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Guarani language class to be offered at NMSU

The Computing Research Laboratory at New Mexico State University will offer a free class on the Guarani language for summer semester II.


is an official language of Paraguay and the province of Corrientes in Argentina. It also is the primary language of the indigenous people living in the border regions of Bolivia and Brazil.

The Guarani class will be conducted in Spanish but will accommodate English-only speakers with some parallel translation. It will be taught using video of Guarani conversations, translated text and computer readable materials.

Professor Juan Alberto Caceres Barrios from the Instituto de Linguistica Guarani del Paraguay, part of the Universidad Evangelica del Paraguay, has been invited to teach the class. Alberto, a native speaker of Guarani, works with Paraguay's Ministry of Education and is part of a group working to preserve indigenous culture.

The Guarani class is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday, July 11 - Aug. 14, in Science Hall Room 283. This is a free class but space is limited to 25 students. To sign up or for more information, contact Maria Pilar Milagros Garcia at (505) 646-4256 or mmilagro@crl.nmsu.edu.

Mickelle Spendlove
June 30, 2006