Mi Pueblo at UIUC
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Mi Pueblo is a student-run network of Spanish conversation groups. This means that U of I students volunteer their time to lead 1-hour sessions in Spanish at different times and places around campus every week. Groups also get together throughout the semester for cultural events.
They have about 20 group leaders during the Fall and Spring semesters, and many of them run groups together (i.e. two or three leaders per group). They also have a summer network for U of I students who stay on campus June - August!
Please keep in mind that Mi Pueblo groups are NOT Spanish lessons. You must have some previous experience learning the language. If you would like to start learning Spanish, please register for classes through the UIUC Spanish Department. Once enrolled, Mi Pueblo would be happy to help you practice what you learn!
How does it work?
Group facilitators publish their meeting times and locations on our Calendar. You can even start communicating with facilitators to let them know that you are coming by sending an e-mail. However, most participants simply show up.
You can come to as many or few of the sessions as you like!
The groups are fluid, and each group leader has their own personality. Conversation topics vary from talking about the news and weekend plans, to playing games like Catchphrase or Pictionary. It depends on your interest, and group leaders are happy to direct conversation toward topics you want to talk about.
Is there a group for my level of Spanish?
They have moved away from using levels and moved toward using themes to enourage cohesiveness and collaboration between members. Please feel free to attend any group whose theme interests you!
Hablamos culturalmente is a group run by our Spanish PHD students Teresa and Cristina. This is a more advanced group with a higher level of conversation.
You can choose the group that corresponds to your interests and your language learning goals. Feel free to try various groups!
How can I contact Mi Pueblo?
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to send an email.
- Registered Student Organizations Office
- Department of Spanish & Portuguese
No address has been specified