Intercambio Language and Culture Exchange is a way to trade language skills with native speakers. Intercambio pairs SAC folk looking to practice Spanish or Portuguese conversation (sometimes other languages, too) with foreign-born SCALE ESL students looking to practice English conversation. We meet once a week on a weekday evening; sessions usually last 8 weeks. Working in pairs or small groups, we spend half the time speaking one language, half speaking another language. Participants are both students and teachers!
Past Intercambio groups have included participants from Chile, Peru, Brazil, Nepal, China, Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala and, of course, the United States! We usually end Intercambio sessions with a global potluck. Many intercambio participants have become involved in other SAC programming, like the Nibble blog and book and the Illuminations Tour.
Note: Intercambio works best when people have an intermediate (or higher) level of a foreign language.
New Session: The next Intercambio session will run on Monday evenings and start February 11, 2013; time is 6:30-8pm; we meet at SCALE, 167 Holland Street; Dates are: Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8.
To Sign Up: Space is limited. If you are interested in participating fill out this Word form (or just answer the questions found on this form and send in an email) and send to our intern Rebecca. Her email is: rsmall49[at]gmail.com