If you are currently learning Spanish and want to practice, or need an excuse to brush up on old skills, visit the Chilmark library’s drop-in Spanish language conversation meet-up, Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 pm. The program consists of a short 15-minute topical refresher lesson, followed by 45 minutes of open conversation with optional guided exercises. Beginner level lesson, open level conversation, according to a press release. The meet-up is intended for those who are learning on their own and want to converse with others to practice. Conversation meet-up will continue through the fall. The release states that the group is a good complement to Mango Languages, available through the Island libraries.
The group will be facilitated by local Spanish teacher Lorena Crespo. Originally from Ecuador, Crespo is a native Spanish speaker fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. She holds a master’s degree in education in curriculum and teaching through Fitchburg State University. Crespo has worked for 13 years as a Head Start home visitor at Community Services, and she teaches Spanish at the Charter School.