Noticias de Enero 2016
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Spanish Lessons with Emily D is a unique company that teaches
conversational Spanish to people of all ages in private lessons and small groups through a creative, language-immersion methodology. We teach on-site lessons to employees in corporate settings, as well as virtual Spanish lessons via Webex to individual students all over the country.
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Upcoming Level 1 Classes:

Wednesday evenings from 4:30-5:30pm in BRENTWOOD
Starts on January 20th and goes for 16 weeks ending on May 18th meeting at Panera Bread in BRENTWOOD at 782 Old Hickory Blvd. Class will not meet on 3/30 or 4/6. (5 spots open)

Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm in BRENTWOOD
Starts on January 20th and goes for 16 weeks ending on May 18th meeting at Panera Bread in BRENTWOOD at 782 Old Hickory Blvd. Class will not meet on 3/30 or 4/6. (2 spots open)

Friday Lunch Lesson 12-1 in BRENTWOOD from 12-1pm 
Starts on January 22th and goes for 16 weeks ending on May 6th meeting at Panera Bread in BRENTWOOD at 782 Old Hickory Blvd. Class will not meet on 4/8 or 4/15. (6 spots open)

Mondays in Woodbine from 4:40-5:40pm 
Starts on February 8th and goes for 16 weeks ending on May 23rd meeting at Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes at 2519 Nolensville Pk. (4 spots open)

Upcoming Level 2 Classes:

Mondays in Woodbine from 5:50-6:50pm 
Starts on January 4th and goes for 16 weeks ending on April 18th meeting at Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes at 2519 Nolensville Pk. (1 spot open)

Monday lunch lesson from 12-1pm in BRENTWOOD  Class to begin March 7th and goes for 16 weeks ending on July 11th meeting at the Well Coffeehouse in Brentwood on Old Hickory Blvd. No class on 4/4, 5/30, 7/4  (4 spots)

Upcoming Level 3 Class:



Upcoming Level 4 Class:

Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm 
Starts on January 6th and runs 16 weeks til April 27th meeting at the Whole Foods on Hillsboro Pk. in Nashville. No class on 1/20. (1 spot open)

Thursday evenings from 6-7pm 
Starts on October 1st and runs 16 weeks til February 11th meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. No class on 10/8, 11/26, 12/24, or 12/31. (1 spot open for late starter)


Upcoming Level 5 Class in February 2016:

Thursday evenings from 6-7pm 
Class begins on February 25th meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville ending in June (2 spots open). 


8 Week Grupo Dinámico con Pedro García.:

Tuesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm 
Great fit for intermediate and advanced speakers wanting some extra speaking practice! Good fit for students who have completed level 4 or higher. Email for more information. 

Next 8 week session starting on March 1st. Email for more information.
Monica D. - 1st
Wilson L. - 3rd
Linda B. - 4th
Chris K. - 6th
Janet B.  - 9th
Ellen L. - 11th
Jessica S. - 11th
Sheena W. - 15th
Shelby M. - 15th
Clarence S. - 21st
Mike S. - 17th
Linda S. - 23rd
Lisa T. - 23rd
Jake R. - 27th
Russell T. - 28th
Samantha H. - 29th
Keith H. - 30th

Spanish Tip of the Month

This tip of the month is for intermediate and advanced Spanish students:

60 ejemplos cómo usar signos de interrogación




Enero 2016

noticias de enero

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! 
Here is what you'll find in this month's newsletter:
  • 2016 Winter/Spring Group Classes & Private Lesson Open Time Slots
  • Full "Feliz Navidad" Video... just in case you missed it!
  • Propósitos para el Año Nuevo - Los Profesores
  • Winner of the SLWED Trivia Quiz 
  • Feliz Cumpleaños, enero
  • Student Spotlight of the Month: Marcia Colburn 
Spanish Teachers Sing and Dance in Feliz Navidad Music Video
Just in case you missed it.... Here is our teacher Feliz Navidad teacher music video. Click on the video to see!

Spanish Lessons with

Emily D Trivia Quiz - Win a

Free Private Lesson!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Trivia Quiz from last month's newsletter! You all did pretty well but the highest score and winner of a free private lesson goes to............. SHANE POVLICK. ¡Felicidades Shane! We'll be in touch to send you your prize.

Here are the answers:
1. On what date did Spanish Lessons with Emily D officially start? September 1, 2011
2. Which two Spanish teachers are related? Emily D. and Pedro
3. How old is the youngest student in the history of Spanish Lessons with Emily D? 3
4. How old is the oldest student in the history of Spanish Lessons with Emily D? 83
5. Which teacher is/was the teacher for both the oldest and youngest students? Lindsay
6. What is the #1 profession that our student population represents? Medical Professional
7. We have had a LOT of students that come from other countries and are learning Spanish as a 3rd or even 4th language. Which country is NOT represented amongst our students? Italy
8. True or False: We once were the entertainment at a Spanish birthday party.... True.
9. What was the first vocabulary theme that we posted on our Instagram account (@SpanishLessonswithEmilyD)? Café
10. We've had a few logo changes over the years. What was the very first logo that we had? Bird
11. Which of the teachers worked as a journalist traveling around the country doing interviews in Spanish when they were 25 years old? Rafael
12. We've had some teachers come and go since we started. How many teachers have we had total up to this point? 14
13. Which one of the teachers is totally FLUENT in three languages? Amaia: Her 1st language is Euskera (Basque) and she is of course Spanish & English! Euskera Lessons with Amaia A anyone?!

Propósitos para el Año Nuevo

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

1. Conocer a Fergie
2. Hacer un triatlón sprint
3. Involuncrarme más con la comunidad hispana en Nashville (involve myself/be
 more involved with the Hispanic community...I'm not really sure how to say that)
4. Viajar a un nuevo lugar
5. Aprender autodefensa

Amaia: "Mi propósito para este año es sacarme el título de inglés para poder volver a la universidad y tocar mucho el piano y bailar mucho."

Rafael: "Mi propósito para este año..Volver a mi país natal, Cuba,en una Misión Evangélica.."

Emily Cate (SLWED Project Assistant): "Learn more Spanish and improve my posture!"

Emily D: "Hacer ejercicio (por supuesto), lograr mis metas profesionales, apegarme a un presupuesto, ser creativa y disfrutar cada momento."

Lindsay: Mis propósitos del año nuevo: Cada año tengo un tema. En 2016 mi tema es: Encontrar la belleza en todo. También tengo metas: organizar y limpiar la casa,  aprender algo nuevo cada mes, y hacer y vender joyería (quiero abrir un shop de "Etsy")

Melanie: Leer más y mirar menos televisión.  

1. Terminar Algebra 1 y Algebra 2 para empezar con Calculo
2. Continuar creyendo más en las cosas que no se ven que en las que se ven.
3. Ser menos duro conmigo mismo en materia de aprendizaje.


Private Lesson (or small group) Open Time Slots 

If you are interested in booking one of these open time slots for a small group or private lessons with Caroline, Rafael or Melanie, please shoot us an email at to get set up and to get more information.


Mondays: 9:40-10:40am meeting at Provence Bread in Hillsboro Village



Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm meeting at The Well Coffeehouse in Brentwood on Old Hickory Blvd. time slot pending, email if interested.


Fridays: 12:30-1:30pm meeting at Sip Café in E. Nashville 
Fridays: 3-4pm meeting at Sip Café in E. Nashville 


Mondays: 11-12pm meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks
Mondays: 1-3pm open for scheduling at The Well in Green Hills on Granny White Pk.
Mondays: 5:45-6:45pm meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks
Tuesdays: 1:30-3:30 open for scheduling at Whole Foods in Green Hills
Wednesdays: open for scheduling between 2:30-4:30 meeting at the Whole Foods in Green Hills
Thursdays: every other week (2-3x per month) from 9-10am, 9:30-10:30 or 9-10:30 meeting at the Well in Green Hills on Granny White Pk. 
Fridays: flexible for scheduling and location between the hours of 10:30am-3pm

January Student Spotlight


Marcia Colburn, Caterpillar Financial Student

“¡Marcia siempre tiene una buena actitud y se divierte mucho!  Ella es una gran líder para los otros estudiantes.. en la clase y fuera de la clase.” 

~ Lindsay Richardson, profesora de Marcia

1) ¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo Marcia Colburn.
2) ¿Dónde vives? Yo vivo en Nashville en la zona de Sylvan Park.
3) ¿Dónde trabajas? Yo trabajo en Caterpillar Financial. Yo soy gerente de marketing.
4) How long have you been studying Spanish with SLWED and who is your teacher? I have been studying Spanish with SLWED for almost one year. I started in January, 2015. Lindsay Richardson is my teacher and has been for three sessions.
5) Where would you like to use your Spanish? I would like to use my Spanish during work to converse with our Latin America employees as well as dealers and customers. I have responsibility for our incentive programs and have the opportunity to travel in Mexico or other Spanish speaking countries. I use my Spanish skills on these trips as well.
6) What advice or words of encouragement would you give to someone who is just starting to learn Spanish? My best advice would be to take the time to practice, do homework and speak Spanish outside the one-hour class each week. You won’t learn it as well or as quickly if you only rely on the one hour class time. I have found that going to Spanish speaking restaurants and conversing with the staff is a great practice.
7) What is your favorite Spanish singer or band or favorite Spanish song? My favorite Spanish singer is Ricky Martin, although he hasn’t had many songs out recently.
8) What countries have you traveled to or would you like to visit? I have traveled to Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica several times each and used my Spanish skills when I can. I would love to visit other countries in South America including Chile and Peru.
9) How have you used your Spanish? Any interesting stories how it came in handy? I have used my Spanish when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico recently. It came in handy when I needed to ask questions of the hotel staff that didn’t speak English very well. I’ve also used it with friends at who speak Spanish as a way to practice and learn more quickly.
10) What is your favorite thing about learning Spanish with SLWED? I love the style the SLWED uses to learn another language. I’ve tried other methods and this works well for me. I like that we learn with work colleagues so that we can practice with other employees during the day.
11) Other Comments? I hope to become fluent in Spanish as this is a personal and professional goal for myself. SLWED will help me achieve this important goal!

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