Mexican Embassy offers Spanish courses
The Embassy of Mexico in Seoul will offer Spanish classes to students from Aug. 1 to 28.
The classes will be 80 minutes long, three times a week. The beginner’s class will be from 10-11:20 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and the intermediate class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The four-week course, which will take place at the Embassy of Mexico in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, will cost 120,000 won, including textbooks.
Both classes will be taught by native Spanish speakers, who are currently teachers here.
Students will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course.
Those interested can call 798-1694/5 (ext. 305) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Exhibition to save Gallery Casa del Agua
The Mexican Embassy in Seoul, together with Gongpyeong Gallery, Korean Fine Arts Association and Korean Sculptor’s Association, opens “Legorreta: Embracing Space” today.
The exhibition is at Gallery Casa del Agua on Jeju Island, designed by architect Richard Legorreta in 2009.
It is an act of protest by the Mexican community in Korea against landowners trying to demolish the gallery to construct accomodation for the 2012 World Conservation Congress to be held in September.
The gallery is highly acclaimed, winning the award for Best Hotel Construction & Design at the Americas Property Awards 2010.
Local authorities were supposed to rule on the demoltion by Wednesday but didn’t make a final decision, according to Claudia Macias de Yoon, president of the ASsociation of Mexican Residents.
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/ Courtesy of French Embassy
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