Noticias de Otoño 2016
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Spanish Lessons with Emily D is a team of qualified and personable Spanish teachers based in Nashville, TN. We specialize in teaching conversational Spanish to adults of all levels through individual lessons and small groups in private and corporate settings. Our fun and effective language-immersion methodology paired with our unique curriculum empowers and equips students with the tools and confidence to be able to SPEAK SPANISH!
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Level 1 Classes:

Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm with Melanie
Starts on January 9th and goes for 16 weeks ending on May 1st. Class will not meet on March 20th or 27th. Exact class location TBD - it will be in Brentwood (2 spots open, 4 spots pending)

Wednesdays from 6-7pm with Caroline
Class started on October 26th and goes for 16 weeks ending on February 22nd. No class on 11/23 or 12/28. Class meets at Whole Foods in Green Hills in Nashville. (1 spot open for late starter)

Tuesdays from 12-1pm with Lindsay
Class started on August 30th and goes for 16 weeks ending on December 20th. No class on 11/22 . Class meets at Whole Foods in Green Hills in Nashville. (2 spots open for late starters)

Upcoming Level 2 Classes:

Thursday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm with Melanie
Starts on January 5th and goes for 16 weeksmeeting at the Panera Bread in Brentwood on Old Hickory Blvd. (6 spots open)

Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm
Class started on August 4th and goes for 16 weeks total ending on December 8th meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. Class will not meet on 11/24 (2 spots open for late starters)

Level 3 Class:

Wednesday evening lesson from 5:45-6:45pm
Class started on October 12th and goes for 16 weeks total ending on February 22nd meeting at Panera Bread in Brentwood on Old Hickory Blvd. Class will not meet on 11/23, 12/21, 12/28 (2 open spots for late starters)

Level 6 Class:

Wednesday evening lesson from 4:45-5:45pm
Class started on September 28th and goes for 16 weeks total meeting at Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. Class (2 open spots for late starters - email for placement info.)

8 Week Grupo Dinámico con Pedro García.:

Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7pm 
Great fit for intermediate and advanced speakers wanting some extra speaking practice! Good fit for students who have completed level 5 or higher. Email for more information. 

Next 8 week session starting on November 29th. Spots available.  Email for more information. 


Private Lesson Availability

Bradley L
Susan D.
Lauren F.
Lethia M.
Camille F.
Brent M.
Nancy B.
Ahmed A.
Michael W.
Rita S.
Sarah B.
Dawn P.
Liz O.
Jessica J. 
Suzanne B.

Marisa D. 
Marie M.
Teresa H.
Barrett W.
Jeff H.
Kathy S.
Tim S.
Candy B.
Penny L.
Charmaine B.
Michael D.
Michael R.
Brielle B.
David K.
Brian M. 
Begum E.
Brenda B.

Danny C.
Samantha C.
Ed S.
Karen H. 
Shaleeka C.
Kathy H.
Tony F.
Candi C.
Meghan H.


Fall 2016

Noticias de Otoño

¡Buenas tardes!
Here is what you'll find in this month's newsletter:
  • Fall & Winter Classes: Group Classes & Private Lesson Open Time Slots
  • Wrapping up 2016 with a bang: What we've been up to this Fall
  • Bevin Beers is back!!! Virtual Spanish Lessons 
  • Lindsay's Mission Trip to Argentina: Selling jewelry 
  • Feliz Cumpleaños: Otoño, octubre a noviembre
  • Instagram Theme: Flowers - Flores
  • Spanish Tip of the Month: TV shows specifically for Spanish language learners
  • Student Spotlight of the Month: Stacy Snyder

Wrapping up 2016 with a bang!


Spanish Teachers October Team Meeting

Rafael, Pedro, Tom, Emily Cate, Ana
Gloria, Emily D, Lindsay, Melanie

We've had a busy fall preparing lots of fun and exciting projects that we'll be releasing over the next few months. We are so excited to share everything that we have been working on with all of you!

Hint: Audio Project, Spanish Immersion Day and more, coming your way early 2017!

In the meantime, prepare yourself for for our 2016 Christmas music video that we'll release next month! It's definitely a step up from last year.

--Emily D.


Bevin Beers - Virtual Spanish Teacher Option from Costa Rica!

If you have been in the Spanish Lessons with Emily D family for a while you will remember Bevin Beers. She was a teacher with us a couple of years ago and is dearly missed by all! Bevin is moving to Costa Rica in December to pursue her dream of starting a Spanish/Soccer camp for kids! We'll keep everyone posted on a website and information for that. Bevin will be available to teach virtual Spanish lessons for any former, current or new Spanish students. She has a flexible schedule and is looking forward to seeing some old and new faces. ¡¡¡ES MUY EMOCIONANTE!!!

If you are interested in scheduling virtual lessons with Bevin, please email us at with your availability and date you wish to get started and we'll get you set up!

Lindsay Richardson's Mission Trip to Argentina in January 2017
¡Hola estudiantes y amigos! This upcoming January 2017 I have the opportunity to do mission work in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am selling handmade vintage jewelry including watch gears and keys for a minimum of $30 each. All proceeds go directly to fund my work & stay in Argentina! Check out my Etsy shop  ColorMeLindsay for photos of all items being sold. You can contact me directly for purchases: ¡Muchas Gracias! 

Student Spotlight

Stacy Ries Snyder

"Stacy is an intense learner!  She wants to do everything with excellence and is not satisfied with anything less than 120%.  Having a French background, she understands language well and is a fast learner.  Stacy is really flourishing in the program!"

--Melanie Gordon profesora de Stacy

1) ¿Cómo te llamas?  Me llamo Stacy Ries Snyder.
2) ¿Dónde vives?  Vivo en Nashville, Tennessee.
3) ¿Dónde trabajas? Soy una candidata para el Congreso aquí en el distrito cinco.
4) How long have you been studying Spanish with SLWED and who is your teacher?   I have been studying Spanish with Melanie and SLWED since the beginning of Summer. 
5) Where would you like to use your Spanish?  I would like to use my Spanish to better communicate with my constituents should I be elected on November 8th.   If not elected, I will use it in my travels.  
6) What advice or words of encouragement would you give to someone who is just starting to learn Spanish?   I would suggest to learn slowly but steadily – and do not come down too hard on yourself as you learn.  Before too long, you will look back and realize how much you have learned – you will be surprised.  
7) What is your favorite Spanish singer or band or favorite Spanish song?  Favorite Spanish singer is Gloria Estefan with her Cuban influences.   Favorite Spanish song would be Ayer or Volverás.
8) What countries have you traveled to or would you like to visit?  I have traveled to France, it was my degree in College (Belmont – graduated 1993).  There are many countries in Central and South America I would love to visit.  
9) How have you used your Spanish? Any interesting stories how it came in handy?  Yes, I try to communicate with voters as many times as I can.  I have friends at church that are from Mexico, I realized how much easier and how much more confidently I was able to converse with them just a week or so ago.  
10) What is your favorite thing about learning Spanish with SLWED?   The lessons are small and easy to handle which is great for such a busy schedule as I have.  I also enjoy meeting close to my office.  My professor is very easy to work with.  Melanie is never judgmental and always very helpful.  That makes my experience much more relaxing.  
11) Are there any apps, podcasts, websites or resources that you would recommend to other students?  I love to watch movies that I am familiar with translated into Spanish or Spanish movies with subtitles on.  Which means I am reading the Spanish at the same time I am hearing it.   I learn the most interesting idioms and I find that really fascinating.  Also, I am able to hear the accent in a way that is entertaining.  


Spanish Tip of the Month

Click on the links to be taken to several episodes for the show Extr@ and also  one or two other Spanish TV shows that were created for Spanish language-learners. It is educational and pretty entertaining. Let us know how you like them!


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