What we're about

We are a mixed group of English and Spanish speakers interested in improving our conversational skills. We are very informal and relaxed and always welcome new members! 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 normally meet several times per week: we rotate between various downtown Sarasota cafés/restaurants. We also have "paid", limited attendance, tutoring sessions ($5 - $10 to the Tutor and the location venue). You are welcome and encouraged to find Study Buddies and meet on your own time.

We also organize other activities related to Hispanic cultures, ranging from salsa dance classes and Spanish-language movies to all types of cultural events. There may even be some travel to Spanish-speaking countries.

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

1. Any Member can post an Event, but, you must attend your events (Event Manager) and 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!

Upcoming events (5)

Spanish Basics with Gregorio (Introductory Level)

Online event


¿Listos para aprender un nuevo lenguaje? Are you ready to learn a new language? This class is for those who have limited experience in Spanish, a language spoken by over 600 million people. We will cover grammar and vocabulary designed for the introductory level student. You will feel more comfortable speaking and understanding Spanish. Please RSVP. There is a $10 fee for the class. If you do not have zoom you can either download it or join from your browser. Click on the link below to join. ¡Hasta pronto! See you soon! There are three ways to join. Either: 1) Use the following link in your web browser https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3156857568?pwd=dXd3L0xyQVo0Yy9ZR0RzS3o3dndidz09 2) From you Zoom account or application, use the following information: Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] 3) From your phone call one of the two numbers below and use the following information [masked] US [masked] US Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

Spanish Book Club

Online event

This is a Spanish book club for upper intermediate and advanced Spanish students. Every week we will read, on our own, a couple of chapters, about 15 short pages, from the book that we are reading at the time, we will not read together. When we meet, we will discuss the substance of the chapter as well as any interesting grammar, vocabulary and idioms, in Spanish as much as possible We will be using books written for Spanish students by Paco Ardit. The books cost about $10 - $15 for paper back and about $5 for a Kindle version. This group will read books at the C1-Advanced Learners level We are currently on our second book Elektra https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1522014136/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This week we will discussing chapter 6 *********************************************************************** We will meet via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3156857568 ***********************************************************************

Intercambio ... Cara a Cara; FREE mejorar tu Ingles (ESOL) o espanol ...

Please RSVP here at Meetup site, then.... Click this link to join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3156857568 ¿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?

Gulf Gate Library Advanced Spanish Conversation Circle (FREE)

Link to Zoom Meetup: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3156857568 (No Password) Gulf Gate Library has had a Spanish-Only Conversation Circle for years. During these Covid-19 times, it is being hosted on line on zoom here. 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. Previous Gulf Gate Library members are encouraged to join the Sarasota Spanish-English Meetup Group and participate in other activities we have..... Joining is Free and many (but not all) Meetups are Free.

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