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862 Spanish teachers are available for private Spanish lessons, in-person or online Spanish classes. + Read more TUTOROO now works with 862 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

Spanish from A1 to B2, IG, IB, conversation
Hilmar
 Egypt
 Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Private Spanish tutor online

Teacher joined in Jan, 2024

(ONLINE LESSON ONLY) Hola :) I'm a Venezuelan tutor, certified and experienced with 13 years of experience. I have been working at the American University of Cairo and Cairo University as well. I teach from 12 years old and adults. I speak French level A2, I understand Italian and Portuguese. I teach many athletes like football players, tennis players, and high executives mainly from international organizations. Spanish is a phonetic language, which makes it easier to learn it. On average in one year being constant you will be fluent, this will be according to your skills, dedication, and commitment. I am extremely happy to teach my language and culture :) Gracias

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AED 120 / hour  Contact now
Spanish & English  language teacher
Shweta
 (9 reviews)
 Spain
 Bur Dubai

Improve your Spanish with a native teacher

Teacher joined in May, 2023

[ONLINE & ONE-TO-CLASSES/GROUP SESSIONS] Hi I am Shweta from Spain I am bilingual individual. I teach Spanish as a native language and English as second language. Both languages are fluently spoken and writen. I have been teaching Spanish and English privately for the past 6 years. Happy to inform my students that I am qualified with TEFL. All my students have seen a progress with the languages, as we keep practicing learning speaking and do activities you will never feel bored at the lessons. See you all there in my lesson. A little bit about myself! I am a fun, bubbly , active person. Always ready to help and learn new things. My hobbies are the following: to teach, swim, cook and dance. So girls and boys this is about me , you will get to know me more once you have joined my lessons. So I hope to see you there!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AED 150 / hour  Contact now
Spanish Teacher whit Experience, DELE Exam examiner
Ysve
 (1 review)
 Venezuela
 Al Rha Beach

Spanish course online near you

Teacher joined in Mar, 2023

(ONLINE LESSON ONLY) Previously, in my Spanish Teacher role, I exercised an academic and systematic approach to teaching Spanish. I am independently motivated. Additionally, I am proficient in Portuguese and English. I have an Associate's Degree in tourism and Hotel Management and a university certificate in teaching Spanish. I am a student to get my bachelor's in pedagogy. I was a flight attendant for ten years, which allowed me to travel and get to know many countries and cultures; if you are in aviation, I can help you develop your Spanish ability. My previous experience working as Spanish Teacher at International School and Spanish school Con Ñ in China gave me experience in Developing learning programs in teaching Spanish to various ages and abilities; due to my experience whit children and adolescents, I like working with this age group, I have digital books for all age and many resources for teaching Spanish online and in person, My expertise in TIC makes me a great for teaching a dynamic and fun way a lot of didactics. As a DELE examiner, I can help you study and prepare for your DELE exams at any level.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AED 100 / hour  Contact now
Aprende español de una manera fácil y entretenida
Sebastian
 Chile
 Vy Marguerite 4

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Teacher joined in Feb, 2022

Mi nombre es Sebastián Diaz, tengo 38 años, soy chileno y vivo en Suiza hace 10 meses. Soy ingeniero en comunicación y marketing y tengo más de 20 años de experiencia en el rubro. Nunca he hecho clases formales, si he enseñado a amigos el español y mi esposa es profesora en berlitz por lo cual manejo bastante algunos métodos de enseñanza. Soy didáctico, entretenido y muy comprometido con mis alumnos. Creo que sería una experiencia reconfortante dedicar más de mi tiempo a este tipo de clases. Me gusta mucho la relación humana y poder ser aporte para ellos.

 Tutor available for 2 more students

CHF 25 / hour  Contact now
Boost your spanish skills let me help you learn Spanish
Carol
 (4 reviews)
 Colombia
 Laerkevej 11, 4,7

Private Spanish lessons online

Teacher joined in Feb, 2021

Hello there, My name is Carol, and I'm a 28-year-old woman from Colombia. I love my mother tongue and want to share my knowledge and help those interested in learning it. I studied history in Colombia, then transferred to other South American countries like Argentina, Perú, and Brazil; finally, I am here because of the many job and education opportunities and because​​ knowing a new culture is very exciting. I speak other languages ​​, such as Italian and Portuguese If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to text me; I'm interested in meeting you too!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

DKK 200 / hour  Contact now
Online English and Spanish teacher
Michelle
 (1 review)
 Spain
 Dubai

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Teacher joined in Jan, 2020

Hi there! My name is Michelle . I am a half Swedish and half Spanish girl living in Dubai. I speak three languages fluently: English, Swedish, and Spanish. I love meeting new people as well as traveling. With experience in teaching children, teenagers, and adults of all ages, I've found joy in sharing my language skills. I studied Communications and Marketing at an American University in London, and I hold a master's degree in Management from a business school in Madrid. I am passionate about languages and offer classes in Spanish and English to anyone seeking to improve their language skills or start their learning journey. From teaching English in a kindergarten school in Arusha, Tanzania, to private tutoring sessions worldwide, I'm excited to become your tutor and support you throughout your language learning experience.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

AED 110 / hour  Contact now
Always learning and exploring
Yeonhee
 South Korea
 Paya Lebar

Spanish teacher online near you

Teacher joined in Oct, 2018

(Only Available for Online lessons) I was born in Korea, but I have been living in Spanish-speaking countries most of my life: Mexico, Spain, and Argentina. I acquired the C2 level for the DELE Exam and the bilingual IB Diploma. As a trilingual, and having briefly learned various languages, I gained various know-how and techniques in learning a new language. I am on the journey of learning a new language myself: Chinese! I just passed the HSK4 exam! I am comfortable with a wide range of students; I can simply expose an infant to the language through talking, reading, and playing, or either give academic assistance to an older student. I am also available to tutor in English and Korean.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 60 / hour  Contact now
The easiest way to learn Spanish from home!
Macarena
 (10 reviews)
 Spain
 Ceylon Lane, Singapur

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Teacher joined in Mar, 2018

(ONLINE LESSON) ¡Hola! My name is Mac and I am a bilingual psychologist with a passion for teaching Spanish. Over 5 years of experience teaching Spanish to students of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, I can help you achieve your language goals through personalized lessons tailored to your specific needs and interests. Whether you want to improve your conversational skills, prepare for a trip abroad, or simply deepen your understanding of Spanish culture, I am here to support you every step of the way. So, if you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate Spanish tutor, look no further! Let's work together to unlock your full potential and discover the joy of speaking Spanish. ¡Nos vemos pronto! (See you soon!)

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 45 / hour  Contact now
Private Spanish course near you
Begoña
 Spain
 Ámsterdam, Holanda Septentrional, Países Bajos

Private Spanish classes online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hola! My name is Begoña and I am a Spanish (from Spain) native speaker, teacher and writer. I started teaching as a side job while studying six years ago, and ever since then, I have had several students with different mother languages and purposes. In every case, it has been fascinating to accompany them on their journey of learning! I, myself, have been embarked on learning different languages such as English, Russian and French, for my qualifications in languages provide me with a broad view of how languages are structured and interconnected and what it means to be on the other side, thus being the student. My way to approach teaching is very dynamic and I adapt the program to my students' passions or interests in order to reach them better. Additionally, I see learning a language as a part of discovering a whole new world, so I try to present to my students the full picture of Hispanic culture with its heterogeneity and richness; a look into history, sports, literature, cinema, etc. I strive to make my lessons interactive and fun, and I am practicality-oriented, it's not only about grammar for me but about enabling the person to successfully navigate different scenarios in Spanish. I offer a free 30-minute trial session so we can discuss the prospect of the lessons and get to know each other a bit. If this sounds good to you and you feel ready to start your Spanish, contact me!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 16 / hour  Contact now
EcoSoul Spanish: Learn with a Surfer/Yogi and Culture lover
Romina
 Ecuador
 Marrickville, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

Improve your Spanish with private lessons

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hi there! It's Romina and I'm 26 years old. I'm from Ecuador, living in Sydney now. I'm a student too who loves to learn about culture globally and other languages. I'm a nature enthusiast, surfer, beach lover, and yogi who likes to cook, live music, go to museums, and go out just to walk but I like to run. I'm an emphatic girl, patient, sensitive and creative. I enjoy a lot learning about anything and I think if two people share time, they share learnings and friendship too. I'm here for you to learn and also have fun together!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 30 / hour  Contact now
Learning Spanish with Camila (online)
Camila
 Chile
 Onehunga, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Spanish tutor online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hi! My name is Camila, and I'm here to teach you Spanish. My classes are custom-designed to fit your needs and are super fun and interactive. We'll use all kinds of cool resources, like video games and real-life situations, to make learning Spanish an awesome experience. My students love my classes, and I'm sure you will, too. I also teach younger learners. So, let's start this amazing language-learning journey together! I have successfully completed a comprehensive 120-hour teaching course, which has equipped me with a solid foundation in effective teaching methodologies and strategies. This course covered a wide range of topics, including lesson planning, classroom management, instructional techniques, assessment methods, and pedagogical theories.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

NZD 20 / hour  Contact now
Flexible and willing to help improve your spanish
Diana
 Colombia
 Brussels-Capital, Belgium

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Teacher joined in May, 2024

Love traveling to different places around the world. Love learning and teaching languages. Be passionate, and fun, and be the change in the world. language is not difficult to learn have motivation and passion would see the changes. Love different types of music, food, culture, and history. Language can help you see the world in a different view in life. Take action and do not wait to improve Spanish or other language that you want to learn and explore the world. Spanish is not difficult and you will see.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 18 / hour  Contact now
Best Native Spanish Certified Teacher for adults
Alba
 Spain
 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

Private Spanish course online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hello! I am Alba and I live in the Canary Islands. I have taught Spanish to more than 200 students from all over the world in the last two years. 😉 Do you want to lose the fear of speaking in Spanish and feel more confident? I am the right person to help you. 😁 I am a very kind, respectful, and patient person, with me you will feel very comfortable and you will advance in your learning in a fun and dynamic way. 😎 We will work on the different skills, so that you learn quickly and see real progress. I hope to see you soon in class! 🥰

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 18 / hour  Contact now
Learn Argentine Spanish. +8 years tutoring!
Maria
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Improve your Spanish with private classes

Teacher joined in May, 2024

My name is Belén Luna. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am a native teacher of Spanish. I also teach English. I have been teaching Spanish for 8 years now. I love my job and it makes me happy to share part of my culture with people from all over the world. I enjoy languages ​​very much. I am currently studying French and Portuguese, so I understand the process you go through when you study a language. It is challenging. However, I think knowing languages ​​allows us to break the barriers between cultures and that is why I encourage everyone to take and enjoy the lessons!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

USD 12 / hour  Contact now
Lezioni di spagnolo
Maria
 Colombia
 20161, Milano, città metropolitana di Milano, Italia

Spanish lessons online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Sono una studentessa universitaria a Milano proveniente dalla Colombia, sono una persona molto tranquilla, paziente e gioiosa. Molto volentieri vorrei condividere la mia madre lingua, lo spagnolo, in quanto lingua molto bella e diffusa al mondo. Ho visto e conosciuto molta gente che trova nello spagnolo qualcosa di nuovo e interessante, soprattutto perché è una lingua che varia molto a seconda del paese e i modismi che ognuno di essi ha. Imparare lo spagnolo è un’esperienza molto divertente e arricchisce tantissimo! I am a university student in Milan coming from Colombia, I am a very calm, patient and joyful person. I would very willingly like to share my mother tongue, Spanish, as it is a very beautiful and widespread language in the world. I have seen and met many people who find something new and interesting in Spanish, especially because it is a language that varies greatly depending on the country and the ways that each of them has. Learning Spanish is a very fun and enriching experience!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Aprende Español conmigo
Lucero
 Costa Rica
 Seúl, Corea del Sur

Learn Spanish with a private tutor

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hola, soy Lucero y me encantaría poder enseñarte Español. He sido profesora de Español por 10 años. Es un idioma hermoso, pero hay que saber cómo enseñarlo. Ya sea que quieras aprenderlo por pasatiempo, por trabajo o estudio siempre será una hermosa aventura. A través de los lenguajes nos empapamos de otras culturas y pensamientos. Si aprender español ha sido tu sueño, te ayudo a cumplirlo con toda la paciencia y entrega del mundo. Hablémonos para agendar una clase y saber cuáles son tus objetivos. Hello, I'm Lucero and I would love to teach you Spanish. I have been a Spanish teacher for 10 years. It is a beautiful language, but you have to know how to teach it. Whether you want to learn it for hobby, work or study, it will always be a beautiful adventure. Through languages ​​we soak up other cultures and thoughts. If learning Spanish has been your dream, I will help you fulfill it with all the patience and dedication in the world. Let's talk to schedule a class and find out what your goals are.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

CRC 7000 / hour  Contact now
Native and certificated Spanish tutor online
Valeria
 Argentina
 Argentina

Private Spanish teacher online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hi. My name is Val. I am a native Spanish tutor from Argentina. I hold a certificate in Spanish teaching as a second language and have over 10 years of experience teaching 👩‍🏫. I can help you easily learn Spanish using a modern methodology that includes lots of images, videos, audio files, and grammar activities. Everything you need to work on all essential areas. Flexible schedule. All levels. Adults and kids are welcome. Feel free to contact me here if you have any queries. My best regards 💟I hope to see you soon.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

USD 18 / hour  Contact now
Spanish for everyone, all ages
Nirida
 Venezuela
 Rua Dos Artistas, Vila Isabel, Río de Janeiro - Río de Janeiro, 20541, Brasil

Improve your Spanish with a private course

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Eu fui formada em Administração de RH, também área de vendas, sempre gostei de aprender idiomas, trabalhar com pessoas, aprender culturas e compartilhar conhecimentos. Consegui aprender inglés, um pouco de francés, e ajudar pessoas aprender espanhol. Agora que falo melhor o português, acho que é uma boa opinião de compartilhar experiências. Minha linda nativa, Espanhol, sem palavras fora do normal, como a real língua Espanhola. Criança, adolescentes, e adultos que precisam no trabalho. Estarão satisfeitos. I graduated in HR Administration, also in sales, I always liked learning languages, working with people, learning cultures and sharing knowledge. I managed to learn English, a little French, and help people learn Spanish. Now that I speak Portuguese better, I think it's a good idea to share experiences. My beautiful native Spanish, without words out of the ordinary, like the real Spanish language. Children, teenagers, and adults who need it at work. They will be satisfied.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

BRL 40 / hour  Contact now
Certified Spanish Teacher with a business background.📈
Karem
 Ecuador
 Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

Spanish classes online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hello everyone! My name is Karem. I am from Ecuador. I love teaching, and languages are my passion. I help students of different levels and ages to develop Spanish language skills, especially in Grammar, Conversation, Spanish for travelers, and Spanish for Business. ✅ I have been teaching Spanish online since 2016. I studied Literature at the University for 2 years, and I have a certification as a Spanish teacher at Tía Tula School of Salamanca. Additionally, I also graduated in International Business. ✅ My classes adapt to your objectives, and I design all my materials according to your needs. One of the best ways to learn is by speaking the language, one of the main approaches we will work with. ✅ I will provide you with all the resources and tools you need to study Spanish daily. And if you want I will send you homework for each lesson. Here are some of the areas I can help you with: - Spanish grammar for all levels - Understanding the subjunctive tense - Spanish for travelers - Interview Preparation - Business Spanish - And much more I will also provide follow-up support after each lesson

 Tutor available for 5 more students

USD 20 / hour  Contact now
screenwriter, filmmaker and communications graduate
Monica
 Bolivia
 Zagreb, Zagreb, Croacia

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Teacher joined in May, 2024

More than twenty years of experience in film and communication. I have experience being an educator of children, adolescents and adults. Being a screenwriter and communicator I perfectly understand the importance of finding the perfect word to say something. I am creative when creating learning tools. I think the easiest way to learn a language is to do it organically, like children do, learning vocabulary, words and then just starting with grammar. I have been lucky enough to live in different Spanish-speaking places so I have mastered other accents. I come from a country with a neutral accent and very easy to understand.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Conversar es posible
Marco
 Argentina
 Dublin, Ireland

Private Spanish tutor online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

¡Hola! Me llamo Marco, soy argentino y vivo en Dublín hace casi 4 años. Cuento con la certificación del mundialmente reconocido Instituto Cervantes para poder enseñar el español como lengua extranjera. Si tu objetivo es poder tener una reunión de trabajo, viajar y que te entiendan, estudiar la lengua, preparar un exámen internacional, hacer amigos o pedir un rico mate argentino, soy el indicado. Estudiaremos la lengua no solo desde la gramática, sino desde un enfonque funcional-comunicativo, en el cual iremos armando las clases según tus objetivos. ¿Te interesa la cocina? Pues haremos empanadas ¿Sos cinéfilo? Entonces analizaremos películas. El español es un idioma muy amigable y rico, que te abrirá las puertas de distintas culturas. Escribime para saber más. Hello! My name is Marco, I am Argentine and I have lived in Dublin for almost 4 years. I have certification from the world-renowned Cervantes Institute to teach Spanish as a foreign language. If your goal is to be able to have a work meeting, travel and be understood, study the language, prepare for an international exam, make friends, or order a delicious Argentine mate, I am the one. We will study the language not only from grammar but from a functional-communicative approach, in which we will assemble the classes according to your objectives. Are you interested in cooking? Well, we'll make empanadas. Are you a movie buff? Then we will analyze films. Spanish is a very friendly and rich language, which will open the doors to different cultures. Write to me to know more.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
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Loredana
 Ecuador
 Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Private Spanish teacher online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

I’m from Ecuador. I have been living in 5 different countries around the world. I have been teaching English and Spanish for the past 5 years. I’m mostly experienced with children from ages 3 to 15. I hold a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, I believe it's important to learn more than just the language but also to understand the cultural background of each country. For kids to learn and enjoy, I like to have interactive and fun classes so they can enjoy in their process. So they can build a passion for languages.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

AED 100 / hour  Contact now
Dynamic Spanish Tutoring: Online and In-Person Sessions Tail
Alexandra
 Colombia
 Dubái, Dubái, Emiratos Árabes Unidos

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in May, 2024

"¡Hola! As a passionate Colombian Spanish tutor, I bring a vibrant and authentic touch to language learning. Whether you're a beginner eager to grasp the basics or an intermediate learner striving for fluency, my personalized approach caters to your unique needs and learning style. Embark on a journey of language and culture with me as your guide. Through engaging online sessions or face-to-face interactions, I immerse you in the richness of Colombian Spanish, offering insights into our diverse culture, traditions, and colloquial expressions. From mastering grammar fundamentals to refining conversational skills, each lesson is crafted to empower you on your language-learning quest. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of Spanish with patience, encourageme"¡Hola! As a passionate Colombian Spanish tutor, I bring a vibrant and authentic touch to language learning. Whether you're a beginner eager to grasp the basics or an intermediate learner striving for fluency, my personalized approach caters to your unique needs and learning style. Join me and unleash your potential en español. ¡Vamos!"

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AED 100 / hour  Contact now
Experienced native spanish teacher living in Korea
Aurora
 Colombia
 Yeoksam 1-dong, 06236, Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea

Spanish course online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

¡Hola! I'm Aurora, your Spanish teacher, certified DELE B1-B2, a native of Colombia, with 12 years of experience ✨. Living in Korea for 4 years, I've taught children, students, workers, and travelers. From basic to advanced levels, my passion is helping students reach their goals. I can help you to prepare for the speaking section of the DELE exam (100% success rate). In my classes, you will learn not only language, but also culture, music, and other topics that we can discuss to enhance your speaking! I can communicate in Korean or English if needed.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

KRW 25000 / 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

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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