Beginning Conversational Spanish starts with language fundamentals including the alphabet, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and grammar rules. Emphasis is placed on simple conversational situations. Students learn sentences and phrases they need to express themeselves in Spanish at work and while traveling. Take each class in sequence. Required Text: Practical Spanish Grammar, by Marcial Prado (ISBN: 0-471-13446-5) available online. Please purchase the book prior to the first class meeting.