(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 12, 2016) — ¡Practica tu español en LA MESA ESPAÑOLA! (Translation: Practice your Spanish at the Spanish Table!) ¡Mesa Española! is a free conversation group at Mott Community College that meets once a week on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Language Lab, Room 2106 of the Curtice-Mott Building on the MCC main campus, located at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. This event is free and open to all MCC students, staff, faculty and the general public. No need to RSVP, the casual format enables participants to drop in when it is convenient to their schedule.
This semester ¡Mesa Española! will have a new twist – there will be assigned “topics” each week that will provide structure for activities and discussions. All activities are geared toward learners from beginner to advanced, the designated topic or theme will give participants exposure to different vocabulary and cultural information. All levels of Spanish are welcome, from beginner to advanced, to native speakers.
“We have students from UM-Flint and members of the community attend sometimes. This is an innovative and fun conversation group whose goal is to promote a continued learning and passion for the Spanish language and its cultures,” said Jessica Hunter, MCC Spanish Instructor and ¡Mesa Española! facilitator.
Activities and games, conducted primarily in Spanish, take place during the ¡Mesa Española! each week, including: Pictionary, Charades, crafts (such as piñata making, postage stamp making, etc.), Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Conversation card stations, general conversation in Spanish, and learning about the various cultures of Spanish-speaking populations.
Foreign Language at Mott Community College:
Mott Community College offers instruction in Arabic, French, Japanese, German, Russian, and Spanish. The Foreign Language Lab offers students personal tutoring, group study space, practice with pronunciation and access to foreign news broadcasts. Foreign Language credits can be used to fulfill the Humanities requirements of the Associate in Arts degree and are highly transferrable for students who plan to continue their studies at ta four year college or university.
Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. More than 100 academic and occupational degree programs prepare students for the new economy through university transfer agreements, and high-demand associate’s degree programs or one year certification programs. Mott. Your Path to Excellence.