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!

Summer Term classes start July 9th - reserve your spot today!

Make your summer more fruitful by improving your Spanish skills in a class at Tierra! In our small-group classes you’ll find the perfect recipe of engaging language instruction in an encouraging community environment. This Summer Term, which starts the week of July 9th, choose from once or twice weekly courses for students of all ability levels, from Beginner 1 to Advanced, plus Conversational Spanish and unique cultural immersion courses!

Check out our complete Summer Term Schedule and Register today to reserve your spot!

Take one of our online placement exams to receive our personalized course recommendation for you!

Last chance to join one of our special 3-week Summer Intersession classes!

Tierra’s “Summer Intersession” - a special 3-week term between our Spring and Summer Terms - provides you the special opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish with  unique conversational and cultural immersion course options. Taking place from June 13th - July 5th, intersession offerings include a wide range of courses designed to give students the chance to practice in a new and refreshing context, as well as a super intensive Beginner 1 course meeting 4 times per week,  for an accelerated experience akin to studying abroad!

Check out our complete Summer Intersession Schedule and Register today to save 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!

Celebrate Tierra’s 9th Anniversary this Saturday!

Please join us on Cinco de mayo, this Saturday, May 5th from 5-7pm to celebrate Tierra’s 9th Anniversary! Enjoy a potluck feast including tamales and agua de jamaica while you meet people who share your interest in Latin American culture! Don’t miss the chance to win in our FREE RAFFLE - great prizes include a free Spanish course and discounts at Tierra as well as gift certificates to Pollo Norte, Epif, and other local eateries! There will be crafts and face-painting - we encourage you to invite your family and friends and bring a dish or drink to share!

¡Nos vemos el 5 de mayo!


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