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.