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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!

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Specialist in Peninsular Spanish and Language Learning Techniques.

About Jared
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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Destiny Perez June 14, 2017
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Jared is interesting and very smart. He was very complimentary on my first lesson and made me feel comfortable. I am looking forward to the coming lessons.
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Sydney March 27, 2017
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Jared is really very patient and helpful!
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Yaniv H. March 2, 2017
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Jared is a super tutor in my opinion. He cares and he knows his subject well . Took my first class with him and it went great plus he makes it fun so there you go
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Jared G.

Jared G.

New York, NY 10027
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Native Spanish speaker and teacher available for those looking to brush up on their high school Spanish, learn the foundation or enhance it through conversation. Sessions are structured in a relaxed manner the encourages the usage of everyday language and emphasize the important cultural memes and customs other programs don't. I incorporate geographical, historical and political lessons into the sessions which help develop a more well-rounded understanding.

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George Y. has been teaching in the public sector for over 3 years. Equally as passionate about learning as he is about teaching, George brings a unique pedagogy that was formulated over years of experience in the grassroots. This pedagogy encompasses a fluid interaction between teacher and student while breaking down hierarchical obstacles.George's teaching style derives not only from his experience in the classroom but has been shaped by his continuous participation in social movements and political organization. This unique perspective and insight will help the willing student reach their academic potential.

George holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Associate Degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is completing his Master's Degree in International Affairs. He plans to pursue a PhD upon his graduation and co
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Matt September 14, 2015
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George is both helpful and understanding. He is very easy to talk to and informative on an array of critical topics. I highly recommend him.
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Doris Centeno September 13, 2015
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George has been a colleague of mine for a couple of years. He possess an exemplary pedagogical skill set. He is an erudite in his field who will bring out the best in a student.
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Mark September 13, 2015
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I knew George for a few years and decided to ask him to tutor me in order to prepare for my college exams. Suffice to say that I not only passed my course but learned a great deal more as he made the themes and concepts truly interesting. Highly recommended
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George Y.

Clifton, NJ 07013
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Teach English as a second language or Spanish.
For ESL use a variety of approaches according to student s needs practicing conversation and idiomatic expressions aligned with cultural topics and orientation. Grammar if necessary.
Spanish incorporate topical vocabulary with verb tenses and usage.

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I have a love of working with students of all ages after many years as a public school teacher and private tutor . I work with children of all ages as well as many expatriate families here working with major companies. I enjoy all aspects of reading and academics in addition to cultural orientation and idiomatic language.
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Ronnie B.

Ronnie B.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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$59 / 30-min

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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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Hello Potential Students!
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

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I have a BA in Scenic Arts from the National School of scenic Arts in Caracas Venezuela.
The dynamic of my lessons are art based.

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As a Director, my proposal always takes a reflection on the text as starting point: an analytical commitment to the author's language as it comes expressed in its structure and stylistic features. In the sense I illustrate it, it means to exert an interpretative freedom within the boundaries of what Roland Barthes called the semantic plural of a text.

Given a special interest in the experimentation through language I have restrained the scope of my reflection to the so-called theater of the absurd. In my work on that genre I have set as an aesthetic goal, to bring what was thought as a mainly dialogistic and situational language, to a higher level of semiotic interplay. In that regard, my aim is to integrate entire scenic materials (including lighting, set, and more abstract element such as rhythm) as intrusive and/or commentate resour
ces to the sources given within the text itself.

I have never been worried about plots that give an illusion that one "understands" just because the plot imposes an order that is similar to life; where the word "dramatic development" is implicit, creating a unique sensation for the spectators. As Luciano Berio said about his splendid music, "the experience of not being completely sure of what one listens to, should be considered inseparable to the work." That's to say, not all have to be comprehended by the spectator. And as a dramatist friend says, "sometimes, not even the author, who writes, understands." It is about leaving marks, milestones, footsteps that bring a hidden sense, leaving a perceptible and therefore, terrible, ineffable image. A teacher I had at the university said in class, "Art is not about questions and answers, Art is
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Oscar M.

Oscar M.

North Bergen, NJ 07047
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After having studied French first, Spanish was not so difficult for me to learn. Please note that formal Spanish taught in the classroom is not necessarily the language used in everyday communication. I can help you with vocabulary, grammar, and understanding different Spanish accents.

About Michael
When helping students, it my belief that patience and belief in the student's abilities are of utmost importance. With this in mind, I am here to guide you through your stumbling blocks and propel you to another level of understanding that makes things a lot clearer for you.

I have experience tutoring students from high school to college level. At different times in my life I acquired two bachelors degrees; one in music, the other in biochemistry. It is important for you to know that I take your education seriously but it can be interspersed with a little humor; not too much, but enough to keep things interesting.

In addition to helping students, I have worked as a professional freelance musician and as a research biochemist. Whether it be one on one or in a group setting, my experiences have taught me to be very patient, flex
ible, and accommodating, I have provided music lessons to promising young musicians in addition to training graduate students.

Whether you be a traditional high school student or a non-traditional adult student, my ultimate goal is to help you gain a better understanding of your material with patience and encouragement in a safe learning environment. Let's get you on the road to some awesome grades. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become a better student.
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Michael D.

Michael D.

Stamford, CT 06905
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$60 / 60-min

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I have been teaching Spanish for well over 20 years. My classes are very dynamic, creative and full of enthusiasm, with lots of fun material for adults, and children as well. Although I target the four skills for learning a language properly, I focused my classes on speaking; my greatest satisfaction is to see my students speak fluently in their second language. You'll have lots of fun, will learn lots of things, including grammar without noticing it , and will have a ton of fun!!! HAPPY LEARNING!!!

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My passion is to teach my native language as a second language. When it is well taught and learned, it sounds wonderful.
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Rosalba Rocio V.

West New York, NJ 07093
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$67 / 60-min

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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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$25 / 30-min

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Long Island City, NY
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Spanish is fun! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. All ages welcome. We can sign songs, watch shows, learn idioms or quotes, up to you. You lead the way.

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From Barcelona. Volunteer at orphanages in Tanzania, living in NYC for some years, willing to help people and learn from different cultures. Happy to teach you my native language! I just do not like to teach boring classes, we can always play it by ear. Planned things do not go well, we will be flexible and stick to what you want/need without making it boring.
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Victoria G.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$34 / 30-min

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• A proven leader and accomplished professional Spanish Instructor who continually utilizes a combination of academic & professional experience and technological tools to create and enhance student’s learning environment.
• Exceptional skills in communication combined with first-hand business practice and experience in multiple business settings within both small and large organizations, continually striving to enhance individual skill and knowledge, while building on the organizational, social and technological development and achievements of the organization’s goals.

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Hello, some of my multifarious professional experiences include positions as an Adjunct Faculty, teaching Spanish as a second language, in Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, and New Haven Public Schools in New haven, Connecticut and Union County College, in New Jersey, and LaGuardia Community College and the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York. Indubitably, the skills essential to develop the techniques I utilized in these roles derived from the same ones experienced in my native country, Colombia, S.A., where I was an adjunct faculty, for almost fifteen years and had the opportunity to work with reputable universities: Saint Thomas University, National University, Libre University.
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Johni P.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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$42 / 30-min

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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
$84
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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