When it comes to learning a new language, conversation is a key factor to success but one that is the least accessible to new language learners. La Colaborativa’s Cafecito Hours create a risk free, safe space for our ESOL students to practice their English in a real-world setting.
“I have noticed that Cafecito Hours have changed the attitude and motivation of English learners.” says Hortencia Sanchez, ESOL & Workforce Development Coordinator. “They are more comfortable making mistakes in a setting where students like them are also learning English. The whole purpose of Cafecito is to motivate people to speak and make mistakes in order to gradually improve their English.”
If you’re interested in volunteering as a conversation partner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. No Spanish language knowledge required!