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One of the best things about learning Spanish is the chance to explore a completely different culture. As Charlemagne once said, "To have another language is to possess a second soul." The Hispanic culture is a rich, vibrant culture that is thriving in Gainesville, Florida. With over 6% of Gainesville residents speaking Spanish as their first language and thousands more that speak it as a second language, you'll never run out of inspiration to study and put what you're learning in your Spanish lessons in Gainesville to use. Here are a few fun ways to practice your Spanish and explore the Hispanic culture in Gainesville.

 

Special Speakers and Presentations

Many different speakers visit the University of Florida throughout the year to discuss topics related to the Spanish language, culture, and Spanish-speaking countries. While some of these presentations are limited to faculty, students, and alumni of the University of the Florida, many of them are open to the public. These events are usually free or have only a small fee to attend. If you are interested in attending one of these events, you should look at the event calendars for the college's Spanish and Portuguese Studies Department, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Each year in the US, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Although it may seem odd that it starts in the middle of a month, this date is significant because this time of the year is when many Latin American countries celebrate their national independence days.

This special month is celebrated annually in Gainesville with the Downtown Latino Festival. Arranged by The Chamber of Hispanic Affairs, this family-friendly event features food, live music, cultural performances, informational booths, and more. The Gainesville Latino Film Festival also takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Honoring the works of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and entertainers, this festival aims to create cross-cultural experiences between Latinos and non-Latinos. Every show is free and open to the public.

Enjoy Spanish Cuisine

Most people would agree that eating is one of the best ways to enjoy another culture! Gainesville is home to lots of Spanish restaurants - many of which receive high marks on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. Explore the world of Latin flavors at Emiliano's Cafe, try authentic Cuban cuisine at Mi Apá Latin Café, or feast on chile rellenos and tacos at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant. Practice using what you’ve learned in your Spanish lessons in Gainesville by ordering your food and chatting with your server in Spanish. Want to try your hand at cooking your own Spanish food at home? You can find all of the spice and ingredients at La Aurora Latin Market. While you're shopping there, don't forget to check out the different "dulces" (candy) and "cervezas" (beer) from Spanish brands.

Meet Up with Other Spanish Speakers

As a home to many people that speak Spanish, there are many local groups in Gainesville that meet regularly to speak in Spanish. While some of these groups are aimed at Spanish language learners or language exchanges between Spanish and English speakers, others are focused on a particular topic or shared interest, such as business professionals, women's groups, and more.

 

If you're a bit overwhelmed the first time you try to interact with others in Spanish, don't worry! This is completely normal for Spanish students. But the more you immerse yourself in the local Spanish-speaking culture and practice what you're learning in your Spanish lessons in Gainesville, the easier it will become.

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Hi guys. I've been teaching Spanish and English for over 18years and my students have always gone on to C1 of the CEF. since the first few lessons, you'll be able to COMPREHEND, SPEAK, READ and WRITE, , and as time goes on you'll be able specialize in C1, I have developed my own technique but of course I use spanish sources for this matter. Every time I am in front of students, I feel just like when I have been in a concert in front of thousands of people. I really love teaching. see u soon!

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I am from Colombia where I used to be both, an English and Spanish Teacher. I did it for over 15 years and thanks God I did a great job in all institutions I worked for. My accent is from Bogotá, Colombia, and I have a very learned spanish level. Many people say that in Colombia, specially in Bogotá, you will find one of the best places to learn this language as our accent is neutral. I have developed a skilled and easy technique to teach this beautiful language. On the other hand I am an artist. If you are interested in learning and getting a high and fluent spanish level, with someone who feels passion for teaching, I am the one you need.
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Would you like to learn Spanish? Whether you desire to brush up on the Spanish you once learned in High School, want to learn for the first time, need homework help or just want to converse to keep your skills up, I'm happy to help you!

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Hello! My name is Kathleen and I'm excited to share the magic of paper folding with you! I've been folding since I was in Elementary school and teaching formally since 2004. I really enjoy helping my students find success in origami. If you are a beginner or looking to learn a certain skill or model, I can help you reach your goal.
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Great first lesson. Kathleen contacted me in advance to find out what I’d like to work on and she was prepared with several options tonight. Her helpful tips on folding and diagram reading were just what I was looking for. We agreed on the next piece and I’m already looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you!
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Kathleen is a very pleasant person to learn from. She is patient and very willing to redo if you need a rerun on a step. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of learning things to share. I love my origami lessons, looking forward to each new experience. Kathleen is a very nice person.
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I was looking for a boost to my new hobby with origami, and have had two lessons so far with Kathleen. I couldn't be happier with the lesson experience; her approach is detailed, clear, easy to follow along with and relaxed. She was even folding upside down from her point of view so that I could see from across the table. I was really impressed. There's nothing like learning from a real person. Definitely looking forward to more lessons in the future.
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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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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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As a fervent learner of Spanish since 2007, I have developed a sincere heart & successful process for teaching this language. I am super passionate seeing my students have that "aha" moment! I love engaging with my students with personalized lessons, that I adapt from a specific curriculum and then tweak it to meet your particular needs. All ages that I've taught, adults & youth alike, have benefited from my animated and motivating approach. Come learn & speak Spanish with me!

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Want to learn to speak Spanish? Sign ASL? I would love to be a part of your journey!
As a current Spanish and ASL tutor, I am a patient, and friendly person, who is passionate about language learning! I have personal experience on what it takes to learn a second language, for I am a learned Spanish and ASL speaker. My teaching approach is personalized, fun, and focused. I can't wait to meet you, assess your language level, and get started with what will best help meet your goals!
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I´ve been a Spanish teacher in Japan for over 15 years, I have enough experience with students of different ages and levels. I am passionate about working and interacting with my students,
Character of the class: we do a little conversation to practice pronunciation and at the same time correct it, we review homework and also grammar and orotography.
I prepare students for the DELE exam.
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Degree in Hispanic philology, with more than 15 years of experience as a Spanish teacher, highly qualified to address any topic of grammar or spelling of Spanish.
I am quite disciplined and committed to my work.
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Want to learn a new language? How about learning Spanish ? It doesn't matter if you know anything about it. I can teach you at any level and you will become an excellent speaker and writer. I'm from Venezuela and Spanish is my mother language. I have 5 years of experience teaching.

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I'm 27 years old and I'm a business administration graduated. In my spare time I love teaching English and Spanish. Now I'm staying at my brother's house in Gainesville for the next three months and then I will go to Spain to do a master.
In my hometown (Venezuela) I had experience teaching basic English in an elementary school and also doing privet lessons.
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