This course is designed for people who have been studying Spanish and are familiar with all the verb tenses. Students will be expected to speak in Spanish and the class is taught in Spanish. Students will read articles taken from magazines, newspapers, websites, and Spanish literature. Small group discussions will give the students an opportunity to use a wide range of vocabulary while exploring current topics as well as cultural themes. Emphasis is on class participation and interaction. Students will need to buy the text Practice Makes Perfect-Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates PhD. A Spanish-English dictionary is recommended, and students will print documents at home for classroom use.