Upcoming Events

1/13 – PBO Bingo Starts! Ask your teacher for a BINGO card & play with us all year long to win free classes!

2/8 – Our annual Open House Potluck!

2/11 – Our 12-week Subjunctive Course Starts

2/23 – Workshop: Most Common Mistakes in Spanish

3/12 – 3/22 – San Diego Latino Film Festival

5/16 & 5/17 – Immersion Weekend 1 (info coming soon)

5/30 & 5/31 – Immersion Weekend 2 (info coming soon)

6/29 – 7/5 – Closed for summer break

7/11 – Walk & Talk trip to Spain


Annual Open House

Our Annual Open House will be on Saturday 2/8. Please contact us at immerseyourself@purabuenaonda.com if you are interested in attending.

If you are a current student, please sign up directly on MindBody. If you are bringing a +1, please send us their name + email address.



Workshop: Most Common Mistakes in Spanish

Have you ever wanted to just sound better speaking Spanish? To improve all those pesky little mistakes you make? If you answered yes, we have the perfect workshop for you!

The workshop is for levels A3 – B3 and will be offered on Sunday 2/23/20 @ 2pm.

You may either be a past/current Pura Buena Onda student to attend 


you can sign up for a level assessment, and if you’re level is A3 or above, you may attend.

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Email us to schedule a level assessment: immerseyourself@purabuenaonda.com



The Subjunctive Made Simple

The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived!

PBO will once again be offering an intensive Subjunctive course!

(It has probably been 8 years since we have done it!)

When most Spanish students think about the subjunctive, they immediately feel a sense of dread and anxiety. They get so overwhelmed by this topic, that most students shy away from it.

But what if I told you that 90% of this topic is actually pretty straightforward  and not nearly as difficult as you thought?

What if I told you that after these 12 weeks you would have a really good idea  of when to use the subjunctive 90% of the time and that you would be able to determine which of the 4 subjunctive tenses to use?

Would you give yourself the chance to learn it?

This course is going to revolve around:

 subjunctive triggers
learning how to determine which of the 4 Subjunctive Tenses to use
and mindset

 More than anything, we want you to be exposed to the 90% of the subjunctive that is straightforward and not nearly as difficult to learn as you may think.

With 12 weeks dedicated to learning & practicing that 90%,
you will be able to master this beast in no time!

After this course we also hope that you will feel excited about the Subjunctive and no longer afraid of it!

Basic info

  • It will be a 12 week online course
    • Each class will be one hour long, with approximately half the class dedicated to instruction, and half to practice
  • The class instruction will be in English, not in Spanish (complicated subject matter)
  • There will be weekly homework, which will be mostly in Spanish, with some translation work
    • The weekly homework is expected to take 60-90 minutes per week
  • The course is $333.33, which includes 12 hours of live, online class time + weekly homework assignments with answer keys when applicable
  • Levels B1-B2-B3-C1 are welcome (you must have decent knowledge of the other tenses)
  • Taught by Caro (the subjunctive fanatic)
  • Non-Pura Buena Onda students are welcome, but must have their level assessed first
  • Our goal with this course is to help you figure out when & how to use the Subjunctive a good 90% of the time. We will cover the most common uses, and possibly a few random nuances as well.


  • Only 30 spots available – this course WILL sell out, so we recommend that you sign up ASAP
  • We will meet 12 out of 14 weeks between the weeks of 2/10/20 and 5/11/20
    • We will meet online on Tuesdays, alternating between 1pm and 7pm, every other week
    • The classes will be recorded, so if you’re not able to be with us for every class, you may play it back at a later time
      • Playbacks will be available for 4 weeks from class date
      • We will meet online at 1pm on 2/11, 2/25, 3/17, 3/31, 4/21, and 5/5/20
      • We will meet online at 7pm on 2/18, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/28, and 5/12/20
      • We will not have class on 3/10 and 4/14/20
      • In the event that PBO needs to cancel a class due to an urgent matter, the make up class will be on 5/19/20 @ 1pm
  • When applicable, we will send you the answer key to the homework 24+ hours before the following class
  • Between class & homework it is approximately a 2-3 hour commitment per week
  • The course is non-refundable, non-transferable & non-extendable; no exceptions
  • To purchase the course please go to the “Courses” tab in MindBody

Online class details:

  • Zoom is the platform that we use for our online classes: https://zoom.us
  • You must have a computer with a working microphone + a camera
  • You must have a good internet connection & preferably a computer with 8GB of RAM
  • You must have WIRED headphones
  • You MUST have a quiet place to take the class (no coffee shops, etc.)
  • Your teacher will send you an invite with the link for the Zoom meeting, 10-15 minutes before each class.
  • If you intend to take this course, step 1 is to schedule an equipment check with us before you commit to taking it. Once you commit, if you have connection issues, we will not be responsible. Please contact Jules at jules.pbo@gmail.com to schedule a tech check. If you have already used Zoom in the past and are sure that you will not run into problems, you’re welcome to purchase the course first, and then schedule your teach check.

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us!

I am SUPER looking forward to being your Subjunctive Guide!


(if you are not a student at PBO, please email us and we will set up an account for you)



The annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is from 3/12 – 3/22/20. As always, several of our teachers will be taking a group to see a movie. These movies will be our social club event for March.



We are so excited to announce that Susanna will be taking another group to Spain in July of 2020! This will be her 3rd trip!

Check out the details!


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