Mexican Super Slang!
Event Phone: (805) 380-6823
- April 24 Session
April 23, 2021 - April 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 4 California CIMCE, ATA and CCHI instructional hours (pending approval).