Spanish as a Second Language is a series of six-week beginner level Spanish class es for all people that feature:
- Cross-cultural experience. Cultural awareness and sensitivity towards Spanish-speaking neighbors.
- Qualified language teachers with excellent linguistic skills.
- Classes ranging from 12 to 20 students.
- Focus and emphasis on ways in which we serve and love our neighbor, rather than on the usual grammatical approaches.
Want to know more?
- Check out the Frequently Asked Questions
Want to teach a class?
Want to host a site?
- Please contact email@example.com.
Here's a Step-by-step process for hosting a site
- Review the Host Site Commitment
- Select an Ambassador for the program in your local congregation. Review the Ambassador checklist for more information.
- Determine the dates for your class (select the best day and time for your church). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date.
- Your local church donates $400 to reserve the class time and secure a teacher.
- Gather 12-20 persons to take a class. Each person should expect to pay $30 per person. The local church gathers funds, reimburses the $400 expense, and sends the rest to us.
- Come to the training for ambassadors and teachers.
- Each week, the Ambassador lets us know how it goes by submitting the Weekly Spreadsheet
- The Weekly Spreadsheet is also available in excel or as an Editable PDF.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Teacher Application
- Teacher Memorandum of Understanding
- Host Site Commitment
- Ambassador checklist
- More Questions? email: email@example.com
"I commit to attending all meetings of the class I have selected above. If I find that I am unable to attend a class meeting, I will contact the liaison person as early as possible. I expect to make a voluntary donation(s) as I am able, to help support the NIC-UMC Spanish as a Second Language program."Child Care: If you need child care, you will need to contact the site point person to see if child care will be available at the site.
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