Explore NYXT Content Partner El Taller Latino Americano
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El Taller Latino Americano is a premier cultural institution located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side where community members can learn a new language and participate in cultural six cultural programs focused on language, music, art, dance, children and film. For instance, visitors can attend art exhibits at the Grady Alexis Gallery, take a salsa class or watch a musical performance. Some notable musicians who have passed through over the years include Mercedes Sosa, Philip Glass, David Byrne, León Gieco, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Grupo Aymara, Conjunto Libre, The Soldier String Quartet, Pete Seeger, Luis Días, and Larry Harlow.
Don't Miss The Great Classes
At it’s core, El Taller Latino Americano is a language school designed to bridge the gap and bring people of different cultures together through language. They currently offer a myriad of classes for people of all ages who are interested in learning Spanish or English.
- Spanish Classes: Offered in private, group or corporate settings, El Taller Latino Americano teaches adult Spanish courses for beginners to more advanced speakers.
- Kids Programs: Both the Amiguitos Bilingues: Vecinitos™ program and the Spanish Arts Summer Camp provide children with the opportunity to learn the spanish language and culture through art, music and drama.
- Casa Mexico: A non-profit housed within El Taller Latino Americano's space that offers English classes to Spanish speakers in the community. They also offer guitar classes, keyboard classes, GED and computer classes. Plus they can help with labor issues, social sevices and health programs and referrals.
Workshops For Your School
Interested in bringing a custom cultural workshop to your school? El Taller Latino Americano offers several workshops that can be tailored to educational curriculums, language needs and issues within the community. Both local and visiting teaching artists affiliated with El Taller Latino Americano run the workshops. The music and dance workshops focus on singing in Spanish, exploring Afro-Peruvian dance, salsa, merengue, bachata and more! For more arts and crafts focused workshops try mask-making, piñata building, and bilingual storytelling.