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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 Claudia C.

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I am a mother of two awesome boys. I am married, my first language is Spanish and my kids speak, read and write Spanish. Their ages are 11 and 8. I love to teach specially this great language. Learning Spanish is going to give you confidence and great opportunities to get a job. Spanish is 100% phonetic. Words are pronounced exactly as they are written. It is fun and it's not difficult to learn.

If you are not satisfied with the class, I will offer you a makeup class, because it is very important for me that you feel happy.
I am able to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

Thank you for reading my profile. It would be a pleasure to help you learn Spanish. I look forward from you.

About Claudia
I got my bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in my Country Colombia, Since 2006 I have been teaching in my church. I love to be a teacher and I love Spanish. I would like to help others to learn it in an easy way and at the same time enjoying the class. I am very proud of my students specially because they want to communicate with hispanic people and they want to understand the language.
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Claudia is very patient and helpful! She has helped me have the ability to have conversations and think in Spanish in real time! I never could have gotten to this level so quickly without her.
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She is a good active tutor I will give 5 star she does work with schedule and make extra time
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Initially I like to evaluate the student's current comprehension level (regardless of years studied) to better select the appropriate starting point. From there, if there is a specific subject matter or course work/syllabus for a class that needs to be followed, I can tailor lessons to fit those needs. Throughout lessons, I like to bring in elements such as cartoons, newspapers, movie clips, etc. to aid in understanding everyday usage & make learning practical and pertinent to the student.

**30 minute lessons are available for students interested in Conversational Spanish practice (for Intermediate/Advanced Only). Please send me a message if you are interested & we can discuss how to arrange through TakeLessons.

About Kenji Luis
I grew up speaking English, Portuguese & Japanese in a multilingual family and from a young age developed a strong affinity & penchant for languages. I attended an English-Portuguese Bilingual school through 6th grade and studied Japanese 4 years in high school, along with weekend Japanese school classes. In college I went on to major in International Relations & Diplomacy with a concentration in French studies, also honing my Spanish that I had picked up along the way (with Romance Languages, I have a very easy time of language absorption). I've gone on to work for international companies wherein my language skills have been highly sought after, translating & communicating often in all my language strengths.
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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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"I've been teaching Spanish for 3 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Spanish culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the Plazas textbooks, and have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and espero contar con su presencia!

About Emily
Hi, there! My name is Emily and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and have loved helping my students learn Spanish, Calculus, and Psychology (among other things). I went to the University of Southern California and earned a degree in Psychology in 2016. I'm a diligent, constructive, and patient person and my teaching style is engaging, demanding, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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* 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 Patino
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Pattricia is very professional. She also cares dearly for her students. I've grown so much with her. She has helped me improve my vocals, as well as my stage presence.
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I double majored in Spanish and Music at Central Michigan University. While there, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can teach not only the porteño pronunciation, but cultural/musical/ and culinary aspects of Argentina.

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BM in Bassoon performance with an added Spanish major - Central Michigan University, 2011

MM in Bassoon performance - University of Texas at Arlington, 2013

I have experience teaching a variety of ages and levels of students, from middle school to college undergraduates.
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