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Important

ATTENTION: The Esperanza Center on S. Broadway is temporarily closed due to a fire in a nearby building. We are providing services at St. Patrick’s Assisi House at 1728 Bank St. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information.

Please note: we have also updated our hours of service and have resumed immigration legal consults. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information.

Important Notice: 

While Maryland has moved into Stage III reopening plans, Catholic Charities has ongoing discussions about deliberate and thoughtful ways to operate in the safest possible manner for our colleagues, volunteers, communities, and individuals we serve. We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home. Most of our services are still available via teleconference at the usual phone numbers. Our multilingual COVID-19 triage hotline may be reached at 667-600-2314.

  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • All Esperanza Center programs are closed to in-person services. We are offering teleservices as follows:
    • Immigration Legal Services 667-600-2933
    • Educational Services 667-600-2943
    • Client Services 667-600-2401
  • The Health Clinic will be providing telemedicine services at 667-600-2942.
  • Multi-lingual health hotline: 667-600-2314

Importante

ATENCIÓN: El Centro Esperanza en S. Broadway está temporalmente cerrado debido a un incendio en un edificio cercano. Estamos brindando servicios en St. Patrick’s Assisi House en 1728 Bank St. Llame al 667-600-2900 para obtener información adicional.

Importante: también hemos cambiado el horario de atención y hemos resumido las consultas legales de inmigración. Llame al 667-600-2900 para obtener información adicional.

Important Notice: 

Maryland se mudó a los planes de reapertura de la Etapa III. Catholic Charities tiene discusiones continuas sobre formas deliberadas y reflexivas de operar de la manera más segura posible para nuestros colegas, voluntarios, comunidades e individuos a quienes servimos. Continuamos pidiendo a nuestros maravillosos voluntarios que se mantengan más seguros en casa. La mayoría de nuestros servicios todavía están disponibles por teleconferencia en los números de teléfono habituales. Para nuestra línea directa de triaje COVID-19 multilingüe, marque 667-600-2314.

  • Todos los programas del Centro Esperanza están cerrados a servicios en persona, estamos ofreciendo tele servicios, llame a
    • Servicios Legales de Inmigración 667-600-2933
    • Servicios Educativos 667-600-2943
    • Servicios al cliente 667-600-2401
  •  La Clínica de Salud proporcionará servicios de telemedicina al 667-600-2942.

Adult Spanish Classes

NEW LOCATION: Educational Services located at 3700 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21224 are also temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Esperanza Center on S. Broadway is temporarily closed due to a fire in a nearby building. We are providing general client and health services at St. Patrick’s Assisi House at 1728 Bank St. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information about Esperanza Center Services. Please call 667-600-2943 to reach Educational Services.

  • Register now for one of our beginner level Spanish classes!
  • All classes last 10 weeks.
  • Spanish classes are temporarily taking place on Zoom.
  • The tuition is $150. Tuition is non-refundable.
  • Classes are for adults over 18 only.
  • Please self-select your level: 1A, 1B or 2A based on the class descriptions. We do not offer a placement test.
  • The classes often fill up, so please register early.
  • To be added to a waitlist if your desired class is full, please email infoeducationalservices@cc-md.org
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Winter 2021 Classes

Registration begins Dec. 7, 2020

Beginner 1a is about building a foundation for future levels. You will learn the basics: letters, numbers, question words, plurals, pronouns, and the present tense use of the most common verbs. You will learn to speak about time, dates, family, simple personal info and you will learn some basics of Latino culture and custom.

Click here to read the syllabus.

Register here for evening class>>

Beginner 1b expands on low beginner level skills. You will continue in the present tense, learning present irregular verbs, and you will expand into the present continuous. You will learn simple vocabulary and phrases for specific locations, such as restaurants, shopping, and travelling, and you will learn more complex information about Latino culture and custom.

Click here to read the syllabus.

Register here for evening class>>

Beginner 2A builds into high beginner level skills with present stem-changers, continuous irregular, near future, and informal commands. The preterite tense is introduced. You will learn how to give and take directions, how to ask for help, how to make plans, and how to talk about your home. Culture includes gender perception, extended families, and travel/tourism.

Click here to read the syllabus.

Register here for evening class>>