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Learning Spanish in Miami

By Erin A. - Miami Spanish tutor (https://takelessons.com/profile/erin-a8)

If you're interested in taking Spanish lessons in Miami, FL, you're in one of the most fun, lively, and hands-on places to learn and practice in the country. The city is comprised of 70% people of Hispanic origin, with almost 35% being of Cuban origin. There are more people of Latin descent than there are non-Hispanic. I love this about Miami and that is the reason I moved here. I didn't want to hear any English and wanted to practice my Spanish. It worked out great because anywhere you go you can hear people speaking Spanish!

You’ll be exposed to the Spanish language anywhere you go in Miami. That is the beauty of this city and a benefit if you want to learn the language. However, to have an even fuller cultural experience, I’ll give you some suggestions for key places as well as one key event that you should see and attend. This will give you valuable insight into the Spanish culture here in Miami.

The main place you need to visit is called Little Havana (named after the capital of Cuba). It stretches for several miles and is famous for being the cultural and political capital for Cuban-Americans. This humble but lively neighborhood is a mixture of culture and traditional customs, and is packed with art galleries, unique shops, restaurants, and bars. It is five minutes west of downtown Miami and 15 minutes from South Beach.

As you walk along the streets, you will feel as if you have been transported into a Spanish-speaking country. You will hear the clattering of dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park, located at Southwest 8th Street and 15th Avenue. This is a famous spot where what they call “Cuban old timers" gather to play each day. You will also see a lot of open-air coffee counters, where people stand at the window and drink their "cuban coffee," also known as a colada or cortadito. The oldest is Los Pinarenos Fruteria. If you have never had a cafe cubano, you should try one, as you will have enough energy for a week from this one little coffee shot.

Cubans are also famous for their cigars, and no trip to Little Havana would be complete without a trip to the Cuba Tobacco Cigar Co., one of the oldest cigar stores and lounges in Miami. You can watch cigars being rolled by hand here.

If you are a fan of Latin cinema then I recommend checking out Little Havana Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of the Stars), which is similar to the Hollywood Walk of the Stars, but commemorating Latin American actors, writers, artists, and musicians.

To remember your trip and bring back some of this culture with you, do not forget to pick up a souvenir from Little Havana To Go, a popular souvenir store.

One of the must-attend events in Miami is Carnaval Miami. This is the biggest Hispanic carnival in the United States, and a must for Hispanic culture lovers. It is a 10-day celebration that encompasses typical Hispanic food, concerts, sports, culinary competitions, a live Jazz festival, art, and dancing. It really is something to see. You might feel a tad overwhelmed as you are walking the streets during the festivities because there are so many people there, but try to enjoy yourself, grab a partner, and do some salsa dancing in the streets! For more information visit http://carnavalmiami.com

Last but certainly not least is the Versailles Restaurant, or Versailles, as locals call it. It is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant and is located at 3555 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33135. It has been in business for more than four decades and is a gathering place and unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban exiles. My recommendation is to order the Arroz con Pollo (chicken with yellow rice). It is delicious and you won't be disappointed. For more information visit http://versaillescuban.com

After you have had a chance to visit these places, you should be revved up to start taking Spanish lessons in Miami. Good luck!

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Informative and patient classes centered around students needs and requirements.

About Rene
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

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My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

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Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

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I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

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My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

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There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Roxy T. April 30, 2017
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Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher.
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Jose R. April 1, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Very Knowledgeable about the guitar... Shows great interest in what I want to learn.
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About Jason N. L.

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I majored in Spanish at UC Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base on Spanish but want to prefect their grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills.

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-Spanish conjugation
-Spanish vocabulary
-Spanish grammar
-Spanish conversation/pronunciation

About Jason N.
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido! Hello and Welcome!

my name's Jason and I love Spanish and Latin America.

I'm currently a doctoral student. I majored in Spanish at University of California, Davis, lived in Mexico for 3 years where I completed a Master's degree in Counseling, studied Spanish Literature and Psychology at the University of Costa Rica for 7 months and have traveled around a few other Latin American Countries.

My goal is to tailor the lessons to what best helps you learn. I can do conversation classes and academic ones too. I have a lot of material and activities to facilitate fun learning. My command of the language is almost native. I prefer to work with those who really want to learn, just so we both use our time wisely. I work best with those who already have a base in Spanish but want to prefect their knowledge of proverbs
, sayings, jokes, cultural aspects of Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, listening and overall language skills. That said, I can work with anyone at any level of Spanish, and have experiences with students from ages 5 to 67.

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Boston September 6, 2017
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Stephen August 13, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Jason inspired me to have a break-through with my Spanish. As a nurse with many Hispanic patients, after only 3 classes with Jason, I successfully triage'd a patient using almost all Spanish. I was pretty stoked about the whole thing. It was a really good confidence boost to not only use it and be understood by the lady, but I understood her too. Not every little word, mind you, but I was able to pick out a lot of the context and figure out what was going on. Working with Jason makes me feel like I'm opening up a whole new avenue in my practice, even after 15 years of repetition. I have Jason to thank for this and it's just boosted me towards learning more.
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· Spanish · In home
Jason is a quality Spanish teacher. Not only does he have a native command of the language (as verified by my Latino co-worker), but Jason is also a skilled language instructor. Two attributes of Jason that I particularly value are his attention to detail and the way he highlights language patterns to facilitate learning. It is evident that Jason has a huge passion for teaching Spanish.
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About Carina R.

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I've been teaching Spanish for 24 years and my students have improved their grades , passed their Spanish tests, decided to travel to Spanish-speaking countries, become better qualified for jobs, enriched their relationships with friends and family and more! Within a few lessons you will feel empowered to communicate: speaking and understanding. Reading and writing skills, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary will also be addressed as needed.I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish, CLEP Spanish, AP Spanish language.Within a few lessons you will feel I have the age-appropriate resources, games and creative ideas to instill your love for learning Spanish and getting to know the Spanish culture.

About Carina
I love teaching all ages and levels because I enjoy seeing students learn and achieve personal, social or professional goals. Everybody can learn if I respect the student's needs, pace and learning style, and if I tap into his/ her interests and strengths. A comprehensive approach that includes speaking, reading, writing and listening is necessary, however I focus primarily on communication . I provide knowledge, fun, creativity and flexibility to guarantee a successful pleasant experience for all students.
I am a native from Argentina. I moved to the US in 1996, therefore I can relate to the feelings involved in learning a foreign language. I live a bilingual life raising my daughter who is 14 and my son who is 6 years old . I travel to Argentina once or twice a year. I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish,
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Jaime C. November 27, 2015
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Me gustan mis lecciones con Carina. Carina es una maestra muy buena.
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Michelle September 1, 2015
· Spanish · Online
My son and I have both had the pleasure of taking Spanish tutoring with Carina, and it was an excellent experience. She is patient, explains things very well and is very passionate about the language and culture.

Doing classes via Skype was simple and easy. I highly recommend Carina's services.
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Tara August 26, 2015
· Spanish · Online
Carina is a patient, thorough teacher who often goes above and beyond to answer my questions. She teaches me cultural differences as well between Spanish speaking countries. I have recommended her to friends. I also enjoy her Spanish Pots!
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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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· American Sign Language · Online
Joy is an outstanding teacher. She's warm and engaging, moves at whatever pace suits the student, and comes to each session armed with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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So much fun and we learned a lot. Thank you.
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I've always wanted to move to Spain after college, so for the past five years, I've studied Spanish in both the classroom and by myself. Currently, my family is hosting a Spanish foreign exchange student who helps me improve my own skills by speaking with me and helping me study.

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Hello! My name is Amanda, but I prefer to be called Mandy, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons just since 2016, and have loved helping my students become more confident in their skills and have fun learning something new. I'm still in high school, but I dual enroll at a community college for Spanish and Culinary studies. I'm an enthusiastic and patient person, and my teaching style is usually fun, encouraging, and upbeat. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Isabella May 1, 2017
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Today was our first lesson and it went very well. My daughter really liked the instructor and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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I was born and raised in Spain, where I've been working as a teacher for the last 10 years. As a native I can help you to improve your Spanish written and conversation skills.

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Educator with 9 years of experience, focused on providing personalized education and incorporating new technology into the teaching process, as well as fostering intellectual and personal growth and serving as a role model who instills a lifelong desire to learn.
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I've been teaching for years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Language and cultures. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! See you soon!

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Hi, there! My name is Chady and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1991 and I love helping my students. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I am a visual artist, university level educator, author, master iconographer, and an established professional executive and creative coaching.

I hold Masters Degree in Fine Art, my higher education degrees includes interior design, theology, philosophy, as well as an  Executive Professional Coaching. I speak and teach various languages includes English, French, Spanish, Classical Arabic, Levantine Arabic and Others too
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This young man is a master of Arabic language and culture. He is a superb teacher and instructor.

It was a treat to work with him.
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Learn Spanish with a native speaker. I was born and raised in Venezuela so if you need practice or help with your Spanish I am here to help you. Learn how to pronounce properly, reading and writing. Practice also your conversational skills.

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I am a flute performer, piano teacher and student of classical Indian music specifically in Dilruba. I graduated from my basic degree in flute performance at the Music Conservatory of Valencia, Venezuela. Recently, I am Music Business major at Florida International University and a student in Dilruba performance at the Raj Academy online program.

I am teaching a new method of piano learning that is most focused in which the children adopt a flexible attitude towards learning, create the habit of making connections, such as the ones between music and math, and apply the practice habits and memorization techniques from their piano study to other areas of their lives.

I have taught in music schools in Venezuela. I was a flute teacher and also a musical kindergarten teacher. I have participated in orchestras and music groups in Venezue
la and the US such as Youth Orchestra of Valencia, National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, Chamber Music Orchestra of Universidad Arturo Michelena, FIU Symphony Orchestra, FIU Marching Band.

I am currently teaching as a volunteer in Mind & Melody, Inc. A non-profit organization that focused on bringing musical experience to participants with Alzheimers and dementia. The sessions are for one hour and they learn basic concepts of music and also explore different instruments through the demonstrations.

My goal is to teach music in a fun way and not only training the ear and the skills but also developing the mind and mindfulness.
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1st lesson was great, my son was engaged the whole 30 mins. Looking forward the next lessons.
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Not only am I a Native Spanish Speaker (NSS), but I am a teacher by profession. You will have the opportunity to learn how diverse and incredibly fascinating our Spanish language is. You can have the opportunity to learn about Spanish topics such as: pronouns, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, meanings, in short; the language and its uses.

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Hi! I am a Spanish speaker Native and I am a teacher by profession, and also I have a Master's Degree. I love to teach, over all, if you want to learn. It's most fun and we are most concentrated to learn. You'll want to learn more and more! I will available to clarify all doubts that you have in the Spanish language, and I can do it.
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