Spanish for Social Justice for BIPOC Fall 2021 In-Person Class Registration
¡Bienvenides! Welcome to Spanish for Social Justice!

Algarabía Language Co-op is excited to announce that we are going back to in-person Spanish classes at Mayday Space and will have new Spanish instructors joining us this fall!

Spanish for Social Justice courses are offered by Algarabía Language Co-op in partnership with Mayday Space. We offer courses at the BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE levels of fluency to those interested in topics of social justice, politics, and culture. Through weekly social justice themes, and using a communicative and popular education approach, participants will improve their Spanish skills and critically engage with various Latinx and Latin American cultural productions (centered around the lived experiences of working class people of Indigenous and African descent on the continent). These courses are designed for folks at different levels of fluency in their productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. Special focus will be given to learning vocabulary and community organizing terminology relevant to contemporary social movements in New York City, one of the largest and most diverse Spanish-speaking cities in the world, the rest of the U.S. and Latin America.


October 17th, 2021 – December 19th, 2021

True Beginner 9am – 12pm
High Beginner 1pm – 4pm
Low Intermediate 5pm – 8pm

▪ This program is for Black, Indigenous and People of Color only.
▪ Please only apply if you are able to attend most of the classes.
▪ Each session can hold up to 15 participants.
▪ Cost of class $200-$300 sliding scale. This includes all course materials.
▪ Half of all contributions go directly to support Mayday Space.

NOTE: In-person classes will follow all COVID safety guidelines at Mayday Space. This program is for BIPOC-only and prioritizes working class, LGBTQ+ and Spanish bilinguals (heritage speakers of Spanish). As part of Algarabía's mission to make our courses accessible, we have sliding-scale rate options and payment plans available. Once you complete the application and are selected, you will be given the opportunity to apply to these discounted rates individually.

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True Beginner - Spanish Language Course I
For those with no formal training in the language.Covers the basics of reading, writing and grammar; focus is on pronunciation and oral fluency; explores how to overcome affective barriers to language learning

Class meets in-person
Sundays, October 17th, 2021 – December 19th, 2021 - 9:00-12:00pm (30 hrs./15min. break)

High Beginner - Spanish Language Course II

Reviews topics covered in Spanish I courses. Covers grammar review; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various varieties of Spanish through TV series and other media.

Class meets in-person
Sundays, October 17th, 2021 – December 19th, 2021 - 1:00-4:00pm (30 hrs./15min. break)

Low Intermediate - Spanish Language Course III

Reviews topics covered in Spanish I & II courses. Covers grammar review, social movement vocabulary building, and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various varieties of Spanish through film and other media.

Class meets in-person
Sundays, October 17th, 2021 – December 19th, 2021 - 5:00-8:00pm (30 hrs./15min. break)

ABOUT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: At Algarabía Language Co-op, we see language learning as a meaningful, collaborative and transformative process reflected in our training in hands-on communicative and task-based language teaching approaches and our use of popular education in the language classroom. We seek to support the holistic development of all language learners as they become competent multilingual speakers. We devise classroom activities and use textbooks and other original didactic materials that meet our participants’ needs and that represent the linguistic and racial/ethnic diversity of the Spanish-speaking worlds.
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