Somos Vecinos (“We are Neighbors”) is Casa Latina's Spanish language and exchange program.
Join Casa Latina for our Spanish Language program, Somos Vecinos! Classes are dynamic, interactive, and intended to help students feel comfortable conversing with the Spanish-speaking community. Classes are taught by native Spanish speakers and explore the culture of Latin America as well as themes related to Latinx immigrants living in the US.
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We offer five separate levels:
1. Basic Beginner A1
2. Basic Beginner A2
3. Beginner B
See below for more information about each level.
MOST CLASSES WILL REMAIN ONLINE THIS WINTER, except for BEGINNER B ON MONDAY NIGHTS, which meets in person! The Winter Session will begin on MONDAY, JANUARY 9th and will conclude on MONDAY, March 20th, 2023. (In observance of MLK, Jr. Day, there will be no classes on Monday January 16th.)
For students in the ADVANCED section, please note that this class will continue to meet on THURSDAY nights and will be taught ONLINE by Maestra Glendi.
Anyone attending the BEGINNER B IN-PERSON class on MONDAYS is advised to wear a mask inside the building and take extra precautions to ensure the health of all, including staying home if not feeling well.
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The Winter 2023 Session of Somos Vecinos will run from Monday, January 9th through Monday, March 20th, but each class has a different schedule. Please refer to the specific days and times listed below for each class:
A1 Basic Beginners is a class for true beginners who have no previous knowledge of Spanish. In this class, you will become familiar with the language, learning basic vocabulary and phrases. THURSDAY evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, via Zoom. This class will be taught by Maestro Paco, with an in-person option for the final class and end-of-term celebration.
A2 Basic Beginners is a beginner class for students who are returning to the program, and/or have had some exposure to the language but are not yet comfortable moving to a conversational level. TUESDAY evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, via Zoom. This class will be taught via Zoom by Maestra Glendi.
Elementary Beginner B – Mondays (In Person!) | 6-8:00 pm | 1/9-3/20
Elementary Beginner B classes are for students who know basic vocabulary and some simple phrases in Spanish but are eager to have more conversations in Spanish. In this level, you will improve your comprehension and use of simple phrases and grammatical structures and you will have the opportunity for IN PERSON language exchange activities AFTER CLASS with our community members who are studying English. MONDAY evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm, AT CASA LATINA in Seattle. This class will be taught in person by Maestro Paco.
Intermediate classes are for students who can hold a basic conversation in Spanish and are looking to cover verb forms beyond the simple present. In this course, students will explore the past, present and future verb forms and further develop their conversation skills. Class runs from 6:00 to 7:30 EITHER MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY (Choose ONE). Both groups will be taught via Zoom by Maestra Glendi.
Advanced classes are for students who converse freely in Spanish and are looking for a place to refine their understanding of the more complicated verb forms, as well as move their conversation skills to be able to discuss politics, literature and contemporary issues. Class runs from 6:00 to 7:30, via Zoom. This class will be taught via Zoom by Maestra Glendi.