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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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Former member of the National Honor Society. Received high grades in high school and college courses. Graduated with honors. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree and teaching a variety of subjects I'm passionate about.

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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
cademic competitions, and was awarded the Triangle Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the North Carolina State University’s Theatre Endowment Award for Best Male Lead.

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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Dan is a fantastic teacher. If you are looking for singing lessons you'll be hard pressed to find a better teacher.

When we started I thought that some people just can't sing and that I was one of those people. Not only did I not know how to sing, I had no idea how to *learn* to sing. Dan was super patient and I felt like he figured how I needed to learn just as much as what I needed to learn.

Singing is a life long journey, and I still have a long way to go, but the difference in my confidence and ability since working with Dan is like night and day. I recommend Dan highly.
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¡Buenos dias y Bienvenidos! I'll be happy to help you improve your Spanish! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring. I studied, lived and worked in Spain and Latin America for many years. ¡Hasta pronto!

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I am a French native, from Paris. I also lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America. I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages!
I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise.
You can count on me for dynamic lessons to help you improve and reach your goals!

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David is exceptionally good with children and he is an excellent teacher. My 9-year-old daughter loves him and she looks forward to his lessons all the time!
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My teaching style is based on a communicative approach and a constant involvement of the students. In my lessons I like to use a combination of text and visual formats, and I create material that students can relate with. I teach grammar concepts with stimulating and easy-to-understand strategies, to stimulate curiosity and attain learning goals.

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Federico has been teaching since 2013 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, his home and online.
Federico is a devoted instructor, who is committed to stimulate and engage students through a meaningful and constructive interaction. Thanks to his skills, experience and personality he has helped his student succeeding in their studies, as well as acting as a mentor.
Federico was born and raised in Italy, where he lived until 2013. He received a BA in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation from the University of Bologna in 2012, while working as a freelance journalist for a local newspaper. During these years he refined his writing, language and translation skills in English and Italian.
He moved to Seattle in 2013 to pursue a MA in Italian Studies at the University of Washington, completed in 2015. He has passionately
taught more than 100 students and more than 380 lessons, also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Teaching. He is fully fluent in Spanish.
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Excellente ! Hid method of teaching seems so logical and practical. Started reviewing pronunciation. I was so impressed, that when I got home I started practicing my vocabulary right away. I have taken classes before, but I believe I will be making more progress this time.
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I have been tutoring students since I was an undergrad back in Spain. While doing so, I realised there are very few better feelings besides the satisfaction of being a part of the improvement of your student's skills and knowledge.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in philology, so I have a deep knowledge on how languages construct themselves and work. Besides, I have a Master's degree in Literary Studies and am currently a PhD student in Literary Studies. But most importantly, I was born in Madrid (Spain) and lived there for over twenty years, so you'll get to learn Spanish and its culture from a truly Madrilenian!

My tutoring approach is based mostly on theory and practice, with a lot of perseverance! I usually like to teach some aspect of the language and then make the student approach it in a practical way. Lessons can be tailor
ed to meet the student's specific needs, though! Each student is different from the rest, and therefore learns in an individual way and at an individual pace. Personal tutoring will always be provided to ensure you're always getting what you need: grammar, vocabulary, fluency, accent...
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Raquel is a very meticulous and gifted teacher. She was well prepared from the very first lesson and she always made sure her explanations were clear before moving on. She helped dispel many doubts I carried along in my mind for a long time in Spanish grammar. The classes are fun, friendly, and are aimed at the serious-minded student. Highly recommended.
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Hello, my name is Emmanuel Munoz and I'm Colombian-American i spent a good amount of my life studying in colombia and i can speak spanish fluently i will be able to help you achieve your goals in the spanish language! from a novice to an advanced speaker feel free to contact me and ill help you out and achieve your goals!I am a native spanish speaker!And if you would like to learn how colombians speak i can teach you my colloquial accent : )

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Hello, I was previously in the military as a linguist for arabic so i speak arabic fluently as well I speak spanish fluently because of my colombian heritage im specialized in lebanese dialect and formal arabic so i can teach you either one. I love teaching arabic so much and we can do it through videos or anyway you'd like i can teach you all the tips and secrets to learning arabic as a foreigner arabic is very hard but i can help you learn it for sure! I can teach arabic in any level beginner to advanced. I know all type of vocabulary in arabic from military to political so don't hesitate when contacting me im ready to help you learn arabic i use books like al kitab and as well al kitab fi ta3lm al lugha al3rbyia. I am skilled in local expressions dialects since i lived in the middle east a bit.
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I can help tutor grammar, vocabulary, and in homework. I can help you perfect your authentic Spanish-speaking accent.

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Hello! I am a Classical Voice (Opera) Major studying at Mannes College within the New School. Mannes is one of the most highly-rated operatic training programs in the country, and, thus far, has helped me acquire many skills as a both an opera singer. I have attended programs such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Chautauqua Voice Institute. I am a recipient of multiple talent-based scholarships, including but not limited to George London Scholarship(s), Richard Tucker Award(s), and the Mannes Dean's Scholarship while I have been in school. I also received my degree from the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division after studying voice there for five years while I was in High School. I have acquired a very strong background in theory, ear training, and dictation should you need tutoring. I can teach Musical
Theater and I also can tutor people in Spanish (from beginner to intermediate). I will graduate with my BM from Mannes in 2019.
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I was born and raised in Spain, where I've been working as a teacher for the last 10 years. As a native I can help you to improve your Spanish written and conversation skills.

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Educator with 9 years of experience, focused on providing personalized education and incorporating new technology into the teaching process, as well as fostering intellectual and personal growth and serving as a role model who instills a lifelong desire to learn.
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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 am a Spanish teacher with a Masters in Arts in Teaching Spanish. I've taught in a wide range of formats from regular classroom basic Spanish courses for Middle 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'm a professional Spanish Tutor originally from Mexico. I have 7 years of tutoring experience. All ages welcome. My classes are custom created to the needs/goals of each student. Students learn vocabulary, grammar and we do repetition to make sure you remember what you have learned. I make sure classes are fun and always review what we have learned in previous lessons. Students will learn about Mexican culture, history and tradition. We read, write and speak, do exercises together and carry conversations in Spanish in order to learn the language step by step. Even if you need improve your Spanish level for work, I can help you, my experience allow me to teach formal Spanish.

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I am a professional Spanish Tutor originally from Mexico. I have more than 7 years of tutoring experience. I graduated with honors from Anahuac University in Mexico, I have a Degree in Communication.

For several years I was radio presenter, I was editor of a local newspaper. At the same time I was a communication teacher, informative journalism teacher and opinion journalism teacher at the Anahuac University, so my expertise level of the Spanish language is specialized and I be able to teach from a basic level to a advanced language. I also have a Diploma in Teacher Training and have taken courses to specialize in teaching strategies.

Learning Spanish as a second language can be a rewarding experience because it is one of the richest and most beautiful languages ​​in the world.

My classes are custom created to each level and ori
ented towards your goals. Students learn vocabulary, grammar and we do repetition to make sure you remember what you have learned. I make sure classes are fun and always review what we have learned in previous lessons. Students will learn about Mexican culture, history and traditions. We read, translate, do exercises together and carry conversations in Spanish in order to learn the language step by step.

My personal passion is see my students grow and improve their skills and gain more fluency to communicate in Spanish.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better Spanish speaker!
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Irene is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic Spanish tutor. I enjoy our lessons very much.
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Want to learn a language aside from grammar and rules? I enjoy providing resources and help to help students learn using their own style of learning. I like providing interacting gaming activities, creative lessons, speech & pronunciation tips, and creating a multicultural environment where people can learn while having fun. I have been teaching K-12 for the past 4 years using a hands-on and multicultural methodology. I do not only teach a language but a culture in itself. Mastering and proficiency is my focus while learning through experience and using language in the real world.

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I am Jose, graduated as an undergrad at Towson University and currently enrolled at University of Maryland. My career is focus on Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies. While majoring on those careers, I participated on a work study group as a tutor in Spanish Linguistics, Culture, and History. I am originally from Peru and have been a volunteer teaching, assisting, and leading educational plans in Mexico and Peru. I enjoy teaching because it connects different people who share similarities and differences culturally and willing to learn about one another.
My experience comes from teaching abroad in both rural areas and cities in Latin America. Currently working at Wolfe Street Academy as the Spanish program coordinator which serves students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. I enjoy merging methodologies and differentiating to
help students overcome their learning difficulties. Hence, strengthening their learning weaknesses and polishing their learnings’ strengths.
While studying Spanish, I learn that teaching a language is not solely about grammar but rather the culture and structure behind it. Grammar nonetheless is part of the language and a co-requirement to excel academically. My qualifications comes from my multicultural methodology where I teach and provide students resources to self-learn and structure their metacognitive abilities. Merging both culture and language provides opportunities to research, creative write, independent study themes and topics related to the language of Spanish. My interdisciplinary vision provides students the ability to learn grammar not as a base but a tool to comprehend, critical think, and synthesize own their own perceptions and opinions about its culture.
Being a teacher means that one once was a student. The value of learning different things and paying attention to details while having fun in discovering and researching has make craft my abilities to teach the particular subjects describe previously. I will end by quoting Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon in the world to entice change" I look forward working with everyone.
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Jose teaches Spanish in the after school program at Wolfe Street Academy. I am his supervisor. Jose has been a great addition to the team. The kids enjoy his lessons and their Spanish skills have improved.
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