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24 Spanish teachers are available for private Spanish lessons in Hong Kong, in-person or online Spanish classes. + Read more TUTOROO now works with 24 private Spanish tutors available for in-person or for online private Spanish classes. You can browse through the teachers profiles below to contact your preferred private tutor. We will introduce you to another private Spanish teacher in the event the tutor you've inquired for is not available or cannot accommodate your needs. Pick your private Spanish teacher and start learning Spanish today! Read less

Native Spanish teacher. Private and group classes, Learn Spanish Fast with Jorge in Hong Kong
Jorge
 (22 reviews)
 Spain
 Hong Kong, Central and Western, Hong Kong

Private Spanish tutor in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Jan, 2020

(Online lessons) Hola! My name is Jorge, I'm from Madrid, Spain. I am a experienced Spanish teacher who has worked and specialized with children and teens of all levels, from absolute beginners and up. Teaching Spanish is something I have been doing for a long time and I am very happy because it is something that I love to do. (Since I was kid I taught other classmates who came from other countries and had difficulty learning the language.) -During the lessons: We will be working on 4 key points to learning a language, these are: Oral Expression, Written Expression, Reading Comprehension and Listening Comprehension. We will practice this every day in an interactive way through dynamic exercises working the 4 key points mentioned above. With all this, I hope you are ready to start learning Spanish in an effective and fun way. -Bachelor in Teaching - Early Childhood Education -Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language If you have any questions, do not hesitate in asking me!

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Learn Spanish or Portuguese with me and enjoy every lesson!
Cardoso
 (14 reviews)
 Brazil
 Hong Kong

Improve your Spanish with a native teacher

Teacher joined in Mar, 2020

(Online Lessons) I am a globetrotter and have extensive experience living in many countries. Being native in Portuguese and fluent in Spanish and English, as I lived in Mexico, I have been teaching Portuguese and Spanish for several years. My lesson style is fun and interactive, focusing on a practical conversation with a broad range of topics, well suited for students seeking language skill for the best travel experience and their different targets and levels. Feel free to contact me!.

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Certified Spanish teacher
Teresita
 (1 review)
 Venezuela
 Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Spanish course in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Jun, 2020

I am a Venezuelan born Spanish tutor with native South American Spanish and fluency in English language having lived and studied in Washington DC. I’ve gained experience tutoring English and Spanish to diverse age groups in Venezuela, Shanghai and Hong Kong. My students get to learn and practice Spanish through fun, interactive and tailored lessons depending on their age and interest. Education: • 2019: VII Training session for Spanish teachers in HKU, Hong Kong. • 2018: (Hong Kong, Instituto Cervantes - How to teach and learn a foreign language). • 2012: (CIESE Fundacion Comillas, Online Course, Formación inicial para profesores de Español como lengua extranjera). Working Experience Jan 2020 to Present Spanish teacher all levels Spanishworld, Hong Kong • Preparing lessons for students from beginner and intermediate level • Tailoring and delivering private Spanish lessons Jul 2019 to Present Spanish teacher all levels ModernSpanish, Hong Kong • Preparing lessons for students from beginner and intermediate level • Tailoring and delivering private Spanish lessons May 2018 to Present Part Time Spanish Teacher Level 1 ESF Language & Learning Section • Assisting as a substitute teacher to beginner students from 3 to 8 years old in three centres: o ESF Lenguage & learning centre SPE junior Wanchai o ESF Renaissance College SPE Junior New Territories o ESF Kowloon Junior School SPE Kowloon June 2016 to Present Spanish Language Tutor Hong Kong Communications Art Centre, Hong Kong • Preparing lessons for 5 to 10-year-old, beginner and intermediate students in the Language Institute. • Tailoring and delivering private Spanish lessons to beginner and intermediate students between ages of 4 and 40 years old. November 2015 to April 2016 Independent Spanish Tutor Shanghai. • Tailored Spanish lessons to beginner and intermediate students between ages of 14 and 45 years old.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

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Español flexible and tailor-made lesson
Henry
 (1 review)
 Spain
 Wan Chai

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Teacher joined in Aug, 2021

Hola soy Henry, for 3 years I have been working with IB/GCSE students, helping them to reach their goals. During this time I have worked with people who want to learn Spanish for business, for jobs, or just for fun. Whatever is your motivation here I am to help you. Flexibility is important that's why I can go or you can come, we can do it online or f2f, in the mornings or in the evening. Just ask me! I have experience working with kids, teenagers, and adults. If you and your friends want to learn together I can offer you an excellent deal. Don't search for more! Spanish is the best option!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

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The Best Spanish Teacher in Hong Kong
Miguel
 Spain
 Hong Kong, Central and Western, Hong Kong

Private Spanish lessons in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Nov, 2020

Miguel is originally from Sevilla, Spain. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in History and a Master´s Degree in Teaching Secondary Education. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience. He was Research Assistant at City University of Hong Kong and he is part-time Lecturer at the School of Modern Languages of The University of Hong Kong. He have been teaching Spanish in different Schools in Hong Kong as La Salle College, Maryknoll Convent School, Saint Paul´s Convent School or Saint Paul´s Co-Educational College. He always loved teaching kids and teenagers for ages ranged from infant to Primary school students, high school and even to adults. He is well experienced in teaching Spanish and familiar with IGCSE, IB, and DELE syllabus

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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Experienced Spanish/German Tutor
Alex
 Venezuela
 Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Dec, 2020

Over 15 years of language teaching experience in private, small group and classroom setting. I have worked with students in the K-12 range for diverse curricula, like IGCSE, A-Levels, and IB, as well as corporate clients. I was head instructor at Berlitz languages, and taught at DBS and Harrow Intl School HK. I have coached absolute beginners up to basic conversational fluency, and many of my students achieved top marks in their school examinations. I have also coached university preparing for college level examinations, several concentrating on international relations and hospitality, where a high level of fluency is required.

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commercial pilot
Paul
 Ecuador
 Hong Kong, Central and Western, Hong Kong

Spanish teacher in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Dec, 2020

hello I am Paul, I studied in an American School of Quito, an International School My main job is a commercial pilot I love to travel and learn new cultures is my passion. I started teaching Spanish classes for my parents, they had pre-nursery school in Quito I used to teach to 10 kids at that time, I really enjoyed it In my free time I love all kind of sports, I do hiking, ride my bike, run, swim and of course spend time with my family and friends I am in Hong Kong 3 years and a half

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Certified Spanish teacher with over 10 years experience
Veronica
 Venezuela
 Hong Kong

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Teacher joined in Aug, 2020

(ONLINE LESSON) Hi, I am a Certified teacher from Venezuela with more than 10 YEARS of experience teaching Spanish to Adults and teenagers from all over the world. I am also an official examiner for the DELE exam ( Diploma for Spanish as a foreign language). I can prepare you for the test using ELE methodology in addition I can help you with IB / IGCSE, Survival Spanish, business Spanish, Spanish for travelling, and General Spanish I am available to teach you online or in person! You can expect a lot of fun and interactive lessons, using videos, flashcards, online resources as well as parts of a book to follow a syllabus that will be shaped and adapted to your goals. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve success in learning Spanish!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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La profesora
Indy
 Argentina
 ARGENTINA

Private Spanish classes in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Oct, 2021

¡Hola! -* Online teaching only*- I'm a Spanish experienced -teacher with juniors (local and internationals schools), with kids (home tutoring) and adults (tailor-made classes for individuals or companies). Multicultural background: I have lived in South America, Europe and Hong Kong and I enjoy a lot talking about nearly everything. Skills : I'm very patient and I like my students to feel comfortable and confident. We focus on goals and reach them. Degrees: Spanish as a Second Language, History of arts ¡Contáctame! ¡Gracias!

 Tutor available for 2 more students

HKD 550 / hour  Contact now
Experienced and passionate Spanish Tutor for all levels
Federico
 Argentina
 Yuen Long, People's Republic of China

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Teacher joined in Nov, 2021

Hello, My name is Federico and I am a native Spanish teacher with international training and working experience (+20 years). I am offering individual and personalized virtual Spanish classes to improve both your oral and written skills. In my classes I focus on developing fluent and structured communication of the Spanish language either to prepare international exams (IB/iGCSE/DELE exams), to be able to communicate properly in the professional field or to reinforce and maintain prior knowledge of this language. I understand that every person is different and I adapt the content to the needs and interests of my students. I design my classes individually. This way we can keep classes entertaining, covering all angles of Spanish learning, and learning this language as a whole. I am an enthusiastic, patient, responsible, hardworking and a fun person. If what you are looking for is to improve your knowledge of the Spanish language, I will help you.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

HKD 250 / hour  Contact now
Private Children's Native Spanish Teacher (Remote)
Haydee
 Spain
 Valencia, Spain

Spanish tutor in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Apr, 2021

(ONLINE LESSON) Hola, my name is Profe Haydeé. I have been teaching young children under 7 years old for around 17 years at private schools and online as a Bilingual Teacher (English/Spanish) in different countries. In Costa Rica, I teach Spanish to the tourist kids and English speakers living there. I have several resources to help your child become fluent in Spanish (or English). 20 MINUTES FREE TRIAL CLASS!!! I look forward to the opportunity to teach your children to become fluent in Spanish and have fun doing so! Please feel free to ask me any questions at all. Gracias! Profe Haydeé

 Tutor available for 2 more students

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(ONLINE LESSON) I'm a psychologist with a teaching certification in Spanish as a Foreign Language. I love teaching my mother tongue to whoever wants to learn. ¡Ven a aprender Español conmigo!
Pamela
 (2 reviews)
 Chile
 Lamma Island, Hong Kong

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Teacher joined in Jul, 2018

(ONLINE LESSON) I'm a psychologist with a teaching certification in Spanish as a Foreign Language. I love teaching my mother tongue to whoever wants to learn. ¡Ven a aprender Español conmigo!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

HKD 350 / hour  Contact now
Qualified and Experienced Native Tutor (Online)
Corina
 Argentina
 Hong Kong

Private Spanish course in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Oct, 2022

(ONLINE LESSON) ¡Hola! I am a qualified and experienced native tutor offering high-quality Spanish lessons and Exam Preparation. I offer live online tuition: one-to-one & group lessons (2-4 students). -I specialize in Exam Preparation, in particular: GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, IB, UK Common Entrance (Spanish), DELE, and SIELE. University exams. Intensive One-to-One Courses during half-terms. -General Spanish: All levels. Conversation. I am fluent in English, French, and Portuguese (Spanish is my mother tongue). Tutoring Experience: I have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language for 25 years in different countries and settings: schools, language institutes, and companies. In the UK, I worked at Tonbridge School, Kent (an independent school) for 6 years. Tutoring Approach: All lessons are specifically tailored to the student's needs and abilities. My students benefit from: * Extra online support via email. * Motivating and effective tuition. * Variety of learning resources. * Friendly atmosphere and fun learning activities. Lessons are dynamic and based on a communicative approach. All four skills are taught - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - though the emphasis is on oral communication. We put learning into practice with lots of fun activities like games and songs.

 Tutor available for 2 more students

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Bilingual Spanish and English Speacker
Paul
 Spain
 Hong Kong

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Teacher joined in Sep, 2022

I am a 4th-year student at CUHK studying business and I am a native Spanish speaker from Spain Due to my business background I also know the terminology of more advanced and professional vocabulary and writing styles. I have had plenty of experience with public speaking, from creating my own public speaking club to participating in debate competitions, including Model United Nations. Spanish is a language focused on grammar which requires practice and patience but I am here to make it comfortable and easy to understand, with a teaching lesson focused on continuous practice and exercises.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

HKD 450 / hour  Contact now
Lilian
Lilian
 Mexico
 Hong Kong

Spanish lessons in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Jan, 2023

I am a native speaker from Mexico. I have experience as a university language teacher, and also with children. I am very patient, and I like that students learn with pleasure and joy. My teaching method is student-centered and holds a communicative approach. Spanish is a beautiful language that will allow you to enter the culture of the Spanish-speaking world, which is full of magic and flavor. Not to mention that, by speaking Spanish, you will also have the possibility of communicating with 7.6 percent of the global population.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

HKD 500 / hour  Contact now
Learn Spanish from a  motivated, certified, native teacher
Julieta
 Uruguay
 Hong Kong

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Teacher joined in Mar, 2023

(ONLINE LESSON ONLY) Hi! I am Julieta a young certified teacher from Uruguay. My teaching experience started with volunteering as a teaching assistant in low-income schools and now I have been teaching Spanish and English as a second language for more than 5 years to students from more than nine countries. I left home alone at 16 because I wanted to explore and know more cultures and countries. As of now, I am 24 years old and I have recently graduated from University in the United States. I am continuously learning languages because I believe is important to be constantly learning. I also want to be part of your growth and learning journey! Teaching Style I tried a lot of learning methods myself and understood that there is no one way that works for everyone. I believe is critical to provide a good grammatical base and to use a lot of games and creative/involving exercises in my classes. In my classes, I used a very student-center approach because I believe there is 40% of class content is up to the students and their goals. Book a lesson with me, y empecemos a aprender!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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Learn Spanish with private online classes!
Javier
 Spain
 Hong Kong island

Private Spanish teacher in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Jul, 2023

(ONLINE CLASSES) ¡Hola! My name is Javi and I'm a Spanish native speaker willing to teach Spanish. I have a Spanish Philology Degree and a Master's degree in Spanish as a Foreign language. I have been in Macau (China) teaching Spanish at the Macau University of Science and Technology. The classes can be about grammar or just speaking lessons, that depends on what the student wants to focus more. I know that learning a foreign language is always a challenge, but YOU CAN DO IT! I want to offer productive and entertaining classes to my students.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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Spanish class for youre daily life
Flor
 Mexico
 Mysore, Karnataka, India

Improve your Spanish with a private course

Teacher joined in May, 2023

¡Hola amigos! Me llamo Flor jazmín tengo 23 años y soy de La paz Baja California Sur México, el hermoso centro turístico para miles de extranjeros. Vivir aquí me ha permitido poder convivir y enseñar español a muchos extranjeros, así como enseñarles sobre nuestra cultura, comida y turismo. Me gusta personalizar las clases a las necesidades, preferencias y al nivel de cada estudiante. ¡Estoy muy emocionada porque puedas elegirme para dar este gran salto contigo al aprender español! Tengo más de 5 años de experiencia en la enseñanza del español, he trabajado en diferentes plataformas online y he enseñado español a extranjeros que viven en mi ciudad. Además me he certificado con el diplomado ELE (enseñanza del español para lengua extranjera). Me gusta mantenerme en constante capacitación para garantizar una buena enseñanza a mis estudiantes. Me gusta hacer mis clases personalizadas a las necesidades y el nivel de cada uno de mis estudiantes, sea cual sea tu nivel de español puedes tomar clases de “Español conversacional” donde aprenderás a aplicar tu aprendizaje a una conversación de la vida diaria o clases de gramática para todos los niveles:)

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Spanish and certified English teacher
Jose
 Spain
 Pékin, République populaire de Chine

Spanish classes in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Sep, 2023

Hi, my name is Jose, Spanish but after living some years in Ireland and in France I know first hand how difficult is to learn a new language. I have a master's degree in Sociology and a TEFL-TESOL certificate. My background includes teaching students of all ages and levels, both in person and online. As for my teaching approach, mostly practical, based on daily life situations and making sure you feel comfortable learning a new language. I will align with your goals and areas of interest while also having fun.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

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Spanish Online Tutor / Tutor de Español en línea.
Justin
 Ecuador
 Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Guayas 0903, Ecuador

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Teacher joined in Aug, 2023

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY - ¡Hola! Mi nombre es Justin, vivo en la ciudad de Ecuador, mi lengua materna es español, sin embargo, siempre he amado aprender nuevos idiomas, comencé a aprender inglés a la edad de 3 años, por lo tanto, domino tanto el idioma español como el inglés. También, he aprendido otros idiomas como Frances, e incluso lenguaje de señas. He sido profesor por más de 6 años, y desde una edad muy joven me di cuenta que la enseñanza es una pasión que llevo dentro. Me gusta mucho usar clases dinámicas, las cuales te ayudaran a realmente aprender el idioma español, de una manera rápida , divertida y efectiva. Poseo varios certificados que validan mis procesos de enseñanza, emitidos por universidades prestigiosas, como la Cambridge University. Hi there! My name is Justin, I live in Ecuador, and my mother tongue is Spanish, however, I have always loved learning new languages, I started to learn English at the age of three, so that means that I master both English and Spanish languages. I have also learned a few other languages, like French, and even sign language. I have been a teacher for almost 6 years now and from a very young age I realized that teaching was a big passion that I had.

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Learn Spanish with a native dedicated teacher
Eduardo
 Spain
 Hong Kong

Private Spanish tutor in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Oct, 2023

(On-Line only) Hola! I'm from Barcelona, Spain, I'm engineer with long experience teaching Spanish lessons to all levels, from beginners to advance, and also providing support with translations. I love my language and I love teaching so I am sure I can help you to improve your Spanish fluency and get the results you are wishing for. When teaching I am very pragmatic, organized, efficient and always focused on the students' needs, whether it is oral communication, vocabulary, grammar, etc. For the moment I can only do online lessons. No esperes más! vamos a aprender español!!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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José Herrera
José
 Venezuela
 Hong Kong

Private Spanish teacher in Hong Kong

Teacher joined in Aug, 2023

Many years of experience in teaching languages. Including Spanish, English, and Papiamento (Caribbean language from the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao). I’m also a music teacher, a certified PADI dive instructor, and a 2nd-dan Japanese martial arts instructor (Okinawa Karate & Kobudo). Traveling the world since 1990 had lived in Venezuela, Aruba, The Netherlands, Colombia, Spain, China, Vietnam, Malta, and now Hong Kong. Always teaching and performing (playing piano and singing). See you soon.

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ONLINE SPANISH TEACHER
Scarlet
 Brazil
 Hong Kong

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Dec, 2023

Hello everyone! I'm Scarlet, a warm and patient Spanish teacher excited to assist you on your journey to fluency! In our lessons, I'll provide you with the necessary tools to reach your language goals, regardless of your current proficiency level. I strongly believe that daily interactions are the most effective way to learn a new language. That's why I strive to create a positive and stimulating environment during my lessons, all from the comfort and convenience of learning at home. TEACHING EXPERIENCES -More than 4000 lessons taught worldwide -Spanish Teacher in Washington D.C, USA. CERTIFICATIONS - Certified Spanish Teacher by Instituto Cervantes, New York -DELE Official Examiner -Master in Spanish Language

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Spanish Native Teacher in Hong Kong
Ramón
 Spain
 Hong Kong

Spanish course in Hong Kong near you

Teacher joined in Jan, 2024

My Name is Ramón, I have one year of experience teaching Spanish in Hong Kong, I am looking to help all ages students that are wanted to Learn Spanish. Available to travel to the Student's home if necessary. I have experience teaching adults, kids, and teenagers in the past in different academies in Hong Kong. I can help to improve the pronunciation in the conversational classes and also help the students prepare for DELE exams for their future careers. I always try to make my classes entertaining.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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What are the Benefits of Learning Spanish with a Private Tutor?

Learning with a private tutor means you get to learn at your own pace, ask questions whenever you choose and get undivided attention. If you join a group class, you may experience Spanish lessons that are either too slow or go too fast for you.

Here are some top benefits of learning Spanish with a private tutor:

Customized Spanish classes

It's true that people have different learning techniques and styles which are in accordance with their learning skills. Although we all have a blend of learning styles, there is a primary style of learning.

For instance, traditional Spanish classes may focus too much on your vocabulary and quizzes. However, if you're not so good with quizzes, you may get the impression that Spanish is difficult or you'll never get to be fluent in it.

When you take lessons with a private Spanish tutor, you can discuss your preferred learning style with your tutor. Also, your tutor will use the best method of explaining difficult topics to you. Private tutoring helps you to be comfortable while learning and not be put under pressure from being with other students.

It offers better results

One benefit of having a private Spanish tutor is that it allows you to concentrate, offering better results. According to studies, where you take classes can determine how much you'd learn. Also, once you have a particular place where you learn, you can be 100% focused and retain more information. After all, the main essence of taking private Spanish lessons is to learn effectively.

Other benefits are:

  • You get continuous feedback from your Spanish tutor
  • Private lessons improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • You can suggest the topics you're specifically interested in learning
  • You get to learn Spanish any day you choose. It offers flexibility
  • You have the full attention of your Spanish tutor

Which Countries Use Spanish as their Official Language?

From Northern and Southern America to Asia and some parts of Europe, there are about 20 countries in the world where people’s mother tongue is Spanish.

Spanish is a global language and it comes right behind Mandarin Chinese as the second most spoken language in the world. The continent with the most Spanish speakers is the Americas. Mexico has about 110 million native Spanish speakers.

Here is a list of the countries where Spanish is used as the official language:

  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Chile
  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Bolivia
  • Nicaragua
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • El Salvador
  • Paraguay
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Panama
  • Venezuela
  • Spain
  • Honduras
  • Uruguay

How Many People in the World Speak Spanish?

Like Italian, Romanian, Portuguese and French, Spanish is a Romance language. By Romance, we do not mean it is a language of love (although we must admit that many people find Romance languages romantic), it means that the language evolved from Vulgar Latin.

Spanish has its root in the Iberian peninsula which is situated in southwest Europe (present-day Portugal and Spain). Spanish was formed by the Castilian continuation of Vulgar Latin mixed with the Moors' Arabic dialect. After many years of both languages being mixed, standard Spanish was birthed in the 1200s.

In the world, there are over 450 million native Spanish speakers. Right behind Spanish is English with about 360 million native speakers, making it the third most spoken language in the world. Additionally, Spanish ranks as the third most studied language in the world coming after French and English.

Adding to the number of native Spanish speakers, there are about 75 million people in the world that speak Spanish as their second language. Although the US has about 12 million bilingual Spanish speakers and 42 million native speakers, it is the second country with the largest Spanish speakers (Mexico is first). According to a study, there are predictions that the US will overtake Mexico to be the largest Spanish speaking country by 2050.

One of the 24 official languages of the European Union is Spanish. It is also spoken by a small number of people in countries like Germany, the UK, Italy and France.

Why Should I Learn Spanish?

Without a doubt, there are many things you stand to gain when you take Spanish lessons. Not only is Spanish one of the world's most popular languages, but it is also a beautiful language with an interesting history and culture. Additionally, there are about 20 million people in the world studying Spanish in some capacity.

Looking to add another language to your portfolio? Here are some reasons to learn Spanish:

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world

This has to be the most important reason why you should study Spanish. About 6% of the world's population speaks Spanish with it being the mother tongue of over 400 million people. Interestingly, it ranks ahead of English which is a global language.

About 15% of the residents of the European Union speak Spanish as either their first or second language. Likewise, in the US, Spanish is the popular choice of a second language.

Boost your CV

Although learning Spanish can boost your traveling experience in Latino countries, it helps you to work in any Spanish speaking country. When you take Spanish lessons, you have a better chance of studying in a Spanish institution.

When you learn Spanish, you can get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a Spanish speaking country. The time you spend with the locals not only influences how fluent you become in a short while but also boosts your knowledge of the language. Also, prospective employers in a Spanish based organisation prefer candidates that can communicate effectively in Spanish like a local.

Learning Spanish helps you grasp your mother tongue better

According to studies, you get better at speaking your mother tongue when you learn a second language. It helps you critically analyze your mother tongue and its rules. Also, you pay more attention to sentence structures allowing you to write more complicated sentences in your mother tongue.

Other benefits of learning Spanish include,

  • It is quite easy to learn Spanish
  • It allows you to watch and understand Spanish movies without translated subtitles
  • You can travel to Spanish speaking countries without the need of hiring a Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Being bilingual delays symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease!

Is Spanish Difficult to Learn?

Let's compare learning a new language to being an athlete. Athletes make it look easy on the field but they have put hours into their sport practice and at times where they really felt like giving all up. Like being an athlete, to learn any language at all, you have to understand it's not easy. However, the fact it's tasking doesn't mean it's difficult.

To learn Spanish, you need plenty of practice, dedication, enthusiasm and talent. Also, your knowledge of a second language can determine how easily you learn Spanish. Learning a new language becomes easy if you've learnt one or two languages before.

In addition, your knowledge of a Romance language can help you learn Spanish easily. Spanish is similar to Italian and Portuguese. However, if you're a native English speaker, things can get pretty difficult.

Being a native English speaker shouldn't stop you from learning Spanish. For instance, Spanish and English share similar sentence structures. Also, some Spanish words are easy to coin from English words which are referred to as English-Spanish cognates.

How Soon Can I Become Fluent in Spanish?

Spanish is quite similar to English making it a category 1 language. Owing to this, it will take you about two years to become fluent in Spanish if you study for one hour a day. However, you can choose to speed things up by learning Spanish with a private tutor for more than one hour every day.

Studying for a minimum of three hours daily can get you to conversation fluency in around six months. Summarily, the more time you spend studying Spanish, the quicker you achieve fluency.

While full immersion is advised, you can have fun while learning Spanish by watching famous Spanish movies, travelling to Spain or reading Spanish novels.

What are the Popular Spanish Tests I Can Take?

To work in a Spanish speaking country, study there or get Spanish citizenship, you need to show you're proficient in the language. All Spanish proficiency tests follow The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standard.

Typically, CEFR, determines how competent you are in a language ranging from A1 which is beginners to C2 (master). Also, the four levels are listening, reading, speaking and writing. Here are the common Spanish proficiency tests you can take.

DELE

DELE is suitable for citizenship and Visa seekers, working professionals and post-secondary students. Also, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport grants the official certification while it's issued by Instituto Cervantes.

All DELE exams follow CEFR grading criteria. Interestingly, it has no expiration date and the passing score for any level in the DELE exam is 60 points. Also, it has six levels of competence,

  • Breakthrough (A1)
  • Waystage (A2)
  • Threshold (B1)
  • Vantage (B2)
  • Effective Operational Proficiency (C1)
  • Mastery (C2)

SIELE

SIELE is suitable for working professionals and post-secondary students. The SIELE certificate, unlike DELE, only covers C1, B2, B1, A2, and A1 of the CEFR. Also, the certificate expires after five years and has further divisions of four, SIELE global, speaking, writing and listening.

Each SIELE test is graded on a scale of 0 to 250 and results are available after three weeks of taking the test.

Other Spanish proficiency tests include

  • CELU is taken only twice a year and must be done in person.
  • TELC is ideal for post-secondary school students, working professionals, citizenship and Visa seekers.
  • ECL is only suitable for working professionals and visa seekers.

Can my TUTOROO Private Tutor Prepare Me for Spanish Proficiency Tests?

The good thing about having a private Spanish tutor is that they can prepare you for any Spanish proficiency tests. TUTOROO Spanish tutors have firsthand knowledge of Spanish and everything about it. Also, most TUTOROO private tutors are native speakers and have experienced learning a new language. They have experience in taking proficiency tests and preparing students for the same.

TUTOROO hires the best tutors only, each with years of experience and certifications to prove their competence. In the event of you not being pleased with a particular tutor's teaching method, you can request a new tutor.

How Can I Become a TUTOROO Private Spanish Tutor?

At TUTOROO, to ensure students get the best learning experience, our tutors have to be either native Spanish speakers. While we don't necessarily request qualifications or certifications to show your proficiency in Spanish, all tutors undergo a proficiency test. The purpose of the test is to know how capable you are of teaching that language.

Additionally, to become a private Spanish tutor at TUTOROO, you must be able to communicate effectively with your students, and be confident in your skills. Commonly asked questions on becoming a Spanish tutor at TUTOROO are available here Tutor FAQs link.

As a tutor on TUTOROO, you can choose between taking physical or online classes. Depending on your students, you can also have hybrid classes which are a blend of physical and online classes. Also, you can make tutoring in TUTOROO a steady source of income as it's a great way of making money while teaching your mother tongue.

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