Learn Spanish at Habla
Learning Spanish is about creativity. In our reception area, on the wall of our school in Merida, is the word “create.” When you learn Spanish at Habla, you won’t work your way through a textbook, chapter by chapter. Here you will experience language in a dynamic way by reading literature from Latino culture, discussing works of art, and studying grammatical concepts by actually using them to communicate. Most importantly you will learn Spanish so that you can tell your own story and create conversations, narratives, and even poetry in a new language.
“Alegría” is a Spanish word that means happiness and joy; a word we believe should describe any learning experience. Our first focus at Habla is on creating a safe and supportive learning environment where you will enjoy the challenge of learning Spanish.
Join us for a rich and in-depth language learning experience at Habla. Study Spanish in our supportive, intimate, and creative classroom environment. Participate in arts workshops with local artists. View and discuss Mexican films in a nearby cinema. Cook with local chefs and sample Mexican wines. Take advantage of our generous host families and practice your Spanish both day and night.
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Spanish and Day of the Dead
October 22 – November 2, 2012
In this program you will learn Spanish through the lens of cultural traditions, artworks, essays and literature that examine Mexico’s spiritual and playful relationship with death. In addition to the language courses at Habla, we will visit the Day of the Dead altars and parades around the city of Mérida. This course will be offered to all levels of Spanish learners, beginning through advanced.
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The Creative Space: Bilingual Summer School
July 1, 2013-August 2, 2013
The Creative Space is a four-week international bilingual program for local and international students ages 8-12. This summer course is taught in both English and Spanish by an array of educators and teaching artists from Mexico and international visiting teachers. This extraordinary team of teachers will offer the students a multi-disciplinary exploration of a central concept through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing.
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Spanish for Mérida Residents
If you live in or near Mérida you can study Spanish year-round at Habla. We offer seven levels of Spanish classes each semester to makes sure that all students can find the right fit.
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