Spanish Conversation Group at East Library

Join our informal Spanish conversation group, including intermediate-advanced students and native speakers. It is not an instructional time and no English is spoken during the meetings. It is an opportunity to enjoy and practice speaking and learn casually from more experienced speakers. The group welcomes new participants as well as ideas for activities or topics of discussion.

Where: East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.
When: Thursdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.


I wonder if my daughter would be welcome to come even though she is beginning Spanish this year. I really want her to hear the language as much as possible before reading and studying it in order to get an ear for it. I think it will help her to be able to read the words and speak them correctly if she has had much experience hearing them first.

Thank you for your consideration,

Yes, your daughter would be welcome to attend! Between 1:30 and 3 pm participants don't speak English and the level is intermediate to advanced. Some participants just listen and then try a few phrases. Everyone is really supportive. We hope she can make it!

Are there classes offered through the library for beginning Spanish speakers? We thought we'd seen some offered at 21C but now can't find them.

Hi there. I'm afraid we do not have any classes for beginning Spanish speakers at this time. However, you could come to this class and listen and maybe try a few phrases (see the comment above yours). Hope this helps!

Is there any evening classes to attend. Im trying to learn spanish, just dont speak it in my home, and would love to sit with people who speak spanish. I work till 5pm. Any classes around that time. Thank you.

Unfortunately, we no longer offer the Speak Spanish program to learn Spanish. PPLD does have a language instruction database similar to Rosetta Stone, called Mango Languages. It is online and self-paced. If you go to the library's webpage and at the top click on Research, then All Databases, and in the search box type in Mango Languages, this will bring up the link. You will have to authenticate with your library card and PIN to use the database. You can use it as a guest or create an account. You will not receive any emails, if you set up an account. In addition, after you set up an account, you can download the app to a smartphone or tablet and use Mango Languages that way.

I am an advanced beginner, need to be around Spanish speakers. Is the group still active?

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