Somos Vecinos (“We are Neighbors”) is Casa Latina's Spanish language and exchange program. 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 Latino immigrants living in the US. Intermediate and advanced classes include language exchange with students taking Casa Latina’s English classes.
Below you can find more detail of the separate classes offered in the Fall 2021 Somos Vecinos program. MOST CLASSES WILL REMAIN ONLINE THIS FALL, with the exception of Beginner B on Monday nights! The fall session goes from Thursday, September 9th – Monday, November 22nd. Each class level has a different schedule. Please refer to the calendar below. Visit the link to register today.
A1 Basic Beginners : Tuesdays (Online) 6 – 7:30 pm 9/14 to 11/16
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.
A2 Basic Beginners : Thursdays (Online) 6 – 7:30 pm 9/9 to 11/18 (No Class on 11/11)*
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.
Elementary Beginner B : Monday (In Person!) 6 – 8:15 pm 9/13 to 11/22 (No Class on 10/11)*
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.
Intermediate : Mondays (Online) 6 to 7:30 pm 9/13 to 11/22 (No Class on 10/11)
Intermediate : Wednesdays (Online) 6 – 7:30 pm 9/15* to 11/17
Intermediate classes are for students who can hold a 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 (SELECT ONE).
Advanced : Thursdays 6 – 7:30 pm 9/9 to 11/18 (No Class on 11/11)*
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, with occasional opportunities to meet for class in person at Casa Latina in the middle and at the end of the term.