Spanish 1


Spanish 1 introduces you to the very basic aspects of the language. Emphasis is on practice, confidence building and language topics including introductions, places, work, and food. Class focuses on improving speaking and listening with some attention to basic grammar such as present tense and the future using “Going to.” Short texts are introduced for reading, and as prompts to begin writing basic sentences. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply the above information in structured environments.There is a recommended textbook: The Everything Learning Spanish Book, 2nd Edition, by Julie Gutin. [ISBN-13: 978-1598691733 ISBN-10: 1598691732]

Please contact the Continuing Education office as soon as possible. If you cancel within 2 business days before the first class meets, we will refund all but a $6.00 processing fee.* If you choose to transfer, the processing fee will be waived. Class and material fees can not be refunded after the first session of a course has started.
*(Exceptions: Electric Vehicles and CFP Live Review)

South Seattle College Continuing Education

South Seattle College Continuing Education offers over 150 lifelong learning classes each quarter for everything from Computer Skills to Cooking to Home Repair. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, these classes provide the learning opportunities you’re looking for, along with the flexibility you need. Continuing Education classes are primarily non-credit and non-graded.

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  • complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program or get your bachelor's here on campus in our new BAS program or from one of our university partners.
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  • improve basic skills

A moderate teacher/student ratio at South translates into personal attention for each student. Faculty members are exceptionally well qualified in their subject areas and are truly interested in helping each student achieve success.

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About the Instructor

Sally Andrews

As an experienced traveler to 22 countries – including Mexico, Bolivia and Spain; Sally understands the joys and challenges of international travel and the important role that language plays. Communicating with others in their native language brings you closer to the cultural travel experience you want to have. Meaningful travel experience can happen in markets, cafes and museums, and any attempt at speaking the local language helps you cultivate these experiences and connections. As a proud resident of West Seattle, Sally loves teaching and sharing her passion for language, culture and travel at South Seattle College. She is a strong proponent of lifelong learning and enjoys teaching motivated and engaged Continuing Education Students. Sally has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with an endorsement in Spanish from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Master’s Degree in Linguistics with a TESOL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.