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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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Millie O.

Tampa, FL

I can help you with conversational Spanish for either business or pleasure, or I can help your child with his / her grammar and Spanish homework.

I modify the classes according to students needs. I have many years of experience teaching this beautiful language.

Contact me...you won't be disappointed!! :)

About Millie

Hi, I'm a Spanish professor and tutor. I received my Masters degree in 1999. I have been teaching Spanish at HCC and USF for quite some time (20 yrs). I have also taught Middle School and High School. I wrote a Spanish grammar book with 5 CDs for beginner students.

I love to teach and see that my students learn this beautiful language. Students say that I am very patient and explain Spanish concepts very clear - easy to understand.

If you need help, please contact me.
Millie
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Millie O.

Millie O.

Tampa, FL 33609
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Maribelys S.

Tampa, FL

I've been teaching Spanish for 3 years and my students have been able to develop a deep understanding of the importance of learning a foreign language! Within the first few lessons, you'll start introducing yourself as well as greeting in Spanish and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I have available for your lessons: worksheets, handouts, visual aids, and a variety of authentic resources.

About Maribelys

¡Hola! My name is Maribelys. I've been teaching Spanish for beginners for 3 years now and I certainly have a passion for teaching. I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching at the University of Tampa in 2013 and I have also completed trainings on how to teach Spanish in a fun but rigorous way. I have tutored students in a one-on-one basis focused on their specific needs, interests, and goals for learning Spanish. Some resources I have available for you are handouts, online games, audios, and other authentic resources that will help you learn how to speak, write, read, and comprehend Spanish. I am
looking forward to helping you achieve your goals!
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Maribelys S.

Tampa, FL 33606
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$30 / 30-min
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Libby M.

Tampa, FL

I have been teaching Spanish for the last five years. I worked at the University of South Florida and I am currently working as a part-time instructor at HCC & Eckerd College. During the summers I work with a Study Abroad Program as a Spanish Instructor in Spain. I earned a Masters Degree in Spanish and a Masters Degree in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

About Libby

I am a language and culture instructor who is committed to the learning process and teaching profession. As a person I am very proactive and passionate about what I do. I earned a Masters degree in Spanish and a Masters degree in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. I am currently a Spanish Instructor in a community college.

Classes Taught:
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
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Libby M.

Tampa, FL 33618
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Leonardo R.

Tampa, FL

My method is simple: it is tailored to your needs. If you wish to become fluent in the language in a certain amount of time, we develop a plan that is flexible but should achieve your goal in the available time. If all you want is for your child to get better grades, pass a class or other more limited goal, then we develop a simpler plan to achieve that. Learning another language is always achievable and not that difficult. Hope you try, let's learn!

About Leonardo

Doing what I love: teaching, training, interacting with people. I retired from the army after 28 years of active and reserve military service, so now I have time to do privately what I did for the army for so many years: teach and train people. For many years I presented seminars in Spanish and English in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean on many subjects to adults of all ranks. I am a Florida State Certified Spanish teacher. My Bachelor's degree is in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, and I hold minors in History and French. I am (since 1993) a financi
al adviser (stock broker, RIA) and a licensed insurance agent, which is my other passion and area of expertise. This tutoring for me is not a job; it is a passion, just another way I do what I love - teaching, advising and interacting with people. If this sounds like what you want, hope to hear from you soon.
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Alisha M. September 18, 2016
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Leonardo is very patient and professional. If you would like to learn to speak Spsnish, I highly recommend him.
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Courtney August 18, 2016
ASVAB · In studio
He is very knowledgeable in any subject area! Not only has me helped with the ASVAB but he gave me great advice in regards to the military. Highly recommend as a tutor!
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Mike August 17, 2016
ASVAB
Leo is a great tutor. He has helped me to understand my math problems much faster than my teachers could. I defiantly recommend giving him the chance to be your tutor.
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Leonardo R.

Tampa, FL 33614
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Matthew L.

Tampa, FL

Beginning to Intermediate Spanish Lessons
* Conversation
* Vocabulary
* Conjugation
* Accent Reduction
* Grammar

About Matthew

EXPERIENCE

I am excited to be your teacher. I have multiple years teaching English overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer and as a full-time corporate after-school teacher. I have taught middle school and high school students, as well as adult students in large classes, small groups and one-on-one.

EDUCATION

I have a TEFL Certificate and a BA degree. I studied both French and Spanish in college and have spoken Spanish for over 10 years. I currently work in the legal profession where I speak Spanish daily with clients. My desire is to help you set and achieve reasonable language learning
goals.

For any first lesson, I would like to get to know you, you goals for any one-on-one tutoring, and to discuss curriculum/resources that you may prefer to learn from.

FELLOW LANGUAGE LEARNER

As a Peace Corp Volunteer I studied Azerbaijani (a Turkish language) and a bit of Russian. Arabic is my current goal as well as always bettering my Spanish skills. My French is super rusty, but I will re-dedicate myself to that beautiful language again one of these days.
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Matthew L.

Matthew L.

Tampa, FL 33609
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$15 / 30-min

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