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Workshop: Introduction to Spanish
This Introduction to Spanish workshop is for you if you are learning Spanish as a second or heritage language. This information-, practice-, and feedback-packed workshop is ideal for learners at the beginner Spanish level with no prior experience in the language or for more advanced students who want to brush up on their basic Spanish language skills. This is workshop #5 of our fall Spanish language workshop series. Both first-time and returning participants are welcome to attend as we do an in-depth review at the top of each workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at LanGo Institute from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each workshop will be capped at 8 participants to maximize the language learning experience. Major topics will include: • Review of topics from workshop #4: Spanish verbs and their conjugations; prepositions of place and giving directions • More high frequency Spanish verbs and their conjugations • Using irregular present tense verbs (i.e. ir, hacer, salir, etc.) and conjugations • When to use saber vs. conocer • Conversation practice opportunities with instructor feedback • Resources for further study and practice All learning materials are provided. Workshop cost: $25 Registration and payment deadline: Friday, November 16th, 2018 To register for the workshop series, RSVP here and then visit: Instructor: Marcus Rodriguez Marcus Rodriguez is an experienced language educator, focusing on Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics. He received both his B.A. (2011) and M.A. (2015) in Spanish from the University of North Texas, where he currently teaches undergraduate Spanish courses. In addition to his education, he has also worked abroad for the Government of Extremadura, Spain, teaching English in both primary and secondary institutions between[masked]. If you are interested in helping out during the workshop series as a teaching assistant/conversation partner, RSVP here and email Lisa your availability. We hope you'll join us for this information-, practice-, and feedback-packed workshop series. ¡Te hablo pronto! 💬 /Lisa & Marcus

LanGo Institute

11346 Emerald St · Dallas, tx

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What we're about

LanGo Dallas is a community of people who enjoy learning languages. We are here to support language learners in Dallas and help you with advice, resources, and motivation, and with finding conversation partners and opportunities so you can practice your target language. It doesn't matter if you are fluent in five languages or a beginner in all the languages you want to learn. The door is open for everyone. Our meetups are hosted at LanGo Institute and at other partner venues all around Dallas.

What we do:

- Language exchanges, "linguistic speed friending" events, and other social networking events to connect you with like-minded people

- Information- and feedback-packed workshops with skilled language teachers

- "Flipped classroom" Q&A sessions on target languages of interest

- Language+ experiences where you can learn and practice your language skills in an immersive setting

Do you have an interest in learning and practicing a second or heritage language? At our language exchanges, you can TEACH your native language or a language you are fluent in to someone else in exchange for LEARNING their native language or a language they are fluent in. You can do this by meeting up regularly with a language exchange partner for an hour or so at LanGo Institute or at a coffee shop or restaurant. It's also a great way to make new friends and learn about other cultures. Dallas is a diverse city with speakers of many different language varieties, and there are so many people who want to learn. Let’s match up to practice and learn from each other!

We will meet socially as a group to have fun and hold "linguistic speed friending" events to improve everyone's chances of finding a language partner. We'll also hold events where we invite instructors to speak and give tips on how people can more effectively find practice partners and teach and learn from each other. For those looking for immersion learning opportunities, we'll organize excursions and trips throughout the year to different destinations where you can practice your language skills in authentic settings!

Don't worry about feeling embarrassed if you don't know much of the language you want to learn, whether you are a complete beginner or very advanced, you can always get better by making new friends and practicing with someone who speaks the language and knows the culture. It takes practice with a partner to improve, and that's what this group is all about: finding partners who want to learn another language from each other!

Our purpose:

- To encourage and promote multilingualism and multiculturalism

- To empower people from different backgrounds to learn from each other

- To promote diversity and cultural growth

- To build social networks through friendly interactions and common interests

- To provide unique, quality, and fun opportunities for language and culture learning, practice, and experiences

Our core value:
We are firm believers in the social and experiential approach to language learning. We believe language education and cultural awareness empowers people to become confident, open-minded learners for life.

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