On Nov. 23, the Latin American Association (LAA) hosted their annual fall Kafe Internacional to introduce students to the Spanish language. The event’s purpose was to create an environment where beginner speakers could feel comfortable and casual to make connections through speech with the LAA eboard and other attendees. Tables were set up to pair beginner speakers with expert speakers.
In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, students were taught how to say what they were thankful for, in addition to basic phrases. Beginners and experts alike enjoyed hot chocolate, coffee, and traditional desserts: churros filled with dulce de leche and guayaba y queso. LAA President, Romulo Quiliche, summed up the sentiment behind this event: “I love to help familiar faces bridge the gap and explore new territory – a new language.”