Holidays on the Square
Saturday, December 3rd, 10- 3 pm
Join Multilingual Chicago and Logan Square on Saturday,
December 3rd from 10-3 pm, for Holidays
on the Square!
Participating businesses will be celebrating the season
with sweets, treats, tastings, delicious pop-up shops, trunk shows,
cupcake food truck, Santa, a tree lighting and more! The first of
an annual event in Logan Square!
Multilingual Chicago will partner with Ciao
Napoli Pizzeria to offer mini Italian conversation lessons from
We’ll look forward to seeing you there! Buone
"Lope" screening at the Gene Siskel
Saturday, November 19th, 3 - 5:45 pm
Multilingual Chicago is partnering with the Gene Siskel
Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to present
a special screening of the Spanish language movie, "Lope"
(description below), in support of their annual Festival of New
Spanish Cinema (Oct 27 – Nov 23). For more information, please
visit their website here.
We will be hosting a special (1st) screening at the Film Center
on Nov 19 at 3 p.m., followed by an informal conversation in the
Gallery/Cafe. Light refeshments including beer and wine will be
available from the concession stand.
Special $7 discount admission at the November 19 screening for
Multilingual Chicago patrons with the code "MULTILINGUAL."
Valid only in person at the box office..
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited, so reserve soon!
LOPE 2010, Andrucha Waddington, Spain, 106 min. With Alberto Ammann,
Luis Tosar, Leonor Watling
"An entertaining and surprisingly accessible film, which
lopes along with a good deal of verve and panache."
—Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
Spain's greatest author after Cervantes, Lope de Vega was incredibly
prolific both on the page (1,800 plays) and off (14 children and
countless love affairs). This lively biopic by acclaimed Brazilian
director Waddington (ME YOU THEM, HOUSE OF SAND) captures Lope's
adventurous spirit as writer, lover, and anti-establishment rebel,
with each facet of his life fueling the others. Beginning in the
1580s, the film traces Lope's rise from debt-ridden ex-soldier to
innovative playwright who disdained convention in favor of realism
and boldly mixed tragedy and comedy, all the while juggling two
stormy love affairs and fighting libel suits from his powerful enemies.
In Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm widescreen. (MR)
Living Green For a Cause with Unieros
Saturday, November 19th, 7 - 11pm
Join our friends at Unieros,
a multicultural friendship group, celebrate their 2 year anniversary
at our center. The event –Living Green for a Cause
– will be a charitable food drive to help Chicago
immigrant families eat healthy this holiday season.
To attend the party and meet a lively bunch of multicultural friends,
please bring at least 2 non-perishable food items to donate or $5
For a list of items needed by the families, please visit Unieros’
If you won’t be able to make it to the party but you still
want to help, you can drop off the food items at our center. We
have a donation basket in our café area. You can also help
out by donating online via Paypal.
Multilingual Kids Performance
Sunday, November 20 - 11:30 am (please note this was incorrectly
listed at November 10 in our newsletter)
This Sunday, our At-school and Multilingual Chicago Kids students
will put on a joint performance at our Logan Square center. This
is a terrific opportunity to see what your child has learned during
his/her class, so feel free to invite the whole family for a very
Special guest: Andrew Yearick!
Andrew teaches the ¡Canta conmigo! Spanish Music
class at Multilingual Chicago. He has been teaching Spanish in the
city for 6 years to kids from toddlers to adults. Andrew has a degree
in Education from Lock Haven University. We're proud and excited
to have Andrew Yearick as this year's performer!
Please RSVP by contacting Carolina
no later than November 16th indicating the number of attendees.
Arabic for Kids Sample Classes
Saturday, November 5th, 2:30 - 5:10 pm
We are happy to announce that Multilingual Chicago will be offering
a 4 week session Arabic class for kids this fall!
We will be offering a sample class on November 5th.
The sample class will give you a clear idea about our program in
terms of our curriculum, our hands-on activities and our teacher.
These are the classes we are offering according to age level:
Arabic for kids 3-5 Saturdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Arabic for kids 6-10 Saturdays from 3:40pm to 5:10pm
We need at least 4 students per class to be able
to offer it. So please feel free to extend this invitation to any
friend looking for Arabic classes for kids!
To register for our free class on November 5th
please click here.
Please register no later than October 29th.
If you have any questions, please contact Carolina.
Sunday, October 9th, 1-5pm
Join us in celebrating Korea's most famous dish: Kimchi!
Look forward to Kimchi making demonstrations, Korean sample classes,
and food catered by local restaurants.
More information about the programming will be available soon.
This event is free but bring some cash so that you can sample traditional
Please RSVP by sending a quick note to Jennifer
Spanish Through Nature at Notebeart Nature Museum
Fridays, September 2nd-October 12th
Multilingual Chicago is now offering Parents and Tots and Kids
3-5 Spanish classes at the Peggy
Notebaert Nature Museum. Children will learn Spanish vocabulary
during an experiential, interactive class through songs, games and
laughter! Children will read a thematic book together and then do
fun hands-on crafts or sing songs relating to the day’s theme.
Cost: $100/member caregiver and child/series; $140/non-member
caregiver and child/series.
Location: 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614. To register,
call the museum at 773-755-5100, Ext. 5045.
Week in Costa Rica!
We're excited to partner
with Ann Becker & Associates to offer students a unique opportunity
to learn firsthand about the language, people, culture and spectacular
beauty of this amazing Central American country. Highlights include:
- Four days of small
classes (no more than three students each); one on one instruction
and conversation; and cultural activities organized in conjunction
with Personalized Spanish, a small boutique Spanish school in
a safe, convenient and very hospitable suburb just outside of
- Nearby home stays
with lovely, warm families who will help improve your Spanish
in practical daily situations
- Three days/nights
on the Osa Peninsula, a magical place full of pristine forests,
rugged natural beauty and amazing wildlife. Our “home”
on the Osa will be a small, family owned lodge where you can easily
continue to practice your Spanish with Manolo, his family and
- Guided tours with
our outstanding local guide and long-time friend, Javier, to Corcovado
National Park, home to more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity
and Cano Island, a marine biological reserve great for snorkeling,
swimming and a picnic.
for details and dates!
Costa Rican Ceremonial
Masks with Pedro Rojas Morales
June 5th, 4-5:30pm
Join us at Multilingual
Chicago to hear Pedro Rojas Morales, one of a handful of master
carvers from the Costa Rican town of Boruca, share stories of his
family's tradition of carving ceremonial masks. Pedro will also
discuss his efforts to advocate for sustainable, responsible ecotourism
in Costa Rica.
La Fete du Film Francais:
MC French Movie Night
Thursday, June 2nd,
4pm, 6pm and 8pm
Whether you speak French
or not, come out on Thursday June 2 for our first triple-feature
fête du film francais (French film fest)! Kids are
welcome at 4pm for a kids' film + activities, and adults will enjoy
films and discussions at 6pm and 8pm.
Spanish Film Screening
of the film Biutiful
13th, 6:30 p.m.
Multilingual Chicago on Wednesday April 13th to watch the sad and
beautiful Spanish film Biutiful starring Javier Bardem
at the Logan Theatre! We will meet at 6pm in our café for
light discussion and wine. At 6:30pm, we will walk to the theatre
together and watch the movie. The Logan Theatre is ½ mile
down Milwaukee Ave from Multilingual Chicago, and tickets are $4/movie.
For more information
about Biutiful, you can see the trailer here.
CAUTION: this movie contains violence and sexual content.
Benefit for Japan
Join us Saturday April
23rd as we unite to raise funds for Japan. Help us make 1,000 origami
cranes to symbolize our wish for Japan's recovery after the devastating
earthquake and tsunami. The cranes will be donated to Students
Rebuild, and the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 for
each crane received to the Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction
efforts in Japan. You will also get a mini Japanese language lesson
with Kazumi at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ladies, please wear
shades of pink or red; men, please wear green to symbolize colors
of hope that comes from sakura - the blooming of Japanese cherry
blossoms in Spring.
Admission: $5 or more donation at door. We will have computers so
you can make your donation online to the American Red Cross. 100%
of proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
This event is being
held in partnership with Unieros,
a Chicago based group dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange.
International Pot Luck
Friday, May 6th 6-8:30pm
Calling all past, current
and potential students! Join Multilingual Chicago's staff and teachers
for food, drink and conversation - in any language! Make/bring your
favorite cultural dish and enjoy an evening of good food and interesting
Costa Rica Discussion
March 10th 6-8pm
Have you ever wanted
to take a trip to Costa Rica? Or teach English there? Or just eat
a lot of awesome Costa Rican food?!
What & Where: Informational
dinner at Irazu restaurant in Bucktown (1865 N. Milwaukee)
Who: You! And our lovely guests:
of Ann Becker and Associates
Helen Sharp of the TEFL Institute
Hilary Hodge of Multilingual Chicago
February 18th 7- 9 p.m.
and Flamenco Chicago are proud to present La Noche de Flamenco!
This exciting event is free and open to the public and will be held
at Multilingual Chicago.
Rosetta Magdalen, Director
of Flamenco Chicago, will be presenting a special seminar on the
history of Flamenco music and dancing, its cultural significance
in Spain and its contemporary developments. The lecture will be
followed by a brief Q&A and then a mini flamenco lesson! The
lesson will include dance demos and instruction by Rosetta. Join
us for dance, sangria, light hors d'oeuvres and a night to remember!
Usborne Books Fair
Sunday, February 13th
- Saturday, February 19th
If you're looking for
wonderful and unique children's books, check out our online Usborne
fair! In addition to their selection of English books, they
also have a great selection of Spanish
kids' books, as well as other languages. Shannon Rohde, our Usborne
representative, will have books on display here at Multilingual
Chicago the week of February 14th, and she will be here on Saturday,
February 19th to answer questions about ordering.
World Nutella Day!!!
Saturday, February 5th
Forget the Roman Empire,
wine and all that opera jazz; if you consider the chocolatey-nutty
goodness of Nutella Italy’s greatest contribution to the world,
come celebrate World Nutella Day at Multilingual Chicago!
There’ll be Nutella-inspired
pastries from local bakeries, Nutella crepes from La Boulangerie
, Nutell-icious hot cocoa from Mustache Café plus free Italian
classes for adults and kids!
Admission is free, beverages
and pastries will range from $2-$6.
Square Latino Culinary Tour
September 25th from 11am-3:30pm
don’t know a pupusa from an arepa
and couldn’t pick out a yuca in a root vegetable
lineup, join us for our first ever Logan
Square Latino Culinary Tour! You’ll start at
our school and open your mind to the Spanish language through an
hour of pronunciation practice, greetings, politeness and other
key basics. Then you’ll hop in a bus and travel to Ecuador,
El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Panama and Cuba, where you’ll
open your mouths to tasty treats typical of five Latin American
countries. Qué rico, ¿no?
to see the featured restaurants and to register!
the Table: Our Conversations and Our Connections
Chicago is excited to host Across
the Table for a delicious dinner and a dynamic conversation.
Across the Table bridges gaps between our diverse communities by
uniting Chicagoans for delicious meals and dynamic conversations.
On April 25th, the topic
of conversation will be: How do our language barriers impact
our ability to connect with each other and create a cohesive Chicago?
$30 includes a four course,
family style dinner. Across the Table offers its Have a Meal on
Us option for two diners who would like to join but are not able
to cover the cost of the dinner.
event, we’ll head slightly down Milwaukee Avenue to Real
Tenochtitlán, where we’ll experience a hands-on
cooking demonstration that culminates in a delicious meal of fresh
guacamole, quesadillas, chicken fajitas and banana-chocolate crepes,
all washed down with a refreshing drink of horchata or hibiscus.
$30 per person gets you the demonstration and meal. Click
here for the detailed
Taste of French Wine
Chicago as we explore red and white wines from France. You will
be guided by a professional wine expert brought in just for the
occasion - and the same one that educated and entertained 45 people
at our Spanish wine event in December.
is $15 in advance and $20 at the door (wine, cheese, olives and
good company included).
program starts at 7:15, so don’t be late!
- 2008 Picpoul De Pinet
- Coteaux Du Languedoc
- N.V. Marquis De Perlade
Brut (Sparkling) - Alsace
- 2007 Enigma - #11860
- 2006 Ch. La Raballe
- 2007 Le Clos - Languedoc
- 2008 Domaine Tour
Boisee - Toulouse
of Spanish Wine
Multilingual Chicago as we explore red and white wines from the
Spanish-speaking world. Stops on your journey will include Spain,
Chile and Argentina, and you will be guided by a professional wine
expert brought in just for the occasion.
your friends and family this holiday season with your sharpened
knowledge of these wines and the regions they’re from! Registration
is $15 in advance and $20 at the door (wine, cheese, olives and
good company included).
program starts at 7:15, so don’t be late!
- Argentina (Whites):
2008 Santa Juana Voignier, 2009 Urban Torrentes
- Argentina (Reds):
2007 Notro Sangiovese/Bonarda, 2007 Trapiche Malbec
- Chile (Whites): 2008
Veramontes Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Santa Rita Chardonnay
- Chile (Reds): 2007
Barco Viejo Syrah, 2008 Cono Sur Carmenere
- Spain (Whites): 2008
Ipsum Verdejo/Viura, 2008 Segura Viudas
- Spain (Reds): 2008
Borsao Tino Granacha/Tempranillo, 2008 Luzon Tino