¿Habla español? At the Esperanza Center, we know Spanish, and now you can, too! 

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.

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.

Registration open for spring Spanish classes!

Come and learn with us. You won’t find more student-friendly, cost-effective language classes anywhere else in Baltimore.

Click on the links below to register. 

  • NEW LOCATION: Educational Services is now located at 3700 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21224. 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.
    • Classes are held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at 3700 Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, Baltimore.
      • Monday classes will run from Sept 30 – Dec 2, 2019
      • Wednesday class will run from Oct 2- Dec 11, 2019 (no class day before Thanksgiving)
    • The tuition is $125. Tuition is non-refundable.
    • Classes are for adults over 18 only.
    • Please self-select your level: —1A, 1B, 2A or 2B 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
    • Esperanza Center will hold another 10-week session starting in late January of 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.

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.

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.