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Intercambios: Language and Cultural Exchanges

Intercambios: Language and Cultural Exchanges

We often are asked by local citizens what is the best way to help out at La Paz. Others want to know how they can practice their conversational Spanish.  La Paz's Intercambios (or Exchanges) are the best solution for both. 

Intercambios offer our Latino clients an opportunity to get in some much needed English practice while also offering a way for a native English speaker to learn and practice Spanish.  But the benefits go beyond language acquisition. These hour long conversations (thirty minutes dedicated to both languages) are also where we see healthy, civic relationships birthed and cultural understanding take root. It is very common to see Intercambio pairings turn into long time friendships. 

Patrick Miles, Director of Community EngagementInterested in volunteering and participating in an Intercambio? Please contact Patrick Miles, the La Paz Director of Community Engagement, at pmiles@lapazchattanooga.org or by calling the La Paz office at 423-624-8414.