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By Joan B., Spanish Teacher in San Jose

Are you interested in taking Spanish lessons in San Jose? San Jose is a city filled with opportunities for Spanish immersion. With a high percentage of Spanish speakers, the city offers many cultural, linguistic, and educational treats for those interested in learning the Spanish language. As a retired Spanish teacher and a current Spanish tutor, I delight in the Hispanic treasures of San Jose.

One of the ways you might start to connect with other Spanish speakers, both native and non-native, is through Meetup groups. Joining groups such as the Bay Area International Spanish Speakers and the South Bay Spanish Conversation Group is a great way to practice what you're learning in your lessons and make new Spanish-speaking friends.

The East Side of San Jose is definitely an area to check out, as it has a Hispanic focus, with Hispanic residents, restaurants, and shops. One of the many places you can visit includes the Tamale Factory, where you can get a variety of tamales and atole, a traditional drink from Mexico. While there isn't room to eat there, it's definitely worth a stop for the piping hot tamales with generous fillings. The East Side is also jam-packed with many Latin American and Mexican grocery stores, where you can stock up on staples for cooking.

Another great resource for Spanish learners in San Jose is the two bilingual newspapers. La Oferta, offered entirely online at www.laoferta.com, showcases a variety of news in English and Spanish. El Observador, available at www.news.el-observador, also covers a wide variety of topics and also offers giveaways. These newspapers are a great way to stay connected to local happenings and also expand your vocabulary base.

The Biblioteca Lantinoamericana, a branch of the San Jose public library, is another wonderful resource. There is a wide selection of literature and other media in Spanish, as well as a variety of programs that change monthly. You can pick up a calendar of events in person or visit http://www.sjpl.org/biblioteca to see the current events. The Biblioteca is an ideal place to explore the Spanish language in greater breadth both for children and adults.

Once you've checked out some books, why not also visit De La Rosa Latin American Imports? This shop is packed full of folkloric costumes, shoes and Day of the Dead items. Learning to dance a Mexican folk dance or participating in a Day of the Dead celebration are unique ways of integrating your Spanish language knowledge with cultural experiences. So sign up and then make your way to De La Rosa.

With these resources, you will be able to enjoy San Jose in all its cultural splendor. By more deeply exploring the Hispanic cultures that make up San Jose, you will create new friendships, strengthen your language abilities and develop an appreciation for the cultures where Spanish is spoken. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Spanish lesson in San Jose today!

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I love the Spanish language and Latin American cultures and am eager to share my knowledge with students, while learning about their experiences and goals for studying Spanish. I am a licensed, highly qualified teacher and have over 8 years of experience teaching Spanish to children and adults. I will develop an individualized curriculum for you that will effectively meet your personal and/or professional goals for studying Spanish. Our classes will be interactive, motivating, and help you build a path toward fluency!

About Kelly
Kelly is a licensed bilingual ESL teacher who is excited to work with students that are motivated to improve their language and academic skills by participating in interactive lessons and maintaining consistent schedules. With over 8 years of experience teaching children and adults around the world, Kelly's passion for education is evident throughout her lessons and interactions with students. Her teaching philosophy centers around the ideals of: student-centered learning environments, student-teacher partnerships, active engagement and authentic learning.

After teaching in the Chicago and Indianapolis school systems, Kelly decided to open a private bilingual education company where she works as a remotely-based tutor and bilingual education consultant (www.bilingualbridges.com). Kelly is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and Englis
h and holds a master's degree in Bilingual Bicultural Education from DePaul University. Additionally, she holds two bachelor's degrees from Oregon State University and a CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge.

Kelly specializes in: bilingual education, authentic assessment, individualized curriculum design, language and literacy development, academic remediation and writing. She is an enthusiastic, engaging teacher who is eager to work with you to design the perfect course that will help you reach your goals!
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Ryan August 16, 2017
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My seven year old boy just finished online summer reading instruction with Kelly. And wow...what a difference those 3 months made. This was our first experience with online tutoring and Kelly made it an extremely positive one. Aidan went from reading at a level D to a level H in just a few short months. Not only that, he is now reading independently and enthusiastically! No longer does reading seem a chore. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking for reading instruction. She was wonderful and it was certainly money well spent.
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Matt S. August 4, 2017
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Kelly has been an absolute blast to work with. I have had 4 different tutors through take lessons and none of them compare. By meeting once a week, my Spanish speaking skills have increased tremendously. She designs classes around my desired goals and always provides extra study material to complete throughout the week. Kelly's positive attitude and love for teaching has been an enormous factor in my decision to continue working with her. Because of her background in education she has proven to be one of the best. I highly recommend Kelly for anyone who wishes to learn Spanish.
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Brookline, MA
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Hablar español es posible. ¡Aprendamos juntos! From Spain to the States, I brought my passion about languages and cultures. Let's learn together! I have taught Spanish to students from all over the world and I am looking forward to meeting you too! I teach online and in person-- Paloma

About Paloma
Hola! I am Paloma, I am from Spain and I have been living in Boston for the past three years. I am currently in the Pd.D. Program in Spanish at Boston Universty, where I am also an instructor of Spanish.
I have tutored students since I was an undergrad. Prior to moving to the States I completed a Master in Education at the University of Zaragoza and I taught in a Spanish high school.

I love teaching Spanish and the culture(s) that come with it. If you are thinking about starting the language, you want to improve your grammar and vocabulary or you would like to become more fluent, we can work together!
I also love teaching to children.
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Sharon R. November 6, 2016
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I had such an amazing first lesson, i cant wait to meet again next week. .
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elizabeth September 25, 2016
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Very helpful and tailored lesson to my needs.
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Aline May 28, 2016
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You should definitively choose Paloma as your spanish teacher ! Her classes are great and really motivating, she adapts all the classes to your needs. I learned the basics of spanish very quickly thanks to her teaching skills, even though I had no experience with spanish.
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Learning a language is serious business, but it isn't dull. I love to use games, music, literature, and clear grammar instruction to help my students shine and enjoy it! We will work together to build a clear grammar framework. My goal is to help my students understand and communicate in Spanish. It's a great experience!

About Robyn
I love teaching Spanish! It is a delight helping my students unlock their language abilities. Unlocking their language abilities also unlocks the world around them to learn a language. Whether you want to learn Spanish as a beginner or to brush up your current Spanish skills I'm excited to work with you. I enjoy helping my students improve from where they are.

I have a Master's Degree in Spanish Linguistics and am fluent in Spanish. I have taught in the classroom and one on one. I also have a minor in ESL and experience in teaching English as a second language.

I can provide lessons or tutoring in Spanish or English in person in Provo, Utah or online.

I took some time away from my career to stay home with my children. But, I'm back and excited to gain new students!

Language learning is a fun, social experience that I love sh
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Robyn H.

Robyn H.

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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.

About Veronica
Born in Spain I have lived in 8 different countries in Europe and America.
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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Veronica H.

Veronica H.

San Francisco, CA 94114
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I'll teach you the Castilian way of speaking Spanish. I've lived 18+ years in Spain, all of my family from my mother's side is Spanish and currently lived in Madrid, the capital. I can help you with anything you want as I've passed successfully the C2+ mother tongue high school diploma with a perfect score. Don't hesitate and shoot me a message. Hasta pronto amigos!

About Paul
Hi there! My name is Paul and I am a french native whose spent my whole between the US, Spain and France, where I still spend at part of my time. I've attended a french school all of my life in Madrid, Spain. I am considered what they call a "third cultured kid", meaning I don't feel I pertain to a specific culture in the world but rather I feel like citizen of the world. Open mindedness is by far one of my most sacred values and inclusiveness is the main practice I try to express to my students.

France was always a country of inclusion and immigration, and like the United States, it was build and grew because of those foreigners. I'll be delighted to show you what the values of my dearest country are in the most creative way, giving you a head start in the french culture and way of life. Additionally, I will give you extensive materi
al according to your needs, capacity and personal ambition in the subject you choose.

I've also participated in many informal teaching endeavors within my close entourage for the children of my parents close friends.

I look forward to meeting you and enticing you in the french flair, la vie en rose and many other french-like sensations embodied in the french motto from the French revolution: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. A bientôt camarades!
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En Colombia cantamos, ven, cante conmigo!

In Colombia we sing when we talk, not really but thats what we say. My favorite language is my first and I'd love to teach a natural and accessible tongue.

About Johan
To me, there are few things that are more rewarding then seeing someone take on a new idea and make it their own.
I am primarily a musician, working in the city but find that teaching others both the language of music and my native tongue, Spanish, are a fascinating and positive way to give back to my community.
Creativity, honesty, and patience are the pillars I work off of; and I know full well that each person requires something different of me, so I will always work towards tailoring the learning process to you and your needs.
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San Jose, CA

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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.

About Dianne
Hello, 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 teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.

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
cessary 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 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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Dianne N.

Dianne N.

San Jose, CA 95128
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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in San Jose is $84. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $84 and $84 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Spanish lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 30-minute Spanish lessons are 27% less expensive at $62.

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