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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 Rosita R.

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Yes even I grew up in a Spanish household I took lessons. Speaking it naturally is way different when learning the grammar and the rules. I will guide you through the levels of the correct formal and informal to talk in Spanish.

About Rosita
I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian) I have been lucky enough to study with some of the top teachers in the country and now I bring the experience I have gained directly to you!
I am proud to share my student's vast array of musical successes. From being cast on short anime films and musicals to being accepted into prestigious performing arts academies to conquering the Karaoke scene. My passion for multiple languages and love of music is the desire driving me to share the gifts for teaching young children to open the door to their own musical abilities and
hidden artistic desires. I am currently writing a musical which will be debuting in 2020. I'm currently the vocal coach/Trainer and choir director at Iglesia Elim Central.

I will make sure my students have fun and help them get in the right track to their musical goals.

Also, I constantly upload videos on Singing, The Spanish Language, and Japanese! So keep Checking in! It ranges on tips and answering the most common questions on those particular subjects!

Also There are discounted rates for worship teams and church choirs. For more information please contact me through the "Ask a Question feature"

*** Lesson Details ***
I do my absolute best to create a positive atmosphere for my students. Even when the students feel frustrated or stressed, it is important to inspire them and give them the fuel that they need. Though I am strict when it comes to homework and their about their studies. Every lesson at the beginning I will review what we learned previously and test them.
then begin with proper breathing technique exercises, the cornerstone of all vocals. We move on to vocal exercises to condition the voice. Then we work on the songs that you are eager to sing!

I will use a piano when doing vocal warm ups and conditioning exercises. Students that play other instruments and accompany themselves when performing (such as a guitar) are encouraged to bring that instrument to their lessons. My goal is for them to gain the knowledge that they need to help reach their artistic goals.
With all my lessons every student will be taught a basic run down of Music Theory. My students will always progress in what they do. They will have the discipline that they need and yet have fun and be filled with inspiration. Which is the most important thing, to be Inspired to do better.

*** Studio Equipment ***
iMac, condensing mic...performing mic, keyboard, mixer...living room of apartment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do have a portable keyboard. Though I do expect the student to have their own recording device and karaoke tracks. At Home I do have a studio, and if the students has an iPod or an Mp3 player I can attach it to a device where all of us can hear the tracks. I do have a recording studio as well.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Musical Theatre, and Pop rock genres. When I teach my students I always have them learn a song of another language whether it's Spanish or Japanese. It helps with diction when they learn a song outside the English Language. Also It helps them to learn another Language at the same time. Also I give them a little anatomy class when they are learning how to sing. I give them a model of the vocal Chords and different areas of the Larynx and which part works for the chest voice and the head voice.

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If you can Speak you can Sing- Always wanted to learn how to sing and learn a new language? In this package we will do both! With 4 singing lessons (30 minutes each for kids 60 minute each for adults) to learn the proper technique to improve the voice and 4-languages lessons (English, Spanish or Japanese, 30 minutes each for kids 60 minute each for adults) ) to learn the grammar structure and get you conversing with a native speaker! Plus you will learn how to sing a song in the language you chose! This will be 2 classes a week or 2 classes every other week. This means one singing lesson a week and one language lesson a week. If you have kids this is perfect for the summer!

$225 for 30 minute lessons.
$300 for 60 minute lessons.

Let's Sing Anime! Do you love singing to those openings and Ending theme songs when watching your favorite Anime? I do! What can I say I'm an Anime Nerd. With this package you'll get 4 Singing lessons (30 minutes each for kids 60 minute each for adults) and 4- hour Japanese lessons (30 minutes each for kids 60 minute each for adults) ! Let's learn how to sing those songs right and know what they mean without reading those subtitles!

$225 for 30 minute lessons.
$300 for 60 minute lessons.

If you will like more information Click "Ask a Question" and all questions will go directly to me!
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Oscar January 17, 2018
· Singing · In studio
She has a lot of patience answering all my questions and she is always willing to help and answer any of my doubts
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Mercy January 16, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have improved already
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Tony January 15, 2018
· Vocal Training · Online
I'm a Public Speaker and I always lose my voice after 45 minutes. As I was talking to one of my clients she recommended me to go to a vocal trainer and I associate vocal trainers as a singing teacher. But to much of my surprise they train people to do both! So I began searching for a Vocal Trainer and found Rosita. She is very uplifting and patient. Her direction is incredibly helpful. Her weekly goals, telling us the physical vibrations we need to aim for.Rosita is truly out of this world!

Thank you!
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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
Hola

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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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
· Chemistry · Online
“Very helpful”
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Yahmeet October 28, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
Natalie is very patient and deliberate. We look forward to many great lessons!
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Learning Spanish is easier than you think! We will use a wonderful course to guide our lessons together, designed to take you from no knowledge of Spanish to conversational fluency. I look forward to introducing you to Spanish!

About Luke
I am deeply passionate about sharing knowledge with others and have been lucky to be teaching my entire adult life. There are so many enriching experiences available to us when we learn more about the world.

Foreign languages are among my favorites, and I have specialized in teaching Latin, Italian, and Japanese. As a geologist, I am also profoundly interested in the sciences. When I teach I like to understand where my students are coming from, what really inspires them, and help them to enjoy and love what they want to learn. For me, learning is always fun, so whether you like to study or you are having trouble motivating yourself to concentrate, together we will discover the joy and fun in what you are studying.
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Emma T. January 5, 2018
· German · Online
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher! You sense his passion to help others. He’s also very accommodating with his schedule. I would highly recommend him!
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SHUAI Z. December 31, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Excellent!!
Luke is a knowledgable polyglot. He is very patient and teach me step by step. The teaching style is super logic. I learned a lot from him. And I just came to U.S. My English is not so good. But Luke could teach me Spanish very well. I will continue to learn with Luke.
Such an amazing teacher!
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Gino December 16, 2017
· Latin · Online
Luke is very professional, totally amd completely dedicated to his students and full of passion for what he teaches. Right after the first lesson we already have established a great connection and I'm sure you will feel like you 've know him for years and with such chemistry you will progress easier and faster than any method. Best instructor ever! Highly recommended!
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About Sara S.

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You can expect to make real progress towards understanding, speaking, writing, or interpreting into Spanish, whatever your goal may be. I learned Spanish as a second language, so I can teach you the same methods that I used to acquire the language. I hold a Florida Professional Educator's Certification to teach Spanish in grades k-12, and I have used Spanish as a language of instruction in my sixteen years' of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

About Sara
As a seasoned educator, I know that the recipe for successful one-on-one learning is simple. It has only two main ingredients: your (or your child's) desire to learn, and the expertise I bring from 16 years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. When you combine them over the course one or more hours of tutoring, the result is a more confident, skilled, and knowledgeable learner who has achieved or made measurable progress towards his or her goals. The positive, friendly and colleagial relationship you will have with your tutor (me) is just the sweet icing on the cake!
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Donna June 3, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Sara is wondwrfully reassuring and very flexible in her teaching style -- I'm an adult learner and Sara adjusts her lessons to heighten my ability to learn. Awesome person to teach the beauty of the Spanish language!
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I love the beauty of the Spanish language and have enjoyed being a student of the language myself. I practice daily in conversation, in song, and/or via text every day in order to continue improving. As opposed to solely memorizing facts, I can help beginning students learn to effectively communicate in Spanish in a practical way.

About Bridget
Hello! My name is Bridget. I love helping others to reach their goals! How? I believe in having a friendly attitude, actively listening to what the student would like to accomplish, and developing a practical game plan to help each student fulfill his or her objective. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
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Amber October 8, 2017
· Math · In home
Bridget has been a saving grace for my family, helping my 11 yr old daughter with math. Through her calm demeanor and patience she managed to help my daughter bring a failing math grade to a solid B. Bridget has been able to teach my daughter in a way that connects with her. Facing the rest of this long school year seems much easier knowing we have Bridget to help get us over those pesky humps with the dreaded 6th grade math.
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Bre May 25, 2017
· Life Coaching · In home
Bridget is one of the most positive women I know. She speaks the truth in love and never fails to encourage me when I need it. I never have to second guess sharing anything with her.
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Deana May 19, 2017
· Life Coaching · In studio
Bridget M. is a very inspirational, godley woman who has many qualities to offer anyone she comes into contact with. She has a sweet encouraging spirit and is always positive with a humble attitude. I have known her for many years and she has been with me through a loss and was a light in my life at the time and still remains to this day someone I admire deeply. I highly recommend her for any teaching/instruction/advice that she offers with her classes.
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My name is Jen. Very nice to meet you. I am a Native Spanish speaker with college level Spanish education. I have experience teaching young children. However I also teach adults and teenagers. I am open to teaching all age groups. If you are interested in learning Spanish and expanding limitless possibilities let's get started!

About Joeni
Hello all,
My name is Jen. I am a first class world traveler infused in a variety of beautiful cultural experiences that have shaped who I am today. I am a native Spanish speaker from New York City. I attended CUNY in New York City in order to pursue my Bachelor's in Business. My love of teaching began in 2012 as a volunteer birth assistant and has grown ever since. I am always ready for the excitement that a new day brings and thankful to have the honor and opportunity to be able to teach students from all over the world.
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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
$27
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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