Noticias de Marzo 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.
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Upcoming Level 1 Class:


Monday evenings from 6:50-7:50pm (Nivel 1A: DESPACITO)

Class begins January 5th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on April 13th meeting at the Whole Foods on Hillsboro Pike in Nashville. (1 spot open for a late starter)

Monday evenings from 6:50-7:50pm (Nivel 1B: DESPACITO)

Class begins April 20th and goes for 14 weeks meeting at the Whole Foods on Hillsboro Pike in Nashville. (email to be put on sign up list)

Upcoming Level 2 Class:


Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm

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)


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)


Upcoming Level 4 Class: 



Upcoming Level 5 Class: 


Monday evenings from 7-8pm

Class begins January 5th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on April 6th meeting at Panera Bread in 100 Oaks in Nashville. (1 spot open for late starter)

Upcoming Level 6 Class:


Monday evenings from 5:40pm-6:40pm

Class begins January 5th and goes for 14 weeks total ending on April 6th meeting at Whole Foods (Green Hills) in Nashville. (3 spots open for drop in student)


8 Week “Grupos Dinámicos” con Pedro G.:

Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7pm

Next 8 week session starting on March 10th. The 8 class dates: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

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.
Mike T. - 2nd
Lindsay S. - 3rd 
Erin T. - 4th
Bobby D. - 8th
Margot R. - 9th
Paula A. - 10th
Karen E. - 11th
Fern G. - 11th
Mike B. - 22nd
Shane P. - 22nd
Beth H. - 23rd
Easom C. - 24th
Emily D. (MAESTRA) - 28th

Spanish Tip of the Month

Check out  the  app Conjuverb to reference all conjugations for any verbs side by side. 

Spanish Phrase of the Month

Would you like____?
I would like ____ please.

¿Quisieras agua?
Would you (informally) like water?

Sí, quisiera agua por favor.
Yes, I would like water please.

¿Quisiera la cuenta?
Would you (formally) like the check/bill?

Sí, quisiera la cuenta por favor.
Yes, I would like the check please.

Marzo 2015

noticias de marzo

¡Buenos días a todos!
Here is what you'll find in this month's newsletter:
  • 2015 Spring Group Classes
  • How to Create Your Own Spanish Immersion Experience 
  • Feliz Cumpleaños
  • Spanish Tip and Phrase of the Month


How to Create Your Own

Immersion Experience

by Emily Daniel

We all wish that we could have that immersion experience that another country offers. Going to the market, meeting people on the street, asking  for directions and being forced to use the language. Not everyone can just up and leave their jobs, families and kids and move abroad for months (if you can do it now before it is too late!) which is why many of you take Spanish lessons with us. You get a mini immersion experience each week in your lessons. But how can you get MORE? Here are a few ideas that you can implement in your own life to create your own immersion experience while living here in the U.S. 

 What are some daily things I can be doing to force myself to be immersed with the Spanish language?

1. Listen to Spanish music. Learn the lyrics and sing along. 

2. Watch Spanish movies and TV shows or put the subtitles in Spanish. (See below about how to change your Netflix into Spanish in case you missed it last month.)

3. Change your electronic devices into Spanish. Change your iPhone, iPad, Microsoft Word, computer settings into Spanish. You may feel disoriented at first, but that is what the language immersion experience is supposed to feel like! You will adapt, figure it out, and learn.

4. Did you know that Siri speaks Spanish? It's true! Once you change your iPhone settings into Spanish a magical world of language learning is now available to you. Your GPS will be in Spanish and you can drive around hearing and seeing the directions in Spanish and you can talk to Siri in Spanish. Try it!
On any Google page, click Settings in the top right, and go to the Languages tab on the Account Overview page. Make Spanish your primary Google language. This will chance all of your Google services and Gmail into Spanish! You may have a couple of moments of inconvenience or annoyance, but isn't that what would happen in a language immersion experience?

5. Find a podcast in Spanish that you enjoy, subscribe, and listen while you clean the house, take a walk, or cook dinner.

 6. If you have a question for Google or need instructions or a recipe, Google your question IN SPANISH.

7. Social Media: Consider changing your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to language preferences to Spanish. Explore other users out there and you'll see videos, quotes, phrases and links to click on in Spanish. 

Link for how to change Facebook Language Settings
   *For anything else that you want to change the language preference for and you don't know how, Google it! 

 What are some occasional things I can be doing to force myself to be immersed with the Spanish language?

These ideas would require a little extra bravery on your part, but bravery is one thing you already have since you have started learning another language! 
  1. Try out a Spanish meet up group.
  2. Pop into a Spanish church service (on Nolensville Road for example). You'll meet some really nice people and definitely get a mini immersion experience. Just tell them that you are a visitor and wanted to come check it out.
  3. Hire a Spanish-speaking person to do some work around your house. 
  4. Volunteer opportunities in Nashville such as Casa Azafrán on Nolensville Road. Let them know that you are a Spanish Lessons with Emily D student. Volunteer Opportunities with Conexion Americas.
  5. Head to a Mexican restaurant and greet your server and order your food in Spanish. No need to "prepare" the waiter or waitress by telling them you are learning Spanish and your Spanish is not so great, blah blah blah - just begin speaking to them in Spanish without mentally getting psyched out. 
Order some delicious Tacos from the When I did a google search to tell you guys the address, I see that they have won "Best Taco Truck on Nolensville Road" in the Nashville Scene. Not surprised! Head over and don't you dare go without ordering in Spanish. Taqueria El Dolar

How do I change the settings on my Netflix to get the subtitles and/or audio in Spanish?
In case you missed it last month or are new to our monthly newsletter.....

Not every show and movie has the Spanish option, but you can google a list of TV shows and movies that offer the Spanish audio/subtitles on Netflix to get you started.  
A few links to lists of movies in Spanish streaming on Netflix to get you started

We'd love to hear from you if you try any of these suggestions or your own ideas and hear how things went for you, how you felt, or an experience you had. Please share them with us! 
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