Latin American Spanish

As of early November 2019, you can still book both of our Spanish classes! Drop us an email at babelsblessing@gmail.com letting us know what rate you want to pay, and we’ll hook you up with a registration link.

This year we have TWO groups: one Beginners class and one Improvers group. Both classes are with our fantastic new teacher, Carolina.

So which one do I take?

  1. IMPROVERS is para lxs alumnxs que ya hablan un poco de espanol, and for the students who completed last year’s Beginner Spanish course. It will be on Thursdays from 6-8pm @ Praxis Community Projects in Bethnal Green. You can now register online here for the Improvers course.
  2. BEGINNERS is for those who speak no – or almost no – Spanish. It will be on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, at Victoria Park Community Centre in Hackney. You can now register online here for the Beginners course.

 


Why study Latin American Spanish?

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin. 90% of Spanish is spoken in Latin America. This is an opportunity to explore the language of a continent with its own voice and identity.

What and how are you going to learn? 

The courses are delivered using a participatory approach, giving students opportunities to interact with each other and benefit from regular tutor feedback.  During the course, we will look at the main differences between Latin American Spanish and European Spanish, as well as some of the varied lexis used in Latin America that has been influenced by indigenous and African languages. Students will also have the opportunity to express themselves through debates, role plays and games. Classes will be themed around diverse range of sociocultural and political contexts. Topics will also include Latin music, influential authors, politicians, women and figures of interest. The aim is to broaden horizons and break down prejudices, contributing towards a more inclusive and understanding society while having lot of fun!


How much does it cost?

Evening classes operate a sliding scale fee policy – you choose what you can afford. Depending on your financial situation each 2-hour class will cost you:

£10 – Student (total course cost £200 – £240)

£15 – Standard (total course cost £300 – £360)

£20 – Supporter (total course cost £400 – £480)

All profits from these fees go towards running our free English classes for refugees and migrants – so the more you pay, the more people we can support and teach!