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By Alanna S. - Philadelphia Spanish Teacher

Although Philadelphia may be known by out-of-town visitors as the birthplace of America, real residents know that the Philly of our forefathers is so 1776. Today, the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia celebrate cultures, countries and languages from around the globe. There couldn’t be a better spot to learn a new language or immerse yourself in another culture.

There’s no doubt that the ability to speak Spanish is growing more and more important in this country. And with Spanish as the second most popular language spoken in the city, Philadelphia makes the perfect classroom - whether you’re brushing up for a vacation, want to learn a new skill, or hope to improve yourself professionally.

While taking Spanish lessons in Philadelphia, you’ll have endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local art and culture, and you'll have the chance to meet like-minded hispanohablantes to share your adventures. Below are some great ways to turn your turf into your textbook:

Taller Puertorriqueño (http://tallerpr.org/) Focused on celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino culture through the lens of art and performance, Taller Puertorriqueño is based on the belief that communities can be built and improved through the arts. From book readings, theater performances, art exhibitions and much more, Taller Puertorriqueño is known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia). If it takes more than an art show to help the language sink in, Taller has endless ways to get involved. Through their Visítenos program, they offer workshops, tours, lectures and more to promote a cultural awareness of the Puerto Rican and Latino local community. Even better, you can brush up on the vocab you’ve learned in your Spanish lessons in Philadelphia while giving back to the community. Opportunities to volunteer as homework-helpers for Spanish-speaking children give you the chance to help yourself and another at the same time.

Raíces Culturales (http://www.raicesculturales.org/) Not only does Raíces Culturales aim to explore the incredible culture of Latin America through art and performance, it fights against stereotypes and encourages diversity. From mural painting to a monthly lecture series, there is plenty to explore here. If you are seeking a little more rhythm in your day, you can join the weekly Descarga, a community jam session and open mic. With Descarga open free to the public every week, you can sit back and take in some new vocab, or get creative with your Spanish homework and share your own work.

Meetup.com (http://spanish.meetup.com/cities/us/pa/philadelphia/) Let’s face it - everything is easier with a good amigo at your side. Through Meetup.com, there are tons of possible groups to join to work with others who share your goal. It seems evident that the more opportunities you have to speak Spanish, the more comfortable you will feel. Not only do these Meetups give you the opportunity to have fun and find new friends, you won’t even realize how much easier the language is becoming. At the time of writing, there are over 14 groups for practicing Spanish within 25 miles from Philadelphia, which range from happy hours to group outings to cultural events.

Hispanic Festival (http://www.elconcilio.net/blog/events/hispanic-festival-at-penns-landing-2/) Put down the textbook. Sometimes a fiesta is the best way to learn! Every summer, PECO sponsors the Multicultural Summer Series at beautiful Penn’s Landing, a summer-long celebration of the diverse cultures that make Philadelphia thrive. Every July, the two-day Hispanic Festival celebrates Hispanic culture with incredible food, performances, and activities. It may not feel like you’re studying, but immerse yourself in this incredible language and culture, and your education becomes a celebration.

About Joy S.

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Mastering fundamentals is extremely important when learning a language. I will tailor the lesson to your needs. We'll begin with mastering the sounds of each letter, then move on to common words, phrases, and simple conversations. Whether it's for travel, leisure, or work, practicing is key. Once you get your footing, we'll expand your vocabulary and understanding of grammar.

About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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Nancy November 15, 2017
· Photography · Online
Joy is lovely and has been very flexible with my schedule. You can tell she loves photography and enjoys teaching. If I was more of an online learner I would have rated the session a 5. I am now realizing I am more of a hands on person it is personally challenging for me to learn using this method. In an ideal world we would be learning by shooting in real time.
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Anne October 30, 2017
· Photography · In home
Joy was very helpful and patient. She answered my questions in a very understandable and clear way. I look forward to future lessons with her.
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Rachel September 30, 2017
· Mandarin · Online
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Joy S.

Joy S.

Lansdowne, PA 19050
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Native Spanish speaker.
Lessons focused on real world conversations, correct phonetic pronunciation, reading, writing or grammar depending on your goals.
Fully personalized class.
Each student has their own personal website which contains all their class materials, and it can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
You can study at your own peace using your computer, tablet or phone.
Classes taught in English or Spanish
* Clases impartidas en Inglés o Español.

About Maria
Offering ONLINE Singing, Music Theory, English and Spanish lessons.

Classes taught in English or Spanish
*Clases impartidas en Inglés o Español.

Hello! My name is Maria. I am a Native Spanish speaker born and raised in the border between the US and Mexico. I am a Soprano singer with more than 10 years of experience, and I am also a Computer Systems Engineer, specialized on Web development and programming. Passionate about teaching! I really believe that knowledge is the way to success, and sharing it is the best way to learn.

Musical Background:
- Soprano singer with over 10 years experience.
- Singer of various musical genres including classical, religious, folk, rock and pop.
- Vocal coach in choirs.

Education:
- I'm pursuing my bachelors degree in music in the University of Juarez, Mexico.
- El Paso Conservatory of
Music, Music Skills Program.
- University of Texas at El Paso. Vocal Technique and Music Technology Courses.
- Private and Master Classes with recognized and experienced teachers.

Teaching Experience:
- I have been working as a Vocal director with a religious choir since 2012.
- I offer lessons for all ages, from beginners and Intermediate singers.

We will be building together your personalized program based on your specific needs.

Computer Background
- Computer Systems Engineer with Database Specialization graduated from the Technological Institute of Juarez City.
- 80% of Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
- I have been working as a developer, system tester and business analyst for important companies like HP and EDS.

Teaching Experience:
- Computer Teacher for kindergarten and elementary school kids. Also I have been working with teenagers, adults and seniors in private lessons.

I am a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the border between the US and Mexico. I offer Spanish tutoring including conversation, grammar, and correct phonetic pronunciation.
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Danielle F. July 31, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Maria is a wonderful Spanish instructor. I highly recommend her.
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Rabiya K. July 18, 2016
· Singing · Online
I disagree with whoever is commenting below me. Miss. Maria was having difficulties with the server that day (June 24th/June 25th) so she sent out an e-mail to let us know that and then had it back up and running. The website is totally available now and she replies to lesson scheduling stuff super quick

Miss. Maria is really patient and kind teacher. Lessons with her are very fun and she is also very bubbly. She is also very knowledgeable
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Myriam .. July 14, 2016
· Singing · Online
I had only one singing class with Maria, and it seemed just fine to me but then she didn't upload as agreed the material I was supposed to practice during the week so when we met again she wanted to give me the same class while we agreed on material to practice to move on... After that I tried to get in touch to change the time of a class and she never got back to me. She seems very busy, can never answer the phone and hardly answers emails, am not feeling am getting any personal attention. Am switching to another more available teacher.
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Maria M.

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I've been teaching Spanish (as well as French and English) for ten years off and on. I tailor the curriculum to the student whether they are simply taking a vacation or wish to live in a Spanish speaking country. I tailor the curriculum according to goals the student has in taking Spanish, any specific countries or cultures the student is most interested in, as well as professional goals.

About Jackie
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. Just a side note, I DO have a background check just not through the company TakeLessons wants me to use. I have taught elementary and middle school aged children through this website (as well as adults.) I have experience tutoring high school students in Spanish and French as an undergrad in college. I also taught English abroad while I studied in Geneva, Switzerland. I have taught English as a Second Language as a volunteer in the city. This past year I have taught French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language through TakeLessons.

I am TEFL certified and have a B.A. in Political Science - concentration in International Politics, minors in French and Theatre.

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jackie August 9, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Jackie is a great teacher. She is easy to work with and makes learning a new language seem doable and fun. She tries to find exactly what you want to work on and get you speaking in Spanish right away.
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Shloka V. February 25, 2016
· French · Online
Very patient and understands the child's psychology.. She teaches very well.
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Ritika K. November 10, 2015
· Spanish · In studio
Very friendly and flexible. My kids love her from the first class. Looking forward for more lessons.
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Jackie A.

Clifton Heights, PA 19018
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Hello Im Native Spanish speaker! Im available for all levels, from beginner to advanced conversation. We can practice Business Conversation too. Depending on your level I will adjust the class to fit your goals. Spanish is FUN!!...

About Tere
Hello, hello! My name is Tere and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students to learn spanish, improve their microsoft skills, and understand business. I went to Tec de Monterrey* in Mexico earned a degree in Marketing and International Business in 2006. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Indiana, attending Indiana University, Kelley School of Business in Bloomington in 2003. I'm an outgoing and passionate person and my teaching style is fun, simple, and full of real life examples. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

*In 2013, the Tecnológico de Monterrey was awarded a five-star global rating based on its QS Star Rating, which ranks it as a world-class university. There are currently around 40 universities which have a five-star rating, and the Tecnoló
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Adrienne May 3, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
Tere is very patient and helps guide you through your entire session. So friendly and genuine...I cannot wait for my next session!
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Tere G.

Wilmington, DE 19803
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I am fluent in Spanish, have spent much time in Spain and Mexico (where I spent a year teaching English). I also have a Masters Degree from Penn in Educational Linguistics. I spent over 28 years teaching ESL in Camden to primarily Hispanic students. I have also substituted in bilingual classrooms in this district where I taught primarily in Spanish (at the elementary level).

About Cathleen
I recently retired from teaching ESL in Camden NJ for almost 30 years. My students were primarily elementary school aged children from Spanish speaking countries. I love languages and travel, literature, history, and music and enjoy imparting my passion to students. I love seeing students progress, and I try to make learning an enjoyable experience,
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Cheryl S. October 30, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
The lessons have been very helpful in getting to know the language.
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Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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Students can expect vocabulary driven lessons, organized by a specific, real-life topic. Grammar knowledge and pronunciation skills are emphasized.

About Michelle
I'm currently a college student working on my B.A in Music Ed, and have been making music since I was 7. I've had the most experience with students aged 8-14, but I'm open for anything. As a Spanish minor, I speak Spanish fairly well and have experience with an ESL program.
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Amrita M. August 19, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Very good
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Brenda July 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Michelle is patient and maintains her sense of humor - making her a great instructor!
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Everett S. June 3, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great teacher!!! Amazing
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Michelle W.

West Chester, PA 19383
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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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Sara S.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

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Pattricia will help you with:
* 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 P
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Paul G. November 7, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Pattricia was great. Very patient but offered good encouragement and compliments when you got something right.
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Jenna November 6, 2017
· Spanish · Online
My 9 year old daughter is enjoying her lessons.
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Katie October 19, 2017
· Spanish · Online
She did a great job of making me feel at ease and not worrying about mistakes.
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Sicklerville, NJ 08081
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The students I have since tutored in Spanish have also shown tremendous amounts of progress - from improving grades and increasing confidence in class to improving fluency and communication skills in the workplace. I am patient and perceptive to the individual learning style of each student. This ability to personalize lessons is one of the many things that make me an excellent Spanish tutor. I recognize that everyone does not learn the same way, and I have a very individualized approach to teaching. 

When appropriate, depending on a student's skill level, I can tutor entirely in Spanish. But regardless of the level a student is at, I have many creative strategies to use. Whether you're a beginner or in advanced Spanish, I am skilled at adapting my lessons to match your level. I have also developed hundreds of resources over the past few years, which I am happy to share with you. 

I am flexible with scheduling, and have availability during the day, evenings, and on weekends. I am ...

About Paula
My name is Paula, I am a native Spanish speaker having exceptional written and verbal fluency. I have been teaching Spanish for two years to children. Now I'm teaching all ages and levels. 

I like to use different kinds of materials and I emphasize communication as an important part of the learning process. 

I enjoy seeing my students’ progress and growing in their language skills. I can do in person or online the class.

I will be happy to help you to improve your skills in Spanish.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact me,

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE OPENS A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

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Olga Smyrnova November 8, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Paula is en Excellent teacher and provides great practice materials. I am enjoying lessons a lot. Thank you Paula !
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Olga October 25, 2017
· Spanish · In studio
Very nice lessons, comfortable atmosphere and great teacher Paula ! Thank you , I am enjoying my lessons a lot
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massimo October 16, 2017
· Spanish · In home
very helpfull very knowledge and very patience thank you
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Paula L.

Philadelphia, PA 19149
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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in Philadelphia is $37. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $58 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$20 average
$38
45-min $20
 
$27 average
$48
60-min $30
 
$37 average
$58

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 28% less expensive at $27, and 30-minute lessons cost 46% less at $20.

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