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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 Micah B.

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Dallas, TX

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I am a fluent Spanish tutor. I excel and have made a living full time for the past 10 years as a private tutor, due to my excitement for the job and for the client: you! I absolutely love teaching Spanish and figuring out what works best for you, since every client is completely different. I always make sure to customize the class for you. Whether you need to be fluent or you need to pass a specific test, I work extremely hard to ensure all goals are met. I make high school Spanish seem very easy with my way of explaining.

I am very professional, punctual, creative and smiling always.

About Micah
I have been a full time private English instructor for 9 years, primarily with professionals who need to improve language skills for working in the United States or working with Americans. This includes, slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, professional email writing, presentations, American culture, accent/pronunciation and more.

I have created The Bellieu Method, which is a specific way to learn languages, which is the most effective for acquiring a language.

I always use RELEVANT articles to read, TV shows to watch, books to read, radio shows to listen to, in order to incorporate English as much as possible in every aspect of the student's life.

I have had contracts with Hitachi, NTT Data, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity,
Mary Kay International, and many, many more international companies.

How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.

I am fluent in English and Spanish, proficient in French, beginner in Japanese. Because I have been learning languages for over 20 years, I 120% understand how to learn languages and therefore teach them.
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Minerva June 13, 2018
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My first class was really good. Micah made me feel really comfortable. I have great expectations of the course.
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Ognian June 4, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
I was extremely impressed by Micah's professionalism.
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Sameer May 6, 2018
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Micah B.

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About Bryce B.

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I teach in a way that is as focused on the grammar as you want to be. I prefer conversational classes, but for many in traditional classes it is the grammar that they are not understanding.

About Bryce
The best non native Spanish tutor/teacher -

I am a Spanish Language Consultant

I am a concierge tutor meaning that I make every meeting personalized for you. Everyone learns a language differently. For some they just want to speak. For others they want to learn to read or write. And some want to do it all. Either way I will do everything in my power to assure that happens.

Where did I learn Spanish?
I took it in high school like all of us and failed out in the second year. Then seven years later I took a class in Bellevue College and got the best grade in the class. Soon after the class finished I moved to Bogotá, Colombia for a year and half where I really improved my level to near native status. When I was a kid in high school I did not see how cool it is to be able to speak another language nor did I care. However, now it w
as a defining point in my life and something that no one can take away from me.

Because I am more expensive I have fewer clients which gives me more time to focus on you the student. My schedule is also very flexible giving you plenty of freedom over when to meet.

I am connected to a network of native speakers who are all my very close friends who can be included in the sessions when the time is right or whenever you may like.

I have been a Spanish Consultant since 2011 and love doing it. I really get fired up when students begin to take off on their own with the language with less and less of my help.

I don't think you will find a more passionate tutor in the area. The passion comes through in the lessons.

Students who will succeed with me can be of any age but should have these traits if they wish to excel:
Discipline
Not afraid to make mistakes
Positive attitudes
Open mind
Willingness to think outside of the box
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Kevin August 2, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Bryce use a method really effective to learn , we speak all the time in spanish , for me the best teacher in the area.
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James July 17, 2017
· Spanish · Online
now my spanish level it's really great, is patient and extremely hepful teacher.
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Amy J. July 16, 2017
· Spanish · Online
He's great. Makes you feel comfortable. Makes it specific for you.
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About Jaime L.

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Hola,
I am a private tutor, My name is Jaime Lopez. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I have been tutoring Spanish for six years and counting. I was also a Spanish translator for my high school. I would be happy to help you learn Spanish more effectively and fun. I know how to be successful through teaching various methods I imply.
If you wish my assistance, please let me know and we can work out the details.

Thank you for your consideration,
Jaime Lopez P

About Jaime
I believe, that would make a great addition to your team, because I have a strong passion for education and learning. I have always being interested in teaching and mentoring others. I teach others with the realization that everyone potentially learns differently, so I do my best to involve different teaching methods and asking the student what works best for them. It is through a personal story that I learned that the teacher can make huge difference in the way the student understand the material. It believe that if you make what your learning relevant to your life, it can resinate easier with the mind. I have a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Spanish and Sociology. I would be glad to be a service to you.
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Jaime L.

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Gladstone, OR 97027
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All levels!
Learn Spanish with an expert science teacher and native Spanish speaker, it's the wright way!
I build "YOUR" UNIQUE lesson plans that fit your need. Because I build it with you, the lesson plan is just right for you!
You are going to start speaking and even thinking in Spanish from the very beginning.
The primary goal is to develop speaking and comprehension skills.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to have a social, or even business conversation with Spanish speakers.
I am native Spanish teacher. I will teach you universal Spanish, as it is spoken in Latin America and Spain. No localisms!

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The instructor's Bio
Pablo Rosendi was born in Argentina in 1978. He's a talented and passionate teacher that loves teaching, sports and nature. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman in Argentina. He has successfully taught science and Spanish to students of varied ages, nationalities and professions, including youth education in schools and online private classes for students of all ages.

Pablo currently works as a science teacher for middle schoolers and tutors adult students online seeking bilingual fluency for professional, cognitive or social development.

Pablo is also a soccer coach, having started coaching in secondary school in Argentina. He is now a licensed coach in the state of Florida and coaches elementary school soccer periodically.

Besides teaching and coaching, Pablo
loves spending time in nature. He strongly values the cerebral approach that science has given him in his view of the environment, but he can still appreciate the simple art and beauty in watching a "melting" sunset at the beach! He lives in Florida with his wife, Elizabeth and their dog, Tito.
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Sara January 22, 2018
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I like taking these classes online with Pablo because he is able to create an environment conducive to reading, writing and speaking Spanish.
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Laura H. December 21, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Pablo created a supportive environment where I was able to utilize my recently acquired vocabulary and grammar into simple conversations. The consistent progress I've experienced after each lesson is a big motivating factor that propels me forward. Great teacher! I am looking forward to more!
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My class strategies are based on your own knowledge, skills, and goals. Together we will work and find the best studying program that fits your needs.

About Andry
Hello, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela and I have teaching experience for more than 4 years with kids, teenager, and adults. I worked in my country in High School teaching Natural Sciences. Since I came to Davis, 2 years ago, I have been working as a babysitter, where also I taught Spanish to the kids. By own experience, I know the challenges and difficulties that people face when learning a different language. Considering not only language related things such as grammar, pronunciation or writing but important things like getting involved with the culture and be committed and perseverant. I’m very excited to start teaching and helping you in this new adventure in a comfortable and friendly environment.
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Anaya April 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Andry is great! She really caters her lessons to her students needs. Very friendly and accommodating.
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Oral W. February 18, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Great experience!! Patient and organized!
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Jon February 12, 2018
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Andry is very funny and fun to work with! she is very understanding when you need help with particular subjects and can improve your language skills quickly!
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About Elisa A.

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Hola! I have a BA in Hispanic Studies from East Carolina University, have tutored Spanish for a year, and am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology with a focus in Latin American music and culture at Florida State University. I am fluent in Spanish, and well-versed in Latin American and Spanish culture. I make my lessons interactive and engaging- we will not learn Spanish isolated from the cultures in which it is spoken, but we will also learn Spanish in a way that is best for you. I want to help you work towards your goal- I care why you want to learn the language, and I want to tailor my lessons towards your goals and help you achieve them.

About Elisa
Hi, there! My name is Elisa Alfonso and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students learn and/or improve their flute playing and improve their general understanding of music. I also really love helping students learn to articulate their ideas on paper! I went to East Carolina University and earned my BM in Music Performance and a BA in Hispanic Studies in 2016. I strive to make lessons both a fun and productive experience for students, and will use the educational goals that the student identifies to structure custom lesson plans for that student. I strongly believe in explaining the reasoning behind activities so students understand the goals that they are working towards in our lessons, and I am passionate about helping my students succeed. I look forward to helping you reac
h your goals!
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My daughter is very shy and was very nervous but Elisa did a great job with her. Thank you!
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My son said "she is good and nice"!
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Hello!

My name is Myriam, my native language is Spanish I lived in Mexico my whole life and I could very much assure you I an a professional Spanish speaker. Mexico is an amazing country and the Spanish language is worth knowing. I am currently getting a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology at Cetys Universidad in Tijuana and at the University of Seattle, and I've worked as a Spanish tutor since middle school for other students my age and kids.
I am a very patient teacher and I love to teach, you will be speaking Spanish in no time!

About Myriam
Hello!

My name is Myriam, I'm currently getting a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology at Cetys Universidad in Mexico and at Seattle University. I've been working as a tutor since I was in middle school, this was because a lot of classmates had Spanish as a class and well I am an expert at spanish it is my native language after all, I love teaching what I know best.

I am a very patient person and teacher
I love teaching children because they learn so quick
I love teaching people my age because I can understand them better
and I love teaching older people because we end up teaching each other different things.
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Liz G. March 12, 2018
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Best teacher I've ever had, she is really patient and nice and will answer any questions, totally recommend her!
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Hey there !! My name is Adrian and I am Spanish native (from Spain) !!

I am gonna make you learn my language having fun, focusing on the essential words that you will need to keep a normal conversation with others.

Since like you, I had to learn a foreign language, so I totally understand what it needs in order to accomplish the main objective of this purpose: communication.

About Adrian
I am a career oriented person specialized in managing projects. Easy going, dynamic, plenty of positive energy and optimism, I do everything in my life in the same way; with passion.

I have been working and living in 4 different countries through which I have had the chance of learning from all the great persons I have crossed pats with.

I hope to transfer you this positivism in order to achieve your goals.

Looking forward to helping you soon!

Adrian
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Michael Y. May 19, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Adrian was extremely helpful. He was on time and prepared. He was patient with me and has a strong hold on both the English and Spanish languages. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn or advance their understanding of a foreign language.
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