y name is Patricio Tapia. I am a native Chilean who’s been teaching Spanish classes in Marin County for over eighteen years. During this time, I have developed a unique and highly effective conversation-based teaching approach that makes use of innovative visual aids to stimulate learning and promote lots of interaction. Grammar is learned primarily as a natural outcome of the focus on conversation. The relaxed atmosphere
builds confidence, and small class sizes afford ample time
for personal attention and feedback.
Intermediate classes read entertaining detective stories at gradually increasing levels of difficulty, written especially for people learning Spanish as a second language. Advanced classes read news articles from BBC Mundo and discuss current topics.
These Spanish classes are geared to
adults with busy lives. Ten levels of classes
are available on an ongoing, year-round basis, at various
times and locations in Marin. See Class
Schedules, Locations & Fees.
The higher study levels, rarely found at other schools,
provide continuity of learning as your mastery of the
If youve studied Spanish before, you can find a
class that picks up where you left off.
There are no expensive books to
buy: all reading materials are included in the
class fee! Beginner classes receive by email an mp3 audio of the highlights of their own class every week. This is a great tool, you can listen and study everywhere, while driving, at the gym, walking the dog .... students love it.
For class assessment, enrollment, or additional information, please contact me by phone: (415) 806-8101 or e-mail.