Posted by: Anni Orekh | December 25, 2012

Spanish Cafe Conversational Classes – Latino-Canadian

Want to expand your Spanish vocabulary beyond: hola, por favor, and gracias? …keep up with your kids who are learning Spanish faster than you? …become an expert in Latino culture in minutes?

Come and hang out with us at our

Spanish Latino Cafe

A good place to start is the traditional Latino Coffee Ceremony.

Master only 3 words: cafe (coffee), leche (milk), and azucar (sugar) — maybe 4: cafe con pan (coffeebread), if you want something to snack on — and you will be able to hold your own in any Latino Spanish social situation, day or night.

Watch as one of our skilled instructors shows how traditional Latino drink their coffee through sugar cubes held in the mouth. This is to aid you in positioning your tongue and teeth for proper pronunciation of Spanish. When you have mastered this manoeuvre, you will be shown the ancient technique of drinking your coffee from the saucer. This aids you in positioning your lips for speaking Spanish.

Painlessly (without doing any homework), you’ll find that you have learned the partitive case of the noun — which means you’ll have mastered 80% of Spanish grammar in one swoop.

The Latino conversational Cafe was invented by the people who run Spanish Dynamics classes. We wanted a place where a few grown-ups at a time could learn Spanish, too, using some of the ideas we’ve tried out with children, and some new ideas we’ve discovered that work better with adults.

For example, we package the material to be learned into short “courses” of a very small number of sessions each (like 3), and aim at thoroughly learning a limited number of words and usages in these few hours.

We find that adults can commit to such short bursts, and can maintain their enthusiasm for the whole time, when they know exactly what they’ll learn.

The Spanish Conversational Cafe is held here in Toronto, at times that are agreeable to the people in each session. The small size of each group makes this type of scheduling more flexible.

We try to run each session with two real Spanish-speakers, so we get exposed to the different ways the language actually sounds. Often, this mix of Spanish/Latino accents and the different reasons for wanting to learn Spanish, cause each conversational Cafe get-together to take on a life of its own. And, of course, we discuss everything over a fair amount of coffee–it wouldn’t be Spanish, otherwise.

 

For other events in the Hispanic  community in Toronto, click here:

Time:

  • First Level third week of January 2013
  • Second level on  Feb 14, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm

Location: Toronto

Website or Map:

Event Type: Conversational, Spanish, classes, for, adults, in, Toronto                  

Organized By:  http://spanishimmersionlounge.com   

Event Description

Do you know a few words of Spanish already and would like to learn more?

Join us for Spanish Conversational Cafe Level 2 starting

Wednesday, March 14th, 7pm.

Contact Satu at 647. 448.2052  email here

Visit our website at 

Te esperamos!

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