Find your Spanish Tutor in Madrid

17 Spanish teachers are available for private Spanish lessons in Madrid, in-person or online Spanish classes. + Read more TUTOROO now works with 17 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

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 Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz)

Private Spanish tutor in Madrid

Teacher joined in Feb, 2024

(ONLINE LESSON) こんにちは! げんきですか? わたし はスペインごのきょうしです. I am a Spaniard who was born and raised in Cádiz, Andalusia. I am a qualified graduate professor with over 5 years of experience. I followed educational programs to become a foreign language teacher and official examiner of Instituto Cervantes (A1-A2 and B1-B2). I am familiar with the different modes of examination and with the scales of grading (oral and written tests). I can help you better understand the levels of language proficiency required and address issues that are critical to preparing for these exams. I am currently working as an entrepreneur teaching Spanish as a foreign language. I have lived in Spain, France, England, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. I have worked in Spain as a French and English teacher with children. I worked in France as a Spanish assistant and I have been working as an online Spanish teacher since 2021. As a polyglot, I speak Spanish as my mother tongue, French, English, Italian, and some German, Moroccan Arabic, and now わたしはにほんごをべんきょうします。 Learning languages is my passion! Regarding my academic studies: I have two degrees in French and English, a Master's Degree in Tourist Direction, a Diploma in Translation and Localization of Video Games, an ELE diploma, a TEFL-TESOL diploma, and diplomas as a DELE examiner. Hoy es un día maravilloso para comenzar: vive el momento y disfruta del proceso.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 35 / hour  Contact now
Spanish as a foreigner

Improve your Spanish with a native teacher

Teacher joined in Feb, 2024

As a Spanish translator, my role is to bridge the language gap between Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish-speaking individuals or groups. I meticulously convert written text or spoken words from Spanish to another language or vice versa, ensuring accuracy, cultural sensitivity, and linguistic nuance. My goal is to convey the original message faithfully, maintaining the tone and context of the source material. I also strive to deliver translations that are not only grammatically correct but also culturally appropriate, taking into account the cultural norms and nuances of both languages. Through my work, I help facilitate communication and understanding across different linguistic and cultural boundaries.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Native Spanish Teacher 10 years of experience
 Madrid, provincia de Madrid, España

Spanish course in Madrid near you

Teacher joined in Feb, 2024

(Only Available for Online lessons) Hello! I am Ana, a Spanish teacher from Madrid who offers Spanish language online lessons to everyone who wants to learn in a motivating, dynamic, and flexible way. Creativity, closeness, and a variety of resources are my number one tools and I love to get involved in my student's progress and make their goals mine too. I have ten years of teaching experience in public education in Spain, working in bilingual schools from the Government, teaching both kids and adults during these years. My lessons are oriented toward helping each student with their specific needs, helping them out with speaking and conversation (pronunciation), grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, job interviews, and test preparation. I am passionate about education, and that is why I always continue to widen my training in the field. Over the past years, I have been both working as a teacher and studying the following: - Degree in Early Childhood Education - Degree in Primary Education - Master in Learning Difficulties - Specialization in Therapeutic Pedagogy - Postgrade in Early Attention Intervention I do believe that learning Spanish can be perfectly accomplished by growing confidence through practice, motivation, fun methodology, and a variety of resources. So I will be pleased to get to know what you need and start working together to boost your Spanish to the best level. I hope to meet you soon!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 18 / hour  Contact now
paciente y empática.
 (2 reviews)
 Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Teacher joined in Aug, 2023

Me encanta enseñar. Uso materiales con imágenes para que sea más fácil recordar. Siempre comparto los materiales con los alumnos para que puedan repasar el material aprendido. Tengo más de veinte años de experiencia. He trabajado con niños de 7 años, adolescentes, y adultos. Me gusta personalizar las clases de mis alumnos ya sea por las metas que ellos tengan o trato de trabajar en las áreas que noto que necesitan atencion. Me considero una persona responsable, atenta, paciente y detallista. Estoy certificada como profesora de español como lengua extranjera.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Native spanish teacher for foreigners
 (7 reviews)
 Madrid, provincia de Madrid, España

Private Spanish lessons in Madrid

Teacher joined in May, 2023

Hi my name is Natalia and I live in Madrid, Spain. I became a Spanish teacher because I have a passion for educating and communicating to others not only the language but also my culture. I have experience teaching in virtual and face-to-face classrooms. In addition, I am a lawyer, and I am currently studying business administration. I love reading books, especially classic literature, and personal development books. I love to travel, and I have lived in cities like Seattle, Istanbul, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Nicosia among others, this has allowed me to have a broader vision of personal and professional development. English is my second language; I also speak basic Turkish and now I am learning French. My classes are personalized, for me it is important to know your expectations in learning the language and with that prepare a class that suits your needs. I complement the classes with the use of audio-visual tools, role-plays and essential grammar. !See you at class!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Try Spanish! for beginners and experts.
 Calle Aguas

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Feb, 2023

(ONLINE LESSONS ONLY) I am a lover of languages, which I discovered not so long ago. By learning Greek in my thirties, I realized how much I wanted to guide students in learning Spanish. Now, I am able to speak 4 languages and I will never stop learning. I am a qualified Spanish teacher as well as an official examiner for DELE from Instituto Cervantes from level A1 until level C2 I am pretty sure that together, we will find the best way for you to learn Spanish. Either if it is only for your own interest, to get the diploma (DELE).

 Tutor available for 4 more students

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Experienced Spanish/French teacher living in Spain

Spanish teacher in Madrid near you

Teacher joined in Feb, 2023

Hello, my name is Amy and I’m from Dublin. I am a qualified teacher with almost 20 years of experience both at the primary and secondary levels. I have been teaching Spanish and French in a secondary school in Dublin for the last 16 years and have given grinds in both subjects throughout this time. I am currently on career break living in Spain and offer online classes to students of Spanish and French. I am a very experienced teacher in both Spanish and French. I taught Spanish at the primary level for 3 years under the MLPSI pilot project introduced by the government. I have taught Spanish, French, and English as a Foreign Language to adults in night class programs for 3 years. For the last 16 years, I have taught Spanish and French to all year groups at the secondary level (1st-6th) at both Ordinary and Higher levels preparing students for both the Junior Cycle and the Leaving Certificate. During all of this time, I have also given grinds in both languages and at all levels aforementioned, including at the university level. I am also a Leaving Certificate Oral Examiner and have examined many schools around Ireland for the last 10 years in my position with the State Exams Commission. With this experience, I conduct Mock Orals in several schools in advance of the Oral exams. My classes are very well-structured and tailored to the individual needs and learning styles of my students. I always include the four strands of language learning - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - in each lesson whilst also addressing specific difficulties or challenges my student might be experiencing. I have a great deal of experience in preparing students for the Leaving Certificate and in particular the Oral exam, sharing tips and advice from an Examiner’s point of view.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 45 / hour  Contact now
Learn Spanish with a private online teacher
 (1 review)
 Alcala de Henares

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Teacher joined in Jan, 2023

-ONLINE LESSONS ONLY- ¡Hola! My name is Mª de los Angeles (Angela) and I am certified for Enseñanza de Español como lengua extranjera (ELE) by ELEinternational and I have more than 6 years of experience. I speak English and French. I adapt and individualize the lesson depending on the student's needs and objectives. My methodology is cooperative, effective, dynamic, and functional, that is, the tasks are all focused on daily life outside the classroom. All the material is provided by me, so you don't need to buy anything at all. My classes take place in a positive, safe, relaxed, and trusting atmosphere. I teach at all levels. Do not hesitate and contact me for more information.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
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 Narciso Serra.

Private Spanish classes in Madrid

Teacher joined in Dec, 2022

Hey! ¿Cómo estás? My name is Patricio. I'm an Artist/Musician/Architect based in Madrid - Spain, I like to understand and be in touch with different cultures and languages. For me it will be a pleasure to teach you Spanish through personalized classes, we can learn from the very basics to more advanced Spanish instruction. My classes include grammar, writing, listening, and pronunciation. I use Spanish teaching books and personal teaching material, also if you like we can learn Spanish by walking through Madrid!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
🌟 Unlock the World with Spanish! 🌎🇪🇸

Improve your Spanish with private lessons

Teacher joined in Nov, 2022

I am Tani! Online Spanish Teacher & Educational Coach ¡Hola future language maestros! 👋 Are you ready to embark on a linguistic adventure that opens doors to new cultures, friendships, and opportunities? 🚀✨ I'm [Your Name], your dedicated Spanish tutor, and I'm here to make your language learning journey exciting, personalized, and effective! 🌟 Why Choose Private Spanish Lessons with Me? ✨ Tailored Learning Experience: No two learners are the same! I design personalized lessons that cater to your unique learning style, goals, and pace. 🎓 Proven Results: Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, my students consistently achieve remarkable progress. Fluency is within your reach! 🌐 Cultural Immersion: Learn not just the language, but also the rich culture that comes with it. From vibrant festivals to delicious cuisine, let's explore it all! 🤝 Convenience: Life is busy, but that shouldn't hinder your learning. Enjoy flexible scheduling and lessons tailored to fit seamlessly into your routine. 🚀 Book Your Journey Today! Ready to embark on this exciting linguistic voyage together? Let's make learning Spanish a joyous and fulfilling experience! 🚀✨ 📩 How to Book: Here at Tutoroo Don't miss out on the chance to elevate your language skills and broaden your horizons. ¡Vamos! 💃🕺 Tani

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Hi, I have a C1 English Level and I love teaching
 (7 reviews)
 Talavera de la Reina

Spanish tutor in Madrid near you

Teacher joined in Sep, 2022

I lived in Ireland for three years and now I live in Spain (getting used to being like at home again :), If you want to improve your english level, do not hesitate and send me a message. I love teaching and talking about a lot of things, specially books. I passed the Cambridge C1 exam and I also have experience as a teacher in Cork (definitely, the real capital of Ireland :), I taught spanish to irish students (the most well-educated people in the world) and now I am willing to teach again and have a great time with my students here. Viví en Irlanda durante 3 años y ahora vivo en España (acostumbrándome a estar como en casa de nuevo :), Si quieres mejorar tu nivel de Inglés, no lo dudes y envíame un mensaje. Me encanta enseñar y hablar sobre muchas cosas, en concreto, sobre libros. Tengo el C1 en Cambridge y experiencia como profesor en Cork (la verdadera capital de Irlanda :), enseñé español a estudiantes irlandeses (las personas más educadas del planeta) y ahora me gustaría volver a enseñar y disfrutar del momento con mis estudiantes en España.

 Tutor available for 4 more students

EUR 10 / hour  Contact now
Effective Spanish Tuition with Experienced Native Tutor
 Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Teacher joined in Sep, 2022

(ONLINE LESSONS ONLY) ¡Hola! My name is Silvia and I am a native professional Spanish tutor from Madrid. Shortly after qualifying as a lawyer I discovered teaching was my real calling. I then trained as a Spanish language teacher for several more years and have never looked back. In the past sixteen years I have taught every level and age group, both one to one and in small groups. I will help you master general or business Spanish, succeed in your examinations (DELE, high school, university) or simply learn the basics quickly and above all, enjoyably :) Everything about the lessons will be tailored to you, your preferences and your objectives, and all materials provided. I am a creator of teaching materials so we will be using some of my own. Everyone can be good at languages, we just learn differently and have different interests. I love seeing my students gain confidence and achieve their goals, while having fun in the process. Like many of us I was introduced to online learning in 2020. I used to think in-person teaching had the edge on online tuition but I soon discovered this is definitely not the case, and now I teach exclusively online. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I look forward to hearing from you :) Hasta pronto, Silvia

 Tutor available for 2 more students

EUR 25 / hour  Contact now
Speak Spanish through a challenging approach to fluency.
 (2 reviews)
 C/ Juan de Acosta

Private Spanish course in Madrid

Teacher joined in May, 2022

(ONLINE LESSONS ONLY) My name is Marta. I was born and raised in Valladolid. I studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Valladolid, Spain. I already have a Master’s degree in Online Spanish teaching and Cognitive Grammar from The Instituto Cervantes. Since November 2018, I have been giving Online Spanish classes for English speakers. I usually prepare original class materials. I have conducted private classes and group classes. My strengths are: ● correcting pronunciation and grammar mistakes, ● showing a high level of imagination, spontaneity, or capacity for improvisation when the need arises, ● engaging students to ensure a lively classroom atmosphere, ● motivating students to work outside class (homework, listenings, readings, etc.) ● monitoring the student’s progress. Do you want to get off to a good start and become successful in learning Spanish? Have you gotten stuck on the intermediate level? Do you suffer paralysis by analysis when you try to speak Spanish? Would you like to communicate effectively? You don't have to waste time memorizing more grammar rules and filling in blanks in an exercise book. I can help you to master the main Spanish grammar structures through clear and concise explanations and thrilling practice. Besides, I will keep you motivated to make the necessary effort without realizing it. First, I will check your Spanish level to find your strengths and weaknesses in the Spanish language. Then, I will email you a report about the required improvements. My goal was to take an adaptive teaching approach by assessing the individual student's needs and creating an effective lesson plan while ensuring proper grammar and pronunciation during each session. My classes are dynamic, challenging, and stimulating. After a brief grammar explanation, we will do oral exercises. So, you improve your understanding and get fluent in oral reproduction.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 18 / hour  Contact now
Certified Spanish teacher - quick results & progress
 (2 reviews)
 Madrid, Spain

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Teacher joined in Feb, 2022

I have been teaching adults and children in face-to-face classes. Online classes are also available for children, teenagers, and adults. I also taught to adults groups when I was living in France. My methodology is based on inductive teaching of grammar where the students need to "guess" the grammar points, from the example to the grammar explanations. the rules are not given to learn them by heart but by practicing and understanding the use and the meaning. I speak English, French and Italian. I have 6 Cervantes certifications such as DELE A1, A2, B1, B2 teacher, advanced grammar, children and teenagers teaching. In Summer only online classes.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 25 / hour  Contact now
Improve your Spanish with a Colombian native speaker
 (1 review)
 Calle del Áncora,32

Spanish lessons in Madrid near you

Teacher joined in Dec, 2020

Hello! My name is Daniela, I am a "rola" who lives in Cali Colombia, the capital of salsa; explorer of the world and completely in love with my culture and my language. Like I said, I love walking and discovering new places. A few years ago, on a little trip, I was very surprised at how much my culture is appreciated abroad. It was when I realized its importance and decided that I wanted to be an open window for those who wanted to discover it; and the best way to do it is by sharing my language. I am a qualified Spanish teacher for foreigners, I have taught private, group and online classes for almost two years. The most amazing thing about learning a language is that both sides have the opportunity to discover a little new world with each class. I will be very happy to help you with your learning path. Keep in mind that you are the boss, so I will always be ready to adapt to your needs and listen to your suggestions. I think there is nothing really difficult if you find within yourself the strength to do it. Learning a language is a long road and requires a lot of commitment and finding a way to always be motivated; of course I'll be there to help you with that.

 Tutor available for 4 more students

EUR 16 / hour  Contact now
Native Spanish Teacher ROCIO
 Valdemoro, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

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Teacher joined in Sep, 2020

*ONLINE LESSONS ONLY* I'm a 42 Venezuelan English and Spanish Teacher living in Spain. Beyond 20 years teaching kids, teenegers and adults. - Licensed in English Education.* - Magister in Educative Innovations.* - Diploma in Child Psychology.* Work with every website... Skype, Zoom, Google meeting, WhatsApp, Instagram. Profesora Venezolana de Español y de Inglés de 42 años viviendo en España y enseñando estos dos idiomas online. Con más de 20 años de experiencia con niños, adolescentes y adultos. Titulos y Grados*** (ya mencionados)

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Improve your grammar through conversations
 (2 reviews)

Private Spanish teacher in Madrid

Teacher joined in Aug, 2020

(ONLINE) I am a journalist and a Spanish teacher, and I have a master's degree in communication. I will help you learn Spanish through conversations. As a journalist, I have the knowledge to help you speak Spanish in a professional way. I will start by taking a test to see your level and then we will work to get you to the next level. We will also read texts, correct all your mistakes and give you tips to improve your pronunciation. I also speak English and Portuguese. You will gain more confidence when you need to speak and understand native speakers. Please take into account that at the moment I don't teach children or teenagers, only adults who want to learn Spanish professionally or for travelling.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 18 / hour  Contact now

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Spanish FAQs

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 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 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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