Liz Mariana Valdez Garza organized BE BILINGUAL! SE BILINGUE! three years ago. It’s back and it’s more popular than ever because – many Mazatlecos are shy about speaking English. Many of us expats are embarrassed by our poor Spanish accents. This is a chance to meet new people and not to be afraid to speak out – it’s just the two of you and no one is listening or judging.
Here’s how it works: you’ll be paired with a Mexican and you’ll speak Spanish for 20 minutes, and then switch and your new Mexican friend will speak English for 20 minutes. You’ll help and encourage each other. Ideally, you’ll be paired with a total of four partners – again twenty minutes of English and twenty minutes of Spanish.
The pairing is key to organizing this event every week, ensuring there are an even number of English and Spanish speaking chats: please read the poster below and sign up online. It’s all free too!