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CUSLAR offers not-for-credit Spanish classes in spring and fall as part of our educational programming. 

Our language classes are personalized, interactive and taught by experienced instructors who are native speakers. The classes provide  an opportunity to learn a language in a small-group setting with a curriculum tailored to fit each group’s learning needs and goals. 



  • Spanish Elements I, for Beginners
  • Spanish III: Intermediate/Advanced Conversation

Spanish Elements II for Advanced Beginners has been cancelled for Spring 2018.

Spanish Elements I, or Beginning Spanish

For students who wish to begin learning Spanish and for those who are returning to formal study after a few years. This course presents Spanish pronunciation, basic grammar and vocabulary and works on students’ conversational skills. Latin American geography and culture are also introduced.

Course fee: $425 by the first day of class.

Meeting times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, February 6 – April 24, 2018
5:30-6:30 pm.
No class February 20 or April 3-5 for Cornell breaks.
Bad-weather make-up date: April 26.

Place: Rockefeller Hall Room B15, Cornell central campus.

Spanish Elements II, for Advanced Beginners

We expect to hold this level again starting in September 2018.

Spanish III: Intermediate/Advanced Conversation

Spanish speakers will develop expressive capacity in conversational Spanish through presentations and by leading group discussion. Targeted grammar and vocabulary review will supplement discussion.

Course fee: $325 by the first day of class.

Meeting times: Wednesday evenings, February 7 – April 18, 2018.
5:30-7:00 pm.
No class April 4 for Cornell spring break.
Bad-weather make-up date: April 25.

Place: Rockefeller Hall Room B15, Cornell central campus.

Instructor: Maria Gimma

Maria teaches Spanish at Seven Valleys New Tech Academy in Cortland, New York, and has been previously at Spencer-Van Etten and New Roots Charter School. She is dynamic, creative and experienced with all levels and ages of Spanish students. She is a native speaker from Colombia. We are very lucky to have her!


Fill out your online registration here.
Please make sure to hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

You will receive a separate confirmation email from us after you’ve registered. As it is not a computer-generated response, it may take us a couple of days to confirm!

To make a payment:

You can mail a check or drop it off at our office,
CUSLAR/CTA, 316 Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Pay with your credit card here:

When you click here, you will be taken to the secure CUSLAR page at PayPal, where you can complete your payment for CUSLAR Spanish online.

Be in touch with us with any questions you have!

Tim Shenk, CUSLAR Coordinator
Email :
Phone : 607-255-7293


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