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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

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Learn how to speak, read and write proper Spanish. I'm a native speaker that enjoys to teach and share my knowledge with anyone that is interested. I've tutored people from all ages and think that learning should be a fun process.

I am also a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.

About Aldrin
If you love music and have the passion it takes to learn to play an instrument I'll be honored to have you as a student. Whether you want to take Piano, Guitar, Singing or Violin Lessons, we will work closely with you to help you gain the confidence you need to perform at a very good level.

I am a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.
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Anita&Sophia R. August 21, 2017
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had great lesson very personable kids enjoyed it looking forward to next lesson
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Charles (Paige & Peyton) L. March 30, 2017
· Piano · In home
Starts with the basic so that he can build on that beginning foundation. He handled each chid well paying attention to learning styles.
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Joe D. November 26, 2016
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i want my students learn spanish very well. that´s my native language. Flexibility in hours. I like to teach. I wait for you. thanks

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I have teached by 20 years. Students from 11 to 55 years.
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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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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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As a tutor in Spanish, I am able to share my experiences and use my skills in order to help students achieve their goals. I am very capable in adapting and customizing lessons to fit your learning style. I would be able to help you develop your Spanish language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.
I am an instructor who is professional, flexible, easy-going, patient, friendly, and very interested in my students' progress.

About Frank
I am from Peru, which is where I started my career in teaching. For nearly four years I taught Spanish as a Second Language to American young adults who were preparing to serve Spanish-speaking missions in South America.

Additionally, I was a Spanish editor. I developed great attention to detail and excelled in the correct and elegant use of the Spanish language.

Lately, I have worked as a Spanish Instructor for Language Bird in Los Angeles. During that time, I taught students and career professionals from the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish.

I am very capable in adapting and customizing lessons to fit your learning style. I would be able to help you develop your Spanish language skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.

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t your convenience to discuss my qualifications, as well as any Spanish language needs you may have.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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My method is simple: it is tailored to your needs. If you wish to become fluent in the language in a certain amount of time, we develop a plan that is flexible but should achieve your goal in the available time. If all you want is for your child to get better grades, pass a class or other more limited goal, then we develop a simpler plan to achieve that. Learning another language is always achievable and not that difficult. Hope you try, let's learn!

About Leonardo
Doing what I love: teaching, training, interacting with people. I retired from the army after 28 years of active and reserve military service, so now I have time to do privately what I did for the army for so many years: teach and train people. For many years I presented seminars in Spanish and English in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean on many subjects to adults of all ranks. I am a Florida State Certified Spanish teacher. My Bachelor's degree is in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, and I hold minors in History and French. I am (since 1993) a financial adviser (stock broker, RIA) and a licensed insurance agent, which is my other passion and area of expertise. This tutoring for me is not a job; it is a passion, just another way I do what I love - teaching, advising and interacting with people. I
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Kristian December 7, 2017
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Leonardo is one if the best Spanish instructors I have ever had. This is my first online experience and I have learned a lot already. I am Ready to keep learning!
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Welton B. August 18, 2017
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Leonardo is great... he is fun-loving and makes you feel comfortable from the beginning.
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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.

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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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Gary September 23, 2017
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Andry is very personable and easy to work with. She is patient and works with you to insure you get pronunciations correct. My first lesson and all went well. looking forward ti lesson 2.
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Rem September 10, 2017
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Focused, listens well, got to know each other quickly. Looking forward to coming lessons with her.
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Attentive teacher using effective method of teaching focusing on individual needs of each students. Native Spanish speaker. I teach idioms, grammar, writing, reading and vocabulary. I can teach technical vocabulary for the engineer field according your necessity.

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Attentive teacher specializing in Spanish, math, statistics and probability. Organized and driven with innate ability to stay on task. Uses effective method of teaching focusing on individual needs of each students.
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• Reliable, flexible, well organized, quick learner, multi task
• Excellent interpersonal communication and teamplayer
• Lesson Planning expertise
• Academic performance evaluation
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• Higher education experience
• Industrial engineering, administrative skills
• Mathematics (statistics, probability, interpreting databases)
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, Statistics Software- Minitab)
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