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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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*for travel to location lessons please contact me prior to booking to check location and availability, due to designated areas I already have established teaching and only travel to.

Cooking Lessons I conduct online, and all subjects can be done online also.

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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Rose is awesome!
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Rose is awesome!
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Rose was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Love her communication style. She is professional, yet puts you at ease. Highly recommend Rose!
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Tampa, FL 33618
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I've been teaching Spanish for five years and my students have gone on to speaking and writing. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand the language and as time goes on you'll be able to speak and write it; your grades will go up. I specialize in pronunciation and writing, typically use Spanish Now books, and have the following tools available for your lessons:cd's,videos and music. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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My mission is to teach you the way you can understand this new knowledge and apply it
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Alberto M.

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About Millie O.

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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
Hola,

I'm a Spanish professor and tutor. I received my Masters degree in Spanish/Education in 1999. I have been teaching Spanish at some local universities: USF, HCC and FSC for quite some time (20 yrs). I have also taught Middle School and High School.

I am an author of a Spanish grammar book for beginner students which it also includes 5 CD's. This book has been used in Continuing Education classes at USF and HCC. I also use it in my tutoring.

I love to teach Spanish 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.

I'll be happy to help you either in person or online.

Thank you,
Millie

Ps: I'm not teaching elementary or middle school kids at this time.
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Millie gives a variety of learning experiences and keeps the pace very engaging!
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Millie O.

Tampa, FL 33647
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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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I appreciate Leonardo's patience and expertise. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a Spanish tutor.
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Laura F. October 16, 2018
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First lesson with my daughter was great. She reported it as very helpful and Leonardo was very friendly and funny.
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Leonardo R.

Tampa, FL 33614
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About Erida A.

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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.

About Erida
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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About Mariana L.

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I will tailor the lessons to your specific needs. I will give you work so you can practice on your own. I am a native speaker of the language and a certified language teacher. I have been teaching for 18 years.

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My name is Mariana and I am a Spanish native speaker from Argentina. I have been living and teaching in the United States for 15 years. In my most recent teaching position I taught high school students level 1 through 5. I live in Vermont and when I am not teaching I am training for triathlons and marathons.
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My name is Paola, I am currently an assistant substitute teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. I was born and raised in Venezuela; as a result, I know how to speak Spanish perfectly.

I have previous experience tutoring and I love to teach. I am available to revise work for Spanish classes or to explain concepts from beginner to advanced. I've been working as a Spanish tutor in all levels, thus I'm experienced from teaching vocabulary to advanced conversational level. I work on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation (phonetics) and the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. According to your level, I will prepare the materials or choose the right book. Being a native speaker with a sense of humor helps me to make the lessons enjoyable in a natural, dynamic, positive and relaxed atmosphere.

I request a 24-hour notice for cancellations (if not you will be charged for the lesson). Let me know if you are interested, in order to discuss any concerns you may have. I ...

About Paola
My name is Paola, I am currently an assistant substitute teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. I was born and raised in Venezuela; as a result, I know how to speak Spanish perfectly.

I have previous experience tutoring and I love to teach. I am available to revise work for Spanish classes or to explain concepts from beginner to advanced. I've been working as a Spanish tutor in all levels, thus I'm experienced from teaching vocabulary to advanced conversational level. I work on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation (phonetics) and the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. According to your level, I will prepare the materials or choose the right book. Being a native speaker with a sense of humor helps me to make the lessons enjoyable in a natural, dynamic, positive and relaxed atmosphere.

I request a 24-hour notice for
cancellations (if not you will be charged for the lesson). Let me know if you are interested, in order to discuss any concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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She is an awesome teacher. I recommend 100%
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Paola R.

Seminole, FL 33772
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About Randy O.

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Excited to get started helping you! Improvement is guaranteed! Lets get started!
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Randy O.

Tampa, FL 33624
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$25 / 30-min

About Agnieszka K.

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I’ve learned Spanish while living in Venezuela! I’ve been to 53 countries so far and I always use my language skills to connect with people! I’ll teach you how to use your Spanish in real life situations!

About Agnieszka
Hi there, I’m a special education teacher with 7 years experience! I’ve been traveling around the world, to 53 countries so far and living in Poland, Venezuela, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia and USA. I speak polish, Spanish, English, Russian and even Kyrgyz. I’m also a pole dance!
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Agnieszka K.

Tampa, FL 33602
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