SPANISH CULTURE & LANGUAGE
Class Registration opens 12th December
Weekly classes commence on Monday 16th January until 27th March
from 14:40 to 16:00 hours. (first term)
I commend you on wanting to learn about the culture and language of the place you call home. Life in Spain is not only easier but also a lot more fun when you can communicate with the folks all around you. It’s also more enjoyable when you know about the meanings and origins of festivals that are happening near you, when you are aware of local school holidays, when you have someone with whom to share your questions and concerns.
Our class will be a smorgasbord of learning in which we all participate in educating each other. There will be guest speakers, pop quizzes that count for nothing, and, hopefully, a fair bit of laughter. It WON’T be a heads down language class so please don’t expect to become fluent in Spanish as a result. (I will direct you to venues for those who are seriously determined to learn Spanish.)
The Centro Cívico de la Tercera Edad (Senior Civic Centre) of Calpe has offered us a great venue for our class. In order to use the room, we need to be members of the Centro Cívico and acquire the Senior Card, Targeta Majors. (More on the card later.) To apply for the Senior Card, you must be a resident of Calpe, be at least 60 years old, or be married to someone who is at least sixty years old.
I advise you to go straight away to apply for the Senior Card:
- Make an appointment:
a). Call 690 031 473 and speak to Pedro to make an appointment to apply for the card. (He speaks enough English to make the appointment with you over the phone.)
— OR —
b). Go to the office* between 11:00 and 1:30, Monday through Thursday to apply for the card.
- For the application each person must:
- Present the NIE or TIE (residence permit) and a passport
- Provide one passport size, colour photograph
- Centro Cívico de la Tercera Edad de Calpe, Avinguda de Masnou, 10, 03710 Calpe.
The senior card is free to acquire. It provides a discount when using Calpe buses and It also provides discounts in many shops.
The card provides access to many activities and courses sponsored by the Senior Civic Centre, like the one we’re about to create. Any way you look at it, the card is worth having.
Class registration starts from 12th December so register early on or after that date.
I haven’t put a cap on the class size as I want to know first how many U3A members are interested but, ultimately, there will need to be a cap, so please get your Senior Card as quickly as possible so you can register for the Spanish class before it fills up.
Contact Group Leader Claudia at chocolatecontrol@hotmail.