Espaanglisch offers inexpensive language classes using native English speakers to benefit the poorest economic areas of Trujillo, Peru. This program is aimed at giving those previously unable to afford language classes a chance to learn a new language. In doing so Espaanglisch allows for the fostering of new skills and opportunities in both their students and the community as a whole.
Espaanglisch needs to exist in Trujillo for two reasons: one, the lack of high quality education available for Peruvians, the majority of whom live in poverty: and two, the growing importance of a foreign language as part of one's skills. Trujillo is a city in the upswing of the development process. However, only those at the upper end of the economic scale are benefiting. Our aim is to help those at the lower end of the economic scale by providing them with quality language classes and in turn opportunities for growth.
Espaanglisch currently offers three types of classes: free Basic English Classes for Children, at two local primary schools; free Basic English Classes for Adults/Youth (at Espaanglisch); and free/low cost Gringlish Conversation Classes (at Espaanglisch).
David Mercedes and Espaanglisch Staff.