Why study Latin-American Spanish? Of the 469 million people speaking Spanish in the world, more than 418 million are in Latin America and in the United States. Latin America is a place with a splendid variety of accents and slangs that make this a rich linguistic experience. You will connect with cultures and slang from 19 countries throughout Central and South America. Latin American Spanish has a beautiful and soft pronunciation that makes it much easier to learn… and it’s much easier to understand ‘standard’ Spanish pronunciation once you know a Latin American accent than vice-versa!
How are we going to teach? We use a very practical approach, constants conversation and games within the group and the teacher. In addition, you will listen different audios (from radios around South and Central America) with different accents so you will be able to recognise and understand the multiplicity of accents. As part of our conversations we are going to learn about latinamerica struggles and social movements: political groups as FARC, EZLN will be brought to the class from Colombia and Mexico (not physically!!!), climate groups such as COPIHN in Guatemala, gender issues with Mujeres Creando from Bolivia and more… a variety of social movements to connect with and understand.
Beginners: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Casa Francisco de Miranda (58 Grafton Way, W1T 5DL, Warren St), 03/10-12/12 and 16/01-27/03
Improvers: fortnightly Mondays 7-9pm, Unite House (128 Theobald’s Road, WC1X 8TN, Holborn), 02/10-11/12 and 15/01-12/03
~~Improvers is for people who can already hold a basic conversation in Spanish and will be a mix of grammar and conversation class~~
Student registration for 2017-18 opens on Sunday 17th September. For any inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org!