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¡Bienvenidos a Nueva York!

by Elizabeth D. - New York City Spanish tutor (https://takelessons.com/profile/elizabeth-d)

Ever wanted to learn how to speak Spanish? What better city to be in than New York City, where there are plenty of places to practice with the locals and immerse yourself in the culture.

Events throughout the year and local spots make practicing Spanish fun and engaging. There are tons of ways to supplement your Spanish lessons in New York City! Here are some places that can make learning come alive:

Puerto Rican Day Parade When: June of every year Where: 5th avenue from 44th to 86th St Vibe: “New York Ricans” who are proud of their culture surround in throngs as the parade makes its way through the heart of New York City with colorful flags being waved in the sky. The parade is filled with many musical stars and salsa and merengue groups, and plenty of opportunities for Spanish-speaking.

Jackson Heights Broadway Strip When: Year-round Where: Roosevelt Avenue/Broadway from 62nd Street to 82nd Street Vibe: Lots of little tiendas with cultural jewelry, botanicas, street carts with authentic Mexican cuisine, and more. There are also restaurants galore filled with Spanish-speaking staff who have an appreciation of a gringo practicing Spanish.

Washington Heights Broadway Strip When: Year-round Where: Broadway and 168th St to 207th St Vibe: This area is filled with clubs such as 809, where you can practice Spanish dancing, including bachata. Here there is a large population of born and raised Dominicanos, who also offer authentic cuisine served in places such as Floridita restaurant, which is famous for their habichuelas and chicharón. Here you can enjoy some of the best food while learning different culture and accents during conversational Spanish.

Madison Square Garden When: Monthly Where: 34th Street and 7th Ave Vibe: Locals and tourists come together to see some of the most famous Latin artists perform -- Tito Puente, Juanes, Jennifer Lopez, Marco Antonio Solis, Ricky Martin, and Marc Anthony are just a few of the artists who have performed there. Seeing Spanish-speaking musicians live makes understanding the Spanish language fun -- plus it can lead to great conversation with others in critiquing the artists and their lyrics.

These are just a few of the ways you can get extra practice outside of your Spanish lessons in New York City! Give New York a chance to broaden your horizons and you’ll feel more confident as you become fluent in Spanish, all the while learning the culture and significance of certain events that may influence life as a Latino at local places here in the city.

¡Que tenga mucha suerte en tu viaje de aprender español!

About Vania C.

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Grammar and conversations skills for beginner and intermediate students.
I teach Spanish and English. I've been teaching English for more than 20 years and Spanish for 8 years. I like to focus my classes on students needs. The most important is to make them feel comfortable and motivated. I use a lot of vocabulary, shown with drawings or materials to show examples. My goal is to make students speak the language in a very natural and easy way.

About Vania
I've always been attracted to the rewarding profession of teaching. I've been teaching for the last 20 years and it's been such a privilege to be a positive part of all my students' stories. As a result, I have built life-long, lasting connections with my students. My professional bio and education qualifications include:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

• Private and public Spanish Instructor
I teach beginning to advanced-level Spanish to persons of all ages. Books, media, dictionaries, age-appropriate games, and flash cards are the materials used for instruction. Students are assessed with oral and written quizzes.

• A variety of certificates of training and teaching, in the realm of Overseas Language Instruction in English and Spanish, Teaching Orientation
s, and Evaluating.

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They will walk into a highly positive, friendly, warm environment with an instructor who is able to recognize immediately their instructional level and needs, and will be able to connect with them. They will experience immediate results and feed off of their success and be encouraged for future sessions.
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Chris S. August 13, 2016
· Spanish · In home
! Vania is an excellent teacher !
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Phil L. April 1, 2013
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Vania is an excellent Spanish instructor

I've taken many Spanish lessons that have ranged from various software programs to personal tutors. Vania is great. She knows how to relate with each person in order to convey concepts. She's the best I have worked with.

She's also very accommodating, since I tend to change my schedule around a lot. She is always flexible to accommodate. Vania is simply great.
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Vania C.

Vania C.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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Native speaker (originally from Mexico). Awarded excellence in grammar and literary studies. I have experience teaching Spanish as a second language to students of very young ages to adults. Focus is conversation throughout and to create a full immersion environment.

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Percussionist/Pianist/Composer

Originally from Mexico, Patricia F. has toured all over the world. These tours included performances with renowned symphony orchestras and ensembles. She has also received numerous awards. Patricia’s constant search for freedom in her musical expression led her to find her voice through the vibraphone and other mallet percussion in improvisational music and composition.

Patricia performs with Grammy nominated group The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble along with musicians such as saxophonist Tony Malaby and vocalist Theo Bleckmann. Patricia is also a member of bassist Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus, a large jazz ensemble featuring brilliant improvisers and instrumentalists. Patricia has performed in venues and festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and The Jazz Stand
ard. Patricia has also appeared on National Television and Public Radio. Upcoming commitments include a European tour with The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and a premier large ensemble project with pianist Vijay Iyer.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and a Master of Music from New York University.

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Lessons are completely customized and personalized. It is my goal to guide each of my students through their own musical path.

Each of the teaching methods and techniques are adapted to the level and ability of each individual student. These methods and techniques are adapted to the individual needs of each student.

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I have a professional keyboard. I also have basic drums and drum pads for drum students. I have mallet percussion instruments such as a vibraphone, sticks and mallets. It is also equipped with all the basics such as music stands and educational material. The studio is set up for the student to feel comfortable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide sticks and mallets as well as drum pads. I also provide pedagogical material. Piano students must have some kind of keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, other American styles of music such as blues, rock and pop, improvisational music and western classical music. I also have expertise in Latin American music such as salsa, Cuban son, and other specific styles from Latin American cultures. I teach my students the basics of Western Music in general as well as encourage improvisation in any style either jazz, classical music or other.
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Sonia S. September 21, 2015
· Singing · In studio
It was a good experience. I like how she teaches. She is very friendly. I really connected with her. Recommend!
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Enrique F. February 23, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Patricia is an AMAZING teacher.

Personality: She is very welcoming, warm, funny and just a positive person to be around which bodes very well when it comes to learning and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Knowledge: Just by looking at her credentials you know that she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to music. However, her greatest gift is being able to relay all of that information to someone who may not have a very strong musical background. She is also very adept at making connections making the learning process fun and understandable.

Lessons: I have been taking lessons with Patricia for months now for voice. The greatest part of the lessons are that she does not only focus on improving your voice on a technical level. She helps with mental preparation, ear training, music theory and great deal of other things which helps students to become more well rounded. I believe this also helps students to grow in their area of study much faster.

Misc: Patricia greatly encourages her students to perform. If you are not comfortable going to an open mic, Patricia hosts a performance event for her students. This provides a safe and secure environment for students to express themselves an apply what they have learned in lessons.

I recently performed and while nervous the mental preparation that I described above helped me to "put on a show". I will continue taking lessons with Patricia and I am grateful for everything I have learned and experience in my time.
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Noel B. February 22, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Patricia is an excellent teacher for all levels. I have worked with her teaching three year old beginner drum group classes, all the way to masterclasses for college students at CUNY on techniques to use when improvising in complex time signatures. She can teach anyone! Patricia makes the lessons fun all the while you gain inspiration. I also really enjoyed the concert she hosted for her students in the Village. Sign up, you won't be disappointed.
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Patricia F.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Experienced Spanish teacher of 2+ 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 Spanish language skills. I specialize in grammar, vocabulary, and literature, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: recording devices, worksheets, textbooks, picture books, index cards, and textbooks.

About Elyssa
Hi! My name is Elyssa and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for over five years and have loved helping my students gain skill, confidence, and independence in academia. I attended Binghamton University where I earned a degree in English with a concentration in Journalism. I'm a positive and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is effective, encouraging, and patient. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I am flexible, communicative, reliable, and able to travel to your home, teach in my Manhattan apartment, or over Skype.
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Bipin July 2, 2015
· Spanish · In home
She is very patient and decent. She is very gentle, friendly and kind and I would recommend her to anybody interested in learning Spanish. Elyssa is very hard working and wants her students to be very successful.
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Jessica July 2, 2015
· Writing · In home
I was having a lot of trouble in English all year and it wasn't until I started working with Elyssa that my writing and reading got better. Thanks to her, I ended up getting a 92 on the regents. She is also one of the the sweetest people I've ever met and I can't wait to work together again next year.
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Elyssa A.

New York, NY 10036
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Specialist in Peninsular Spanish and Language Learning Techniques.

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I am a polyglot, translator, teacher, and game designer, specializing in Scandinavian Languages, Yiddish and also a host of rarely taught languages. If you would like to learn a rarer language, such as Icelandic, Greenlandic, Breton or Tok Pisin (see my list below), it can be arranged via the site. Contact me via the question form for any subject for more details.
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· Danish · Online
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· Swedish · Online
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Jared G.

New York, NY 10027
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I can help tutor grammar, vocabulary, and in homework. I can help you perfect your authentic Spanish-speaking accent.

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Hello! I am a Classical Voice (Opera) Major studying at Mannes College within the New School. Mannes is one of the most highly-rated operatic training programs in the country, and, thus far, has helped me acquire many skills as a both an opera singer. I have attended programs such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Chautauqua Voice Institute. I am a recipient of multiple talent-based scholarships, including but not limited to George London Scholarship(s), Richard Tucker Award(s), and the Mannes Dean's Scholarship while I have been in school. I also received my degree from the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division after studying voice there for five years while I was in High School. I have acquired a very strong background in theory, ear training, and dictation should you need tutoring. I can teach Musical
Theater and I also can tutor people in Spanish (from beginner to intermediate). I will graduate with my BM from Mannes in 2019.
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Christian D.

New York, NY 10011
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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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Esther D.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Whether you want it for travel in Latin America, or because you live in an area with lots of native Spanish-speakers, I can help you build your vocabulary and fundamental knowledge of grammatical concepts!
I use a variety of methods, though my teaching is heavily conversation based. I believe conversation needs the foundation for all languages; everything else will fall into place once you learn how to actually express yourself aloud. I also teach using literature/stories/poetry written in the language of focus.
If this is your first time learning a foreign language, Spanish will be your gateway! (And I will be your guide).

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I can't wait to start working with you! I know from experience that a good student/teacher relationship is the key for success, so I approach my teaching with positivity, flexibility, and the firm belief that everyone has innate intelligence waiting to be uncovered and harnessed.

I offer my students humor, support and my own expertise in a variety of subjects relating to the field including audition advice, tips on controlling performing nerves, help with diction, text interpretation, and much more! I believe the student/teacher relationship should be based on trust and mutual respect, and that is what I offer.
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Malka R.

Malka R.

Brooklyn, NY 11203
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$67 / 30-min

About Sheila H.

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Offering dynamic lessons, though expressive Spanish scenarios and lots of practice which will lead to a promising close that will have you just about ready to visit your nearest Spanish or Latin countries. Never again should this foreign language barrier come across you and the multiple opportunities you can grasp by just exchanging a couple of words. Ready for take off??

About Sheila
Hello and welcome! I would like to start of by saying I was a former Pastry Chef working in various cuisines; French, Italian and American are my top favorite. I was often pulled out of my work filed to help out with translating for those who were unable to communicate. This is why I would like to being in helping spread the Spanish language to those who want to liberally travel or come up to anybody and strike up a most engaging lovely conversation. Spanish is not complicated but in fact fun; it can take a little bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it; there's no stopping you!
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Sheila H.

Sheila H.

New York, NY 10034
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Hola! If you are here, it is because you share the same passion of learning a new language just like me or Spanish can really come in handy for you to know... Or both! Let me help you with your goal and teach you in an interactive, fun way, where we'll focus on your conversational skills as well as grammar. I believe that in order to tackle the difficulties of learning a foreign language, there is no better solution than to talk to a native speaker!

About Mariana
I'm currently serving as an Americorps Vista volunteer at the New York Immigration Coalition to fight poverty among minority groups in the city. I just graduated as a magna cum laude from CUNY Hunter College with a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish.

I have always loved teaching my native tongue to people so they can be part of a rich culture and enjoy the profound and vast literature that comes with it. I believe in the joy of communicating with others and be able to see the world in different colors and perspectives.

I began teaching Spanish to friends at my college and that's how my journey with teaching the language as a freelancer began. My approach focuses on the conversational aspect with fun and educational icebreakers as well as grammar and structure.

I love playing the ukulele, painting in watercolor, reading sh
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Mariana S.

Jersey City, NJ 07304
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Want to learn Spanish in real context and have a better pronunciation? Interested in learning to write and speak Like a native Spanish speaker? I will help with your personal goals, don't worry if you are a beginner or advance, I'm a native speaker, I love my language and I really like that the people speak correctly. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Diana
I'm a social communication and journalism, I'm from Colombia, I'm working like a teacher in home for kids since year and half ago, I know how difficulty or confus can be learn other language, but I like that my classes are interesting, funny and the most important we can check your goal and advance constantly. My passion are read, movies and travel so we have a lot of thing to talk and for kids, I love sing and make games of words.
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Diana V.

Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in New York is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $151 per hour.

30-min $20
 
$39 average
$85
45-min $25
 
$47 average
$101
60-min $30
 
$62 average
$151

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Spanish lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Spanish lessons are 25% less expensive at $47, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% less at $39.

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