Ms. Petruy’s language lessons have been a big boon to the community. She teaches four or five other classes as well at the Café, and puts great energy and creativity into creating training materials. For example weekly classes I continue to attend and enjoy two and half years later. Through that time, my “classmates” and I have progressed from rank beginners to a reasonable level of conversational and reading competence. The class has become almost as close as a family. On top of that, she hosts a “tertulia”, a Spanish language conversation hour, that attracts on average eight people each Saturday, in shifting combinations; probably 50 different people over the course of a year.