Sunday, January 9, 2011

Continuing Education in Psychology & Education

A Workshop in Cross-Cultural Communication

Continuing Education Credit Available
Dr. Linda Sonna
Dr. Linda Sonna, Instructor

The belief that English speakers must master thousands of Spanish vocabulary words and grammar rules in order to speak and read Spanish deters too many expats from forming relationships with Mexicans. In this workshop, English speakers will learn 
  • How to use psycholinguistics to speak and read Spanish without mastering complex grammar rules. 
  • How to utilize the estimated 45,000 words that sound alike in Spanish and English in order to discuss art, science, history, economics, philosophy, and other technical subjects in Spanish.
  • How to enhance nonverbal communication with Spanish speakers. 

Linda Sonna, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with Health Service Provider in the State of Texas, Professor of Multicultural Counseling at Yorkville University, the author of 10 books, and the developer of Communicative Spanish (a method of Spanish instruction for older learners). She provides individual and couples counseling in San Miguel de Allende. 
Date:                  Wednesday, February 9, 2011 
Time:                  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:            The Empowerment Center*
   Tata Nacho #1, Col. Guadalupe
   San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Fee:                    Free to the general public
   150 pesos per Continuing Education Unit**
Contact:     or phone U.S. (214) 556-6311.

* Directions:  From the central plaza in San Miguel, take Calzada de la Aurora past the Puente Viejo Apartments (located across from Fabrica la Aurora).  Turn left at the first corner after the apartment complex onto Colonia Aurora, continue to the dead end, and cross the bridge (on the left). The first street on the right is Tata Nacho; the Empowerment Center is  the blue building on the corner, facing Gombo's restaurant. 

** To  receive a certificate for 1 or 2 hours or units of continuing education credit, attend 1 or both hours of the presentation, complete the course evaluation, and pay the continuing education fee. One hour of continuing education credit is also available for the course entitled, Communicating with Culturally Different Clients, which will held immediately after and across the street the main presentation, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at Gombo's Restaurant. This session costs 150 pesos. Check with your state licensing board to determine whether this course can be used to meet continuing education requirements in your state.