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!

Check out this Advanced Book Seminar in Winter Term!

If you are an advanced Spanish student, don’t miss this opportunity to read and analyze the fascinating novel “Señales que precederán al fin del mundo”. Written by one of the most promising contemporary Mexican writers, Yuri Herrera, this short novel explores one young woman’s journey across the border, and implications of crossing, not just territory but cultures, identities, and even between the world of the living and of the dead. All narrated in Herrera’s beautiful, precise prose infused with the slang used by the people on both sides of the border.

Advanced Book Seminar - "Señales que precederán al fin del mundo"
Regular Courses (1x/week for 10 weeks)
Wednesdays | 7:30pm-9:20pm | Jan 16th - Mar 20th

Winter Term Spanish classes start January 12th!

Kick off 2019 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 Conversational and Cultural Immersion courses. Classes begin the week of January 14th, Saturday classes start Jan. 12th!

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

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

Come celebrate “Día de Muertos”: Fiesta Sunday, Nov. 4th

Join us at Tierra on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00-6:00pm and experience one of the most fascinating of Mexican holiday traditions - “Día de los Muertos”!

We’ll be treated to a special Latin American guitar recital by our school director as we contemplate the traditional altar, commemorating those who have passed with a beautiful ofrenda or “offering”.  We invite you to bring a photo of a deceased loved or admired one to add to the altar.

Come enjoy a delicious potluck meal, with traditional treats including tamales, pan de muerto, and atole - we encourage you to bring a dish or beverage to share.

This exciting event is free and open to the community, please feel free to invite your family and friends!

¡Nos vemos el 4 de noviembre!

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