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Taking Spanish lessons in Tucson? You're in luck, because this southwest city has no shortage of places to get inspired. Visit the following places to immerse yourself in Hispanic history, taste authentic Mexican dishes, and meet native speakers.

 

Barrio Anita

90 percent of the historic Hispanic neighborhood that is Barrio Anita was built in the first two decades of the 20th century, and today's residents still honor that heritage with a tiny, long-running street market that sells freshly made Mexican favorites. The Anita Street Market is famous for its fresh flour tortillas, and as you wait in line for your turn to taste their perfection, don't forget to admire the adobe walls and flat roofs that line the streets.

Burritos, tacos, pints of homemade salsa and other authentic treats are also available here. Surrounded by Spanish architecture and the scent of authentic Mexican cuisine, it's hard not to be inspired for your Spanish lessons in Tucson. If you're interested in experiencing more of the community's history, walk a few blocks to David G. Herrera and Ramon Quiroz Park, which features a tile mural of the neighborhood's families and former leaders.

La Mesa Tortillas & Tamales

La Mesa Tortillas & Tamales is a Tucson treasure has three locations, and each one features an extensive menu of authentic, affordable Mexican food. Test your budding Spanish skills with the owner and his family, who brought their top-secret tortilla recipe with them when they immigrated to Tucson. Their handmade tortillas are good enough to get a menu all to themselves, with unique sizes, textures and ingredients to fit specific dishes. For example, their thin mesa corn tortilla is recommended for casseroles or enchiladas and their medium flour tortillas for quesadillas and burritos. You can even snack on jalapeno tortillas or pre-fried tortilla strips.

Of course, the menu also features hot tamales, quesadillas, tacos, nachos and other freshly made Mexican staples. They even offer extensive instructions for storing and heating your tortillas, and for reheating your tamales to achieve the best possible taste. Ask for the Spanish-language version to make sure it's a real learning experience.

El Charro Café

The same family has owned El Charro Café since 1922, making it the country's oldest Mexican restaurant with continuous ownership. Founder Monica Flin was a Tucson trailblazer, and not just because she was a Mexican woman who owned her own business; she was also the chef, hostess and server, and she invented the chimichanga right in the original restaurant's kitchen.

Monica's recipes came directly from the Sonoran Desert region of northern Mexico, but she integrated a variety of local ingredients and cooking traditions for a truly innovative, Tucson-style menu. Today, this fusion restaurant stays true to her original vision, and it consistently receives nationwide press coverage and top industry honors as a result.

¡Platique!

The ¡Platique!(http://www.meetup.com/Platique/) Meetup group speaks exclusively in Spanish (or en español, as organizer Lou Lampe insists you say). The goal is total immersion, but the atmosphere is casual; there are no lessons or lectures, just conversations. Supplement your Spanish lessons in Tucson by joining the conversations at weekly meetings (reuniones). Some attendees are Spanish teachers and others are native speakers, but you'll also find peers who need to brush up on their skills.

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Tucson is teeming with authentic Mexican cuisine, so if you've exhausted these inspirational options, try the rotating menus at Café Poca Cosa and Tucson Tamale Company, both of which use exclusively local ingredients. Guadalajara Original Grill is a larger, more festive option with live music every night, colorful Mexican murals covering every wall, and authentically dressed servers who make your salsa table-side.

 

Whatever your goals for Spanish lessons in Tucson are, getting out and experiencing the city’s culture should be at the top of your to-do list!

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Hola, I am a Spanish - English teacher. I am a native speaker from Bogota, Colombia. I have a degree in Teaching Languages, a Specialization in Bilingual Education and a Masters degree in Teaching and Technology. I am very creative and I like to accommodate my lessons according to my students´ needs and preferences. I teach Spanish at all levels and develop all language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). I teach English as a second language focusing on communication skills, grammar for tests, and reinforcing school ESOL class. I am able to work with all ages. I have experience working with children and adults from beginner up to advanced levels.
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I earned a Master's degree in Spanish from the University of North Texas, where I gained substantial experience as a graduate teaching fellow and teaching assistant. I've also worked at the Wichita Falls ISD as a Substitute Teacher and an English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor, and at Vernon College as the Tutoring Center Coordinator. In these professions, I've gained a wealth of experience in working with elementary to college-age students, and I would love to have the opportunity to show you how beautiful language-learning can be!
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Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa, I've been teaching for about 6 years. I am experienced in many forms of teaching from opera to ACT English, I have a unique teaching style that will be fun to any age! I've taught as young as 5 and as old as 62, you can learn anything you set your mind to! It'll be fun!

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I take a communicative approach to teaching languages, making sure you feel comfortable communicating in Spanish and helping you with grammar and pronunciation along the way. I can help with conversational Spanish, grammar, pronunciation, AP Spanish prep, and/or vocabulary. As a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, I bring my expertise to the lessons to make learning hands on and interactive for all ages, both in person and online.

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I hold a B.A. in French and Chinese and an M.A. in French Linguistics, both from University of Florida. Currently, I am a first year PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. As such, I am truly centered on helping you achieve your language goals from traveling abroad to passing a language test to communicating in your work or school environment. My flexibility and enthusiasm coupled with individualized lesson plans will help increase your confidence in communicating in other language(s).
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Experienced teacher of 2 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate spanish language! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

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I have experience in teaching for 20+ years. Ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. I am fluent in English and Spanish and have experience in teaching Spanish for 5 years. I have a specific curriculum with a focus on conversational Spanish to ensure that you can hold a conversation with another fluent speaker. Spanish is a wonderful language and it is increasingly becoming more popular and useful in the work place. With my years of experience, I believe I can help you reach and surpass your goal! Feel free to send me a message!

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Currently, I am an assistant teacher for the local public school system. I have 20+ years of experience in teaching grades k-8 and 5 years experience of teaching Spanish.
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I teach my students to understand and embrace the beauty of Latin culture which then creates a large appreciation for loving and learning the language. Spanish, now more than ever, has become essential in the workplace and more and more people are seeking opportunities to learn this growing language. Even children are excited to learn Spanish!
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