Intercambio Language and Culture Exchange is a way to trade language skills with native speakers. Intercambio pairs SAC folks looking to practice Spanish or Portuguese conversation (sometimes other languages, too) with foreign-born ESL students looking to practice English conversation. We are now working with both SCALE and the Welcome Project to offer Intercambio at 2 different locations. We typically 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 cooking classes and the Illuminations Tour.
Note: Intercambio works best when people have an intermediate (or higher) level of a foreign language.
2 New Sessions: Fall 2013
The next Intercambio @ SCALE session will run on Wednesday evenings and start Oct 16, 2013; time is 6:15-8pm; we meet at SCALE, 167 Holland Street; Dates are: Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30. And Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20. 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 Rosie Branson Gill. Her email is: rosiebg [at] gmail.com
The next Intercambio @ the Welcome Project session will run on Monday evenings and start Oct 21, 2013; time is 6-8pm; we meet at Healey School, 5 Meacham St; Dates are: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & Dec. 9. Space is limited. If you are interested in participating please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org