Spanish classes open to public

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, July 11, 2013

Learning a second language is becoming increasingly important for children and adults, alike.

And, the Colley Senior Complex is offering that opportunity, not only to senior adults, but to all those who would like a little more culture, said Catherine Jordan, complex director.

“We have a growing number of Spanish-speaking people in our community, so we are offering a Spanish class at the Colley Senior Complex for those who would like to learn the basics of the language,” Jordan said. “It’s for people who want to learn Spanish that would be used on a daily basis.”

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Jordan said the class would be beneficial to law enforcement officers and personnel, first responders, firefighters and others who could possibly be involved in a situation where language could be a barrier.

It will also be interesting for those who are just interested for personal growth.

Classes will help those in attendence learn to both speak and understand the Spanish language in the hopes of bridging gaps between the two cultures.

“The class is being taught by Michael Salmon, who is fluent in Spanish,” Jordan said. “He spent two years in Spain and is more than capable of teaching conversational Spanish to those who want to learn.”

The Spanish class meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Colley dining room on the lower level of the complex.

There is a fee of $5 per class.

“The Spanish class will be taught each week through Aug. 15,” Jordan said.

“Those who want to learn basic Spanish or just want to brush up on their Spanish are invited to join us.”

For more information, or to register for the class, call the Colley Senior Complex at (334) 808-8500. Pre-registration is helpful but not necessary.

“Just come Monday and Thursday nights and join us,” Jordan said. “We have a place for you.”