We were fully expecting Aurelio Murcia, the Councillor for Education, to tell us that there would be no Spanish class for us this year. Our numbers are low and it isn’t as if our understanding of Spanish is going to help the town progress.
But no – at last night’s meeting Aurelio told us that they had found two volunteers, retired people, who were prepared to teach us Spanish on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for one hour at a time. Classes start next Wednesday at 6pm in the Auditorium and will continue at the same time on the three days each week.
That is much more than we had hoped for and we are very grateful to Aurelio for all the work he must have done to put this together. I am sure the two volunteers will find us amiable and will get as much pleasure out of teaching us as we will out of learning from them.
The town hall have also found volunteers to teach the Spanish ladies from the other classes and so they will enjoy three hours of lessons each week like us.
As I have said, we are very grateful that a solution has been found that will enable our class to continue. We will, of course find ways to express our gratitude to the two volunteers.