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!

Mid-Fall Classes start Oct. 31st! Register today!

Round off 2016 with a feeling of accomplishment by joining a 5-week Spanish course in our Mid-Fall Term at Tierra! Join a twice-weekly class on weekday mornings or evenings and make real progress in less time than you’d think possible! Classes start the week of Oct. 31st - there will be no classes held the week of Thanksgiving, so you won’t have to worry about missing Spanish class while you celebrate the holiday.

Check out our complete Mid-fall Term Schedule and Register today 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!

“Day of the Dead” Celebration - Fri. Nov. 4th 6-8pm!

Join us at Tierra on Friday, November 4th from 6:00-8:00pm and experience the fascinating Mexican traditions for celebrating “Día de los Muertos”!

Practice speaking Spanish and deepen your cultural understanding as we enjoy a delicious potluck meal including tamales, atole, and pan de muerto. We’ll also be treated to a special classical guitar performance by our school director! We invite you to bring a photo 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. We encourage you to bring a dish or beverage to share and to invite your family and friends of all ages!

Latin American Independence Fiesta Friday Sept. 30th with live music from Bajo Salario!

Come celebrate with us on Friday, September 30th from 6:00 - 8:00pm for Tierra’s 8th annual Latin American Independence Fiesta! Enjoy a special evening with live music by local collective band Bajo Salario, who will treat us to their lively mix of folkloric and protest songs from across Latin America!

You could also WIN in our FREE RAFFLE with great prizes including gift certificates for Teatro Milagro and local eateries Tamale Boy & ¿Por qué no? as well as Tierra Spanish Classes!

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