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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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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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I am a Stanford graduate (Class of '06, BA in Political Science) with teaching experience in Algebra, Spanish, History, and English. I am a test preparation tutor as well, having tutored the ACT, SAT, SAT II, AP, GRE, CBEST, CSET, SSAT, HSPT over the course of many years. In particular, I have substantial experience with History, English, and Reading Comprehension tutoring (English Language Learners welcome). I am fairly available and have experience with online tutoring.
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Neil Deore July 14, 2017
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Darya is very engaging with my 11 year old son and makes the Spanish lessons fun and interesting. She is teaching him Spanish step by step. My son enjoys his Spanish lessons.
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Experienced Spanish teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of beginner to advanced Spanish language skills. I specialize in teaching middle and high school students, accommodating to whatever materials they use in their classes and tailor their lessons to whatever they are learning in school.

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Hola! Consuelo has been teaching private lessons since 1986 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Consuelo has helped middle and high school students raise their grades to obtain the maximum scores possible after they were close to failing. She has helped high school students obtain scores of "5" on their Spanish Language and Literature AP tests. She has also prepared many students for trips abroad that no prior experience. She has worked with young children and senior citizens in their Spanish language acquisition.

Consuelo received her training at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in 1982 where she received her certificate. As an expert in her field, Consuelo looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Consuelo likes helping her students feel empowered by ch
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Charlston October 24, 2017
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Thank you . My child is grateful for his understanding from the help you gave .
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Sara July 29, 2016
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Consuelo is such a great teacher! I was so nervous to start taking Spanish lessons because I am extremely shy and haven't been doing so well in my Spanish class. She was very attentive to my needs and quickly tailored her lessons to help me improve my biggest weaknesses. With her help I raised my overall class grade from a C to an A within a month and a half. She is a Spanish language miracle worker! GRACIAS CONSUELO!!!
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Students will be given an assessment on their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Then, the teacher will discuss language goals in each of the four domains and the student's lifelong language goals to achieve the best possible results for each goal per lesson. Lessons can be custom guided and focused on all four domains or tailored to fit the needs of the students. Furthermore, a test will be given at the end to see growth and goals achieved in a given time frame.
Will be adding students for online classes only!

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Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a teacher in Encinitas. I teach ESL and I am a bilingual literacy specialist. I have also taught ESL to professionals in Mexico City.
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Mary M. August 24, 2017
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Cindy has been an amazing teacher for my girls (aged 13). She has made their lessons fun and informative. I would absolutely recommend her.
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jeanne July 14, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Very personable, helpful, and friendly. Quickly assessed my level and taught to it
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Angela F. July 3, 2017
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It has been over a month since Cindy starting working with our family and I can not say enough good things about her. She is AMAZING! She comes to each lesson prepared with an outline of what will be covered. She incorporates singing, books, and games to make learning fun. She has high energy and is encouraging. My kids are eager to use their new Spanish vocabulary after each lesson!
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If you take lessons with me, I will help you with your homework, to make proper sentences, and to be able to have full oral conversations.

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My name is Michelle Ranalli and I am an Opera student at Azusa Pacific University. I am a Soprano, and have been singing classically for five years. I previously studied at East Los Angeles College, where I received my AA degree in Music.

If you take lessons with me, we will go over technique fundamentals, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for singers, and classical repertoire. Additionally, I offer lessons in theory, musicianship, and Spanish. I am eager to begin working with you!
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Gloria June 18, 2017
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Michelle is a tutor who cares about her students. She is honest, musically educated and is very knowledgeable. She helped me with my voice and piano. I enjoyed taking lessons from her because she was flexable with my type of music.
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Adam June 13, 2017
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Michelle is a very polite, fun, and knowledgable. She was always patient when helping me practice my Spanish, and now I am able to hold a reasonable conversation with fluent Spanish speakers in Mexico! Couldn't have done it without her help.
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I immediately knew she was trained in this area. She made it simple to understand and enjoyable. I appreciated her patience too. Looking forward in continuing my lessons.
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The students I have since tutored in Spanish have also shown tremendous amounts of progress - from improving grades and increasing confidence in class to improving fluency and communication skills in the workplace. I am patient and perceptive to the individual learning style of each student. This ability to personalize lessons is one of the many things that make me an excellent Spanish tutor. I recognize that everyone does not learn the same way, and I have a very individualized approach to teaching. 

When appropriate, depending on a student's skill level, I can tutor entirely in Spanish. But regardless of the level a student is at, I have many creative strategies to use. Whether you're a beginner or in advanced Spanish, I am skilled at adapting my lessons to match your level. I have also developed hundreds of resources over the past few years, which I am happy to share with you. 

I am flexible with scheduling, and have availability during the day, evenings, and on weekends. I am ...

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My name is Paula, I am a native Spanish speaker having exceptional written and verbal fluency. I have been teaching Spanish for two years to children. Now I'm teaching all ages and levels. 

I like to use different kinds of materials and I emphasize communication as an important part of the learning process. 

I enjoy seeing my students’ progress and growing in their language skills. I can do in person or online the class.

I will be happy to help you to improve your skills in Spanish.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact me,

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE OPENS A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

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Olga Smyrnova November 8, 2017
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Paula is en Excellent teacher and provides great practice materials. I am enjoying lessons a lot. Thank you Paula !
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Olga October 25, 2017
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Very nice lessons, comfortable atmosphere and great teacher Paula ! Thank you , I am enjoying my lessons a lot
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massimo October 16, 2017
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very helpfull very knowledge and very patience thank you
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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! 😊

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15-year native quality Spanish Speaker, prev. 8.5-year Mexican resident, Spanish Elementary teacher (with Elementary Certification):
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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