Adults don’t have the advantage of learning a foreign language in a classroom, so they are now learning Spanish in a cafe.
A Spanish teacher at Hamilton Southeastern has created A Spanish Cafe, a small group that meets in local cafes for conversation.
Fernando Yanez created the unique language program for adult learners. The grand opening was held in September at Soho Cafe in Carmel, Indiana.
A Spanish Cafe is based on a simple idea. A small group of adults meets with a certified Spanish teacher in different cafes in Hamilton County. There are varying levels, and no background knowledge of Spanish is required.
“The characteristic is focused on speaking since a lot of people are strong with grammar, but they are missing the last step of speaking the language,” Yanez said. “It’s different than the traditional academic setting. We will be in real places with noise and the background….…It combines social life with learning Spanish.”