Discussion » Employment Opportunities » U.S. Guy needs a Spanish tutor! Gringo 要 estudiar

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    Hello everyone!

    I am looking for a spanish tutor for myself. Aprox. 2-4 days a week, 2-3 hours each time.


    Very relaxed, mostly basic conversation, i've studied 4 years of spanish before but I am veeeeerrrry rusty.

    Please be outgoing and patient!

    I will travel to you, or a generally convenient location (i live in fengtai currently).

    I am looking for one before the christmas break, and then to continue after for 6-8 months.

    I am a pretty good student, and I won't be too much trouble ;)


    For more info, please message me on this website with a phone # or email and lets get things started!

  • Jenelyn Tambago

    Im replying here too just in case:

    Hey, what's up.

    I'm interested in the job.

    I'm arriving to Beijing in like 2 weeks and I'm staying for 3 months more or less...

    Anyways, I'm a Spanish native speaker (Chilean). So you know, Chileans don't have an accent like Spanish or Argentineans people do. I don't say it's good or bad since the original way was the Spanish way, but whatever, you can spice it up adding an accent later. lol

    PM me if you are interested.

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    I am still looking for a teacher! Any interested people please reply to me ASAP. I am leaving for Xmas on the 15th, and would like to have a teacher by then!  THX so much!

  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    Personally, I felt website like babbel.com, spanish-pod or go to school like cervantes more helpful than a real person.

  • Christopher Dame

    chilenos do have accent!

  • Jenelyn Tambago

    @Fernando Segre that's not true, well, maybe we have one since we talk different. But is plain and has no real emphasis when we speak. Of course I'm talking about the well educated Chilean people, cause in different parts of the country you can find different accents in rural zones.

    @ Yuki Inés its true that you can learn more in an institute, but in my experience i've learned more in Beijing talking to other people than in classes, but you do need some basis to start an relate with others of course...so you do need both.

  • *¤°.¸¸.·´¨&

    Chilean people have a very strong accent. Im with you Fernando Segre of course lol!!!

    If you want to learn real spanish, get a teacher from Spain. But not from Chile.

  • Jenelyn Tambago

    *¤°.¸¸.·´¨` Solcito ♡ Latino ´¨`·.¸¸.°¤* Ok we all have accents, my bad. I'll just show you some differences here so you can see them yourself.

    Just some: If you cannot watch them try a proxy server, in the US, that usually works for me.

    Argentina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwIylPzOLd0&feature=related

    Chile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_jtMkei6jk (watch the end)

    Mexico: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g8sYr7Tz9U

    Paraguay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8pLUA_YI4&feature=related

    Peru: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kK1RK5Eung

    Spain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4C4LW0QZ-I

    Uruguay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCeyVjfs9Ac&feature=related

  • Christian Hansen

    Jajajajajajajajajaja no mames!!!! de donde sacaste ese video de Mexico jajajajajaja esta cagadisimo ...  no puedo parar de reir jajajajajjajajaja

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    I am not really interested in learning "spain spanish" i've heard the way of speaking is quite a bit different than latin america, and that is where i'm predominately interested in.


    I also don't agree that an institute is the way to go.... when I learned chinese it was 90% through repetition and mimicking pronunciation. I always did one on one class, and i am def. willing to pay more for the 1-1 experience. I am already pretty familiar with the basics of language learning, and i know how to assess my progress and choose the best activities.

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    spanishpod.com is ok but it can only practice your listening ability and pronunciation. to properly speak the language you need to be able to practice conjugation of verbs and grammatical structures which is best practiced in a random i say something u respond style which i believe is best achieved by 1 on 1 teaching

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    Honestly, I would pay more to learn from a mexican person since i'm from the U.S. and thats our only spanish-speaking neighbor

  • Christian Hansen

    Everybody has an accent, actually inside each country there are different spanish accents, that funny video of Mexico is the standard accent but in north and south of Mexico the accent is different... wey! 

    This is the accent in the north Mexico... enjoy lol


    Also in this video we have a (kind of bad) attempt to explain all accents in Mexico


    So Sean, which accent do you prefer? lol 

  • Christian Hansen

    Sean, I would like to help you but I do not have time... I am sending you through PM a software that can help you to learn spanish focusing on mexican accent

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    thanks a lot i'll check out the software when i get a second!

  • Jenelyn Tambago

    xD the famous Edgar's Fall, has been years since i last saw that hahahaha

  • Jenelyn Tambago


  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    Wish I could access youtube.... i really need to sign up for a VPN

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