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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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I learnt Spanish while living in Barcelona, Spain.
I am a writer and I've been a tutor for over 10 years now.
I will be happy to help you learn a new language, and discover a new culture.

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My name is Giulia (sounds like Julia) and I'm from Florence, Italy.
I've been a tutor for over 12 years now and I'll be happy to help you with Italian, Spanish, or Music lesson (voice and guitar).
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Giulia is fantastic! She listened to my needs and started getting me going in the right direction right away. She's clearly passionate about music and is equally enthusiastic about teaching. I've learned a lot in a short period of time, and I feel more confident and "at home " singing!
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Giulia, quite simply, is the best. Very patient, especially with someone trying to speak Italian with a Southern accent. Her lessons proceed in a very linear and logical way, aiding retention. She also delivers excellent fundamental rules of thumb that help a lot when encountering new material. And all of this is delivered in a superior style that combines equal parts gentle prompting and sound teaching techniques with a soupçon of Florentine humor and zest. My highest rating!
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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 fe
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I received the highest possible score on the International Baccalaureate Higher-Level Spanish test, and was awarded the Hispanic Honor Society's scholarship for my commitment to learning the language. Because I learned Spanish as a second language, I know exactly what points of learning Spanish are the hardest and how to get around them. We can work together on drilling vocabulary and conjugations, and we'll practice speaking with each other while using our hand movements and visuals to attach multiple methods of learning all in one. Over time we can see how you learn best and what we need to do to take you to the next level! ¡Vamos a conquistar el español juntos!

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I am a fourth-year astronomy and physics undergraduate student at the University of Florida with over two full years of freelance and hired tutoring experience and previous years of volunteer tutor experience. I was employed with the University Athletic Association as a physics tutor to student-athletes for a year. I also worked as a university-employed tutor to provide teaching assistance to college algebra courses. In high school I participated in the IB Program and took AP classes as well, so I know how the work load can get for today's students, but I also know how to help! My students alw
ays show marked improvement in grades after only a couple weeks with my help! I go out of my way to learn a student's strengths - I have no problem making a fool out of myself by singing a song if that's what helps the learning process. Feel free to ask me more about my experience or philosophy!
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Megan started tutoring me in astronomy when she gave me some information informally but it was so fun it's a regular thing now. I might take astronomy classes now and having her as a teacher is awesome!
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Megan was a really great teacher. When it came to difficult math questions, she would walk me through all of the steps and explain them in detail. She was very understanding and flexible. She helped me pass college algebra!
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Did you know Spanish is easier than you think?! No way! I prepare lessons completely customized to your needs, interests and goals. Plus who says learning Spanish has to be boring? No! Lessons can be fun, dynamic and creative! I teach the language using different tools like music, movies, stories or videos. I’ve been teaching Spanish since 2011 and I love it! So come along and ride this Spanish train with me!

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Did you know Spanish is easier than you think?! No way! Yeah, plus who says learning Spanish has to be boring? No! Lessons can be fun, dynamic and creative! I teach the language using different tools like music, movies, stories or videos. I’ve been teaching Spanish since 2011 and I love it! So come along and ride this Spanish train with me!
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Native Spanish speaker. Happy to find the best way to improve your pronunciation, listening and writing skills.

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Electronic Engineer, prior 13 years military service in the Colombian Air Force. Academic Instructor in diferent subjects such as maths and electronic theory. Spanish lessons focused on pronunciation and listening
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