Spanish for Social Justice for BIPOC Fall 2021 Virtual/Hybrid Courses Registration
¡Bienvenides! Welcome to Spanish for Social Justice!

Algarabía Language Co-op is excited to announce that we are offering Online/Hybrid Spanish classes at The People's Forum 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 The People's Forum. 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.


Spanish IV: Selected Topics High Intermediate - Español nivel intermedio alto
Saturdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm *ONLINE ONLY* Co-Sponsored by The People's Forum
October 23th, 2021 - December 18th, 2021 *Last class TBD

▪ Non-NYC based participants can join virtually through Zoom.
▪ 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.

NOTE: In-person classes will follow all COVID safety guidelines at The People's Forum. 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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All courses focus on the of inclusive, gender-neutral and anti-racist language. There is emphasis on validating U.S. Spanish and other varieties of Spanish often considered "non-standard." We actively include the use of "vos" as used in Central America.

Spanish IV: Selected Topics High Intermediate - Español nivel intermedio alto
Instructor: Nina Figueroa
Saturdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm *VIRTUAL ONLY* Co-Sponsored by The People's Forum
October 23rd, 2021 - December 18th, 2021
10 weeks; 30 hrs.

Course Description:
Reviews topics covered in Spanish I-III courses. Covers grammar review and text editing; focus is on short story writing and reading fiction by Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean women; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various varieties of Spanish through documentary and other media.

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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