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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.

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Spanish for preschoolers 3- 5 years old
Spanish for children.
Spanish for adults. 101, 102, 103. Spanish CLEP exam.
Conversational Spanish
Spanish for travelers
Spanish For medical Professionals.
Spanish for educators.
If you want online class you must install Skype or Ovoo I don't have face time.

About Elena
I have experience tutoring. Call Takelessons for more information.
I have tutored basic and intermediate Spanish to children, using Spanish songs and fun games for children.
I have experience tutoring adults. I gave Spanish conversational classes, Spanish for Educators, Spanish for travelers and for people that works in the medical field. I have been giving conversational Spanish classes at park and recreation, I'm a certified interpreter translator.I used to work for global LT tutoring program and head start.You must have skype or Ovoo for the online classes. I want to be a tutor so I can share my passions with people who want support
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Rekha December 28, 2017
· Belly Dancing · Online
Loved it
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Daniel June 22, 2017
· Ballroom Dance · Online
Elena was able to teach someone 500 miles away the basics to a slew of different Latin ballroom dances (salsa, marengue, bachata, cumbia step, etc.) In just a few lessons I was able to feel comfortable enough with the steps and timing to be able to dance in public with others! She was very amazing and was willing to accommodate to my needs as a student. She gave plenty of reference material as well as songs so that I'd be able to practice when not taking lessons. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone who is wanting to learn Latin Ballroom dance, but doesn't know where to start!
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Larry January 21, 2017
· French · Online
Great teacher
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Elena T.

Elena T.

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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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Marietta S. January 5, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Rachel December 16, 2017
· Cantonese · Online
Has so far taught me so much about Mandarin and is a really great teacher and if you want to learn Mandarin then this is the teacher you should choose to learn it.
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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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Joy S.

Upper Darby, PA 19082
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I have a deep knowledge of Spanish grammar, orthography and syntax. My pronunciation is very clear. I make difficult things look easy. If you want to develop conversational Spanish in short time (understanding many people with different accents), I have the methodology for you to be fluent in Spanish.

About Gregorio
My name is Gregorio M. I am a native speaker of Spanish with a very clear pronunciation. I am a Spanish instructor at Washtenaw Community College. I have a degree in chemistry and a master degree in environmental chemistry.
I have been working as a Spanish tutor in the Ann Arbor area since 2009.
I can teach you all aspects of Spanish language: listening comprehension, pronunciation, reading capacity and analysis, writing, grammar rules, slang and colloquial Spanish, academic Spanish, conversational fluency. Additionally, I could give you, if you are interested, information about Hispanic culture and customs, and more.
You can ask me anything about Spanish and get an explanation. If you ask me "Why do people say this or that in Spanish?", you will get a reasonable answer. I'm not one of those teachers who say "It's just because it's lik
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Chito January 15, 2018
· Spanish · Online
I have a dedicated teacher and an amazing instructor
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Jessica December 28, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Excellent teacher. Very professional and he is consistently offering tips and advice to improve my Spanish. He uses the chalkboard often to show how a word is spelled. He sends out homework and provides further resources after the lesson
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Gregorio M.

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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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Cathleen C.

Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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I create differentiated lessons for each student based on your individual needs. I have taught Spanish for 5 years. I studied abroad in Spain and Ecuador and worked with immigrants in my local community. My BA degree is in Spanish education from Samford University and my MA in teaching foreign languages with Michigan State University. I have also completed graduate work in Spanish literature at UNC Chapel Hill. I am now working on a PhD in applied linguistics and language education from Maryland University.

About Carmen
My passion is teaching! I am a certified teacher, and I enjoy working with students from all types of background and cultures. I believe every student has a special gift, whether it is academic, artistic, logical, etc. and I bring out that talent through my personalized lessons. It does not matter how old you are or what language level you are at, we can have a great time learning a new language together. The subjects I am offering are Spanish, English as a Second Language, and Romanian.

Contact me, and we can create a curriculum specifically for you language needs.
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Anthony D. March 27, 2017
· Romanian · Online
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Violeta March 22, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I just love Carmen's enthusiasm, dedication to share her knowledge with me, and her way of making sure we maximize our time together!
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Violeta January 10, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Great first lesson! I'm looking forward to digging deeper into the verb tenses and to continue conversing in Spanish. Power point, Google, all sort of visuals have been used and they all made our lesson not just a virtual encounter but a real life experience. Thank you!
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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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Rachel A. November 26, 2017
· Violin · In home
Michele was great! Always worked with our busy schedule and worked well with our 14 year old data!
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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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Michelle W.

West Chester, PA 19383
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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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Lillian January 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Pattricia is really helping me to learn Spanish by focusing on what I will use my Spanish for. I know what I’m learning will be put to good use. Conversing is the hardest thing for me to do, but Pattricia has us only speak in Spanish which really helps me work on conversation.
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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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Sicklerville, NJ 08081
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About Paula L.

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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
 
$21 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 44% less at $21.

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