Latin-American Culture and Current Affairs

Courses for people with knowledge of Spanish
Placement tests required for non-beginners
Enrich your knowledge of Spanish-speaking culture

















Characteristics

  • 6 or 12 sessions of 2 hours, once a week
  • Various themes
  • Material included
  • Available schedules: morning, after-noon and evening
  • Small groups
  • Highly qualified Spanish-speaking teachers
  • In-person and online classes

Cultural immersion

  • Reading and poetry workshops
  • Coffee-chat
  • "Bohemian evenings”
  • Choir and theatre

Method

  • Lectures
  • Participative and communicative approach
  • Authentic cultural content
  • Dynamic




Extras

  • Access to books and movies from the library and in digital format
  • Classes via internet to continue your learning
  • Special offers available
  • Free cultural activities
  • Participation in the theatre group and the choir (Optional)

Course periods

Winter 2022:
  • January 24th to March 11th
  • March 14th to April 29th
  • 12 weeks: From January 24th to April 29th



Spring 2022:
  • May 9th to June 20th
  • 12 weeks : From May 9th to August 5th



Summer 2022:
  • June 27th to August 5th



Fall 2022:
  • September 12th to October 24th
  • October 31st to December 9th
  • 12 weeks : From September 12th to December 5th

Available workshops

Let's tour Latin America and Spain!
(Intermediate level)

    The objective of the course is to take a general cultural and historical tour of 10 Spanish-speaking countries (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela), with topics of interest that will allow us to converse and “travel” along its creative frontiers. We will talk about history, famous people, cultural heritage, artistic expressions and ecological tourism.  

    Teacher: Verónica Lomelí Video

    Schedule

    Term: Spring - 2022

    From 12 May to 28 July: Thursday, 12 to 2 pm or 5 to 7 pm

    Prerequisite: Level A2, Grammar Básica or placement test

    24 hours = 12 sessions x 2 hours

    Cost: $305

The African roots of Latin American culture
(Intermediate level)

    One of the Latin American cultural heritages made invisible in the history and society of the American countries is our African roots. This course takes a look at this heritage from the Slave Trade to Afro-descendant movements today. The following topics are covered: 1. The slave trade; Slavery in History; Origins of the Portuguese trade; Regions and peoples of origin of the enslaved in Africa; The Caribbean, the first enclave towards Continental America. 2. The resistance of enslaved Africans; El Cimarronaje: Palenques, quilombos and marrons; Cimarronage on the high seas, the true pirates of the Caribbean; The first free territories of America; Haiti, the revolution of enslaved. 3. Slavery in the Spanish Colony; Blacks, mulattoes and zambos in the wars of Independence. 4. Afro-descendant populations in the Latin American Republics; Importance of religiosity in Afro-descendant integration; Fraternities, nation councils. 5. The African roots of Latin American culture. 6. The Afro descendants of Latin American societies today  

    Teacher: Juan Miranda Video

    Schedule

    Term: Spring - 2022

    From 10 May to 14 June: Tuesday, 12 to 2 pm or 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    Prerequisite: Level B1, Conversation Intermedia 2 or placement test

    12 hours = 6 sessions x 2 hours

    Cost: $155

Let's have fun and learn about Spanish and its culture through its songs (part 2)
(Intermediate level)

    In the first edition of our course, we shared and discovered very interesting stories about songs such as: "Guantanamera" by Joseíto Fernández, "El breve espacio" by Pablo Milanés , “El Rey” by José Alfredo Jiménez, among other musical themes. In addition, we had fun discovering together the secrets and the multiple meanings of their lyrics. You are now invited to live a new shared rich cultural and unique learning experience through Spanish, with another selection of songs such as: “Querida” by Juan Gabriel, “Chan Chan” by Compay Segundo or “Si el norte fue el sur” by Ricardo Arjona. And, if you wish, you can also propose some songs that you would like us to discover together. It is not required to have attended the precedent edition in order to follow this course.  

    Teacher: Jimmy Sánchez Video

    Schedule

    Term: Spring - 2022

    From 9 May to 1 August (No class on 23 May): Monday, 12 to 2 pm or 5 to 7 pm

    Prerequisite: Level B1, Conversation Intermediate 2 or placemente test

    24 hours = 12 sessions x 2 hours

    Cost: $305

History of Mexico through the history of women
(Intermediate level)

    This is a course designed to explore the history of Mexican women within the different facets that the country we know today as Mexico has gone through. The history has been divided into several periods presented through the eyes of the women who lived them. Therefore, a global vision of the history of this country is presented, but in which the protagonists are women. During the course, we get to know the best known women in the history of Mexico as well as women who have historically been heard less. Program: 1. Women in Mesoamerica: goddesses and priestesses 2. Women during the colonial era: between viceroys and slaves 3. Women during independence and the first half of the 19th century 4. The second half of the 19th century and women: the first university students and day laborers 5. The soldaderas and the Mexican Revolution 6. Women in the 20th century: workers and intellectuals 7. The new challenges of Mexican women and the 21st century  

    Teacher: Fernanda Sigüenza Vidal Video

    Schedule

    Term: Spring - 2022

    From 11 May to 27 July: Wednesday, 12 to 2 pm or 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    Prerequisite: Level B2, Conversation Avanzada 2 or Placement test

    24 hours = 12 sessions x 2 hours

    Cost: $305

If you are interested in our courses or activities, please contact us