Group helps students learn Spanish

Daniel Garcia
Circulation Manager

Students interested in learning the basics of Spanish would do well to look into the Spanish Conversation Group on Crowder campus.

The group is a way for non-native Spanish speakers to learn the fundamentals of the language, as well as experience elements of Spanish speaking countries.

“The purpose of the group is to give non-native Spanish speakers an opportunity to learn and practice Spanish, and to give native Spanish speakers an opportunity to share their language and culture with others” said Rose Speck, ELI Coordinator.

Students who wish to take part in the program will be exposed to a sizable amount of activates..

“Participants can expect an informal and fun environment to practice their conversational Spanish. Sometimes meetings will have more structured topics than others, depending on what participants want to practice at the meetings,” said Speck “Participants can also expect to experience additional events throughout the semester such as a Fiesta Potluck or a Spanish Movie Night to gain more cultural and language exposure.”

The club is free to all Crowder students and staff, with no sign up required. Meetings for the group are scheduled to be held Wednesdays from 9:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m in the Student Center, as well as Fridays from 11 a.m to 12 p.m.

Students interested in joining the Spanish Conversation Group can contact Speck via her Crowder e-mail or by visiting her office in Newton Hall, room 328. Speck can also be reached by e-mail, through

The group has served as a good learning tool for foreign relations for Crowder students.

“The group has affected me through the process that people learn foreign languages, which is through practice.” According to Sydney Bouldin, Crowder student and group organizer, “Every week I get to see these people practice and see them better themselves and that is a priceless feeling to know I helped them.”