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  1. Contact Terry Vidal at tqv56431@yahoo.com Still active and tour leaving in two weeks. Things slowed down during covid but bike rentals always available or folks can decide where they want to go and Terry can put a tour together.
  2. . Powered by Magic Thumb™ An LCS Concert in the Park! Good Night Miss Nina — a Nina Simone tribute Date: Sunday, January 29, 2:30PM and 5:30Pm Cost: VIP seating: $500 pesos General seating: $350 pesos CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON-LINE Diego Guerrero Singer and troubadour, has been a major part of the Vallarta entertainment scene for over 7 years. In his new show, he is bringing a live-musical tribute to one of the greatest voices of all time, Nina Simone. Good Night, Miss Nina is a loving tribute featuring the ballads, jazz, and soul music of this remarkable artist along with his Live band. Enjoy some of Nina’s songs such as - Wild is the Wind, I put a Spell on You, Ain’t Got No, I got Life, My Baby Just Cares About Me, Feeling Good, Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood and so much more. This show has been the talk of Vallarta this season. Diego’s ability to channel the stylings and sincere reflections of one of the greatest singers of our times. Miss Simone was trained as a classic pianist and became a powerful singer, writer, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned styles from gospel, blues, jazz, R&B and pop. She recorded more than 40 albums and she was a much acclaimed singer and activist. She made a difference that impacted all of our lives. Don’t miss this one time performance here in Ajijic! Reserve your tickets now.
  3. Spanish in Action, dates, and hours. The first period of the year 2023. 10-week format. $3,200 pesos per student. Includes materials. The handout is given in the first class, not before. Only members. No refunds, unless LCS either cancels or postpones. The refund will be ready one week after notification. Pick-up is only available on Thursday or Friday. If a refund is made, students have ONLY 30 days to pick it up. After that time, LCS is not responsible. To open a group the minimum number of students enrolled is 6 (SIX). The maximum number of students enrolled per group is 12 (TWELVE). We can make a waiting list. 1A: Mondays and Thursdays, Jan 16th - March 27th, 10:00 -12:00 pm, (20 sessions) At West campus. 1B: Tuesdays and Fridays, Jan 17th - March 24th, 10:00 -12:00 pm, (20 sessions) At West campus. 2A: Mondays and Thursdays, Jan 16th - March 27th, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, (20 sessions) At West campus. 2B: Tuesdays and Fridays Jan 17th - March 24th, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, (20 sessions) At West campus.
  4. Costco & Galerías Mall Program: LCS Touring Experiences Instructor: Regular price: $845.00 LCS member price: $650.00 Course Date: Thursday, Dec 15 Course Time: 10:00 am Location: Costco & Galerías Mall Min/Max participants required: 12/35 Enroll before: Dec 10 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Shopping trip - Costco / Galerías Mall LCS trips provide cultural, educational, recreational, and convenient experiences. Trip to Costco, Sam’s, and Galerías 360 mall. We will be on a bus with plenty of room for your shopping and to travel in comfort. We have limited seats. The bus is air-conditioned and has a bathroom. Consider that transportation may change from a bus to a van if the number of people is less than expected. The Bus will depart promptly at 10:00 am from the sculpture in La Floresta. The last date to register is Dec 10 at 1:30 pm. You can register at the office or online. Bring your cooler with you for your frozen items. For doubts and questions please, send an email to directoreducacion@lakechapalasociety.com
  5. Xmas Andares Mall Program: LCS Touring Experiences Instructor: Regular price: $845.00 LCS member price: $650.00 Course Date: Monday, Dec 19 Course Time: 2:00 PM Location: Andares Mall Min/Max participants required: 12/35 Enrolled before: Dec 14 This is a 1-session event There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Xmas Shopping trip - Andares Mall LCS trips provide cultural, educational, recreational, and convenient experiences. The Andares shopping center is in one of the most affluent areas of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. It has high-end stores. During the month of December, Andares dresses up for Christmas. It offers beautiful views to enjoy while strolling in its surroundings. There is a wide variety of restaurants, specialty stores, designer stores, high-end department stores, and a long etcetera. You are going to have a great time on your visit to Andares. We will be on a bus with plenty of room for your shopping and to travel in comfort. We have limited seats. The bus is air-conditioned and has a bathroom. Consider that transportation may change from a bus to a van if the number of people is less than expected. The Bus will depart promptly at 2:00 pm from the sculpture in La Floresta. The last date to register is Dec 14 at 1:30 pm. You can register at the office or online. For doubts and questions please, send an email to directoreducacion@lakechapalasociety.com
  6. Get creative by creating your piñata in the traditional way. Program: Life Experience Instructor: Patricia Regular price: $780.00 LCS member price: $600.00 Course Date: W & F, Dec 14 & 16 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:30 pm Location: SCBR Min/Max Students required: 8/20 Enrolled before: Dec 10 This is a 2-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description “Dale, Dale Dale!” Can be translated as "hit it, hit it, go on". And it is the beginning of a ditty that we sing when we go to break a piñata. Piñatas became a Mexican tradition over time. So much so that now we see piñatas in the shape of artistic characters, politicians, famous athletes, creative figures, and of course, traditional ones, either for birthdays, a Mexican party or to celebrate the posadas and Christmas. We will have with us Patricia, a woman from Ajijic who makes beautiful creations with her hands. We will use clay jars and paper to create with our hands our piñata and have it ready for the posadas. Come and learn the process and join the behind-the-scenes process of making a piñata. Includes material.
  7. Intro to Lakeside online Program: Education Program Instructor: Barbara Harkness Regular price: $650 LCS member price: $500 Course Date: Friday, Dec 9 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Zoom Min/Max Students required: 4/10 Enrolled before: Dec 07 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Are you planning to move to Chapala’s Lakeside, or have you just moved? Welcome to Mexico! Let us support you with basic information that will help you make good decisions and understand how things work in the region. Many times, directly asking a person who has gone through the experiences of living in the region helps us have a clearer mind to prepare for the change. There is a world to know. Let’s start with the basics. In this class you will learn about the following topics: Where exactly is Lakeside Lakeside Communities Ajijic Village Fiestas LCS Health & Medical Eating Out - Eating In Money - Banks & ATM’s Churches Entertainment & Recreation Transportation Accommodation & Utilities This class is given by Zoom. We do not record it. It is completely live. We will send you some materials as well as the link to the session by mail so that you can follow the class in a clearer and more orderly manner. There is a lot to learn. The email is sent from 24 to 48 hours prior to the class. Prepare your questions. We will be ready to give you answers. About our instructor. Barbara Harkness moved to Ajijic from Canada in 2008. She has a Bachelor of Education, taught in a public school and community college in Canada, and managed a training department in the Head Office of a major bank. At Lakeside she has taught English at Instituto Loyola and the International School. She has volunteered with LCS for several years. Barbara is happy to share her experiences of learning to live at Lakeside … and avoid some bumps in the road! Contact: barbara.harkness@icloud.com
  8. Intro to Lakeside in-person Program: Education Program Instructor: Barbara Harkness Regular price: $780 LCS member price: $600 Course Date: Monday, Dec 12 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: Dec 8 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Are you planning to move to Chapala’s Lakeside, or have you just moved? Welcome to Mexico! Let us support you with basic information that will help you make good decisions and understand how things work in the region. There is a world to know. Let’s start with the basics. In this class you will learn about the following topics: Where exactly is Lakeside Lakeside Communities Ajijic Village Fiestas LCS Health & Medical Eating Out - Eating In Money - Banks & ATMs Churches Entertainment & Recreation Transportation Accommodation & Utilities At the class, you will be given some materials that will be helpful for your stay. Prepare your questions. We will be ready to give you answers. About our instructor. Barbara Harkness moved to Ajijic from Canada in 2008. She has a Bachelor of Education, taught in a public school and community college in Canada, and managed a training department in the Head Office of a major bank. At Lakeside she has taught English at Instituto Loyola and the International School. She has volunteered with LCS for several years. Barbara is happy to share her experiences of learning to live at Lakeside … and avoid some bumps in the road! Contact: barbara.harkness@icloud.com
  9. Intro to Spanish Program: SSL Instructor: Inez Dyer Regular price: $494 LCS member price: $380.00 Course Date: Tuesday, Dec 6, 13 & 20 Course Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Location: Wilkes Min/Max Students required: 4/12 Enrolled before: Dec 2 This is a 3-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. This class is intended for members only. Your membership MUST be active and cover the duration of it. Description This three-session class is designed for individuals without any Spanish language background. The instructor will introduce learners to the Spanish pronunciation, some vocabulary, and social protocols. The instructor will give the material in class. About our instructor Inez has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature (BA) and a master’s and Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education. She worked for the private sector and the US Government to design and evaluate training and education programs. She taught English in both Spain and Ostería. She has been managing the ESL program for LCS for several years as well as teaching Introduction to Spanish to our English-speaking members.
  10. Getting your Jalisco driver's license without losing your mind Program: Life Experience Instructor: Alfredo Pérez Regular price: $650.00 LCS member price: $500.00 Course Date: M & T, Dec 5 & 13 Course Time: 2:00 - 3:45 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: DEC 3 This is a 2-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description To support you in obtaining your Jalisco driver's license, we have prepared this class to guide you through the entire process, from making sure you have the necessary documents, including how to get some of them, knowing and understanding the process, to sharing with you other topics such as · Documents and processing. · Types of driver's licenses in Jalisco. · Mexican Police (types, levels, and duties) · Secretary of Transportation in Jalisco. · Visual traffic signs. · Body language and sound of traffic agents. · What about road knowledge and the practical driving test? All the necessary orientation to get your driver's license in your hands. The material will be sent over email a few days after you enroll. About our instructor Alfredo is the current educational director of LCS. He has served as a university professor, and undergraduate coordinator and has taught courses throughout the state. He has been an entrepreneur with his own business in Guadalajara. He believes in education as a means of social improvement. His experiences as a Mexican have spanned more than 40 years.
  11. Mexican Manners Program: Education Program Instructor: Alfredo Pérez Regular price: $520.00 LCS member price: $520.00 Course Date: Wednesday, Dec 7 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: Dec 04 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Cultural shock is a normal part of life when we move to another country whose habits are different, we must observe and learn the local rules of urbanity, what body language issues are appropriate, and which are not. Why the behavior of the inhabitants of the new place is different? What do local people expect from me as a unique inhabitant of the area? What phrases should I use and at what times? What should I understand about the time structure of the local people so different from mine? We will share with you more about the Mexicans' mindset throughout history to understand why we are as we do in our present. In addition to other data that has been asked over time that can answer many questions about things that happen so commonly. We intend to help you understand these essential questions for real and adequate coexistence with your new neighbors. Another way to know Mexico. You will be given a handout so you can make specific notes during the class. The topics in the class are: General information on the regions in Mexico. How the language shows part of the ideology and logic of Mexicans. Why Mexicans don’t say “no” and how to live with it. What’s polite and what’s not. Body signs, what they mean, and how to use/interpret them. Mexican time. Greetings. Proximity/Personal space. Basics of tipping. Funerals and more. About our instructor Alfredo is the current educational director of LCS. He has served as a university professor, and undergraduate coordinator and has taught courses throughout the state. He has been an entrepreneur with his own business in Guadalajara. He believes in education as a means of social improvement. His experiences as a Mexican have spanned more than 40 years.
  12. Costco & Galerías Mall Program: LCS Touring Experiences Instructor: Janice Regular price: $920.00 LCS member price: $715.00 Course Date: Tuesday, Jan 17 Course Time: 10:00 am Location: Costco & Galerías Mall Min/Max participants required: 30/35 Enroll before: Jan 12 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Shopping trip - Costco / Galerías Mall LCS trips provide cultural, educational, recreational, and convenient experiences. Trip to Costco, Sam’s, and Galerías 360 mall. We will be on a bus with plenty of room for your shopping and to travel in comfort. We have limited seats. The bus is air-conditioned and has a bathroom. Consider that transportation may change from a bus to a van if the number of people is less than expected. The Bus will depart promptly at 10:00 am from the sculpture in La Floresta. The last date to register is Jan 12 at 1:30 pm. You can register at the office or online. Bring your cooler with you for your frozen items. For doubts and questions please, send an email to directoreducacion@lakechapalasociety.com
  13. Mexican independence from Spain. Program: Education Program Instructor: Ted Rogers Regular price: $910.00 LCS member price: $700.00 Course Date: T & F, Jan 17, 20, 24, 27 & 31 Course Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Location: SCBR Min/Max Students required: 6/25 Enroll before: Jan 13 This is a 5-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description The Spanish sowed the seeds of Mexico's independence movement from Spain almost immediately after their conquest of the Aztecs. Join us as we explore the ideologies and tactics of the Mexican independence movement. About our instructor. Ted Rogers (P.h. D.) is an energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Holding a triple concentration Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado, Ted also earned that university’s top teaching award. He has been Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, Lambeth Palace, and the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. His travels to over fifty countries, having lived in four of them, give him a unique perspective, which further informs his teaching. He is published in three countries. Ted is a permanent resident of Ajijic, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Glenda, and their three crazy dogs. Contact: tcrogersphd@gmail.com
  14. Memoir Writing Classes Program: Education Program Instructor: Doris Gallan Regular price: $1170 LCS member price: $900.00 Course Date: Wednesday, Jan 18, 25, Feb 01 & 08 Course Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 8/20 Enroll before: Jan 15 This is a 4-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS & THE WORLD Get started writing your memoirs. Share your knowledge and wisdom by writing about your exciting life here in Mexico, your travels, your children and grandchildren, and any other personal topic of interest to you. Create your legacy through the story of your life through this series of four sessions that bring together a small group of new authors. You will learn in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere (no negative critiquing allowed); learn the discipline to write on a regular basis in order to finish your memoir and discover tips professionals use to get started and keep writing in the face of writer's block or lack of inspiration. Please reserve your place in advance and bring writing implements (a laptop computer or pen and paper). About our instructor. Doris Gallan is a creative writing teacher, coach, and author. Doris has helped six new authors write their books and get published. She has traveled around the world—7 continents (including Antarctica!) and 58 countries. She has taught business courses at a university in Viet Nam, creative writing classes in Ecuador and Mexico, and online English as a Foreign Language to students around the world. Doris published “The Boomers’ Guide to Going Abroad” (2011, updated edition in 2019, online only). She is working on a humor-filled memoir reminiscing about her life as a vagabond as well as a novel set in 1840s Argentina. Her memoir-writing workshops and classes combine learning with fun and provide students with abundant opportunities to start writing their stories through in-class exercises. MEMOIR
  15. Introduction to Telling Your Story, a Memoir-Writing Workshop Program: Education Program Instructor: Doris Gallan Regular price: $650 LCS member price: $500.00 Course Date: Wednesday, Jan 11 Course Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 8/20 Enroll before: Jan 07 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Share your stirring stories about your travels, your move to Mexico, your family, your career/work, and your hobbies. Write your legacy in the form of memoirs to pass on your stories to your family, friends, and—if you wish—the world. You will start writing your memoir in this two-hour workshop that will show you where to start your story (usually not at the beginning!); how to write a brief outline to figure out the best order of your stories; learn discipline in writing to ensure you’ll finish your book; and pick up many tips on finding inspiration, getting organized, and overcoming some of the challenges of writing. Author, teacher, and writing coach Doris Gallan provides a safe and creative space to write your stories through fun exercises completed during this two-hour workshop. Attendees are asked to bring writing instruments: a laptop computer or pen and paper. About our instructor. Doris Gallan is a creative writing teacher, coach, and author. Doris has helped six new authors write their books and get published. She has traveled around the world—7 continents (including Antarctica!) and 58 countries. She has taught business courses at a university in Viet Nam, creative writing classes in Ecuador and Mexico, and online English as a Foreign Language to students around the world. Doris published “The Boomers’ Guide to Going Abroad” (2011, updated edition in 2019, online only). She is working on a humor-filled memoir reminiscing about her life as a vagabond as well as a novel set in 1840s Argentina. Her memoir-writing workshops and classes combine learning with fun and provide students with abundant opportunities to start writing their stories through in-class exercises.INNYT
  16. Journey of a Traveler Program: Education Program Instructor: Betty Steinhauer Regular price: $715 LCS member price: $550.00 Course Date: T & Th, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Course Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 6/30 Enroll before: Jan 06 This is a 6-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description 6 sessions to explore the regions of the world and its culture through the eyes of a traveler! We will look at Asia, the middle east, Europe, Africa, North America, central, and south America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, oceanic, plus the arctic, Antarctic, and Mexico. We will discuss what you will find when you visit, plus my own personal observations practical and some humorous! I will discuss travel after covid in 2023! This program will also. Cover all the aspects of travel, visas, baggage, traveling alone, food, health, etc. My hope is we can share experiences with one another! About our instructor. Betty Steinhauer is a traveler and homeless by choice. 10 years ago, I sold everything packed up my life in Canada, and started to travel the world with a different learning from every person that I met and every challenging situation I found myself in. More background found on my blog www.thenomadicintern.com
  17. Mexican Winter Fruits Program: Life Experience Instructor: Alfredo Pérez Regular price: $650.00 LCS member price: $500.00 Course Date: Thursday, Jan 19 Course Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am Location: NJ Veranda Min/Max Students required: 6/20 Enroll before: Jan 15 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Have you found yourself in any Mexican market or “tianguis” looking at fruits you did not know existed… Well, let us introduce you to Mexican winter fruits, how Mexicans eat them, recipes, flavors, aromas, etc. This class includes fruits and a written guide. Come and enjoy a trip to the warmest heart of Mexican winter and its flavors. About our instructor. Alfredo is the current educational director of LCS. He has served as a university professor, and undergraduate coordinator and has taught courses throughout the state. He has been an entrepreneur with his own business in Guadalajara. He believes in education as a means of social improvement. His experiences as a Mexican have spanned more than 40 years. Contact: directoreducacion@lakechapalasociety.com
  18. Intro to Lakeside online Program: Education Program Instructor: Barbara Harkness Regular price: $850 LCS member price: $660 Course Date: Friday, Jan 13 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Zoom Min/Max Students required: 4/10 Enroll before: Jan 11 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Are you planning to move to Chapala’s Lakeside, or have you just moved? Welcome to Mexico! Let us support you with basic information that will help you make good decisions and understand how things work in the region. Many times, directly asking a person who has gone through the experiences of living in the region helps us have a clearer mind to prepare for the change. There is a world to know. Let’s start with the basics. In this class you will learn about the following topics: Where exactly is Lakeside Lakeside Communities Ajijic Village Fiestas LCS Health & Medical Eating Out - Eating In Money - Banks & ATM’s Churches Entertainment & Recreation Transportation Accommodation & Utilities This class is given by Zoom. We do not record it. It is completely live. We will send you some materials as well as the link to the session by mail so that you can follow the class in a clearer and more orderly manner. There is a lot to learn. The email is sent from 24 to 48 hours prior to the class. Prepare your questions. We will be ready to give you answers. About our instructor. Barbara Harkness moved to Ajijic from Canada in 2008. She has a Bachelor of Education, taught in a public school and community college in Canada, and managed a training department in the Head Office of a major bank. At Lakeside she has taught English at Instituto Loyola and the International School. She has volunteered with LCS for several years. Barbara is happy to share her experiences of learning to live at Lakeside … and avoid some bumps in the road! Contact: barbara.harkness@icloud.com
  19. Intro to Lakeside in-person Program: Education Program Instructor: Barbara Harkness Regular price: $850 LCS member price: $660 Course Date: Monday, Jan 9 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: Jan 6 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Are you planning to move to Chapala’s Lakeside, or have you just moved? Welcome to Mexico! Let us support you with basic information that will help you make good decisions and understand how things work in the region. There is a world to know. Let’s start with the basics. In this class you will learn about the following topics: Where exactly is Lakeside Lakeside Communities Ajijic Village Fiestas LCS Health & Medical Eating Out - Eating In Money - Banks & ATMs Churches Entertainment & Recreation Transportation Accommodation & Utilities At the class, you will be given some materials that will be helpful for your stay. Prepare your questions. We will be ready to give you answers. About our instructor. Barbara Harkness moved to Ajijic from Canada in 2008. She has a Bachelor of Education, taught in a public school and community college in Canada, and managed a training department in the Head Office of a major bank. At Lakeside she has taught English at Instituto Loyola and the International School. She has volunteered with LCS for several years. Barbara is happy to share her experiences of learning to live at Lakeside … and avoid some bumps in the road! Contact: barbara.harkness@icloud.com
  20. Intro to Spanish Program: SSL Instructor: Inez Dyer Regular price: $560 LCS member price: $430 Course Date: Tuesday, Jan 10, 17, 24 Course Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Location: Wilkes Min/Max Students required: 4/12 Enroll before: Jan 7 This is a 3-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. This class is intended for members only. Your membership MUST be active and cover the duration of it. Description This three-session class is designed for individuals without any Spanish language background. The instructor will introduce learners to the Spanish pronunciation, some vocabulary, and social protocols. The instructor will give the material in class. About our instructor Inez has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature (BA) and a master’s and Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education. She worked for the private sector and the US Government to design and evaluate training and education programs. INNTRO
  21. Getting your Jalisco driver's license without losing your mind Program: Life Experience Instructor: Alfredo Pérez Regular price: $780.00 LCS member price: $600.00 Course Date: T & Th, Jan 10 & 19 Course Time: 10:00 - 12.00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: Jan 6 This is a 2-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description To support you in obtaining your Jalisco driver's license, we have prepared this class to guide you through the entire process, from making sure you have the necessary documents, including how to get some of them, knowing and understanding the process, to sharing with you other topics such as · Documents and processing. · Types of driver's licenses in Jalisco. · Mexican Police (types, levels, and duties) · Secretary of Transportation in Jalisco. · Visual traffic signs. · Body language and sound of traffic agents. · What about road knowledge and the practical driving test? All the necessary orientation to get your driver's license in your hands. The material will be sent over email a few days after you enroll. About our instructor Alfredo is the current educational director of LCS. He has served as a university professor, and undergraduate coordinator and has taught courses throughout the state. He has been an entrepreneur with his own business in Guadalajara. He believes in education as a means of social improvement. His experiences as a Mexican have spanned more than 40 years.
  22. Mexican Manners Program: Education Program Instructor: Alfredo Pérez Regular price: $650.00 LCS member price: $500.00 Course Date: Wednesday, Jan 11 Course Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Sala Min/Max Students required: 4/30 Enroll before: Dec 27 This is a 1-session class There are no refunds unless LCS cancels it. Description Cultural shock is a normal part of life when we move to another country whose habits are different, we must observe and learn the local rules of urbanity, what body language issues are appropriate, and which are not. Why the behavior of the inhabitants of the new place is different? What do local people expect from me as a unique inhabitant of the area? What phrases should I use and at what times? What should I understand about the time structure of the local people so different from mine? We will share with you more about the Mexicans' mindset throughout history to understand why we are as we do in our present. In addition to other data that has been asked over time that can answer many questions about things that happen so commonly. We intend to help you understand these essential questions for real and adequate coexistence with your new neighbors. Another way to know Mexico. You will be given a handout so you can make specific notes during the class. The topics in the class are: General information on the regions in Mexico. How the language shows part of the ideology and logic of Mexicans. Why Mexicans don’t say “no” and how to live with it. What’s polite and what’s not. Body signs, what they mean, and how to use/interpret them. Mexican time. Greetings. Proximity/Personal space. Basics of tipping. Funerals and more. About our instructor Alfredo is the current educational director of LCS. He has served as a university professor, and undergraduate coordinator and has taught courses throughout the state. He has been an entrepreneur with his own business in Guadalajara. He believes in education as a means of social improvement. His experiences as a Mexican have spanned more than 40 years
  23. U.S. NOTARIZATIONS Charles (“Chuck”) D. Wilder, Esq., who is an LCS member and a Board Certified Florida attorney, is also what is known as a Civil-law Notary. This allows him to notarize documents here in Mexico that are valid for recording, filing or other notarization purposes back in the U.S. He will be here an available on the LCS campus from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, December 12, 2022 to assist members with notarizing documents for the nominal fees of $50 for the first document and $35 for each additional document. Chuck will accept US currency or equivalent cash in pesos. [Please note a requirement of the Civil-law Notary commission under Florida law is that he keep a copy of each document he notarizes in his protocol. You will be required to make a copy in the LCS office of each document to provide him for his protocol at your expense.]
  24. Ditto but for 25 years...never fumigated.
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