Spanish Classes

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Over the last few years the Wiregrass area has seen an increase in its Spanish- speaking population.

The Hispanic Community Center wanted to take advantage of this by teaching others not only the language, but also Spanish culture.

The 6-month course teaches students how to read, listen, speak, and write in Spanish.

The center offers three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
The instructors don't guarantee you will become bilingual, but you will improve on your basic skills.

Some people are using the classes to become more competitive in the workplace.

"I wanted to learn be bilingual so that when I'm with my patients, I can understand them. We don't understand them, they don't understand you. They're trying to learn our language and I'm trying to learn theirs," says Hope Nix, Spanish student.

The Spanish course is $10 per class for two hours.

Classes are held in Hispanic Community Center every Saturday at 9am.
Hispanic Community Center

301 W. Lafayette.
For more information contact Margarita (334) 498-1939.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    Nobody is putting a gun to anybodys head to take the classes.People are doing it because they want to!
  • by Joey Location: dothan on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:47 AM
    Yes we are a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation with borders and laws and customs. Our language though not official, is customarily english. If people are coming here legally and wish to learn english then give them english classes. If they come here illegally then they have disrespected our borders and laws already. This means they have no intention of taking part in our customs and laws, but they intend to subvert them and replace them with their own agenda. If someone wants to learn spanish that's ok. But dont give a spanish class just because of an inreasingly ILLEGAL population. That's enabling them to continue their disrespect or our borders, our customs, and our laws. It's the equivilant of giving a drunk the keys to a car so he can destroy your families.
  • by D Location: Dothan on Jun 20, 2010 at 06:03 PM
    True we are in America but what is Americas official language??? THERE IS NO OFFICIAL LANGUAGE for the USofA. We are a nation of immigrants. Every region of our counrty has different dialects of english(ie southern twang) and even different languages in use. I say be take some anti-ignorance classes.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    People can be so narrow minded.They came to this country for a better life for there families.JUST LIKE EVERYBODY'S ANCESTORS DID!!!!
  • by jj Location: dothan on Jun 20, 2010 at 09:58 AM
    I think we should be giving more english classes to mexicans instead.
  • by Defiance Location: Alabama on Jun 20, 2010 at 08:16 AM
    Ok. So because there is an increase in the Hispanic population, it is necessary for us to learn Spanish? Look, I speak three languages already, but I learned them for because it involved my survival. I tell you what, how about we have an English class for Hispanics? Eh? Oh, that would ya.
  • by D Location: Dothan on Jun 20, 2010 at 02:10 AM
  • by daniel Location: dothan on Jun 19, 2010 at 07:40 PM
    What is wrong with this picture? The Mexicans should be learning English, not the Americans learning Spanish. Or better yet, go back to Mexico and don't worry about it.
  • by Jim Location: Enterprise on Jun 19, 2010 at 06:39 PM
    Here's a novel idea...why don't they learn English and the American culture? After all, they are in America.
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