Teaching the local language with the help of volunteers.
Description of the activity
This is one of the pioneer activities within Cantabria Acoge. They have been teaching Spanish for over twenty years to all migrants who want it.
It can be carried out by volunteers and is generally related to the world of language teachers who spend part of their free time to help others.
Many of their volunteers are people who have dedicated themselves professionally to teaching and who know the different methodologies to learn Spanish. They currently have three levels of education: the first is focused on the acquisition of literacy in Spanish or the literacy of people who, for various reasons, have not been able to acquire this knowledge even in their own language; the other two levels go in depth for both oral and the written learning of Spanish.
The classes for migrants are taught from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 in classrooms given by a parish near the association’s headquarters. At this time there are people from Moldova, Romania, and Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Cameroon and Nigeria. There are approximately 12 students per group. However, there is a variable waiting list depending on the group and the time of year. The users of our urban garden can enter classes directly if they need it. Sometimes we also have visits to places of interest in the city and the surrounding area and to sporting events, as well as meals, visits to museums, etc.