Updated: Sep 11
Yelp Indy held a Cultura Club campaign for August by inviting local businesses to celebrate Latinx heritage. To help celebrate, Indy Language Center held a free Spanish class in Indianapolis using Zoom for a night of virtual language learning fun and fitness!
Let's meet the hosts for the event! Giancarlo Di Mizio Jr., ILC's Education Director, runs the language school and also teaches Italian and Spanish classes. Vivi Arreaza is a Zumba instructor that runs her own Zumba classes in Mexico. Together they prepared a fun mix of Spanish class and Zumba dancing.
Supercharge Your Spanish Language Learning
Giancarlo reviewed some important steps in increasing your language immersion and fluency progress. Consistent exposure to the language through media such as shows, movies, Youtube videos, music, and reading will engage all your senses with the language.
Ready for a challenge? Change your phone's language into Spanish! You'll run into technical words and phrases over and over so eventually you'll memorize just from using your phone. Of course, Indy Language Center's Spanish language classes will build a solid foundation in your Spanish speaking ability. You will be fast tracked through important Spanish grammar and conversational vocabulary in a high quality, customized lesson plan and an experienced Spanish instructor. Our courses include interactive exercises with plenty of speaking practice.
Check out the sample lesson we presented for Yelp Indy!
Spanish Phrases for Ordering in a Restaurant:
Yo quiero más - I want more
Tú quieres más? - Do you want more?
Algo frio - Something cold
Hace calor - It's hot
Una cerveza - A beer
Un agua fria - A cold water
Tú me lo das - You give it to me
Sí por favor - Yes please
¡A mí me gusta! - I like it!
¿A ti te gusta? - Do you like it?
Algo rico - Something tasty
Tengo hambre - I am hungry
Un arroz con pollo - Rice with chicken
Un chile relleno - A stuffed chile
Dame las arepas - Give me arepas
Y dame las carnitas - And give me carnitas
No quiero más - I don't want more
Comimos mucho - We ate a lot
Dame café - Give me coffee
Tomamos demasiado - We drank too much
Dame la cuenta - Give me the bill
Once you've reviewed the Spanish restaurant phrases and vocabulary above, try to sing along with Giancarlo while dancing with Vivi!