What we're about

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Or practice your Spanish? Or ESL English?

We have Face-to-Face and Zoom Meetings.

We are a mixed-level group of English and Spanish speakers wanting to improve, very informal and very approachable and always welcoming new members!

And it is is FREE! (well, mostly free.)

It's a social group and not a class - just friends helping friends. (And, of course, if you are a native Spanish speaker who is willing to help us Gringos learn, well..... we really need you to join.)

We meet several times per week: in Sarasota cafés/restaurants. We also have "paid", limited attendance, tutoring sessions ($10). You will easily find Study-Buddies to meet on your own time.

We organize other activities related to Hispanic cultures, from salsa dance and Spanish-language movies to volunteer work. (There may even be some travel to Spanish-speaking countries.)

We don't have a lot of rules, but we do have a few.

Membership is free, many Meetups are Free, but some have a small fee.

1. Any Member can post an Event, but, you must attend your events write and update a description, choose the location, set the limits and cancel it if necessary.

2. RSVP Please! We strongly encourage you to RSVP (and un-rsvp). In some cases where seating is limited, it is mandatory. This is how we measure our success, and communicate with each other, and.... it is our 'appearance' to people looking to join.

3. Spend Money at the restaurants! It is difficult to find good locations and we need to be as generous with them and they are with us!

4. Not a School. Please note we are not a school (you need some basic knowledge of Spanish or English) and not all Meetups are suitable for all members.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Intercambio .... FREE mejorar tu Ingles (ESOL) o espanol ...

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Please RSVP here at Meetup site, then....
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¿Eres Hispano-hablante que quiere practicar inglés, o mejorar tu Inglais?
Are you a Gringo (like me) who wants to be able to speak in whole sentences? And 'get-it-right'?

La idea aquí es que la gent ayude a la gente, gringos y latinos, cara a cara en grupos pequeños, sólo hablando. Todos hemos tenido suficiente escuela, suficiente gramática, suficiente tarea. Lo que necesitamos ahora es practicar lenta, suavemente ... con alguien que haga correcciones . ¿Si o no? Estás de acuerdo? En inglés decimos: "Get it Right". Como se dice "Get it Right" en espanol?

The idea here is people-helping-people, Gringos and Latinos, face to face in small groups, just talking. We have all had enough school, enough grammar, enough homework. What we need now, is slow, gentle, practice... with someone making corrections. Si o No? Estas de acuerdo?

Spanish English Conversation LIVE! In-person at Gulf Gate Library

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Every two weeks on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.
(It is possible that we will have additional meetings on additional Thursdays. But.... you have to check here for confirmation)

La biblioteca de Gulf Gate ha tenido un círculo de conversación solo en español durante años.
El Grupo está moderado por Ruth de Colombia y Carolina de Venezuela.

Gulf Gate Library has had a Spanish-Only Conversation Circle for years.
The Group is moderated by Ruth de Colombia y Carolina de Venezuela.

Se habla solamente Español

This conversation circle group is a collection of diverse hispano hablantes (or learners) who meet to chat about local or current events, or to just chat.

Sarasota/Roanoke Spanish Online Conversation Group

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Lets get together online! Spanish conversation for intermediate and advanced speakers, who want to practice speaking Spanish in a fun environment.

Essential Spanish with Gregorio

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¿Listos para mejorar su dominio de español?

This class is for those who have experience in Spanish and are striving for fluency. We will cover key concepts in grammar and build vocabulary with theme based learning. You will refine your ability to speak Spanish correctly and comfortably as well as understand completely what you hear.

RSVP is required. There is a $20 fee for the class.

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Basic Spanish/Beginner Level

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