LET’S SPEAK IN SPANISH from the CreArte Latino Cultural Center starts June 29

The CreArte Latino Cultural Center continues its programming for English speakers by offering its next conversational Spanish course, “Conversemos en Español / Parlons en Spanish”, designed for low to intermediate Spanish speakers, starting June 29.

The class will meet every Tuesday for six weeks, from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., via the Zoom platform. Each class will focus on grammar and conversation. The fee is $ 75. To register, visit www.creartelatino.org.

Instructor Alexander Cubillos has planned a variety of activities and games to keep learning interesting and fun.

“I love doing this,” says Cubillos. “Speaking another language is a wonderful experience, it is a passport to a new world.” He adds that the “Conversemos” class is an environment where participants can feel motivated, comfortable and enthusiastic about improving their second language.

According to Carolina Franco, president and artistic director of the CreArte Latino Cultural Center, a big part of the organization’s mission is to offer educational initiatives that build relationships with the surrounding community. “We are passionate about working with people of all ages to create a cultural exchange between Latinos and the community at large. Speaking different languages ​​can be a barrier between us. ‘Conversemos en Español / Let’s speak Spanish’ is one way we hope to break down that barrier, ”says Franco.

CreArte was founded in 2012 as a creative hub for the Hispanic Latino / Hispanic community in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It became a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in 2017. As of 2019, the theater was producing nine plays a year, scripted and improvised, in collaboration with artists from Sarasota and across Latin America. Volunteers are currently completing construction on their new home at 8251 15th St. East in Sarasota.

To learn more about CreArte Latino, make a donation or register for activities, visit www.creartelatino.org or Crearte Latino on Facebook.

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