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Translation & Interpreting Training Services

Mexican Super Slang!

Event Phone: (805) 380-6823


As in every community around the world, criminal groups in Mexico have developed a system of communication to identify each other. Caló from Mexico (AKA Caliche) stems from the combination of Spanish and other languages and a specific interpretation of words, also known as double entendre. This system was originally developed as a code for criminals to communicate amongst them to help avoiding law enforcement. However, its use has become more present in the larger community and today is seen as a sociolect stemmed from the interaction of a group of people.

This class is taught completely in Spanish.

This session will cover:

  • the origins and development of Caló from Mexico,
  • differences and similarities with Caló Chicano,
  • use in Mexican popular culture and Mexican-American enclaves in the US,
  • the most common terms used in Mexico and the US.


After this class, participants will

  • be familiarized with Caló from Mexico
  • understand and differentiate between Caló in Mexico and Caló Chicano
  • be able to translate/interpret Caló

Instructor: Lorena Pike, MA, CCI

Participants will earn 3 California CIMCE. Approved by ATA for 3 CEPs.


Cancellations: In the event of cancellation or not being able to attend the class, attendee can re-schedule the same or any other webinar of his or her choice free of charge. If attendee is unable to attend a webinar, please advice via email to to reschedule. Refunds are not issued if classes are still available. Refunds are strictly available on a case by case basis. No refunds would be available after rescheduling a class. If a refund is approved, a 15% cancellation fee would be deducted from the webinar fees paid to cover credit card, administrative, and related fees. The refund would be issued via PayPal within 15 days of request approval.


  • April 24 Session
     April 24, 2021
     2:00 am - 6:00 am
  • April 28 Session
     April 28, 2021
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 12 Session
     May 12, 2021
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 15 Session
     May 15, 2021
     2:00 am - 6:00 am
  • May 31 Session
     May 31, 2021
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 5 Session
     July 5, 2021
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • August 31 2022 Session
     August 31, 2022
     5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • September 14 2022 Session
     September 14, 2022
     5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • September 28 2022 Session
     September 28, 2022
     5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 12 2022 Session
     October 12, 2022
     5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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