Noticias de Abril 2015.
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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.
SLWED Website

Upcoming Level 1 Class:

Monday evenings from 6:50-7:50pm (Nivel BA: DESPACITO)

Class begins April 20th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on August 3rd meeting at the Whole Foods on Hillsboro Pike in Nashville. Class will not meet on May 11th or 18th.  (3 spots open)


*A great refresher class if you took level 1 a while back or to retake if you felt like you didn't get a good hold of the material.

Upcoming Level 2 Class:


Tuesday evenings from 6:10-7:10pm

Class begins April 28th and goes for 16 weeks total ending on August 28th meeting at Whole Foods in Nashville.  (2 spots open)


Upcoming Level 3 Class:

Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:45pm

Class begins March 19th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on June 25th meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. Class will not meet on May 14th. (2 spots open for late starter)


Upcoming Level 4 Class:

Monday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm

Class begins April 27th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on August 10th meeting at the Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. Class will not meet on Memorial Day May 27th nor June 1st. (1 spot open)


Upcoming Level 5 Class: 


Level 5 to start in early summer - email for more details.


8 Week “Grupos Dinámicos” con Pedro G.:

Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7pm

Next 8 week session starting on May 5th. The 8 class dates: 5/5, (no class on 5/12 or 5/19), 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7

Great fit for intermediate and advanced speakers wanting some extra speaking practice! Good fit for students who have completed level 3 or 4 and higher. Email for more information.
Jen E. - 1st
Sarah M. - 1st
Nathan M. - 1st
Kayla H. - 3rd
Dan G. - 7th
Susanne S. - 13th
Michaela H. - 15th
Steve L. - 16th
Darin R. - 19th 
Victoria M. - 21st
Rachel B. - 22nd
Kris M. - 24th
Cami S. - 27th

Spanish Tip of the Month

This service is not free but it is worth checking out the free trial. It seems like a GREAT resource for learning medical Spanish in an online, at your own pace.

Canopy Medical Spanish Online 


Spanish Phrase of the Month

¿Qué tal? = How are you?  is often confused with 
¿Qué pasa? (What's happening?)

A: --¿Qué tal? 
B: --Bien, ¿y tú?

A: --¿Qué pasa?
B: --Nada mucho.

Abril 2015

noticias de abril

¡Buenos días a todos! 
Here is what you'll find in this month's newsletter:
  • 2015 Spring Group Classes
  • Student Exchange in Spain Opportunity for July & August
  • How to Search for books in Spanish at Nashville Public Library
  • Feliz Cumpleaños
  • Spanish Tip and Phrase of the Month
  • Student Spotlight, Easom Calfee


Student Exchange in Spain Opportunity in July

Interested in living in Spain for the month of July and making a new friend? This opportunity is too good to pass up! It would be ideal for a younger single female.  In short, a young professional named Claudia that is wanting to come practice English would come and stay with you at your house/room for the month of July and you would go stay with her and her family in Spain for the month of August (or viceversa).
Name: Claudia
Profession: journalism student

Lives in: Asturias (Spain)

Exchange: July-August

Offer: She offers her house, food, and a Spanish immersion course with her and her family for a month.
What she expects: The same thing, in English, here in Nashville.

What is the perfect fit for her?: A female between the ages of 18 and 25 years old with a passion for learning Spanish!
Interested? contact Pedro at


Search for Books in Spanish at Nashville Public Library


One of the very best ways to bolster and reinforce your vocabulary and improve your level is through reading (beginners-advanced). Did you know that you can search for a list of books and novels that are written in Spanish on the Nashville Public Library website? ¡Es fácil!

Step 1: Sign in to your library account (in English or there is a Spanish option too!).

Step 2: Click on Advanced Search.

Step 3: When you click on Advanced Search and scroll down, select Spanish under Language and then under literary form you can select Novels. For some reason this still pulls up some children's books, but if you look at the list of subjects on the left hand side of the page (you can click on More to get a full list) you can pinpoint more adult topics to weed those out.


April Student Spotlight:


Easom Calfee


1. ¿Cómo te llamas?

             Easom Calfee

2. ¿Dónde vives?

             Planet Earth

3. Where do you work?

4. How long have you been studying Spanish with SLWED and who is your teacher?

             About a year and a half with Pedro and also with Bevin for 6 months or so.

5. Where would you like to use your Spanish?

             Around other Spanish people.

6. What advice or words of encouragement would you give to someone who is just starting to learn Spanish?

              It will get funner once you know a whole bunch of Spanish words.

7. What is your favorite Spanish singer, band or song?
              I don't know any. El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo

8. What countries have you traveled to or would you like to visit?

              I have not traveled outside the U.S. but would like to visit where the Spaniards live. I would also like to travel to see the 7 Wonders of the World as long as I don't have to eat the food.

9. How have you used your Spanish? Any interesting stories how it came in handy?

              Talking to my Spanish teacher. One time when I was at the Chick-Fil-A playground there was a                       person talking on their cell phone and I said, "You're talking in Spanish!"

10. What is your favorite thing about learning Spanish with SLWED?

              Pedro is VERY fun.
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