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By Gregory E. - Portland Spanish Teacher

Bienvendios! So you want to learn Spanish – the language with the second highest number of native speakers in the world, the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, and the second most commonly spoken language in Oregon? You’re in luck! There are many brilliant Spanish teachers available here to help you, and Portland has a plethora of exciting opportunities to help you on your way to fluency – regardless of your level!

Whether you’ve just learned your first few sentences after a few Spanish lessons in Portland or you are fluent but want some refreshers, a fun and powerful technique is to meet with local, native Spanish speakers for a language exchange, or intercambio de idiomas, in which you will converse half the time in Spanish and the other half in English. A one-on-one meeting is often more beneficial than a group setting for getting into deeper topics and allowing your conversation partner the time to learn the particular areas in which you may need more assistance.

As a beginner, one-on-one conversation exchanges with native Spanish speakers may also be less intimidating than group situations. But don’t be timid! You may have luck finding a language exchange partner at Portland State University or a local community college near you like PCC Sylvania, Cascade, or Southeast. Also check out ESL academies in town, like Portland English Language Academy, to find native Spanish speakers looking to learn English. You can also look for opportunities like these on Craigslist or try placing your own advertisement there.

Group language exchanges are also an excellent way to practice speaking and listening in Spanish as well as a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people with whom you can share the journey of becoming bilingual! You can find these intercambios on weekends all over the city hosted by the Multnomah County Library (https://multcolib.org/events/intercambio-language-exchange).

Portlandia Language School in SE Portland also has a great Spanish-English language exchange on Wednesdays and Saturdays where you can practice with native Spanish speakers, and if you fancy a pub, there is an excellent and social language exchange every Tuesday night at the Green Dragon Bistro and Pub (http://www.meetup.com/Spanish-conversation-group-Tuesdays).

Meetup.com is an excellent resource to find other Spanish learning opportunities in Portland as well as Spanish language cultural events. There are always great events such as the Spanish conversational fiesta and Spanish language Movie Fridays with the Portlandia meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/The-Portlandia-Spanish-Conversation-Group). Thursday fiestas offer a fun, festive, and social atmosphere to practice speaking Spanish with other learners as well as native speakers, and the Movie Friday event offers you a chance to practice comprehension skills while watching Spanish language movies from different countries (with English subtitles).

The “Portland Spanish Conversation” meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Spanish-Conversation) offers interesting cultural events such as Spanish language concerts as well as a weekly coffee-and-Spanish conversation at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays in NE Portland. This is another great opportunity to get out there and practice in a casual environment and learn more about different Spanish speaking cultures.

Also take your try at Salsa or Latin dancing on Portland’s Casino (Salsa) Fridays (http://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Casino-Salsa-Fridays)! This is a wonderful meetup group and event to learn about Salsa or Latin dancing and Latino culture where you can meet native Spanish speakers.

With so many rich opportunities to meet and practice Spanish with real native Spanish speakers as well as other students, Portland can be a playground for your new tongue. If you’re not already taking Spanish lessons in Portland, find a teacher and get excited! Don’t be shy, start rolling those Rs, get out there and meet new people, dance some salsa, eat some salsa, and have fun!

Mucha suerte!

About Adriana R.

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I have more than ten years of experience teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL). I guarantee my students a successful class thanks to my passion for teaching, my patience and my enthusiasm.

About Adriana
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My name is Adriana, and I would love to meet you!. I have been teaching ESL since 2000 and Spanish since 2005. Through my years of experience, I have always been committed to guarantee my students would learn and will also enjoy taking my classes. Students must have fun while learning.
I have received awards from prestigious institutions like Erie N. House and St. Augustine College in Chicago for outstanding teaching performance.

I have taught Spanish and ESL in Mexico and in the USA to people of all ages. I enjoy making my students feel proud of themselves for their achievements. Patience, perseverance, and customized service are my standards of teaching.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!.
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Valeri July 20, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Addy is awesome! Really made me feel like I can do this!
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cheryl July 13, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Lovely person and good teacher! Highly recommend!
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Whitney H. November 10, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Adrianna is awesome! My daughter is 5 years old and loves coming to her Spanish lesson. She has been taking them for a couple of weeks now and Im excited to watch her progress. I would def recommend Adrianna to anyone!
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Santa Monica, CA

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Hi! I grew up in Cancun, Mexico & Los Angeles, CA. I am fluent in both Spanish & English. I believe in helping my students to develop practical and useful spanish skills, which they can actually use when visiting a Spanish speaking country or while speaking to a spanish speaker. Nevertheless I can adapt to the student's personal's needs. I am young, extremely passionate about my language and would love to help you become fluent at it.

Looking forward to assist you and have a great day!

About Gerardo
My name is Gerardo. I am 25 years old and grew up in Cancun, Mexico as well as Los Angeles CA. Fluent in both Spanish and English. I have played professional soccer in Mexico and currently play for Santa Monica College, where I study Kinesiology with an emphasis on coaching and physical therapy. I am young and extremely passionate about both my language (Spanish) and soccer! and I am certain that I can help you to become your best at either one of them.

Looking forward to work with you and have a great day!
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Jan W. July 20, 2015
· Soccer · In studio
Gerardo was fantastic. The soccer lesson was for my 12 year old great nephew. My own nephew, the 12 year old's father, was also there. From Gerardo's opening "hello" we knew that we were with an incredible teacher. First, Gerardo is a true master of soccer. He plays for SM College. His ability is impressive. Second, he knows how to teach. Many great players are not great teachers. Gerardo is. He knows how to motivate and bring out the best in the student. He is friendly, bright, respectful, and a true joy to work with. My nephew is a soccer manager and coach himself, and he was thoroughly impressed with Gerardo. I recommend Gerardo enthusiastically and without hesitation. If you need a soccer lesson, you will not find anyone better.
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Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014. I love teaching, and have all my life. I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with funny and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn the best proper pronunciation, our customs and our expressions. You will be able to speak with expressions, accent, emphasys and more different options of the language that only can be taught by natives teachers.
We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions and homework.

Nos vemos ! :)

Saludos, Javier

About Javier
Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I love teaching, and have all my life. I was born in Madrid, Spain, and I now live in California. My native born language skills, immersed here in America, make me an excellent option for a tutor. In my opinion, it is highly recommended to get a native tutor for learning a foreign language.I am certified to teach through Sonorele Learning Awareness, in Spain.

I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with fun and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn proper pronunciation, our expressions, our culture and our customs, by enjoying and practicing with me, through one on one conversation, exercises, repetition, and homework.

In regards to how I teach, I incorporate the essential modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and wri
ting. By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.
I am flexible with my hours, and I am available to travel to meet personally or to do a class online, either individually or in a small group. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Muchas gracias por tu atención.
Saludos,
Javier
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Evan April 13, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Javier was excellent!
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Joseph March 24, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Javier is a fantastic teacher. He is very knowledgeable about the spanish language he is teaching and is a talented tutor. I highly recommend him!
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Anita C. March 16, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Javier is an excellent teacher. He gives great explanations and examples. Learning a new language is hard work, but he makes it interesting and fun. I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. I look forward to my lessons with Javier!
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Portland, OR
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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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Portland, OR 97202
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About Michelle R.

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If you take lessons with me, I will help you with your homework, to make proper sentences, and to be able to have full oral conversations.

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My name is Michelle Ranalli and I am an Opera student at Azusa Pacific University. I am a Soprano, and have been singing classically for five years. I previously studied at East Los Angeles College, where I received my AA degree in Music.

If you take lessons with me, we will go over technique fundamentals, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for singers, and classical repertoire. Additionally, I offer lessons in theory, musicianship, and Spanish. I am eager to begin working with you!
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Gloria June 18, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
Michelle is a tutor who cares about her students. She is honest, musically educated and is very knowledgeable. She helped me with my voice and piano. I enjoyed taking lessons from her because she was flexable with my type of music.
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Adam June 13, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Michelle is a very polite, fun, and knowledgable. She was always patient when helping me practice my Spanish, and now I am able to hold a reasonable conversation with fluent Spanish speakers in Mexico! Couldn't have done it without her help.
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Beatriz Tasha June 13, 2017
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I immediately knew she was trained in this area. She made it simple to understand and enjoyable. I appreciated her patience too. Looking forward in continuing my lessons.
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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.

About Victoria
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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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in Portland is $34. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $32 and $37 per hour.

30-min $22
 
$24 average
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45-min $27
 
$29 average
$32
60-min $32
 
$34 average
$37

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 15% less expensive at $29, and 30-minute lessons cost 30% less at $24.

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