Fort Collins Spanish Conversation Group does what a bunch of friends normally would. Talk over a cup of coffee. Celebrate occasions with food and drinks. We even watch movies once in a while.
The only ground rule is that we speak exclusively in Spanish.
We converse weekly over coffee entirely in Spanish. We have been doing so every Monday evening, 50-52 weeks per year, since 2006. (Scroll down to the end for where and when.)
Once in a while, members do slideshow presentations of their latest travels or adventures—again, only in Spanish. Anyone can volunteer to do so at any time!
We also go out to eat or drink margaritas for special occasions. Sometimes the reasons for doing so are colorful (celebrate No Dirty Dishes Day, anyone?) We've even gone salsa dancing at the Rio!
Members have hosted Spanish movies at their homes, usually with English or (ideally) Spanish subtitles. We try to do this monthly.
We started as a Meetup.com Spanish conversation group that Tessa Davis founded in July 2006. But due to Meetup fees, Tessa moved the group to a free platform.
From 2007-2021, Felix Wong was the chief organizer. He created this website and continues to maintain it along with our Facebook group page.
In September 2021, Felix's good friend "E" became the chief organizer after Felix began to transition to a new life in Spain.
We meet at Bean Cycle Roasters coffee shop in Old Town Fort Collins, 144 N. College Ave, 80524. Our meetings are on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., usually in the back of the store on the second level. If the shop is open, expect to find us there on Mondays, even on holidays. All levels are welcome and our meetings are free. We're excited to see you!
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