The Columbia County Library is looking to help those who would like to learn greetings and other basics of the Spanish language.
Registration has just begun for a beginner-level Spanish class to start Sept. 12 at the library.
"People have requested classes to be more in tune to the community and increasing Spanish population," said Sherryl James, the head reference librarian. "And a lot of students are taking Spanish in school, and it is a way for parents to interact with their children."
The hourlong classes are scheduled for Tuesday nights through Nov. 14. The free class is open to adults 18 and older.
"The learning processes for adults and children are different," James said.
The class, which was previously offered at the Gibbs Library location, is funded by a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council, James said, and will be taught by Gina Turner, a Spanish teacher at Augusta Preparatory Day School.
After the class, participants should have a basic understanding of the language, including greetings.
"We hope to do this again sometime after the first of the year," James said.
Registration is required. To do so, call (706) 863-1946, then choose option four.
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