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Learning Spanish in Tampa

Are you considering taking Spanish lessons in Tampa? Tampa is a city that is rich in Spanish heritage. At one time, Florida was a Spanish territory and reflects that rich heritage to this day. Famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first claimed Florida as a Spanish territory in 1512. Now, more than 500 years later, Spanish architecture and culture abounds in Florida and the Tampa Bay area.

When you take Spanish lessons in Tampa, you’re among nearly 100,000 Spanish-speaking and Hispanic residents. Of the city’s more than 350,000 residents, more than 23 percent are of Hispanic or Latino origin. That means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with native Spanish speakers and participate in Spanish-oriented activities, which can range from eating in restaurants that serve Mexican and other Hispanic foods, attending Spanish-oriented events, and visiting Spanish-oriented venues.

Fun Ways to Supplement Your Spanish Lessons in Tampa

There are many fun things you can do that will make the learning process much easier and more enjoyable. One is to simply watch Spanish-language television programming. UniVision and other programs often have translation captioning that allows you to read in English what is being said in Spanish. By watching these channels, you’ll more readily recognize various words and phrases and eventually understand what is being said without having captioning on at all. You also can listen to Spanish-language radio programs, which will allow you to hear native Spanish speakers.

Another great way to practice and better understand Spanish is to eat at Mexican, Cuban and other Hispanic restaurants where servers and others are fluent in the Spanish language. Even reading the menu in such establishments will help you to understand how nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and articles are situated in Spanish, while also giving you an opportunity to practice your Spanish speaking skills.

Inspiring Events for Learning Spanish

There are several local events that can help to keep you inspired to learn Spanish. One of the best is the Conga Caliente, which is an annual festival held at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. The festival usually occurs during the first weekend in September and features a variety of Spanish music, art, culture, food, and fun. The annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is another great annual event that occurs during the last weeks of September through October and into November.

Visit Old Tampa at Ybor City

The Ybor City Historic District in Tampa is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the United States and has a wonderful mix of old and new Spanish architecture, homes, culture, and businesses. Noted for its settlement by Cuban and Dominican immigrants in recent decades, the Ybor City has a robust cigar industry that is popular among tourists.

Ybor City also boasts many great Hispanic restaurants, museums, music venues, art galleries, and more. One of the most popular annual events, La Verbena Festival is held each fall in Centennial Park. The free event is family-oriented and celebrates Ybor City’s cultural history with lots of food, music, dancing, and other attractions. A visit to Ybor City will keep you enthused to take Spanish lessons in Tampa.

These are just a few of the resources available to Spanish learners in Tampa. Visiting these venues and attending these festivals will not only help you improve your Spanish-speaking skills, but it will also keep you motivated to learn the language.

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I am fluent in English/Spanish, originally from Venezuela. I have been teaching for 14 years various subjects. I like to taylor the lessons to the student's needs and their personality. I enjoy making the classes enjoyable and also structured for them to learn. I look forward to helping you learn Spanish!

About Rose
I graduated from the University of South Florida where I received my BA in Theatre performance & Communication with a minor in Dance. In 2011 I finished studying Music Recording at St. Petersburg College, where I focused on Singing/Songwriting. I trained at NYU with the Aquila acting company in classical theatre, and I also trained with TVI Acting studios in Los Angeles in Film and television.

My Music and Performance experience started when I was 6 singing in choir, school productions, and taking piano lessons. I continued on with group ensembles, musical theatre shows and later on touring with the Spanish Lyric Theatre in Both English and Spanish in throughout Florida after college.

I have been teaching one on one and group lessons for 15 years in various subjects, Including Music, Dance, Theatre, Academic Tutoring (Eleme
ntary/Middle School subjects: English, Writing, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Learning Skills, Civics, French, and test preparations), and Culinary Lessons.

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I like the combination of relaxed and goal oriented. I like to get to know my students and learn about about expectations and goals they have for themselves. Then I set up a plan that will help them achieve their goals and get them closer to what they want from their lessons. I take into consideration their interest, style, and help them to find their unique learning style.

I do have some guidelines for parents and students. If the student is a minor, I ask that the parent be in the house for the lesson. I also ask that the lesson be performed in the Living room or Music Space.
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Nikki January 6, 2017
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Rose did great with my teenage daughter !
She is now excited about learning more about healthy cooking with Rose !!
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Maddie May 28, 2015
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Excellent! Great with our 7 yo daughter!
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Rosemary is always well prepared for the lesson. She is very professional and approachable.
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I can help you with conversational Spanish for either business or pleasure, or I can help your child with his / her grammar and Spanish homework.

I modify the classes according to students needs. I have many years of experience teaching this beautiful language.

Contact me...you won't be disappointed!! :)

About Millie
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I'm a Spanish professor and tutor. I received my Masters degree in 1999. I have been teaching Spanish at USF, HCC and FSC for quite some time (20 yrs). I have also taught Middle School and High School. I wrote a Spanish grammar book with 5 CDs for beginner students.

I love to teach and see that my students learn this beautiful language. Students say that I am very patient and explain Spanish concepts very clear - easy to understand.

If you need help, please contact me.
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I had my first lesson tonight with Millie and I was able to learn many sentences and common phrases. I also learned there were 6 conjugations for verbs. I enjoyed my first lesson so much that I decided to do a second lesson each week as well.
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About Leonardo R.

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My method is simple: it is tailored to your needs. If you wish to become fluent in the language in a certain amount of time, we develop a plan that is flexible but should achieve your goal in the available time. If all you want is for your child to get better grades, pass a class or other more limited goal, then we develop a simpler plan to achieve that. Learning another language is always achievable and not that difficult. Hope you try, let's learn!

About Leonardo
Doing what I love: teaching, training, interacting with people. I retired from the army after 28 years of active and reserve military service, so now I have time to do privately what I did for the army for so many years: teach and train people. For many years I presented seminars in Spanish and English in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean on many subjects to adults of all ranks. I am a Florida State Certified Spanish teacher. My Bachelor's degree is in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, and I hold minors in History and French. I am (since 1993) a financial adviser (stock broker, RIA) and a licensed insurance agent, which is my other passion and area of expertise. This tutoring for me is not a job; it is a passion, just another way I do what I love - teaching, advising and interacting with people. I
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Welton B. August 18, 2017
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Leonardo is great... he is fun-loving and makes you feel comfortable from the beginning.
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Tampa, FL 33614
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You can expect to make real progress towards understanding, speaking, writing, or interpreting into Spanish, whatever your goal may be. I learned Spanish as a second language, so I can teach you the same methods that I used to acquire the language. I hold a Florida Professional Educator's Certification to teach Spanish in grades k-12, and I have used Spanish as a language of instruction in my sixteen years' of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

About Sara
As a seasoned educator, I know that the recipe for successful one-on-one learning is simple. It has only two main ingredients: your (or your child's) desire to learn, and the expertise I bring from 16 years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. When you combine them over the course one or more hours of tutoring, the result is a more confident, skilled, and knowledgeable learner who has achieved or made measurable progress towards his or her goals. The positive, friendly and colleagial relationship you will have with your tutor (me) is just the sweet icing on the cake!
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Donna June 3, 2017
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Sara is wondwrfully reassuring and very flexible in her teaching style -- I'm an adult learner and Sara adjusts her lessons to heighten my ability to learn. Awesome person to teach the beauty of the Spanish language!
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I am a native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Mexico. All levels and ages are welcome!
Learning a new language and culture could be intimidating, that's why I work and adapt to your pace! You can choose if you want to take it slow and start from the basics or if you want to get going and start practicing your conversation skills right away!
Everyone has a different learning style, different background, goals or situations; I like to customize my lessons depending on my students' needs, this way I can make sure the class will be interesting, engaging, and fun for everyone despite their age. Ready to start speaking Spanish? Contact me today!

About Azalea
I am fluent in both English and Spanish, I have a Master's degree and several years working with students of all ages, from different places and backgrounds. I love to be creative when I'm teaching, every student is different; therefore, I like to customize my style in order to match my students' needs. I believe it is really important for students, no matter their age, to have fun while learning!
Take a look to my subjects of expertise, I would be glad to help you achieve your goals!
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I'm a passionate tutor of Spanish language. I'm currently working as a Spanish professor at St. Petersburg College and Florida Southern College. I offer Spanish classes at all levels and in different areas of expertise.

I hold a Doctorate Degree in Spanish Linguistics and Translation from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, with a CUM LAUDE distinction.

I have successfully completed various specialization courses and trainings in Spanish Language and Culture arranged by Spanish universities and I have expertise in a variety of disciplines such as: Spanish Linguistics, Translation, Spanish Language and Culture, Latin-American Civilization and Spanish for specific purposes.

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I'm a passionate tutor of Spanish language. I'm currently working as a Spanish professor at St. Petersburg College and Florida Southern College. I offer Spanish classes at all levels and in different areas of expertise, and I’m also an experienced translator.

I hold a Doctorate Degree in Spanish Linguistics and Translation from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, with a CUM LAUDE distinction. I have been awarded two academic honors of “Golden Medal” in recognition of outstanding academic achievement with regards to my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Spanish Philology.

Additionally, I have successfully completed various specialization courses and trainings in Spanish Language and Culture arranged by Spanish universities.

I have expertise in a variety of disciplines such as: Spanish Linguistics, Translation, Spanish Lan
guage and Culture, Latin-American Civilization and Spanish for specific purposes.

As a teacher, my philosophy is to provide students with a friendly and supportive atmosphere in order to help them boost their confidence in learning a new language. I feel that students can benefit from my first-hand experience of Spanish language and Hispanic culture. I am thoroughly familiar with the Spanish culture, since I lived in Spain for more than 4 years and during my stay in the multi-cultural Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe residence in Madrid, I’ve had the chance to acquire a vast knowledge of Spanish as well as Latin-American culture.

I am not the kind of teacher who believes in a single perfect teaching technique or is anchored to textbooks; I always struggle to find innovative ways that address the different needs of my students, spark their interests as well as stimulate their analytical and critical thinking skills.

My goal is to help my students to rise to their full potential, to transfer my passion and enthusiasm to them and to provide inspiration to fuel their pursuits.

So, if you are an elementary, middle, high school or university student trying to keep up with your classes, to raise your grades or to perform better on Spanish tests or an adult willing to become fluent in conversational Spanish, to learn Spanish for business, tourism or any other specific purpose, or to get acquainted with Spanish language and culture, we can devise a strategy that will fit your needs and wishes.
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Oldsmar, FL 34677
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Language Learning is as easy or hard as you perceive it. My years of teaching Spanish will put you at ease. Fun in learning, meeting your goals, enhancing your listening & understanding skills are all doable in your lesson plan.
All lesson plans are prepared specifically for you! Are you a tangible do-er, a listener or perhaps the visual learner? We'll use your interests to make Spanish Language learning easier to meet your conversational goals quicker.
Let's go on this journey together!

About Ivone
I've been teaching online, group classes & one on one for over 7 years. Love to provide guidance & tips to get you speaking Spanish from the very first lessons. Language learning isn't about rushing to become an Intermediate Level Student but getting the basics or foundation of the Language understood & perfected at the Beginner level.
Online classes or One on One whichever you decide that meets your learning needs, you'll be one class closer to conversing in Spanish!
Hasta pronto!
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Ivone S.

Clearwater, FL 33762
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¿Interesado en aprender a hablar Español? Are you interested in learning how to speak Spanish? Do you have any questions in regarding your Spanish class? Well, you've reached the right tutor! Spanish is my first language and I have spoken it pretty much all my life. I am very passionate about the Spanish language so you will learn with me the proper pronunciation and the writing of the words. Shoot me a message and we'll see if I can help!

About Yadiel
Hello there! My name is Yadiel and I am 23 years old. I have graduated from my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus. I graduated with Cum Laude standing. Along with computer programming, teaching is one of my passions. As I come from a family full of teachers, I have grown to develop an avid interest in teaching and tutoring. I have tutored in the subjects of Spanish, Math, Science, and English. I can also help students prepare for the TOEFL exam as I took it and aced it! So I know which studying techniques we could apply in order for you to pass the exam as well! My teaching focus is to first understand the student's needs, then we work from there. I first identify the student's learning style and I'll apply the best teaching techniques tailored to the individual student. My teaching phi
losophy consists of empathy above all. This is because I know what it's like to be a student in search for a great tutor. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
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Yadiel C.

Tampa, FL 33615
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I have been an educator for the last 8 years and I teach all levels of Spanish. I can help whether your goal is to achieve conversational skills or you want to improve your grammar skills. I believe that when learning a language it is important to not only learn the language but also incorporate the culture to get the best out of your language learning experience. I am comfortable working with all ages. I want my students to reach their full language speaking potential and aspirations while building confidence in their speaking skills and having an enjoyable time!

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I am an educator with experience in teaching and tutoring. I have a Masters in Linguistics and understand the different aspect of language and fluency. I have always excelled at foreign languages since I was a child and look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with my future students!
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Michelle A.

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