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By Tali H. - Seattle Spanish Teacher

Are you trying to increase your Spanish language skills? Are you interested in taking Spanish lessons in Seattle? Although Seattle doesn’t have the biggest Spanish-speaking population (the U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are approximately 200,000 speakers in a population of 3.5 million), there is still an extraordinary array of learning and practice opportunities for you to explore while taking Spanish lessons in Seattle!

Spanish Meetups Practice is key to learning any language. That being said, it is extremely important to find others to converse with in the language you want to learn. But, finding people can be difficult sometimes, right? This is especially true if you’re living in a big city like Seattle. You’re shy or uncomfortable asking people to converse with you, or you’re at a very basic level, where even simple conversation can be challenging. However, Seattle has an awesome resource, perfectly named “Spanish Language Meetups.” This website allows you to find a meetup group or even to start your own. You can sort local meetups by location, level, date, or specific key words. What’s more, you can see group reviews, short bios, and (through Facebook association) other people you might know in the group! Check out some Seattle Spanish meetups here: http://spanish.meetup.com/cities/us/wa/seattle/

Immerse Yourself in Spanish-Speaking Environments Aside from actively practicing your speaking skills, just being in an environment where people are conversing in Spanish or where Spanish-speaking songs are playing can be helpful. Try checking out a few of Seattle’s most authentic Mexican restaurants. Queen Anne’s best Mexican restaurant, Mezcaleria Oaxaca, is known for its delectable and authentic menu. In Ballard, La Carta de Oaxaca is a must. Completely made up of dishes from the state of Oaxaca, the menu not only serves to delight the tastebuds, but can also serve as a topic of Spanish conversation with the waiters!

University Resources Seattle is home to many accredited universities and colleges, including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, etc. The Spanish language faculty at these colleges work hard to create a busy event calendar for students to practice Spanish and learn about the culture - and many of these events are open to the community! In the past year, the University of Washington has hosted a wide array of events, from a Valentine's Day dance centered around Spanish culture to numerous guest presentations (in slow Spanish) on current events and projects. Peruse some of these event calendars and find events that fit your schedule and interests.

Check Out Seattle’s Spanish Heritage Sites Seattle is home to many Spanish heritage sites where you can enrich your understanding of the Spanish culture. A must-visit is the El Centro de la Raza, a Latino community service center established by a group of ESL students. The center provides many different social services and is involved with many educational and cultural programs. Find out more here: http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/

Once again, the key to learning Spanish is practice, practice, practice! You will make mistakes. You may feel like a fool at times. You may have an awkward conversation. But, at the end of the day, the people you meet, the things you learn, and the improvement you see in your language skills will all be worth it! ¡Buena suerte!

About Makala W.

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About Makala
I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliche© to say so, but it's true! :)

For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon box of rhythms and sounds captivated and affected me so much that it is the key experience that I draw from in making my own music today.

I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska (a small town in the center of the state) so my only option for entertainment and fun was getting involved in the arts! I started performing at a very young age as both a dancer and a musician. I studied classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop and street dance, and world dance traditions throughout my formative years, which helped me to gain rhythmical fluency. I started my
formal music training when I began to play the cello. From then on, I was hooked on the sound and I immersed myself in music as much as I could; performing, competing, working in as many musical groups and productions as possible (as both a vocalist and cellist), and even teaching.

I moved to Seattle in 2003 to study opera at Cornish College of the arts, only to later change my major to Jazz, and then again to Latin music studies. Since graduating from Cornish in 2007, with my Bachelor of Music degree, I have been actively and diligently working in the local music scene; performing and recording with artists and groups of many different styles. Everything from various Latin genres, to Rock, to R&B/Soul, to Hip Hop, and Jazz. Through my music, I aim to reach out to people of all cultures. I also aim to teach my own students with the hope that they too can discover the same continuous love of music that I have grown to feel (and still am growing to feel) over the years. :)

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88 key piano, cello, various percussion instruments, guitars, ukulele, library, computer, lessons are given in a private studio.

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As far as voice goes, I teach all genres and styles but I personally specialize in the Latin genres. I teach all aspects of the music; rhythm, harmony, theory. I even teach performance; how to work with a band in real-time communication, song communication (or story telling as I like to call it), and developing ones own personal style. I believe that there is much more to singing than just vocal technique alone, so I believe in teaching musical fundamentals and functions so that my students will not only be considered vocalists, but competent musicians.
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Justin October 3, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Very knowledgeable and a great teacher.
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Lezlee H. September 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Makayla is an AMAZING teacher. She's professional and fun and I look forwared to my lesson every week.
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Kayla March 25, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Makala was very friendl, personable, knowledgeable, professional and FUN,
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Makala W.

Seattle, WA 98107
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$43 / 30-min

About David L.

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Raised in largely bilingual household. B.A. in Spanish from UW (cum laude). English fluency slightly stronger. Extremely high level Spanish proficiency although the minutiae within humor can sometimes be lost. Excellent for those who need help with pronunciation, grammar (clarification of grammatical rules like the difference between a direct object and an indirect object, etc.), conjugation, and conversation.

About David
Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, Dyslexia and related states have benefited greatly.
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mike January 27, 2019
· Spanish · In home
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
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Jacob February 26, 2016
· Drum · In home
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Eric September 21, 2015
· Drum · In home
David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals.
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David L.

Seattle, WA 98103
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$42.50 / 30-min

About Bryce B.

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Issaquah, WA
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I teach in a way that is as focused on the grammar as you want to be. I prefer conversational classes, but for many in traditional classes it is the grammar that they are not understanding.

About Bryce
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Ben Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Ben Franklin

The unconventional method of teaching begins here

I am a Spanish Language Consultant

I am a concierge tutor meaning that I make every meeting personalized for you. Everyone learns a language differently. For some they just want to speak. For others they want to learn to read or write. And some want to do it all. Either way I will do everything in my power to assure that happens.

Where did I learn Spanish?
I took it in high school like all of us and failed out in the second year. Then seven years later I took a class in Bellevue College and got the best grade in the class. Soon after the class finished I moved to Bogotá, Colombia for a year and half where I really improved
my level to near native status. When I was a kid in high school I did not see how cool it is to be able to speak another language nor did I care. However, now it was a defining point in my life and something that no one can take away from me.

My schedule is also very flexible giving you plenty of freedom over when to meet.

I am connected to a network of native speakers who are all my very close friends who can be included in the sessions when the time is right or whenever you may like.

I have been a Spanish Consultant since 2011 and love doing it. I really get fired up when students begin to take off on their own with the language with less and less of my help.

I don't think you will find a more passionate tutor.

Students who will succeed with me can be of any age but should have these traits if they wish to excel:
Discipline
Not afraid to make mistakes
Positive attitudes
Open mind
Willingness to think outside of the box

Thank you and have a beautiful day now
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Jessica December 30, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Bryce has a wealth of knowledge and works with my whole family, all at different levels. He has a unique way of making everyone feel included and teaching to each family member so we all make progress toward our goal of Speaking Spanish fluently.
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Kevin August 2, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Bryce use a method really effective to learn , we speak all the time in spanish , for me the best teacher in the area.
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James July 17, 2017
· Spanish · Online
now my spanish level it's really great, is patient and extremely hepful teacher.
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Bryce B.

Issaquah, WA 98029
(10)
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$55 / 30-min

About Joshua B.

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I took 8 years of Spanish classes and lived in Ecuador where I used Spanish on a daily basis.

My teaching philosophy is to help students engage in learning. I find that a personal connection to new information makes it more engaging and meaningful, and students remember it better too. It's also more fun.

That being said, if learning is more readily achieved for your student through other methods, we will do whatever works best. I cater to results, because my ultimate goal is the student's success.

About Joshua
I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!
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Dee Dee B. December 18, 2018
· Math · Online
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
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Cameron P. September 16, 2018
· Bassoon · In studio
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
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Torrin P. June 22, 2018
· Guitar · In home
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!
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Joshua B.

Seattle, WA 98112
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$49 / 30-min

About Melissa M.

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I have 6 years of experience teaching Spanish and English at both the high school and college levels. I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses. In 2013 I completed my doctorate in Spanish Literature at Harvard University. I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to overcome the subjects that challenge them. I also have experience working with students with learning differences. I work with students of all ages.

About Melissa
I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!

I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.

If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whate
ver your goals are with Spanish, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
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Darci January 15, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
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Daniel Deadwyler January 1, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Melissa is the most wonderful teacher in the world. Very patient with me and taylors my lessons to what I need at that time. I honestly couldn't ask for a better teacher!!! She has a wonderful grasp of Spanish and you cannot tell it's not her first language. Thanks you Melissa for the wonderful experience!!!!
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Meredith December 21, 2017
· Portuguese · In home
Melissa has an in-depth knowledge of Portuguese and is able to effectively explain complicated grammatical concepts, helping me to finally grasp some of the trickier verb tenses. Her passion for the language and teaching makes working with her a pleasure.
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Melissa M.

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About Ligia S.

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Tallahassee, FL

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I am a certified Spanish teacher in Florida, but I am highly motivated to tutor people who want to learn a second language as a tool of the communication to improve their chances to be successful in their life, careers, or just for fun, traveling to Hispanic countries as a tourist or for study abroad.

I am able to design an exclusive study plans tailor to your needs and career and professional goals. I am confident that I could make a difference in your life success!

Thank you.

Ligia

About Ligia
Welcome!

Hi, there! My name is Ligia Carla and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students. Probably, you will ask who I am? Here your answer!

I am a native Spanish speaker from Peru and I have Certified Spanish Teacher (grade K-12) by the Florida Department of Education). Also, I have a Master's degree in Education (guidance counseling) and a bachelor's in Communication.

I am highly motivated to give private Spanish classes addressed to people who want to learn a second language as a tool of the communication to improve their chances to be successful in their life, careers, or just for fun, traveling to Hispanic countries as a tourist or for study abroad.

I am able to design an exclusive study plans tailor to your needs and career and professional goals. I am c
onfident that I could make a difference in your life success!

Thank you!
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Christ April 26, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Wonderful
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Christopher March 26, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
Very good learning more and more .
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James January 8, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Ligia is an excellent teacher. Her immersion technique is very helpful for learning to understand native speakers. She also customized lessons and provided learning materials to help me prepare for my trip to Ecuador. I highly recommend scheduling lessons with Ligia!
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Ligia S.

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$20 / 45-min

About Seva R.

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Seattle, WA

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I'm a professor of Spanish at Seattle University and North Seattle College. I've been teaching Spanish for over 20 years. My approach to teaching is to be patient, compassionate, and encouraging. I believe language learning should be enjoyable, not a chore. My students tell me they look forward to their lessons. I tailor my lessons to your needs, whether it is grammar, pronunciation, or vocabulary. We will use videos, songs, online exercises, and articles to improve your skills. More advanced students may choose to use films and books. I look forward to hearing from you!

About Seva
I'm a professor of Spanish at Seattle University and North Seattle College. Languages are my hobby, passion, and profession--I speak seven languages. This often makes it easier for me to cater to my students because I understand the challenges of learning a language!

In 1990, at the age of 23, I moved to California and my Spanish obsession began. By the time I took my first course in Spanish I was nearly fluent — I ended up tutoring my classmates. I took various Spanish language and literature courses at Diablo Valley College (1991-1993) and the University of California, Berkeley (1993-1994). In 1994, I travelled to Mexico as a student and ended up working at the UC Berkeley exchange center, Centro de enseñanza para extranjeros at the Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). In 1995, I taught Spanish at
a language school Instituto Angloamericano. In 2002, I began my MA in Hispanic Studies (Language and Literature) and teaching courses at the University of Washington. Upon completion, I started teaching Spanish at North Seattle College in 2005. At North Seattle College, I have taught regular academic, hybrid online and continuing education classes. Since 2016, I've been teaching Spanish courses at Seattle University. I've lived in Mexico and traveled extensively through Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Spain.

Here is a brief testimonial from one of my many students: "This class was amazing. Easily the best class I have ever had. Seva incorporated humor, visual illustrations and personal touches to his class, which allowed me to learn Spanish on a whole new level. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to take Spanish, as it was the only class I have ever failed in high school. Spanish is now my favorite class."

My latest passion is traveling the Camino de Santiago in Spain—I've made the trek twice and anticipate doing it again.

Whether learning Spanish is an academic requirement or your bucket project, I will make this process more enjoyable and productive. I look forward to helping you.
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Olga March 21, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Seva is an excellent teacher. He adapts the lessons to the student's interests and end goal. The lessons are always fun, not just covering the language, but the culture as well. I would highly recommend online language lessons with Seva to my friends and family.
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Fred March 20, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
It's fun taking language lessons with Seva, and you learn fast. He strikes the right balance between patience and pushing you, so that your progress is steady and stressless. Also, he is an expert in literature and culture which he constantly brings into the learning of the language. Instead of a lot of boring repetition, Seva emphasizes appreciation of history and culture, which is why I want to learn a foreign language in the first place.
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Deborah March 2, 2019
· Spanish · In home
I've been taking Spanish lessons from Seva with a small group and it is one of the highlights of my week.--not only because of the instruction, but also because of the camaraderie and positive group dynamic Seva has established though humor and the taking of a personal interest in each member. In addition to his language instruction skills, he brings to the class extensive knowledge of literature, history and culture across many Spanish-speaking countries, which adds interest and richness to our conversations.
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Seva R.

Seattle, WA 98112
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$30 / 30-min

About Leah T.

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Lynnwood, WA
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I love Spanish and would love to help you reach your Spanish goals! I took some Spanish in college and spent a year and a half learning and speaking the language

About Leah
I am passionate about music and sharing my love of music with others. I have a bachelors degree in music and 4 years experience teaching private piano lessons. I have taught over 50 students ages 5-adult. I strive to adapt lessons to meet your needs as well as help you become independent in learning and understanding music.
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Leah T.

Lynnwood, WA 98036
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$20 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in Seattle, WA

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in Seattle is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $95 per hour.

30-min $30
 
$47 average
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45-min $40
 
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$77 average
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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 $63, and 30-minute lessons cost 39% less at $47.

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