Spanish Immersion (SI)
The mission of Spanish Immersion (SI) is to improve the quality of life of Spanish-speaking seniors and to bridge them with non-Spanish speaking community members. SI also seeks to increase the community’s understanding of Spanish language and culture and ultimately by celebrating diversity.
SI is a community-based program that pairs elderly Spanish speakers in the greater Boston area with language students interested in learning Spanish through conversation. SI currently has about 25 active students who participate in one-on-one sessions with a total of about 44 seniors of Latin America heritage. Through this program, Spanish elders socialize with people in the community and share their pride in their language and culture while students improve their oral and interactive language skills.