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The Spanish Club, or El Círculo Español, offers Spanish classes from beginner through intermediate, from October through April, and an all-levels practice group throughout the summer. Some of our instructors are native speakers. All are enthusiastic and patient volunteers. Come have fun learning or improving your Spanish in a supportive environment and make new friends in the process.

In addition to learning language skills, the purpose of the club is to help our members better understand the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. Our instructors infuse their classes with their personal knowledge and experiences. In addition to classes, our club members participate in social outings to restaurants and other locations of cultural interest . We also have cultural events including lectures by native speakers from different Spanish speaking countries. Activities such as the occasional Spanish language movie and tv shows (followed by a group discussion) and game hours will be offered by the club to the members.


No Classes During the Summer: We are taking a siesta for the summer! Check back later for more information regarding registration for Fall Classes.

Contact: Email  SunCitySpanishClub@gmail.com for more information.

Location: Fairway Center

Club Officers & Contact Information:  Contact us via email at SunCitySpanishClub@gmail.com

  • Clyde Thorne, President
  • Daniel Estep, Vice President
  • Ruth Hintze, Secretary
  • Barb Zanoni, Treasurer
  • Rochelle Kinderknecht, Vice President of Communications

Spanish Club At A Glance

  • Fall Registration Fair
  • Fall Classes (Oct – Dec)
  • Holiday Fiesta
  • Spring Registration Fair
  • Spring Classes (Jan – April)
  • Teacher Appreciation Fiesta
  • Summer Classes (May – Sept as available)
  • Restaurant Outings
  • Other social and cultural excursions

Annual Membership: $10 per person for RCSC Cardholders only. Unlimited classes! See attached Membership Form.

Brochure:  See attached Brochure
Class Descriptions Winter 2024: See attached Winter 2024 Class Descriptions
Class Schedules Winter 2024: See attached Winter 2024 Class Schedules

How to Join & Register for Classes 

The preferred way to join and register is at the Fall Registration Fair (October) or the Spring Registration Fair (January). At the registration fairs you’ll be able to visit with instructors who will help you decide which class(es) are best for you. Download and print a membership form (or pick one up from our bulletin board at Fairway Center outside of Room 129), complete it, and bring it to the fair along with a check or $10 cash (exact change only). Forms will also be available at the fair. At the fair, you will be given your Membership Badge.

You can take as many classes as you choose. We encourage you to try different classes and teachers during the first two weeks of a session until you find the best fit for you. Consider giving a conversation class a try because speaking helps your brain put together all the pieces of learning a language. Each teacher will use a unique approach, so it is up to you to decide what works best for you.

You may also join the club by mail. Please do not send cash by mail. Download and print a membership form, complete it, and mail it along with a $10 check and a clear photocopy of your photo RCSC card (no fobs) to the address on the form. After you register, you’ll find your Membership Badge the following week on our Bulletin Board outside of Room 129 at Fairway Center or in the Club mailbox across from our Bulletin Board.

Class Location

All in-person classes are held at Fairway Recreation Center, Room 129. Most January classes are continuations of fall classes but new ones may be available. Download the class schedule (or pick one up from our bulletin board at Fairway Center outside of Room 129). While in class you must wear your Membership Badge which you will receive when you join the Club. This allows instructors to learn names, determine numbers for class handouts, and verify your club membership.

Class Prerequisites: 

  • Beginners Level 1- Anyone
  • Beginners Level 2 – Recent class experience
  • Intermediate Level 1 – Some knowledge of basic tenses
  • Intermediate Level 2 – Comfortable with simple speaking and reading
  • Beginning Conversation – Some knowledge of words and grammar but little conversation experience
  • Intermediate Conversation- Some conversation experience













  • “Spanish Made Simple” by Jackson and Rubio, revised by Nemethy
  • “Practical Spanish Grammar,” by Prado, second edition
  • “Easy French Step-by-Step” by Myrna Bell Rochester, PhD

Textbooks are readily available for purchase on the web or from local bookstores.


The Spanish Club is dependent entirely on volunteer instructors and members who donate their time to organize and manage classes and activities. When joining the club, you agree to assist the club in some way. Board and committee members are all volunteers. People are needed to help set up before our fiestas and to clean up afterwards. Others are needed to help with planning social and cultural activities and communications. Contact us via email or talk to one of our Board members about volunteering to help your club.