The Chicago Spanish Language Meetup

(Note:many people attend without RSVPing, we are usually 15-20 people every Saturday.)

Panera Bread, 501 S. State St (at E. Congress Pkwy) in Chicago. The closest "L" stations are Harrison on the red line, Jackson on the blue line, and Library on the pink, brown and purple lines; it is across the street from Harold Washington Library. There are affordable parking lots and also metered street parking in the area. We usually seat at a big table by the back area of the place, close to the back door.

Whereas there is no fee for participating, a $5 minimum purchase at the venue is recommended (let's keep the venue happy!)

This is the usual description of the event:

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Nos reunimos para aprender, practicar y conversar en español. Mucha gente asiste a las reuniones para prepararse para viajar a España y a países latinoamericanos! Por favor haz RSVP = yes para asegurar que habrá suficientes personas para mantener nuestra reserva.
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We meet to learn, practice, and converse in Spanish. A lot of people are attending an event to prepare for travelling to Spain and Latin American countries! Please make your RSVP = yes to assure that we have enough people to hold our reservation.

N.B. Intentaremos hablar en español, pero principiantes y hispanohablantes de todos los niveles son bienvenidos.
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N.B. We will try to speak Spanish, but beginners and Spanish Speakers of all levels are welcome.

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  • Christopher G.

    The conversation was very good. About 80 to 90 percent of the time I spoke all in Spanish with a person by the name of Tom. Sometimes I switched to English when I didn't understand something in the conversation, but Tom continue to speak Spanish to me. I appreciated it when he helped guide me in just speaking Spanish and not English.

    January 19, 2013

  • Isabel M.

    I thought this information might be of interest for parents:


    Family program:
    Mom, Pops, & Youngsters -Song and story time for early Spanish learners
    Saturdays, from 10.30 to 11.30am beginning 01/12/2013 for 11 weeks
    Instituto Cervantes Library
    31 W. Ohio St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Saturdays[masked] am starting January 12th for 11 weeks
    Registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/305216
    Price: $180.00
    Visit Chicago.cervantes.es or call[masked] for more information and registration
    Give your child the opportunity to learn Spanish through fun activities at an age where leaning languages still goes without effort.
    Whether you are a native Spanish speaker or you wish to learn, you and your toddler will fit right into Instituto Cervantes' weekly celebration of music, stories, and the Spanish language. Traditional songs and rhymes are excellent building blocks for vocabulary and grammar, and singing together feels great in any language!

    January 10, 2013

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