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Learning Spanish in San Francisco
By Sonia G. - San Francisco Spanish teacher
If you're interested in taking Spanish lessons in San Francisco, you're in one of the most fun and exhilarating places to learn and practice in the country. There is a very strong Latino community here that provides a stimulating and authentic Spanish immersion atmosphere, and there are many neighborhoods, organizations, restaurants, and cafes you can visit. I've selected a few of my favorite spots from San Francisco’s Spanish and Latino epicenter, The Mission District.
The Mission is the quintessential Spanish-speaking neighborhood in the city. You will feel like you’ve been transported to Latin America. This is the perfect setting for Spanish students to bring out their Spanish skills, no matter how rusty or unpolished. Most Spanish speakers will welcome your efforts with friendliness and encouragement.
Arts and Culture:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (http://missionculturalcenter.org/) MCCLA is the largest and one of the most active Latino organizations in the city and in the whole United States. MCCLA’S main objectives are “to present the best representative sample of contemporary and ancient artistic traditions of Latin America and to develop in the community a high degree of sensitivity and understanding of Latin American culture.” They sponsor several festivals, carnivals, and performances and also offer a wide variety of classes.
PODER - People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (http://www.podersf.org/) This organization sponsors events, talks, and art shows in Spanish to promote environmental awareness in the San Francisco Latino community and beyond.
Accion Latina (http://accionlatina.org/) This non-profit’s mission is “to promote cultural arts, community media, and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities.” If you are interested in Spanish music, visual arts, or literature, you’ll find a lot of inspiration at this colorful organization.
Calle 24 Walking Tour (http://www.sfheritage.org/Calle24_Booklet.pdf) Spanning 12 city blocks, 24th Street has served as the center of Latino activism, arts, commerce, and culture in San Francisco since the 1940s. I recommend downloading this self-walking tour in Spanish and visiting the most iconic Spanish and Latino spots in the city.
Restaurants and Cafes:
There are so many amazing Latino and Spanish restaurants in the city where you can practice your Spanish skills. Below are a few of my favorites. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous when you order. And always ask for the specials and the chef’s favorites -- in Spanish, of course!
Lolo (974 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110) This is a fun little spot in the Mission with amazing cocktails, ceviche, and tacos. It has a great atmosphere and beautiful art. Call for reservations as it gets crowded fast.
Lolinda and El Techo de Lolinda (2518 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110)< Lolinda is a fancy Argentinian restaurant with amazing meats and tapas. If you want a more festive atmosphere, head up the stairs to its sister restaurant. El Techo de Lolinda is a rooftop garden with one of the best views of the city. They offer succulent tapas, sangria, fun cocktails, and more!
Gracias Madre (2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110) This is a beautiful vegan Mexican restaurant. Their food is mostly organic and super fresh. You won’t miss the meat or cheese at all. Get their refreshing agua fresca and enjoy their creamy guacamole.
El Farolito (2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110) If you want to bite into one of the best tacos or burritos in San Francisco, head to this authentic Mexican taqueria in the heart of the Mission. The lines are usually out the door, but don’t worry, it goes fast, and the wait is so worth it!
Check out some of these suggestions and also try to make discoveries of your own. Get lost in the colorful streets of San Francisco and don’t be shy. As you're taking Spanish lessons in San Francisco, practicing your conversation and listening skills with locals will improve your Spanish tremendously. You’ll have so much fun that you’ll forget that you are learning!
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I try to teach my students how important it is to listen to themselves play. When appropriate, I bring a guitar or bass (depending on the student's need) and help the student learn how drums relate to the rest of the music. I want all of my students to enjoy playing and to have music as a tool for life: one that helps them express themselves, think creatively, learn specific and technical skills, and grow musically. I believe all people can benefit from learning to play an instrument. If you or your child believe that music can provide a new way to find meaning and joy in life while learning a valuable skill, please contact me.
In addition, I have successfully taught many students who have had trouble in school due to lack of motivati
More information: My recent recordings include top-selling Mexican pop artist Yuridia's newest album, Entre Mariposas, produced by his longtime collaborator Javier Calderon, and I have shared credits with Kenny Aronoff and James East.
Winner , San Diego Music Awards with the band Skelpin.
Percussionist of Manolito Gypsy (Gypsy Kings).
*** Lesson Details ***
Classes are 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on age and ability. I give lessons at your home or in my home studio.
I will start by talking to the student and/or parent about what the student would like to accomplish from the lessons and what, if any, musical background the student already has. It's OK if you don't have any experience at all.
The first class is when I focus on understanding how the student learns. Everyone learns differently and is motivated differently, so I make it a point to get to know what makes the student tick. During the first lesson, we will do some basic exercises so I can pinpoint where they are, and I'll assign skills to practice for the next class.
If the class is taught at my home studio, I record it for the student to refer to during the week. I assign exercises for every class, so please plan to practice at least 15 minutes per day while you are taking lessons.
Finally, I offer a recording opportunity for students who are writing songs and would like to learn recording skills. This is an option for advanced students, students who are looking to record a demo, or for young students who would like to preserve their new accomplishments on an audio file that can be given as a gift.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland TD-6 and Yamaha stage custom and acoustic drums. Full in-home studio. Machudo Cajons (Drum Box) Yamaha acoustic set, Sonar recording software,Box) Yamaha acoustic set, Sonar rec software,
*** Travel Equipment ***
Will bring appropriate lesson materials to your home and we will work together to get the right practice materials for you within your budget.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching Latin percussion instruments including the drum set, cajon (DrumBox), bongos, dumbek and congas.
Spanish Music for kids
Spanish:Lessons for teens and adults, Spanish Music Program(Learn Spanish with songs, music age 8-9)
If you have a group of kids that play instruments but they don't know how to start a band I can guide them I have plenty of experience in this field.
Also I teach how to make and how to play with sequences and loops.
Latin rhythms, rock, world music beats, jazz, Latin Jazz, pop--the style is up to the student.
My son is taking drum lessons for the first time with Enrique. Enrique is friendly, relates to teenagers well and has cool ways to make learning fun!
Enrique is very good with my son Jordan. He is very patient and keeps Jordan interested and challenged. Jordan is learning quickly thanks to Enrique's ability to explain everything in a very straight forward manor.
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.
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
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.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Lived in: New York, NY
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Quote: “Everything starts with the decision and passion to succeed. Let’s unleash your potential and share your gift with the world!”
Top 10 artists: Luciano Pavarotti, Eva Cassidy, Samuel Barber, Jennifer Hudson, Frederic Chopin, Whitney Houston, Jason Robert Brown, Heather Headley, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim.
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· Singing · Online
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.
I have been teaching Spanish since I was an undergraduate at Stanford. I tutored Stanford to fellow undergraduate students (I helped with papers, presentations, etc.).
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As a tutor in Spanish, I am able to share my experiences and use my skills in order to help students achieve their goals. I am very capable in adapting and customizing lessons to fit your learning style. I would be able to help you develop your Spanish language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.
I am an instructor who is professional, flexible, easy-going, patient, friendly, and very interested in my students' progress.
Additionally, I was a Spanish editor. I developed great attention to detail and excelled in the correct and elegant use of the Spanish language.
Lately, I have worked as a Spanish Instructor for Language Bird in Los Angeles. During that time, I taught students and career professionals from the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish.
I am very capable in adapting and customizing lessons to fit your learning style. I would be able to help you develop your Spanish language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.
It would be a pleasure to meet with you a
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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My students will learn how to read, write, and speak the language. I am fluent in the language and have tutored others in the language since I was in college. It's a wonderful and useful language to learn.
As far as teaching baseball, I played for a Division 1 team in college. I also worked in one of the largest baseball camps in the Northeast, the New York Baseball Academy, throughout my entire collegiate career. I taught children the fundamentals of hitting and fielding in a way that was fun and easy to learn.
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Fun and engaging lessons.
Immersive, intensive and interactive approach to Romance languages through folk music and acting and interacting in group set up or one to one.
I believe in learning while laughing and comparing to a better and faster understanding.
We can focus in English and Spanish or included other Romance languages like French, Italian and Portuguese or even all of them at the same time.
All these languages have a very similar root, just need to learn the different approach and in few sessions you will have an understanding of the whole Romance world.
Allowing and speeding the learning and the fluidity of your conversation exponentially.
I live to compare and enrich my culture and share the knowledge with the world.
Beside comparing Romance languages to one another for better understanding and deeper learning we will be comparing between the different kind of Spanish on the globe.
So we will not only learn Castilian but a wider ranger of South American expression and idioms so we can be fully understood where ever we go!
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Hello, I am a native Spanish speaker. I have a masters degree in bilingual/bicultural education and over 14 years of experience working in multilingual and multicultural environments. I can help you learn Spanish for school and social or workplace communication.
I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success.
I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the necessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.
I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.
I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the ne
I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.
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I have been tutoring for 8 years. I have a method that garantantees the understanding of the language. That make me easy to teach and at the same time the student feels the progress.
I am enthusiastic, passionate, driven, goal-oriented, and positive minded. I always encourage my students to work hard and never give up, no matter how difficult the task.
Every student is precious and has special gifts and talents. I believe it is my mission in life to encourage young people and help them to believe in themselves.
Spanish is the subject I teach, but overall, my objective is to motivate, inspire, encourage.
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A Teacher Intro Poem
My name is Ms. Charity,
So glad you came to visit me.
I’ve been teaching about 5 years,
To do it well I stay excited and clear.
I love baking when I can,
Follow my recipe just like my lesson plan.
I like to read books in my free time,
I also write poetry cause I like to rhyme.
It makes learning so much fun,
When you use words to make a pun.
To get rid of learner’s block,
On my classroom put your lock.
Then with me you can sing along,
Learning Spanish you can’t go wrong!
So, come learn Spanish with Ms. Charity.
It’s fun in this classroom,
This is where you’ll want to be!
Goodbye is only for now,
As long as you choose me! 😊
I formally learned Spanish at the University of Kentucky.
I have 2 years of experience as a Spanish teacher for the 4th-5th grade. One year I taught 4th grade Spanish and Math and Science in Spanish at an immersion school. Currently, I am teaching 4th and 5th graders Spanish.
I focus on a mixture of learning styles and content to aid the student to attain and retain the target language in an authentic and meaningful manner. Immersion in the language from many outlets is what helped me learn Spanish and can also help you! Music lyrics, listening, pronunciation, reading, interpretation, and writing are all important components to a language program. Education: Bachelors of Psychology & Spanish, Master's of Int
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