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This Summer, Tierra is offering small-group Spanish classes for elementary and middle school students ONLINE!

  • Small-group online classes - between 4 and 8 students
  • Offering 2 groups this SUMMER 2021:
    • Saturdays at 10:00am: going into 1st through 5th grade
    • Tuesdays at 4:00pm: going into 6th through 9th grade
  • Fun, dynamic lessons with age-appropriate activities including creative repetition for memorization, games, stories, and songs
  • Students will learn introductory vocabulary and basic structures following a conversational model in which they will practice asking and answering basic questions in dialogue with the instructor and classmates
  • Experienced, dedicated instructors skilled at inspiring young learners to enjoy learning Spanish
  • Students will enjoy social interaction in a supportive and structured online class setting
  • Opportunities for cultural learning, for example discussion of traditional foods and holiday celebrations
  • Designed for students with some prior experience learning Spanish and knowledge of basic structures/ vocabulary. Please inquire to determine if your child’s Spanish speaking ability would be a good match for these classes.
  • Affordable, plus we offer a sibling discount if you sign up more than one child!
  • Flexibility of online classes - no rush, no commute, no risk of spreading COVID. Anyone can join - no matter where you live! Share this page to help us spread the word!
  • Register online or by phone! Click here for Registration Information.


Spanish for Kids (For 1st - 5th gradersInstructor: Cecy
Saturdays | 10:00am-10:45am | July 10th - Aug. 28th (8 classes 1x/week)* 

*No class May 29th in observance of Memorial Day weekend

Spanish for Middle Schoolers (For 6th - 9th gradersInstructor: Alexa
Tuesdays | 4:00pm-5:00pm | July 13th - Aug. 24th (7 classes 1x/week)

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About the instructors:

Cecy Rodriguez

Cecy is a native speaker from Mexico who has over a decade of experience teaching Spanish to children and adults. An instructor at Tierra since 2012, in recent years she received her Masters in Education from Portland State University and now combines her work at Tierra with teaching at public schools. A fun and dynamic instructor, Cecy enjoys engaging students with games that motivate them to use the Spanish words and phrases they are learning. She excels at making students feel comfortable and providing an immersive environment in which they learn through hearing Spanish with the help of many visual tools.

Alexa Gaynor

Alexa Gaynor has roots in South America and spent seven years living abroad in Spain and Ecuador. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on World Language teaching, she has been an instructor at a local Middle School and currently teaches at the high school level in addition to teaching adults at Tierra. Alexa excels at making learning Spanish fun, and young learners are engaged by her natural enthusiasm and high-energy. Alexa believes that the process of learning a language ought to be thoroughly enjoyable and draws on popular culture to help her students observe the structures they are learning in real usage.