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Spanish Life in Sacramento

By Joan B. - Sacramento Spanish Teacher

Feel like taking your Spanish language skills out on the town? Sacramento is a vibrant city for Hispanic culture and Spanish language, since many of the residents are Spanish speakers. As a Spanish tutor, former Spanish public school teacher, and long-time resident of Sacramento, I thought of the places I most enjoy frequenting and recommend that my students visit while taking Spanish lessons in Sacramento. The following events and activities will allow you to put your language skills into practice and learn more about the culture as you’re taking Spanish lessons in Sacramento!

Sol Collective, an art gallery in downtown Sacramento that describes itself as dedicated to art, culture, and activism, is a great place to start. It features a variety of interesting artwork, all from the Hispanic world. There is also a shop with a large selection of Day of the Dead items. More than just an art gallery, Sol Collective also features activities for the community and screens films. This is a wonderful place to become more acquainted with current themes of Hispanic art, as well as meet other like-minded art and culture lovers, many of whom are Spanish speakers. Check out Sol Collective's website here: http://www.solcollective.org/.

Speaking of Day of the Dead, Sacramento is well known for its sizable and festive celebration of the holiday that commemorates deceased family members. On November 1st and 2nd every year, there are public altars displayed with photos, favorite foods and other items placed on the altar. Viewing the altars is a unique glimpse into a central theme of Mexican culture - honoring and remembering those who are gone. As the day that the living can spend time with those who have passed away, the Day of the Dead offers a chance to understand Hispanic culture's viewpoint on death, a topic viewed very differently compared to other cultures. To add an epicurean element to your exploration of the holiday, try the Day of the Dead bread (pan de muertos), which can be bought at La Esperanza Bakery. The bakery is itself worth a visit, as it is considered the best Mexican bakery in town!

Another way to learn more about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries is through cuisine. Aioli Bodega Española is a very well-known restaurant with cuisine from Spain. Notable Mexican restaurants include Ernesto's, Zocalo and Tres Hermanas. Reading the menu options and discussing the cuisine with your waiter is a simple way to incorporate new vocabulary related to food, eating and restaurants.

When the weather becomes especially beautiful as summer approaches, why not attend the long-running Cinco de Mayo festival, located downtown in Southside Park? This cheerful festival celebrates with food, drink and traditional Mexican culture. You can even make a whole day of it, as several restaurants, including Ernesto's and Zocalo (mentioned above), feature live Mariachi music and other treats for Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is a fun opportunity to practice speaking with Spanish speakers and get a dose of culture at the same time.

With these resources, you can greatly enrich your Spanish study while taking Spanish lessons in Sacramento! The city’s rich connection with Hispanic culture makes it an ideal place to explore the culture and language. Enjoy this incredible opportunity to join the community of Spanish speakers who reside in your city by visiting these festivals, galleries and restaurants!

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Spanish is my second language. My mother was a Spanish teacher in the elementary school level and used music as an amazing resource for teaching Spanish to kids. I'll use the same techniques and ideas, as well as focusing on reading and writing the very romantic language.

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I love to create. The way I'm most comfortable creating is through writing; whether it's a song, a short story, a poem or a script. Writing has always been the bass line in my life; the heartbeat.

Music and film are both passions of mine. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I studied Songwriting and Music Therapy. I was pushed to my absolute limits lyrically and musically within these majors, and I am so grateful for it now that I'm on my own creative journey.

I have a great deal of experience, but I am also still learning. I think it is very important as a teacher to always be learning, especially through their students. Teaching these lessons is, of course, about progress and advancement - but also about enjoyment, confidence building and positive encouragement.
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I am highly skilled and qualified to teach all levels of Spanish after having taught high school Spanish for 18 years. With beginning students I begin with pronunciation and greetings, introductions and essential vocabulary and work in conjunction with the textbook they are using to practice and reinforce the concepts presented in the classroom. With the more advanced students we work on conversation, grammar, reading comprehension and refining all elements of the language. I tailor the lesson to fit each student's needs, interests/goals and any textbook they may be using.

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I have 18 years experience teaching high school Spanish and have lived and worked in Spain. I am a UC Berkeley graduate with a minor in Italian. My passion is the study of foreign languages. I have also studied French and Arabic and am able to understand the difficulties of language learning from both the student and teacher's perspective. I am adept at explaining concepts in a clear and concise manner and targeting the student's specific difficulties. Students have found my tutoring helpful in improving their performance on tests, increasing their ability to comprehend and respond in Spanish and/or developing conversational Spanish when traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. I can provide the student with useful classroom strategies and study skills to make language learning easy and fun at all levels.

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I've been teaching foreign languages for more than 20 years. You'll build up your knowledge from speaking simple sentences at first to using your vocabulary more confidently and conjugating like a pro! I have been using different textbooks that emphasize the four major skills in language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. I also use recorded materials, worksheets and easy and intermediate readers in class. I hope you can join me in this great adventure of world languages.

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I am a native speaker of Portuguese and got my degree in English (ESL) and French Teaching in my home country, Portugal. I have been teaching foreign languages and ESL for more than 20 years and am comfortable working with all age groups. I taught 17 years in Portugal (ESL and French; 6-12 grades and Adult Education Programs) and ever since I moved to the US in 2010 (Portuguese and Spanish in a corporation, and tutoring all four languages at home or online). I am a very patient, motivated and enthusiastic teacher and I always adjust my teaching methods to the student's age, needs and purpose. I never give up on a student and I am sure I can help him/her attain his/her full potential. I believe anyone can learn a new language but consistent repetition and refreshing before, during and after class is needed. I expect the student to be resp
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My class strategies are based on your own knowledge, skills, and goals. Together we will work and find the best studying program that fits your needs.

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Hello, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela and I have teaching experience for more than 4 years with kids, teenager, and adults. I worked in my country in High School teaching Natural Sciences. Since I came to Davis, 2 years ago, I have been working as a babysitter, where also I taught Spanish to the kids. By own experience, I know the challenges and difficulties that people face when learning a different language. Considering not only language related things such as grammar, pronunciation or writing but important things like getting involved with the culture and be committed and perseverant. I’m very excited to start teaching and helping you in this new adventure in a comfortable and friendly environment.
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Andry is great! She really caters her lessons to her students needs. Very friendly and accommodating.
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Andry is very funny and fun to work with! she is very understanding when you need help with particular subjects and can improve your language skills quickly!
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Hola! I have a BA in Hispanic Studies from East Carolina University, have tutored Spanish for a year, and am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology with a focus in Latin American music and culture at Florida State University. I am fluent in Spanish, and well-versed in Latin American and Spanish culture. I make my lessons interactive and engaging- we will not learn Spanish isolated from the cultures in which it is spoken, but we will also learn Spanish in a way that is best for you. I want to help you work towards your goal- I care why you want to learn the language, and I want to tailor my lessons towards your goals and help you achieve them.

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Hi, there! My name is Elisa Alfonso and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students learn and/or improve their flute playing and improve their general understanding of music. I also really love helping students learn to articulate their ideas on paper! I went to East Carolina University and earned my BM in Music Performance and a BA in Hispanic Studies in 2016. I strive to make lessons both a fun and productive experience for students, and will use the educational goals that the student identifies to structure custom lesson plans for that student. I strongly believe in explaining the reasoning behind activities so students understand the goals that they are working towards in our lessons, and I am passionate about helping my students succeed. I look forward to helping you reac
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My daughter is very shy and was very nervous but Elisa did a great job with her. Thank you!
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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. Spanish students can expect to improve week to week in areas such as vocabulary, grammar, and constructive conversational skills.

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!
I am excited to work with grades k-12 and can help if you are a college aged+ and trying to learn Spanish!

Some of my passions are teaching, traveling, and sitting on the beach and listening to
waves! If you are someone who wants to learn a new language or want help for you children to learn, I believe that with my expertise and your dedication we could reach your goals of achieving and mastering a new language!
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I have experience teaching history and recreational reading in Mexico with Junior High school and High school students. I studied political science and have experience studying online courses, for example english classes and conflict resolution, leadership and personal development, so I understand than time is important for students because their life goals.

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I`m a political scientist graduated. I have experience teaching to Junior High School and High school students different topic like history and recreational reading. I have studied online courses, so I understand how it works. I plan my classes with certain subjets to practice with the students speaking spanish, for example literature or music. Each class deals with a topic that includes practicing with grammar and learning new vocabulary. The objective of the classes is for the students to speak as much as possible in Spanish and to be able to answer their questions, always with the respect they deserve and without making a mockery of any error. I am a person who tries to connect from empathy and tries to put real life in context to facilitate learning.
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Classes outside the routine, different ways of learning Spanish

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