Start the new year off right by signing up for a free, six-week class titled Let’s Talk: Conversational Spanish, hosted at your Mockingbird Branch Library. Did you know over 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish? That makes it the second most popular and spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, and the world’s fourth-most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese, English, and Hindi.
With such strong numbers, we know there are more than a few of you out there who might be interested in picking up some basics when it comes to speaking Spanish. We will invite in instructor Isabel Trujillo, who will provide basic Spanish language instruction using a conversational teaching style in this library sponsored class. Participants will learn basic phrases, practice pronunciation and phrases with other class members, and leave with general knowledge of this beautiful language.
Class size will be limited to the first 10 adults that register and we do anticipate this class to fill up quickly so be sure you register and secure your seat in the class by contacting the Mockingbird Branch at 325-437-7323. Classes will begin on Monday, January 13 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM, and will continue every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, at the same time, through Monday, February 24.
Please Note: You will not be fluent speakers by the end of the class series, but you will get a foundation for being able to practice some basic Spanish skills within the community and to other Spanish-speakers, with practice. To continue your education, the library offers a number of books, audiobooks on CDs, and DVDs, to help you learn Spanish. Additionally, we offer access to an amazing database called Pronunciator, which can help you learn any of 80 languages, online, via any device that is able to connect to the Internet, as long as you have a valid library card.
Again, the Registration Period is Open, and will remain so until the class is full. Participation will be limited to the first 10 who register, and by registering, you will be doing so for each of the classes in the six-week course. For more information, or to register for the series, contact staff at 325-437-7323.