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                            Fronimo's  November 1, 2008




                           en la casa de Ann y Ray, abril 2010


                             Las Margaritas por la tarde, junio 2016       


¡Bienvenida! ¿Quisiera platicar? ¿Te gusta la lengua? Andamos buscando aficionados. Tenemos un grupo de conversación. Quisiéramos amigos. ¿Estás listo?


There is only one reason to join Platique. You want to come to total immersion meetings. As you can see the purpose of the website is to manage meetings. Our Calendar is the most important page where you can see meeting info and RSVP Yes or No. Sometimes the bulletin board or discussion are involved in planning new meetings. Other than that here is nothing useful on the website. We don't teach Spanish. Aprendemos por reunión.
We have a reunión every week in different places, usually central or east. Active members attend four or more meetings per year. If you don't RSVP YES and come to some meetings you are just taking  up space.

The first requirement is that you MUST be able to CONVERSE in Spanish. No English allowed. Then you have to upload a picture of yourself, an identifiable photo of just you, your face, not a lot of other stuff or other people. A valid email address is required and don't change it unless you first change it on your Account here. 

HOW TO FIND A MEETING: We are currently a Private group. Applications to join must be approved by the Organizer. THEN you can log on to the Platique web site and go to the Home or Calendar page. Every member is invited to all meetings. Choose a meeting and put your name on the list. Start coming to meetings now.

HOW TO JOIN: Joining this group is easy. At the top of the page click on "Join Us" or "Sign Up", and fill out the application. I have two requirements.

1) Use your full name. I must know your name. When someone comes to an En Casa meeting we want to know who it is. Names and photos are only visible to members. 

2) When you are asked to upload photos you can put as many as you want showing things you like to do, activities, pictures of yourself and places you have been. However the Primary Photo you choose must be a picture of you. When the photo chosen for Primary is shrunk to 3" wide your face in the middle may shrink so far as to almost disappear, so crop the photo down to a head and shoulders picture of you so we can see who you are. This is an ID photo. I must clearly see your face. The photo must be in the format ,jpg, .png or .gif and must be less than 10 Megabytes. Names and photos are only visible to members. If you cannot sign with your full name or give an ID photo send me a private note at tucsonlou@gmail.com describing the problem.

- Spanish skill getting a little rusty? Need Practice? Want to meet with friends to chat in Spanish? You've come to the right place! We are a Conversation group of friends who meet just to chat in person in Spanish. We don't teach, just talk. Formal course work you get somewhere else. We only encourage active members. Lurking here will only be a waste of space and time. To benefit from Platique you will be attending meetings. Plan to meet a few advanced speakers fluent in Spanish and many more intermediate level speakers.

- Meetings are all in Spanish. Consider it to be a mini total immersion. Obviously, to survive without English, newcomers must be able at the very least to understand a really basic conversation, put together a question and understand the answer, slowly if necessary. This implies that you have a basic working vocabulary and are comfortable with conjugation. For those who are looking for something more oriented to teaching the basics, Cynthia, a Platique member, has a group that might be appropriate for you to consider. Check it out:  https://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Spanish-VOCABULARY-BUILDING-Meetup/

- You will observe that we have numerous fluent speakers or those with a teaching background. That should not be daunting. Almost every meeting will have a range from fluent to intermediate. We don't teach Spanish. We have Conversations, it's not like a meeting with an agenda unless avoiding English for an hour is an agenda. We don't teach, there are no lessons, no books. Come to speak Spanish.

- We meet to chat 'en español' and have fun in a low-key, relaxed atmosphere. Hope to see you at an event soon! Right now we are meeting about once a week mostly on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Most of our meetings are in  Mexican restaurants mostly in mid-central/East Tucson. Other meetings could be anywhere in town in a private home, "En Casa". Some meetings will be announced from meetup.com by email. All meetings will be on the Platique Meeting Calendar. Everyone has to use the Calendar to keep current on meetings. You need to read your email or visit the website regularly to keep informed about about meeting changes and locations

We're 229 aficionados

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30 PM

    Dinner at La Hacienda

    3 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    2 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:30 PM

    En Casa de Lou Lampe

    4 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:30 PM

    BEYOND BREAD ON CAMPBELL -- Now our regular SECOND WEDNESDAY --

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:30 PM

    Las Margaritas on Grant at 6:30

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:30 PM

    Dinner at La Hacienda

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:30 PM

    En Casa de Barbara Beeton

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    BEYOND BREAD ON CAMPBELL -- Now our regular SECOND WEDNESDAY --

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30 PM

    Las Margaritas on Grant at 6:30

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:30 PM

    Dinner at La Hacienda

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:00 PM

    Conversación avanzada en español!

    1 aficionados attending
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:30 PM

    En Casa

    1 aficionados attending
 
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