Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your interest and we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you into our community.
Here at Tierra we come from the foundation that language education encompasses a set of distinct characteristics and strategies, different than the ones usually applied in other education areas. Unfortunately, there are still many schools that teach languages the same way they teach accounting or economics. Although every day there are new approaches and educational methods being researched and developed that could apply to many different subject areas and student demographics, language education is unique in the sense that nature and human evolution have already shown us the best way to teach a language: warm human interaction.
This is precisely one of our goals here at Tierra --to provide the students with a warm, friendly, and motivational environment where they can freely interact with their peers and teachers to master the Spanish language without frustration. The name of our center is based on this philosophy; Tierra is the Spanish word for Earth. It is a word that represents not only the land on which all humankind lives, but humankind itself. It is the fusion of land and people, from all parts of the world, all ages and all backgrounds...coming together to create community.
This sense of community is exactly what we seek to build here at Tierra Educational Center: the sharing of language, culture, and the joy of learning together. In line with this vision, we are the only local Spanish language school offering small group adult, children, and family classes, so that students of all ages can come to one place to learn--sometimes side by side.
We offer specialized courses for organizations, schools, and individuals such as the business professional, social worker, nurse, retiree, or the traveler…and the children of all of the above. We seek to be a melting pot for the variety of individuals that make up this community. It is with all of you that this earth is made, and with whom creates our Tierra.
Tierra Educational Center was founded in May of 2009 by Norberto Medina and Rebecca Pillsbury.
The Tierra Team