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Learning Spanish in Tampa

Are you considering taking Spanish lessons in Tampa? Tampa is a city that is rich in Spanish heritage. At one time, Florida was a Spanish territory and reflects that rich heritage to this day. Famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first claimed Florida as a Spanish territory in 1512. Now, more than 500 years later, Spanish architecture and culture abounds in Florida and the Tampa Bay area.

When you take Spanish lessons in Tampa, you’re among nearly 100,000 Spanish-speaking and Hispanic residents. Of the city’s more than 350,000 residents, more than 23 percent are of Hispanic or Latino origin. That means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with native Spanish speakers and participate in Spanish-oriented activities, which can range from eating in restaurants that serve Mexican and other Hispanic foods, attending Spanish-oriented events, and visiting Spanish-oriented venues.

Fun Ways to Supplement Your Spanish Lessons in Tampa

There are many fun things you can do that will make the learning process much easier and more enjoyable. One is to simply watch Spanish-language television programming. UniVision and other programs often have translation captioning that allows you to read in English what is being said in Spanish. By watching these channels, you’ll more readily recognize various words and phrases and eventually understand what is being said without having captioning on at all. You also can listen to Spanish-language radio programs, which will allow you to hear native Spanish speakers.

Another great way to practice and better understand Spanish is to eat at Mexican, Cuban and other Hispanic restaurants where servers and others are fluent in the Spanish language. Even reading the menu in such establishments will help you to understand how nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and articles are situated in Spanish, while also giving you an opportunity to practice your Spanish speaking skills.

Inspiring Events for Learning Spanish

There are several local events that can help to keep you inspired to learn Spanish. One of the best is the Conga Caliente, which is an annual festival held at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. The festival usually occurs during the first weekend in September and features a variety of Spanish music, art, culture, food, and fun. The annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is another great annual event that occurs during the last weeks of September through October and into November.

Visit Old Tampa at Ybor City

The Ybor City Historic District in Tampa is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the United States and has a wonderful mix of old and new Spanish architecture, homes, culture, and businesses. Noted for its settlement by Cuban and Dominican immigrants in recent decades, the Ybor City has a robust cigar industry that is popular among tourists.

Ybor City also boasts many great Hispanic restaurants, museums, music venues, art galleries, and more. One of the most popular annual events, La Verbena Festival is held each fall in Centennial Park. The free event is family-oriented and celebrates Ybor City’s cultural history with lots of food, music, dancing, and other attractions. A visit to Ybor City will keep you enthused to take Spanish lessons in Tampa.

These are just a few of the resources available to Spanish learners in Tampa. Visiting these venues and attending these festivals will not only help you improve your Spanish-speaking skills, but it will also keep you motivated to learn the language.

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Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL

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About Matthew

Espanol (lee abajo):

In the nutshell, besides the best price and a perfect, clean record (in FL! lol), Kopi has toured Japan with over 21 years guitar/drum experience, teaching American and Japanese children in American and Japanese public schools; holding a Bachelors Degree, Kopi is multi-lingual and he even drives to you for lessons if needed. Uber flexible schedule, able to shift time slots for parents and students alike. It's a tough economy, so let's get your children (and/or YOU?!) playing at a rate you can exhale about, and with a teacher who is a scholar well beyond just music, a w
orld traveler, and an uncle himself (no kids of his own yet! ;-) Parent references available upon request.

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Todos los Generos; Japones, Espanol, Ingles, y Portugues. He aprendia y ensenaba en Japon, Colombia, Norte America, y mas. Puedo ensenarle a todo (Jazz, Salsa, Punk Rock, Metal, Bossa Nova, Funk, etc.) Tengo muchisimas referencias. Mateo / Kopi Kopenhagen.

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Buenas. Me llamo Mateo Koechlin y enseno la guitarra y la bateria. Hablo en ingles primeramente, pero hablo en japones, espanol y portugues tambien. Ensenaba en japon para 4 anos, y hace 15 anos que enseno la guitarra. Puedo ensenarle a todo, pero me encanta la salsa, jazz, punk rock / metal, bossa nova y mas. Yo se todas las escalas (i.e. minor, hijaz/gypsy, persian, etc.) y he estudiado con maestros japoneses, colombianos, norte americanos y mas. Vamos a estudiar!
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Marty D. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a laid back instructor who really knows what he is teaching. I am learning Jazz on the bass and I enjoy it very much. In just a short time i learned more with him than I did with my previous instructor . Would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn jazz.
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Dwight M. February 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Best instructor I had so far.

Matt definitely knows his stuff. I had 4 classes with him and I'm shocked at the things I've learn with him. Great schedule flexibility and makes you feel comfortable from the time you meet him. Has a great and spacious place to teach compared to other I had. Hes willing to help anytime with questions. I decided to keep him as instructor for now on. Thanks!
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SandraM1 April 30, 2011
Guitar lessons

I think he was to scared to teach my daughter. I also think he needs a better place to teach, and he needs to make the classes more fun for kids. Our first lesson wasn't a good experience.
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Matthew K.

Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL 33765
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$25 / 30-min
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Francia R.

Tampa, FL

I can teach all levels of Spanish from kindergarten through adults. I have done this for more than twenty years.I have a wide experience helping students to succeed in with the Spanish language and culture. I encourage them to use the language most of the time using different types of strategies which are easy to put in practice. like: association, repetition, memorization etc.

About francia

Hi my name is Francia R. I am a Spanish, native speaker and have an overwhelming passion for this language and languages in general. I studied French and English in high school and in college. I worked in New Jersey with adults teaching English but last school year I taught Spanish in PK as well as in 3rd and 5th grades a school, and enjoy it immensely.
I constantly make sure that I expose students not only to the language but also to the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.
I am extremely reliable, courteous and energetic and love to have fun with my students. I aim to promote toleranc
e toward all cultures and beliefs. While classroom learning is the reason that school communities gather, I believe that strong school spirit, pride, and connectedness are the values that bond a community together. My recent experience at the school has helped me develop important skills that will aid me in my new work. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Francia R.

Francia R.

Tampa, FL 33619
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Adriana H.

Tampa, FL

Adriana H. is a Spanish-Dominican girl so her first language is Spanish.

About Adriana

Adriana H: Bachelors in Advertising and cinematography, Songwriter and Plastic Artist.

At 8 y/o, Adriana began taking drama classes and singing lessons. She was elected several times to sing lead vocals, one of which was in 1996 for former President of Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reina.
Since very young she adopted English as her second language. Early on she began to participate in various workshops and Art competitions. At the age of 11 years participated in a national painting competition offered Candido Bido and Fine Arts, this quietly among the 10 finalists. While was
in college was also preparing her musical output. On several occasions won awards for Best Cinematography. in competitions in college, getting 1st and 2nd place, competing with more than 230 students. Adriana H. continues exhibitions in and
outside the country.
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Reba C. July 11, 2015
Watercolor Painting · In home
Verified Student
Very laid back and a great teacher. Keeps things simple. Really learned a lot from only one lesson
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Robert July 11, 2015
Oil Painting · In home
First, I would like to begin by saying that Adriana was very flexible with my schedule. she asked what time worked for me and although she had a busy schedule, she worked with me giving times were convenient. On top of that I have to say she is a great teacher, she was very knowledgeable and had the skills I needed to learn my first painting skills. your money is worth, she does not waste time and goes right to the techniques. Thank you, I will be booking more classes :)
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Caroline July 11, 2015
Abstract Painting · In home
I LOVE ADRIANA, SHE IS SO SWEET AND SUCH A GREAT TEACHER. SHE IS PATIENT AND TAUGHT ME A LOT IN ONLY 2 CLASSES. I FEEL CONFIDENT TO DO MY SCHOOL PROJECTS NOW. THANXXXXXXXXX
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Adriana H.

Adriana H.

Tampa, FL 33614
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Emilio G.

Seffner, FL

I have spoken the Spanish language all my life. I can read it and write it. Compared to English it is an easier language to teach. Although English is my primary language I can translate Spanish with complete basic understanding in which I can show others. I even have a simple and effective way you can apply what is learned and make it fun.

About Emilio

I began teaching as a volunteer while in the Navy. Over the years I became a trainer in the Military then later on in the Department of Corrections. I found I was really good at it and the students had excellent results which really motivated me.
This is something I enjoy doing which can not be taught in school. I have learned from awesome educators which applied great techniques. I understand why a person gets stuck in their studies and know how to apply a solution.
Thank you in advance for reviewing my profile. My educational back ground? I have 5 years of additional schooling above High S
chool with a grand total of 125 credits, but I never stood with one curriculum therefore I have no degree.
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Emilio G.

Emilio G.

Seffner, FL 33584
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$20 / 30-min
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Joyce E.

Tampa, FL

I'm a native Spanish speaker who has been teaching Spanish for over three years. Within the first few lessons you will start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you will be able to have conversation using correct grammar and vocabulary. I use language immersion, useful websites and dynamic activities that will make your learning experience fun.

About Joyce

I’m a certified Spanish Teacher in the State of Florida with over 3 years of experience in education. I was selected as the “2015 Teacher of the Year” at Coleman Middle School in South Tampa. “Ms. Estrada has become a rock star, developing engaging lessons, challenging students to improve their language acquisition and developing her own persona as a teacher.” Joseph Brown, Principal at Madison Middle School.
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Joyce E.

Joyce E.

Tampa, FL 33606
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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