What we're about
"Where Native and non-native Spanish speakers meet, talk and grow"
We are the original Tampa Bay Area Web community for Spanish Language and Culture Aficionados. Our members are from different backgrounds, nationalities, ages and language skill levels.
We offer weekly Spanish language lessons and Spanish conversation for beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers and social activities for native and non-native Spanish speakers.
From the beginning, Tampa Spanish Language Meetup Group was created to foster a friendly and exciting environment for Spanish language natives and Spanish students to meet. Today, that excitement is still very much alive with social events that allow our members to mingle and speak Spanish with natives and non-natives while having fun.
Our members' desire to help others has evolved into a fun and exciting place to learn and grow. That sense of learning has matured into an ongoing study group that helps beginners and advanced Spanish speakers improve or develop their Spanish language skills.
The Tampa Spanish Language Meetup Group is a Tampa Bay based group for current & former students of Spanish and for those who wish to broaden their vocabulary & increase their understanding of the Spanish language and culture. The group is a great way to share & exchange your experiences in Spain and Spanish speaking countries.
Current Member Benefits:
1) Four (!) meetings every week - attend one or all meetings - no excuse to not speak Spanish!
2) Occasional movie and/or game nights (in Spanish w/subtitles) --free to our members
3) Occasional dinners, socials, game nights etc designed to foster Spanish conversation
4) A comprehensive online and link library of Spanish Language resources
5) Members are encouraged to add events (and host events) to our group - examples: Spanish language movies, theater, restaurants, book clubs, dancing and so on.
# Our intermediate and advanced Spanish students meet every Tuesday night from 7PM to 9 PM in South Tampa (near Kennedy and Westshore) for Spanish conversation.
# Our beginning Spanish Language students meet on Thursday night at 7 PM in Carrollwood off of Dale Mabry. Meetings change depending on the groups needs but our "normal" meeting is one hour of conversation in Spanish and one hour of Spanish lessons.
# We have an additional meeting in Brandon on Mondays at 7pm, for our members in the area.
# We have a weekly meeting in St Pete for all levels
# Our Spanish movies/game nights are in Town and Country right off the Veterans Expressway. Movies are designed to increase Spanish listening comprehension and to foster an understanding of Spanish culture and history of Spanish speaking countries
# We love when Native Spanish Speakers and Spanish Language instructors so their membership dues are waved. Native Spanish Speakers are encouraged to visit, converse, tell us about their country and/or to help us with our Spanish.
# More information about the group is available under the table of contents below
# For our meeting locations please join our group and remember to RSVP if you are coming. New members are allowed to attend a meeting without paying dues.
MEETING ADDRESSES ARE ONLY GIVEN TO MEMBERS. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND A FREE SPANISH LESSON AND/OR EVENT BEFORE PAYING THE MEMBERSHIP FEE.
PLEASE INCLUDE A PICTURE PHOTO THAT ALLOWS THE GROUP TO IDENTIFY YOU (HEAD SHOT IS PREFERRED) .
RSVPs ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL MEETINGS.
Access to the group, its Spanish lessons and events for only a $10/year (the year starts on the day of payment). This nominal fee is to help the organizer cover the costs of this meetup.
New members are welcome to attend a meeting before paying their membership fee.
Membership fees are always waived for native speakers and volunteer instructors. If you are Native - please send me a note via meetup messaging by clicking on my name, so that I can mark you exempt.
Textbooks we use for the Spanish language beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish study groups: http://www.meetup.com/SpeakSpanish/pages/Te... (http://www.meetup.com/SpeakSpanish/pages/Textbooks_for_our_Spanish_Language_Study_Groups/)
Our Favorite and Free Resources to Learn Spanish: http://www.meetup.com/SpeakSpanish/pages/Fa... (http://www.meetup.com/SpeakSpanish/pages/Favorite_*Free*_Resources_to_Learn_Spanish)