportation and leisure activities

Week 2

The pros and cons of living in Miami; practice using present and present perfect tenses. Vocabulary focus on descriptive adjectives, adverbs and superlatives

Week 3

Dining out. Practice using various tenses.  Vocabulary focus on ordering food and beverages, evaluating restaurants in the Miami area, tipping, complaining to wait staff, etc.

Week 4

If you could live your life over again… Practice using conditional tenses and subjunctive mood.  Vocabulary focus on family, careers, finances, lost loves, etc.

Week 5

Individualistic cultures, such as American, vs. collective cultures, such as Cuban

Week 6 

Who ya gonna call? (health and care related emergencies). Practice using present real conditional and reflexive verbs. Vocabulary focus on health issues and car rental or ownership


Instructor: Ms. Susan Dow






This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020