Spanish Language Institute

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El Centro Hispano Continues to respond to the needs of the Latinx community

Since late March, the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, El Centro Hispano has been working tirelessly to support our community.  Shortly after the state locked down, we created the El Centro Hispano COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to assist our community members affected by COVID-19 to meet their needs. Thanks to the great support of […]

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CoverDurham Study: Latinx Mask User Experience

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has taken an alarming and disproportionate toll on the Hispanic/Latino/a/x community in Durham (as well as elsewhere in North Carolina and nationally). This is due to a variety of causes, including both pre-existing factors (health injustices, socioeconomic inequality, high-risk exploitative jobs), as well as recent COVID-specific trends (hospitals turning away Spanish-speaking […]

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Learn More About Our Conversational Spanish Class

El Centro Hispano offers a conversational Spanish designed to continue to hone your Spanish oral language ability. This eight-week class is open to native and non-native Spanish speakers. Class structure will involve presenting topics covering current events and important cultural topics related to Latinx populations. You will be highly encouraged to suggest discussion topics to […]

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Meet Our Spanish Teachers

We are excited to welcome our two new Spanish Teachers. Learn more them and their background below. Meet Señora López Meet Sandra Lopez, our Spanish 1 and Conversational Spanish teacher starting in August. Sandra is from Colombia and brings over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. She lives in Virginia and […]

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Learn More About Spanish 1 Class

What is Spanish 1? This is an introductory Spanish class for students who either have had limited exposure in Spanish or would like to review Spanish in the introductory level. This eight-week class is open to native and non-native Spanish speakers. Our fun and interactive classes will keep you motivated to use Spanish at the […]

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19

Cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre COVID-19

La preocupación a causa de este nuevo virus puede provocar ansiedad en los niños y las familias. Aceptar un cierto nivel de preocupación, sin entrar en pánico, es adecuado y puede conducirnos a tomar medidas que reduzcan el riesgo de contagio. Ayudar a los niños a lidiar con la ansiedad requiere proporcionar información y datos […]

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Learn Spanish With Us

Join us for our Spanish as a Second Language online classes. We offer conversational classes to organizations and community members to speak, to write and to read Spanish Whether you are interested to learn Spanish to study, work abroad, or want an entrance to the foreign language, our online classes will help you get started. […]

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Free Books for your Children During the Summer

Come visit Book Harvest at 2501 University Drive in Durham and receive free books for your children ages birth to 18. Following safe, contactless protocols, teammates stand ready with bags filled with new and gently used books for children grouped by age (PreK; K-2; 3-5; middle; and high). Free books are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 […]

Great News! The NC DHHS announced a new effort to deploy up to 300 free testing sites in underserved communities

The NC DHHS announced a new effort to deploy up to 300 free testing sites in underserved communities. This targeted testing initiative seeks to confront historical health disparities by increasing access to no-cost COVID-19 testing for African American, LatinX/Hispanic and American Indian communities across the state.            A disproportionately high percentage of North Carolina’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have […]

NC DHHS Partnering with El Centro Hispano and Other Four Organizations to Address COVID19 Impact in Hispanic/Latinx Communities

“The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities is partnering with five North Carolina community-based organizations to help address the disparate impact COVID-19 is having on the state’s Hispanic/LatinX communities. COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting historically marginalized populations – particularly Hispanic/LatinX communities, which represent 10 percent of […]