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Spanish Conversation Club in DC
Spanish Immersion Weekend in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley


2005 Program : Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you are seeking to develop and practice your Spanish conversational skills in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere, come and join our Club!

What will you do?

Perhaps you've studied Spanish for years and probably know the grammar inside and out but you still feel unable to converse comfortably. This “Conversation Club” is intended to help you acquire confidence, perfect your language skills or maintain your language ability by meeting on a regular basis.

You will spend 24 full hours (2 hours per meeting) with native Spanish experienced instructors in activities especially designed to help you develop and improve your Spanish conversational skills. You will read and discuss articles on contemporary topics, watch movies, and practice advanced role plays that will teach you how to express yourself correctly and confidently.

Where will you meet?

We are conveniently located at 1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, only four blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line).

Who can attend?

This class is conducted in a discussion format and is for low intermediate to advanced students interested in speaking perfectly and intuitively without inhibition.

What is the cost & what is included?

The cost is $ 220 and it includes:

  • 24 hours of Spanish instruction (2 hours per meeting)
  • Newspapers & additional material for discussion
  • coffee
  • information about current events (concerts, plays, movies, festivals, etc.)

ow do you register?

  • on line at
  • over the phone at 202-667-1660/ 202-431-3397/ 703-314-9769

Note: space is limited. Register as soon as possible as it will fill up quickly.

Cancellation and Refunds

No refunds.

SPANISH IMMERSION WEEKEND in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley

2005 Dates: No dates scheduled yet.

Enjoy an out-of-the ordinary opportunity to develop and practice your Spanish conversational skills in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. (Only 3 hours from Washington, DC area and 2 hours from Richmond).

What will you do?

The entire weekend takes place in Spanish. The program includes 15-18 contact hours of Spanish with experienced and enthusiastic native instructors. Structured and semi-structured classes are held throughout the day both indoors and outdoors. Participants are put in a variety of settings requiring different forms of communication. On both days there will be 1-2 hours devoted to grammar and practical Spanish based on the specific needs of the participants as shown on a brief test and in conversation.

Activities may include:

  • Walking trips along the Cedar Creek Trail (where ammunition was made for the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War).
  • Visits to the Lace Falls, the Monacan Indian Living History Village, the Natural Bridge Caverns and the Wax Museum
  • wine tasting
  • miniature golf
  • movies (in Spanish, without subtitles)
  • tasting of Latin American traditional dishes
  • tennis tournaments
  • board games competitions
  • short stories & newspapers discussions

Where will you be?

Relax, unwind, explore, and have fun while learning and practicing Spanish amidst a beautiful nature park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of the worldıs natural wonders and a National Historic Landmark, Natural Bridge is conveniently located on U.S. 11 & Route 130, in Virginiaıs Shenandoah Valley.

  • less than 5 minutes from I-81 off of exits 175 and 180
  • 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • 15 minutes from I-64
  • only 3 hours from Washington, DC area and 2 hours from Richmond.

To learn more about Natural Bridge, go to

Plan to arrive at Natural Bridge on Saturday morning by 10:45 a.m. Activities begin at 11:00 a.m. (optional Friday evening arrival). Expect to depart Sunday around 5:00 p.m.

Note that transportation to and from the site is not provided.

Who can attend?

Our October 9-10 Spanish weekend is open to people of all ages who have previously studied Spanish and are able to at least maintain a basic level of conversation in Spanish.

What is the cost & what is included?

The cost of the program is $ 470.

Special Offer: Book by August 18 and get $50 off (only applicable for overnight stay) or pay $345 ( for participants who do not need overnight stay or breakfast).

The weekend program includes:

  • One night accommodation at Natural Bridge Hotel
  • A full-course dinner, "good food & plenty of it," in the Colonial Dining Room at Natural Bridge Hotel
  • One breakfast buffet in the Colonial Dining Room
  • Instructor fees
  • Course materials
  • Pre-trip package with reading material, directions, and other details.

Note that lunches are not included.

How do you register?

  • on line
  • over the phone at 202-857-8384
  • via fax at 202-463-8091

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