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Getting Inspired: Spanish Lessons in Tucson!

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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Dan is an accomplished, multi-disciplinary performer (Singer, Actor, Dancer, Pianist) and is the founder & CEO of Multiviewing; a five-month, life-coaching program providing clients a unique and structured platform for personal and professional development.

Dan has his BA in Communications and Music History & Literature from NC State University and his MPA in Public Administration & Nonprofit Management from Baruch College. He is currently working on his PhD in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Dan excels in academia, as well as in multiple facets of the Performing Arts!

Growing up in NC, Dan trained at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music and was the youngest member of the Raleigh Oratorio Society and the North Carolina Master Chorale. He received excellent ratings in piano, vocal and a
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Dan is an alum of Broadway Theatre Project and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He has directed, music directed, choreographed and starred in several theatrical productions and benefit concerts across the country for a variety of national nonprofits. He dreams of owning his own nonprofit healing and performing arts center in San Francisco.

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Cornelia December 23, 2017
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Dan is a wonderful piano teacher. We are so grateful that he is teaching our 7 year old daughter. After 4 month she is already playing a couple of songs. She feels encouraged to practice and has always a fun time with Dan.
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Dan arrived 15 minutes early - good sign for the 1st practice !
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I thought Piano lesson would be a drag for Matisse but he is really excited :) Happy Mom !!!
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Terrific job connecting with my 14 year olds!
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I am a mother of two awesome boys. I am married, my first language is Spanish and my kids speak, read and write Spanish. Their ages are 11 and 8. I love to teach specially this great language. Learning Spanish is going to give you confidence and great opportunities to get a job. Spanish is 100% phonetic. Words are pronounced exactly as they are written. It is fun and it's not difficult to learn.

If you are not satisfied with the class, I will offer you a makeup class, because it is very important for me that you feel happy.
I am able to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

Thank you for reading my profile. It would be a pleasure to help you learn Spanish. I look forward from you.

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I got my bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in my Country Colombia, Since 2006 I have been teaching in my church. I love to be a teacher and I love Spanish. I would like to help others to learn it in an easy way and at the same time enjoying the class. I am very proud of my students specially because they want to communicate with hispanic people and they want to understand the language.
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I just would like to share that Claudia is an amazing teacher/ instructor, she has the patients and knowledge to share with you. I have refereed some of my coworkers to work with her and they love her. I can say I have learned allot with working with her. Best investment ever......
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Claudia is fantastic! Extremely patient, always friendly, and always eager to adapt to a student’s needs!
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So far so good. I like that she corrects my pronunciation so I can speak it correctly. I also like her passion and how friendly she is. I am so glad I made the switch.
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Spanish is fun. That is my approach to teaching the language and culture. My teaching experience has been centered in High School Spanish from beginners level-AP Spanish Literature (high passing rate on final exam). I have also worked with children in elementary and middle school level. In addition to college level Spanish tutoring experience, I have also worked with adults, who just wanted to brush up on conversational for travel, pleasure, or business. "Aprende, practica y logra tu objetivo"

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Loving what I do is what makes me an effective and popular Spanish Teacher/Tutor. As a Native Speaker of the target language, I had to learn English. Having had that experience, has helped me to relate to the difficulty involved in language acquisition and to become more compassionate with my students and their needs.
I have been teaching / tutoring successfully for over 15 years now. I have worked with students from elementary school - college level ( Undergrad/Grad). I have a Certificate in AP Spanish Literature, which is the highest level of High School Spanish. I have also worked with adults who wanted to increase their knowledge of the language and culture for both leisure and business reasons.
Keeping in mind the needs and goals of my students, each class is designed to cater to the individual's needs. !Buena Suerte con su
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I’m really enjoying learning Spanish and feel I’ve already improved even after just 3 lessons! Catalina is encouraging and patient. She is intuitive and goes at my pace.
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The teacher is very helpful. She uses all types of resources to help you gain knowledge of the Spanish language.
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Joy December 13, 2015
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Ms. Catalina is an excellent teacher. I was worried about taking Spanish online, and she made me feel comfortable from the first day. She is very patient, and her tutoring helped me to gain more confidence in my ability to understand and speak Spanish.
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"I've been teaching Spanish for 3 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Spanish culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the Plazas textbooks, and have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and espero contar con su presencia!

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Hi, there! My name is Emily and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and have loved helping my students learn Spanish, Calculus, and Psychology (among other things). I went to the University of Southern California and earned a degree in Psychology in 2016. I'm a diligent, constructive, and patient person and my teaching style is engaging, demanding, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Hola, I am a native Spanish speaker and I have long teaching experience. I worked with Berlitz, Rosetta Stone and others very well-known language schools. I have excellent references of my job from my current students. My work is very professional, and my skills and experience are excellent!

I use several resources and techniques that make my sessions very enjoyable and effective. If you are not a beginner, I will run an assessment in our first session to know the starting point.

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Hola, my name is Eric and I will take your Spanish to the next level. I specialize in understanding exactly what you need help with and working to develop and refine your Spanish skills. Whether you need to learn Spanish for school or pleasure, I have years of experience in teaching Spanish to people of various ages and backgrounds. I am a native Spanish speaker and I love watching my students improve their Spanish level.

I am teaching Spanish in New York since 2009, my work experience includes working for several well-known language Schools where I was consistently scored and appreciated as one of the best Spanish instructors. I have experience teaching at the University and I visited or lived in 14 of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries.

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Elena April 25, 2017
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Eric is a great teacher of Spanish. He is very professional and methodological in his classes. He uses a lot of different study materials, including online apps that are geared to the topic he is covering. He can switch gears and help in preparing our high school son for his school tests. Eric is very accommodating if it's necessary to move a lesson. Highly recommended!
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Ben December 1, 2016
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I have used Eric for about 5 years now, and he took me from speaking basic Spanish to exceeding more courses definition of Advanced quickly. His teaching background and patience make him an ideal teacher, and he is able to find material that pushes you to the next level well. Now my South American wife has to be polite about me when she speaks to her family about me!

I would highly recommend Eric as a tutor for any level of Spanish.
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Sophie November 27, 2016
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I have been taking Spanish lessons with Erich for about 4 years now. I can only praise him for the wonderful teacher that he is. I have improved my speaking skills a lot since I've been studying with Erich. He has not only catered his lessons to fit my personal needs but he also constantly finds new material for me to study on my own. He has endless ressources to work on whatever I need to. I highly recommend him. You will not find a better tutor.
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I am a New York State Certified Teacher with various years of teaching / tutoring experience. In my-teaching style I use completely dependent on the particular student being taught. I am a big fan of the adage " Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day" teach a man how to fish and he will eat fish for the rest of his life. My objective is to enhance my students learning and help them become independent learners.
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Native Spanish Speaker that works at your pace. Personalized instruction and feedback. Different strategies and a variety of topics in every session.

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I've taught Spanish in a wide range of formats from classroom Spanish courses for High School students to one-on-one lessons with Professionals that want to increment their cultural knowledge and be up-to-date in current events in a specific Spanish-speaking country. Films, music current events in Latin America are recurrent materials in my lessons as well as anecdotes from my childhood in Mexico.
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I am part Dominican and Spanish is my mother tongue. Spanish as well as hispanic culture is therefore very dear to me which reflects on the content of my lessons. I customize my classes to each student and their needs and interests. I will make sure that each class is spent towards reaching your set objectives and goals. I always welcome feedback and suggestions.

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To tell you a bit more about myself, my mother is Dominican/American and my father is Lebanese, but I was born and raised in Paris, France, which explains that I speak French, English, Italian and Spanish fluently. From a young age, I have had a deep appreciation and passion for languages, as well as other cultures. I moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, where I studied International Relations. I started tutoring on the side while in college and absoluty love working with children. Since graduating, I work in tv/film production where the hours are always changing, which would allow me to continue tutoring. I am a social, personable and responsible person, who cares about the needs and interests of whoever I work with. I customize my classes from student to student, and am always open to feedback and suggestions.
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Whether you're looking to just pass Spanish 1 class and learn minimal of the language, or becoming fluent, I can help you understand and grasp everything having to do with Spanish. Being fluent in Spanish gives us the opportunity for you to learn and develop key points in this beautiful language of Spanish.

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Hi! My name's Jose. I am 22 years old and my #1 passion is teaching/inspiring others to reach their full potential. My knowledge and experience can and will enhance everyone, no matter what level you feel you're in. Let's help one another and start this inspiration for you!
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