"What Portlandia offers isn't elementary conversational Spanish nor college-style text-book Spanish. Walter Osorio teaches his students how to communicate. The book he uses is based around common verbs, enough grammar and along the way adds lots of fundamental vocabulary. Outside of class, Walter has created a community of students, friends and native Spanish speakers who gather weekly for movies or open conversation where a student, beginner or advanced, can hear and practice Spanish. I can wholeheartedly recommend Portlandia School which is guaranteed to get you way beyond buenas dias (or advance your current Spanish speaking ability)."