Spanish classTierra Educational Center is a locally owned, independent language school located in NE Portland, Oregon. We offer small group and private Spanish classes of the highest quality for adults and children of all levels. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors implement Tierra’s well-structured, original curriculum utilizing dynamic and conversational activities for the most effective learning experience. By providing an open and friendly classroom environment and hosting holiday celebrations and conversation nights open to the public, we build community through the sharing of language, culture, and love of learning.

We invite you to navigate our website to find out more about our services, course offerings, and teaching methods. Thank you for your interest!

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

If you work in the field of healthcare, don't miss this opportunity improve your ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients! You'll learn vital vocabulary and structures and practice with fun role-play activities! Our Level 1 course is designed for beginning students who have previously learned to speak using the present tense in Spanish.

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals: Level 1
Thursdays | 7:30pm-9:20pm | Jan 11th - Mar 15th

Reserve your spot today!

Winter Term starts Jan. 8th, classes are filling up - Register now!

Plan to kick off 2018 pursuing your goals by enrolling in a Winter Term Spanish class at Tierra! You’ll find warmth and community in our highly interactive small-group classes with a maximum of 8 students, guided by creative, dedicated instructors. Take advantage of the plentiful options for students of every level including 11 levels of Spanish as well as Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Conversational and Cultural Immersion courses. All courses begin the week of January 8th!

Check out our complete Winter Term Schedule and Register now to reserve your spot!

If you’ve studied Spanish before, take one of our online placement exams and we’ll get back to you quickly with our recommendation!

Come celebrate "Día de Muertos Fiesta" Sunday, November 5th

Join us at Tierra on Sunday, November 5th from 4:00-6:00pm and experience the fascinating Mexican traditions for celebrating “Día de Muertos”!

Practice speaking Spanish and deepen your cultural understanding as we enjoy mingling over a delicious potluck meal, with traditional treats including tamales, pan de muerto, and atole. We’ll close the evening with a Latin American guitar performance by our school director! We invite you to bring a picture of a deceased loved or admired one to add to our altar, commemorating those who have passed with a beautiful ofrenda or “offering”.

This exciting event is free and open to the community! Bring a dish or beverage to share and invite your family and friends of all ages!


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