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Everything You Need to Know About Taking Spanish Lessons in Happy Valley, Portland

By Michelle N. - Spanish Teacher in Portland

Whether it be the drive to become a more marketable candidate in today’s workforce, the desire to cross one more item off a bucket list, or a simple love of the fiery romance of the language, people in Portland want to learn Spanish. Lucky for you, there is more than just an app for that – there are active communities of people who come together and make the Spanish language come alive.

So what are you waiting for? Check out these resources to get you started exploring Portland’s Spanish side as you begin taking Spanish lessons in Happy Valley, Portland. You’ll be rolling those Rs in no time.

1) Consider volunteering with Educate Ya’s language intercambio program. Educate Ya will match you with a native Spanish speaker wanting to learn English. You give a little English practice, they give a little Spanish, and everyone leaves feliz ☺. http://www.educateya.org/upcoming-events/

2) The Multnomah County Library also hosts an intercambio/language exchange forum. Dates, times and locations are posted daily. https://multcolib.org/events/intercambio-language-exchange

3) There are several meetup groups happening around town: The traditional meetup venue, which can be accessed here, and has over 2,000 members!!! (Might be a chance to practice the language’s more romantic side, for those of you who are looking ;) Just sayin’.) http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Spanish-Conversation

For those of you interested in exploring Portland’s food cart culture while simultaneously improving your Spanish, you’re in luck! “Duende,” a food cart on the corner of Hawthorne and 32nd, hosts a Spanish language/Andalusian culture group every Sunday at 3pm.

And, for the folks who subscribe to the equation that great beer + Spanish language practice = love, there’s a group for you too! Intermediate and advanced speakers can meet up for conversation and beer at the Green Dragon every Tuesday from 7-9:30 pm (http://www.meetup.com/Spanish-conversation-group-Tuesdays/).

4) Interested in testing your listening skills? The Miracle Theater group has been enhancing Portland’s theater scene since 1985 with bilingual and monolingual (English & Spanish) productions. The Miracle Theater is a truly remarkable experience – you cannot get more authentic, real and engaging Latino-based theater than this.

5) Language is not just about words, it’s about rhythm and beats and movement! Portland’s salsa scene is an incredible way to take your language skills to the next level. What teacher will refuse to let you pass the test when you are conjugating verbs while dancing a cha-cha? Check out Baila Cubana on Friday nights, (https://www.facebook.com/bailacubanotoday), or Aztec Willie’s on Friday and Saturday nights (http://www.aztecwillies.com).

Language apps can support your learning, but really, a language lives between you and me, in our communities and the human connections we create with our words. Spanish lessons in Happy Valley, Portland are here, why not get out and be a part of it?

Qué vivas y seas feliz . . . Live and be happy

About Natalie L.

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Learning Spanish is all about speaking Spanish, so we will speak it during lessons! However, if you just need to perform well for a class I may (regrettably) help you focus instead on reading an writing.

I studied Spanish in school for 6 years and lived in Spain.

About Natalie
After graduating high school at the top of my class, I got full funding for an economics degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where I was born. I was very busy in college--my extracurriculars included 2 semesters abroad (Spain, Singapore), writing an honors thesis, being a consultant to the academic advising office, and being president of an honor society; besides this I worked my butt off in classes and graduated with a 3.7.

Besides academics, I am super interested in fitness, general wellness and psychology.

I would love to talk it out with you wherever our learning interests intersect!
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Kim December 12, 2017
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“Very helpful”
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Yahmeet October 28, 2017
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Natalie is very patient and deliberate. We look forward to many great lessons!
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Natalie L.

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About Catalina O.

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Glendora, CA
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Spanish is fun. That is my approach to teaching the language and culture. My teaching experience has been centered in High School Spanish from beginners level-AP Spanish Literature (high passing rate on final exam). I have also worked with children in elementary and middle school level. In addition to college level Spanish tutoring experience, I have also worked with adults, who just wanted to brush up on conversational for travel, pleasure, or business. "Aprende, practica y logra tu objetivo"

About Catalina
Loving what I do is what makes me an effective and popular Spanish Teacher/Tutor. As a Native Speaker of the target language, I had to learn English. Having had that experience, has helped me to relate to the difficulty involved in language acquisition and to become more compassionate with my students and their needs.
I have been teaching / tutoring successfully for over 15 years now. I have worked with students from elementary school - college level ( Undergrad/Grad). I have a Certificate in AP Spanish Literature, which is the highest level of High School Spanish. I have also worked with adults who wanted to increase their knowledge of the language and culture for both leisure and business reasons.
Keeping in mind the needs and goals of my students, each class is designed to cater to the individual's needs. !Buena Suerte con su
aprendizaje del idioma!
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Jennifer N. November 9, 2017
· Spanish · In home
I’m really enjoying learning Spanish and feel I’ve already improved even after just 3 lessons! Catalina is encouraging and patient. She is intuitive and goes at my pace.
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Jason April 26, 2016
· Spanish · In home
The teacher is very helpful. She uses all types of resources to help you gain knowledge of the Spanish language.
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Joy December 13, 2015
· Spanish · Online
Ms. Catalina is an excellent teacher. I was worried about taking Spanish online, and she made me feel comfortable from the first day. She is very patient, and her tutoring helped me to gain more confidence in my ability to understand and speak Spanish.
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Catalina O.

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About Mariana S.

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Portland, OR
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My lessons are taylor to your needs, and are fun and energetic. I know conversation can be hard but I will make sure to give you the confident to speak Spanish.I have experience teaching all ages and all kinds of students. Please check my schedule first, you should see it on your time zone. This is much easier than trying to figure out through email my central time and west coast time. Let's avoid complications and misunderstandings. Gracias.

About Mariana

Hi and thank you for reading my intro. I have been living in the USA for 17 years. In college, my undergraduate studies were in Music and Creative Writing. I also studied video production as part of a certificate program. Right now, I am preparing to go to graduate school and have a Masters in languages, Spanish and linguistic. I am interested in the arts, theater, learning language and learning about psychology. If you have any questions, please send me a message. Please if you don't see a time that works for you, message me to see what I can do. Do not get classes out of the time I offer before you talk me, you run the risk of me not being able to accommodate you. Sometime I make special accommodation but these are not regular schedule classes. Thank you. I am from Chile and I have a very neutral Spanish becaus

e I have lived in some many places. I love teaching on skype and in person, and I have had several jobs teaching conversational Spanish classes to pre-schoolers, college students, and the staff of a community college. I have also tutored ESL to international college students.
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Khoi P. November 15, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Super organized! Muchas gracias!
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Mariana S.

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About Pattricia

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Pattricia will help you with:
* Learn and practice Spanish with a tutor from Colombia South America.
* Receive personally tailored Spanish lessons in a one-on-one setting.
* You can come to our location or your tutor meets with you live online.
* Lessons include live practice in different environments and day by day situations.
* Improve your Spanish for traveling.
* I guaranteed you will be reading fluently Spanish in two months.

About Pattricia
Pattricia performed Salsa, Soft Rock, and Traditional Latin Music in the large concert venues, stadiums and coliseums of South America. With the influence of her father, Guillermo Patiño-Valencia and his international operatic and concert career, Ms. Patiño revealed her talent for the operatic stage singing in the Coloratura Soprano repertoire in roles as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

Pattricia Stella Patiño holds a BM and Artists degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Universidad del Valle of Cali, Colombia – South America.

Pattricia has being working for more of 20 years on Auditive-synchronization and neurochronaxic technique that helps to sing in tune and with confidence.

"If you can talk you can sing. I will show you how..." Pattricia P
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Lillian January 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Pattricia is really helping me to learn Spanish by focusing on what I will use my Spanish for. I know what I’m learning will be put to good use. Conversing is the hardest thing for me to do, but Pattricia has us only speak in Spanish which really helps me work on conversation.
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Paul G. November 7, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Pattricia was great. Very patient but offered good encouragement and compliments when you got something right.
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Jenna November 6, 2017
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My 9 year old daughter is enjoying her lessons.
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About Michelle G.

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We will learn through subjects of interest of the student. The lessons will be interesting as the student will be asked what is the best and funniest way that he/she would like to learn. This is a process of two (teacher-student) where we will learn and grow together to achieve the student's goals.

About Michelle
Hello everyone, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to teach this beautiful language. I am a student athlete that comes from Bogotá, Colombia. I graduated from high school with a 3.8 GPA and currently, I am a junior student of Political Science with a 3.7 GPA. I lived in Spain for a semester and studied English and Spanish there. Being myself an athlete, I am very consistent, organized, and disciplined. That is why I take my lessons very serious and give my all to the students.
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Michelle G.

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About Jimena F.

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I am a spanish native speaker. I was born in Mexico City. I lived there for 19 years. I moved to Los Angeles to study College.
I can teach you how to speak Spanish at a slow pace, interacting with you and practicing talking.
I can help you with vocabulary, grammar, sentence structures and pronunciation.

About Jimena
With only 21 years old I’m a touring and session musician, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and composer. I graduated from Musicians Institute on Music and Guitar Performance, awarded the Synester Gates Scholarship.

I've played with Steve Vai and led a solo with his band, Paul Reed Smith, Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), among others.
EMG and LINE 6 artist and product tester. I’ve toured all the U.S twice having over 70 live shows.
I’m part of a worldwide community of female musicians and guitarists among the best of the world.

I have participated in benefit performances, recording sessions, directed music bands, got experience teaching guitar and bass lessons for all ages in English and Spanish. I have a total of 70 live shows only in Los Angeles.

I started uploading videos of her playing punk rock covers to YT
and received attention by going viral and being mentioned on social media by some of the bands or artists covered such as Simple Plan and Orianthi. One of my videos passed over 115,000 views. I’m followed on social media by several artists supporting my work such as Joe Satriani, Orianthi(Michael Jackson), Rob Scallon, Jared Dines, Synester Gates(Avenged Sevenfold), Nili Brosh, Chris Broderick John Illsley, Doug Doppler, Melia Maccarone to name a few.

I enjoy playing all music genres in general but I enjoy the most playing and teaching metal, rock, blues and jazz blues. No matter what level you are, I’d love to help you improve your playing, technique and knowledge. From basic chords to different chord voicings, scales, modes, exercises, finger strength, speed, arpeggios, reading, music theory or ear training, I look forward teaching you and sharing passion for music.
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Claudia February 18, 2018
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Jimena’s passion for music creates a fun learning environment because that’s what music is about... having fun and enjoying the journey. She’s a patient teacher. Also, her no-pressure approach helps make the process easier, she’s available to ask for feedback or ask questions when needed. I would recommend her lessons to anyone starting out on learning how to play guitar or getting back into the groove of it.
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Marie L. February 6, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Very patient with be being totally new to playing a musical instrument. Adapted the exercise to fit what I needed to work on. It was very helpful.
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Marisa January 18, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Jimena Fosado is a great guitarist and an amazing teacher! I first met her when we went to Musicians Institute together, and got to know her and learn from her when we toured the U.S. together. She was very helpful in rehearsals teaching guitar, bass and keyboard parts. She also helped me perfect my technique when playing and switching chords on the guitar. Jimena is a patient and kind person which shows through her teaching; Make no mistake, anyone who wishes to have Jimena as their teacher will be challenged to reach their full potential.
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Jimena F.

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Along with a BA in Linguistics and Spanish, I spent three months in Spain last year which helped hone my language skills. From formal learning to immersing myself into the language and culture abroad, my grasp of Spanish is pretty well-rounded. I love passing on what I know to others and have taught all ages, and specialize in beginner and intermediate levels.

About Emily
A DC native, I came to Austin to study Linguistics and Spanish at UT. That being said, I love languages and I love learning and teaching them too. I'm most comfortable teaching ESL students and Spanish-learners, but looking to expand that in the near future. I like lessons to be fun, engaging, and original. With so many resources available online, the beauty of getting a teacher for a language is the discussion, the original conversation, and the unique processes that form on a student-to-student basis.

Most of my experience is with teenagers and adults, but I am comfortable with all ages.
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Emily H.

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