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By Bonnie T. - Houston Spanish Teacher

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a Houston! If you’ve already started Spanish lessons then you know this means: Hello! Welcome to Houston! If you haven’t started Spanish lessons in Houston yet, then you have come to the right place!

Houston is known as one of the greatest melting pots in America. We have a rich Hispanic culture that is eager to help English-speakers learn their romance language. Another reason why learning Spanish in Houston is so unique is because of our relation to the US-Mexico border! Those who speak Spanish and English have a huge advantage. Many employers require or prefer that applicants are bilingual in English and Spanish since there is such a large native Spanish-speaking population.

Don’t fret if you don’t know much (if any!) Spanish yet. There are several resources around Houston that can help you improve your Spanish.

1) I strongly recommend visiting various restaurants around Houston that enjoy speaking to their patrons in Spanish. This is especially important to practice if you plan on visiting Latin or South America or Spain soon and need to learn Spanish quickly. I recommend Mi Luna in Rice Village and a wonderful panadería (or bakery) near the Second Ward called El Bolillo Bakery. (I recommend picking up some churros and tres leches! Yum!) Both of these locations enjoy helping native English speakers learn Spanish. I frequently place my order in Spanish—there’s always room for improvement!

2) Another great place to improve your Spanish speaking skills is at the annual Frida Festival. This event celebrates one of Latin America’s most renowned artists, Frida Kahlo. This is a great opportunity not only to speak more Spanish but also to take in the rich Latin American culture—an important part of learning any foreign language.

3) Regardless of religious or spiritual preferences, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is a wonderful resource! They frequently have events open to the community (such as ferias, various festivals, game nights, and more) that can greatly improve your comprehension of Spanish, especially if attended frequently. The church is very welcoming to newcomers and has a rich Hispanic culture. Their bulletins are even in Spanish and English so that everyone can understand and feel welcome!

4) If you know anything about Mexican culture, you are probably familiar with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This is a very important event celebrated in the Houston area regarding Mexico’s defeat of the French in 1862 on May 5th (hence “cinco de Mayo”). There are large celebrations at nearly every Mexican restaurant as well as various venues. Simply search online for where the celebrations are being held near you and I’m sure you’ll come across something awesome!

5) My final recommendation utilizes http://www.meetup.com/. There is a fun and educational group in the Houston area called Houston Language Partners. The idea is that you teach someone a language (such as English) and in exchange, you will be taught a language. For instance, I’ll teach you Spanish for an hour if you teach me English for an hour. It’s a great way to both give back to the community and improve your Spanish. The group also offers social events that are low-key, so no need to stress. http://www.meetup.com/HoustonLanguagePartners/

Spanish can be an incredibly fun language to learn, especially if you supplement your learning by engaging with various groups across the Houston area. But remember, practice makes perfect, so be sure to engage with Spanish-speakers frequently. Not only will this improve your comprehension and vocabulary, but it will also help you master the accent! Just remember that most people are eager to help you learn and will not judge you for not understanding the language well at first. Just try your best and get out there, and find a great private tutor for Spanish lessons in Houston! The Spanish language is awaiting you.

Signing off from the great land of Houston,

Bonnie

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About Daniel M.

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I am from Peru and my native language is Spanish. I've been tutoring Spanish for 10 years, whether is helping with homework, teaching from the beginning, or conversational advanced Spanish. I specialize in online lessons, and I use the student's book or my own books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Daniel
I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice.

I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothing is too difficult once we understand how to do it!
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Trinity December 31, 2018
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Does a really great job of explaining and breaking down individual problems. Helps to allow the student to see the perspective of the test takers!
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Very kind and patient!
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I first heard Spanish from my dad who's Colombian, so my lessons focus on communication via dynamic task-based activities! First you discover grammar functions & the meaning of vocab through simple comprehension activities. Then we practice these new items through conversation questions or communication activities that simulate real-life tasks like ordering food, asking for directions, or describing a person. This creates a fun atmosphere for learning and gives students ample opportunities to speak! I also like to use multimedia like videos, pictures and powerpoints to make lessons more interactive, especially online lessons! For beginners, I use the book Spanish Demystified or Easy Spanish Step by Step as a learning resource and to provide grammar homework.

Besides speaking, my lessons also cover the other aspects of a language: Reading, writing and listening comprehension. I target those skills with activities such as short readings & writing assignments for homework, and themed ...

About Christy
I was exposed to Spanish throughout my childhood from my dad who is from Colombia, and from my great Spanish teachers. After minoring in it at college, I perfected my fluency from living in Spain for 2 years and studying it for 18 years! My adventures with the language led me to pursue an MA in Spanish. I am currently a PhD student in Spanish Literature and work as a university instructor for Spanish conversation. I've also been tutoring individual and small groups of all levels for the past 5 years - Young children, high schoolers, college students, and adult learners! I enjoy leading creative, interactive lessons that are different for each student I work with. My students have gone on to pursue bilingual positions, live in South America, or improve their performance in Spanish class by 2+ letter grades! I truly enjoy the work I do in
helping others learn an important new skill.

Because I became fluent while immersed in the language, I believe language learning comes from speaking and communicating! So, my lessons focus mainly on speaking. I create interactive activities that help students learn speaking skills like making comparisons or ordering food. I also make sure to cover other aspects of the language (grammar, listening comprehension, reading, and writing) through explanations, in-class activities and homework. But, every lesson I teach is different! I tailor them to each student according to level, goals, pace, and learning style. And I make sure to get feedback from students at the end of each lesson to help plan future lessons. Overall, I am a resourceful, enthusiastic, attentive and creative tutor. I strive to challenge students while creating a comfortable and fun learning environment. Students of any level are welcome!

I look forward to possibly working with you... ¡Hasta pronto!
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Jeff November 17, 2018
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Willow November 4, 2018
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Christy has been great and adjusts her tempo to my daughter as needed. Highly recommended!
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Jackie October 29, 2018
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My Spanish lessons are fun and dynamic. The student will learn at their own pace, being always encouraged to improve and perfect pronunciation and structure. My classes include cultural aspects of the language, such as music, cooking, dancing and expressions in order to have a more rounded understanding of the language.

About Hilda
I am a native Spanish speaker, who also speaks Portuguese, and French. I have taught and tutored Spanish students from beginner-advance levels, both private and in groups for several years and taught Spanish full time at a school from grades 5-12 for a year. I currently teach art and Spanish at school for grades 1-7. I recently started teaching beginner ESL for Spanish speakers. I also teach art, drawing and painting for adults and older teens. I love teaching and intend to make it enjoyable and fun. I always encourage students to become independent and self reliant in all the subjects I teach. I care about each student and base my classes on their personal preferences, needs and circumstances.
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William B. December 10, 2018
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She is helpful , challenges you , creative , and patient ... I would recommend
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Tomball, TX 77375
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"I've been teaching Spanish for 13 years and my students have gone on to love Spanish language, culture, and study abroad. Some of my students continued studying Spanish in college and even be Spanish Honor classes. Some students even made it their major. We begin with easy sentences and then as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate the verbs and able to make some sentences and short conversations. I am using a curriculum for young adults that I have used in my school teaching which includes Spanish culture and other subjects and we will have lots of material to accompany your lessons. I love working with students of all levels and make our lessons as fun as possible.

About Fulvia
Hi, my name is Fulvia, I am a native Italian and have a masters degree in Spanish too and a certification to teach. I am a fun teacher with long experience, great sense of humor and you won't get bored with my lessons. You don't believe me? Well, I can prove it to you because you can easily get referral from previous students who have studied with me for years! Just try!
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Dante R. November 1, 2018
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Having fun !
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Sam M. March 8, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia is patient and believes in teaching the structure and fundamentals of the language as to learn more fluently. Grazie.
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Dora è Stefano February 28, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia has been our teacher now for 3 years. We wanted to learn Italian because we travel to Italy often.
Each lesson is well prepared and thought through by the teacher. Fulvia uses many different ways to make lessons fun and the language more approachable.
They include books, videos and interactive games etc. There is always a bit of homework to do to help follow up with the weekly lesson. She always finds ways to help us understand subjects that are challenging.
That Fulvia is a native speaker of the Italian language is a big bonus.
Fulvia is a great teacher and we highly recommend her.
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Houston, TX

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¡Hola!
Do you need help with your Spanish class? Let me help you. I have many years of experience in all levels from Spn 1 to 4 AP. I’m still teaching so I’m up-to-date with the current philosophy in World Languages. I have experience in high school and middle school. If you are ready “vamos a empezar” (let’s get started).

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¡Hola!
I am an experienced Spanish teacher. I have been teaching for fifteen years in the United States. I am a native Spanish speaker and can help you with pronunciation, grammar, improving conversation, and writing.
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Martha P.

Houston, TX 77079
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Tomball, TX

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I was born, raised and college educated in México. I speak with a neutral accent and empathize with learners of a second language, since I have been one most of my life. English is my second language. I have 10 years of experience teaching ESL to adults, and I'm ready to start teaching Spanish to beginner learners. I can customize my lessons to meet the needs and goals of each student. Context based curriculum design experience. Let's work together to help you start speaking basic Spanish in no time!

About Nery
I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual learner. I believe that creating a welcoming, fun and relaxing class environment fosters student’s confidence and a pleasant learning experience.

My professional life started in the corporate world, working as a Human Resources analyst before moving to the USA from my native México. I spent my first years in Texas at home, raising my kids and improving my bilingual skills. Some years later, I volunteered at my parish teaching ESL to adult immigrants. Having greatly enjoyed this activity, I started part time jobs at Harris County Department
of Education and McDonald’s, teaching ESL to a diverse body of adult students. These opportunities allowed me to gain considerable experience and confidence.

Let me help you start or improve your ESL or Spanish skills!
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Nelly August 6, 2018
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Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Nelly August 6, 2018
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Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students.
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Tomball, TX 77377
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I am born and raised from El Salvador and have love to work with people that are interested in spanish and our culture. I believe is never too late to learn a language and I will be more than happy to help you and make you succeed.

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Hola!

My name is Adriana. I am born and raised from El Salvador and love to teach Spanish. I am passionate about our culture and would love to be able to share my passion with you.
Is never too late. Is never too hard.
Let me help you learn spanish as well as our culture.
Learning a different language than your own will be one of the biggest gifts you will have in your life.
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One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

About Loren
I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Loren P.

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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in Houston is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $84 per hour.

30-min $20
 
$32 average
$50
45-min $30
 
$47 average
$75
60-min $40
 
$58 average
$84

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 19% less expensive at $47, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $32.

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