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31 Spanish teachers are available for private Spanish lessons in Singapore, in-person or online Spanish classes. + Read more TUTOROO now works with 31 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

The easiest way to learn Spanish from home!
Macarena
 (10 reviews)
 Spain
 Ceylon Lane, Singapur

Private Spanish tutor in Singapore

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
Online Native Spanish Tutor.
Jorge
 (12 reviews)
 Spain
 Online lessons only

Improve your Spanish with a native teacher

Teacher joined in Feb, 2020

(ONLY Available for ONLINE Lessons) Hi there! My name is Jorge, I'm from Madrid, Spain. I’ve been working as a Spanish tutor giving face-to-face and online lessons to students from many countries around the world in the last 7 years. 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 a 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. If you have any questions, do not hesitate in asking me! (Only suitable for young learners)

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Spanish lessons ONLINE, Learn Spanish Fast with Javier in Singapore
Javier
 (3 reviews)
 Spain
 Spain

Spanish course in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in May, 2019

(Only Available for ONLINE Lessons!) Hello! This is Javier, a Spanish Civil Engineer living in Singapore. I am certified as a Spanish teacher by the Instituto Cervantes. I have taught several subjects before –like Spanish, Maths, Computer Science– and my students have always thanked me for my dedication and kindness. I like traveling and reading, and I love a wide variety of music styles. Kindly contact me if you are looking for some Spanish classes. We can organize them the way you prefer, and I will do my best so that you can profit most from them. Hope to see you soon! Kind regards. Javier

 Tutor available for 2 more students

SGD 60 / hour  Contact now
Native Spanish teacher, Learn Spanish Fast with Anisia in Singapore
Anisia
 (7 reviews)
 Spain
 Spain

Learn Spanish with private classes

Teacher joined in Oct, 2020

(Available for Online lessons ONLY!) Native Spanish teacher (Castilian Spanish) originally from the Canary Islands with more than 7 years of experience teaching the language. I graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and I am a content creator of Spanish learning resources for different platforms. I started teaching in 2013 as a volunteer in the afternoon in a Primary school for immigrant children, and I started working as a tutor in 2014 for Chinese students in Barcelona. After that, I worked as a tutor and teacher assistant in London and Southeast Asia. Right, now I am a content creator of Spanish resources as well! What makes my lessons unique is that I have a lot of resources I can share with you. I also adapt my lessons according to the needs and objectives of the student. I adapt my lessons to the age and purpose of the lesson. For example, if you are interested in Spanish for Business purposes we could practice Speaking and Writing and vocabulary related to Business and I could help you to focus on the basics for achieving this purpose. If you are interested in Spanish as a hobby, we could read chapters of some books and discuss them together, I could also recommend films and discuss them in class and explaining you our culture, traditions and everything you would be interested in. If you want to teach Spanish to your children we could try some games and activities, to make them learn Spanish while having fun! I teach Spanish to children and adults, from 5 years old! I New promotion: 30 mins lesson for 25 SGD if you book two lessons a week! (2 lessons 50 SGD) Ask me for more promotions and discounts!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Colombian speech therapist, dedicated to teaching Spanish.
Claudia
 Colombia
 Singapore

Private Spanish lessons in Singapore

Teacher joined in Mar, 2018

(Available for face to face and online lessons) Hello! I'm Claudia and I am a speech language pathologist, dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language. I am originally from Colombia. I have lived in Singapore for almost 12 years, but I also spent time teaching and doing translation work in France and the US. I customize my lessons according to your personal preferences, goals, and needs. I have experience teaching young children and I also have experience working with the GCSE, IB, and AP programmes, as well as preparing students for the DELE Spanish certifications. My time in the Speech and Language Therapy field allows me to fully understand the principles of the language acquisition process, and I believe that having a strong foundation in a language is, at any age, the most important to guarantee future success in it. I hope to help make your Spanish learning process as fun, natural, and successful as possible!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 65 / hour  Contact now
I am a tutor that lives in Singapore.(Face to face & online)
Elizabeth
 Mexico
 Singapore, Singapore

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Jul, 2017

Hello, my name is Elizabeth, I am a native of Mexico City, I have been living in Singapore for more than 20 years and I have experience teaching High School Spanish in an International School for 14 years and with Tutoroo for 5 years. Contact me and let me know how I can assist you with your Spanish language tutorials! Nos vemos pronto!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

SGD 75 / hour  Contact now
Native Spanish Teacher (Online lessons only!)
Cynthia
 (1 review)
 Peru
 Singapore

Spanish teacher in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in Nov, 2020

(Available for online lessons only) ¡Hola! I'm Cynthia from Peru. I'm a flexible, organized, and fun teacher with more than 10 years of experience. I hold a bachelor's degree in Education and a teaching license. My lessons include resources for A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 levels. I can prepare you for international examinations as well. I have experience teaching students of different ages and countries. I speak Spanish, English and French. One of my passions is traveling. I enjoy snorkeling and hiking.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Let's learn Español together!
SAHIL
 (15 reviews)
 Spain
 72 Marine Drive

Learn Spanish with a private course

Teacher joined in Apr, 2020

Currently on ZOOM due to Covid-19 Hola Chic@s My relationship with Tutoroo has been very fruitful since 2016| As we know, Spanish is now been spoken more and more in the world. Developing and enhancing a strong base of Grammar & Vocabulary through books and exercises. - Conversational (Essential) - Writing - Reading Using A1/A2; B1/B2; C1/C2 My areas of teaching expertise vary from different groups Kids (7 - 14) IB Students (16-18) Adults

 Tutor available for 3 more students

SGD 70 / hour  Contact now
Learn Spanish in a natural, sure and funny way.
Merly
 (6 reviews)
 Venezuela
 My location is in Bukit Batok, close Hillview and Bukit Batok MRT Station, Singapore

Private Spanish classes in Singapore

Teacher joined in Aug, 2018

Hello, my name is Merly. I am a mother, an Information System Engineer and Spanish is my mother language. You can learn this versatile and beautiful language in an experiential and funny way. I am looking forward to assist you on this enjoyable experience based on daily and professional life-learning. My experience supporting students to improve their Spanish and take IB or IGCSE exams in different International schools. Practicing at least 3 times a week (alone or with me) you can speak a fluent spanish in 1 or 1½ year. Thanks for read my profile and enjoy your day. ;) Saludos y muchas gracias. Te veo pronto (See you soon )

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 55 / hour  Contact now
Latin American spanish conversation Online
Julio
 Colombia
 colombia

Improve your Spanish with private lessons

Teacher joined in May, 2020

(Online Lessons Only) I have experience teaching spanish and english in secondary school here in Cali,now I`d like to share my native language and south American culture to many people from different countries. I think the best way to learn spanish is to focus on conversation with topics related to latin culture,we have a lot to show ,only in colombia we have diference between customs from one city to another either the accent and climate so can you imagine in whole south america?That`s why i`d like to share the language.I really enjoy doing it,with pleasure.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Spanish Online!
Enrique
 Mexico
 Bocanegra 409

Spanish tutor in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in Aug, 2020

(Only available for Online lessons) I have been a languages teacher for 25 years, teaching English, French and Spanish in different cities and counties. There's no minimum age to learn a language, all it takes is will and the proper tutoring. In my experience, I have learned that anybody can be taught and that there are no limits when you put your mind and will power to anything. I have graduated over 200 sts from different languages institutions and I am more than willing to graduate you next! What are you waiting for? The time is now!!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Spanish tutor with international experience.
Javier
 (1 review)
 Ecuador
 Singapore, Singapore

Learn Spanish with a private teacher

Teacher joined in Oct, 2019

(Only available for Online lessons) Hola! I'm Javier from Ecuador, I have been teaching and tutoring for the past 6 years. I have taught overseas at different levels, from kindergarten classrooms to corporate employees and CEOs. This really has helped me develop different teaching techniques to make learning fun. Teaching is something that I really enjoy doing. I am known for having a lot of patience with my students. See you soon!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Fun Spanish Learning!
Jesica
 (1 review)
 Spain
 Online

Private Spanish course in Singapore

Teacher joined in Jul, 2019

(Only Available for Online Lessons!) Hi there! My name is Jesica, I’m Spanish, I lived in Singapore for 7 years. I would love to teach you, you will see that since the very first class you will be able to communicate by yourself, at least in a very basic way, everyone does! Living in Singapore was a great experience, starting with the beauty of the mix of cultures, it’s just amazing! followed with the kindness of Singaporean friends, and ending with the endless food diversity that you can try. I loved spending time with my friends here and there, practicing sports, learning, reading, and jalan jalan. If you want to learn Spanish in a very active way, not just from the book, let me know in advance what do you like (hobbies), like that I will customize the class for you. See you!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Spanish lessons, Learn Spanish Fast with Angela in Singapore
Angela
 (1 review)
 Singapore
 Novena

Improve your Spanish with private classes

Teacher joined in Jan, 2022

Available for face to face , and Online Lessons! I am from Colombia so I am a native Spanish speaker. If you need to practice or improve Spanish, let me know in order to practice it together. Spanish is so nice language and it considers one of the most important in the world. For me, conversational lessons are the most important thing to learn a language; if you practice a few conversations every day, you will get the vocabulary and I will help you to improve them. If you are student, I can help you with your homeworks!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

SGD 80 / hour  Contact now
Spanish, the language of enchantment, learn an achieve 100!
Maria
 Singapore
 Singapore, Singapore

Spanish lessons in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in Nov, 2021

(Available face to face classes) ¡Hello! My name is María Cecilia, I am from Cartagena de Indias-Colombia, a World Heritage city, full of color and joy. I'm an architect, and I live in Singapore. it´s a great opportunity to share all of the gastronomic, musical, culture, traditions and customs of Latin America. Get better and be ready for your exams. We will learn in personal classes, having fun talking about interesting current topics, and hobbies, or other things. Learning and fun in the company of a native tongue coach. The clases can be face to face or virtual. Please contact me for more information.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 80 / hour  Contact now
Learn Spanish With a Mexican experience teacher
MaFer
 Mexico
 avenida emiliano zapata 833

Learn Spanish with a private tutor

Teacher joined in Aug, 2021

(Only available for Online lessons!) Hi! Hola! Mucho gusto. I am an experience teacher, with over 3 years, of classes that includes schools, one on one, and online courses. Passionate about teaching my main goal is for you to learn the language in a fun and dynamic way. Each student is different so as my classes. Each class will be adecuated and focused on the students needs, so don´t be afraid to tell me exactly what you want, and expect of the class. Hope to see you soon, Espero verte pronto en clase. Hasta luego y bonito día

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Professional Secondary Spanish Teacher.
sara
 Spain
 Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Private Spanish teacher in Singapore

Teacher joined in Nov, 2021

(Only available for Online lessons) Hi! My name is Sara Marin, I am from Madrid and I have been a teacher for more than 8 years. I hold the experience of bringing Spanish classes to life for teenagers and adult pupils. I know how to engage them, instill an enthusiasm and how to help them retain a second language. I am a committed professional whilst sharing a lot of enjoyment in classes with you! I have been proactive in my career change. I have undertaken two Master´s degrees with both academics and internships. One such internship was at your school of S.A.S. This teaching experience, in your highly regarded international school, has enabled me to develop my teaching skills in demanding classrooms. It increased my knowledge of the challenges that pupils face when learning Spanish and how I can help them achieve the next step. It also inspired me to become a valued member of your team. Moreover, I have been working in Sant Josepth International and now, I am working at the French School. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in the near future. ¡Hasta pronto!

 Tutor available for 2 more students

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Spanish from Spain
Mamen
 Spain
 Singapore

Improve your Spanish with a private course

Teacher joined in Jan, 2018

(Only available for Online Lessons) My name is Mamen. I am Spanish. I live in Singapore 6 years ago. And I have been teaching Spanish for five and a half years. I have experience with children, teenagers and adults. Grammar, Speaking and Conversation. 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. So, if you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate Spanish tutor, look no further!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 50 / hour  Contact now
Spanish Teacher
Monica
 (2 reviews)
 Spain
 Singapore

Spanish classes in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in Oct, 2020

(Available for online lessons) Hello there! I'm Monica, a certified Spanish teacher with a master's degree from Madrid, Spain. I bring a wealth of experience working with both children and adults. Since 2017, I've been dedicated to teaching Spanish to students from around the world. My expertise lies in assisting individuals at beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels of Spanish in enhancing their language skills. I adopt a communicative and playful approach to my classes, aiming to maximize your speaking abilities, grammar understanding, and vocabulary acquisition—all while ensuring an enjoyable learning experience. Tailoring my lessons to meet your specific language-learning needs is my priority. I invite you to join my class, where we'll have a great time as you immerse yourself in this beautiful language. Any questions? Feel free to send me a message, and I'll get back to you promptly. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

 Tutor available for 4 more students

SGD 45 / hour  Contact now
Make, Play N Learn - Anything and Everything
Elda
 (3 reviews)
 Mexico
 Singapore, Singapore

Learn Spanish with private lessons

Teacher joined in Oct, 2020

I help students learn Spanish using projects and crafting activities to help them practice the language in a natural and progressive way. Some of the crafts we get to explore are: Weaving, Making things Cardboard, 3D Modeling and more Through play and experimentation the participants will be to quickly start making sentences and even stories in Spanish. My sessions can be catered for kids and adults. I focus on introducing the Hispanic culture with crafts and learning from all the countries that speak Spanish. I have been running STEAM creative and innovation workshops For the last 5 years in Singapore in Local schools like Stamford, Cantonment, Yumin, Pathlight. Universities like SMU, SIM and Yale-NUS Participants will be also be exposed to new technology such as 3D printing and VR to practice their Spanish while learning cool technology.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 60 / hour  Contact now
Online Spanish Tutor / Teacher / Classes / IB / IGCSE
Marcelo
 Argentina
 Singapore, Singapore

Private Spanish tutor in Singapore

Teacher joined in Feb, 2022

(Only available for Online lessons) ¡Hola, buenos días! I am an IB, IGCSE Spanish Tutor, graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, who is passionate about teaching and languages. Teaching experience. I have taught children and adults in a variety of settings and home tutoring for academic and travelling purposes. Engage with the Spanish world. I plan my classes and teach through history, culture, food, literature, movies, news and destinations of the Spanish and Latam world. Tailored guidance. With a flair for teaching, I help my students build their skills and reach their full potential. I create personalised exercises to improve their skills. I mentor students to academic success. Technologies for learning. I encourage myself and the students to be creative and innovative in every class. I teach with songs, videos, podcasts; keeping students interested and focused. References available.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 70 / hour  Contact now
Spanish teacher and DELE examiner
Beatriz
 Spain
 Toledo, Toledo, Spain

Private Spanish teacher in Singapore

Teacher joined in Sep, 2022

(Only available for Online Lessons) Hi. My name is Bea, I am a Spanish teacher from Toledo, a city in the center of Spain, near Madrid, so I am a native speaker and I have a neutral Spanish accent. Besides, I am a DELE examiner from Cervantes and I have experience preparing students for SIELE and DELE exams (A1-C2 levels). I have more than 15 years of experience giving private lessons. I lived in England for 7 years and I taught Spanish as a first language to Spanish students who were living in England so they could improve their mother tongue and I have taught Spanish as a second language to students from different international countries such as Scotland, England, Poland, Russia, Turkey, India, Bosnia, Ukraine, Italy, Letonia, United States or South Africa. I use different methods according to my student's interests and backgrounds. I have so many resources and materials already from my years of experience, for example, we could watch a short video in relation to the present topic, listen to a song to improve the listening skill, or focus on traveling vocabulary doing role-plays. I don't follow only one book. I like to have a guide about what the student would like to improve or learn and from there, I will give different materials. I prepare my students to get a CEFR level, to learn and focus on a specific topic, grammar, vocabulary for work, to learn a language to travel abroad, or just to improve the language. We can learn Spanish together and at the same time we can learn about Spanish culture: learning about different places to visit in Spain, knowing how to buy food in Spanish to prepare delicious recipes from different places in Spain or getting the vocabulary and structures to be able to order your lunch when you go to a restaurant. I will prepare the lessons according to your needs, showing you tricks to learn or remember specific Spanish grammar. We can have a long-term course to learn at your pace. I also offer intensive courses to get ready for an exam or learn quicker the language. I teach online lessons via Skype at the best time for both and I also teach offline lessons. When I work offline with my students I send all the material to practice all the skills desired, then, I check it and send feedback to you.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Native Spanish Speaker Tutor Committed to Your Success
Eduardo
 Mexico
 Serangoon, Singapore, North East Community Development Council

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Apr, 2023

¡Hola! I'm Eduardo, a dedicated and experienced native Spanish tutor who is passionate about helping students reach their full potential in the Spanish language. With a strong background in economics, I bring a unique perspective to teaching and am committed to providing a serious, effective, and engaging learning experience tailored to your needs. I will share with you my in-depth knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation skills as a native speaker. I believe that each student has unique learning needs and goals. That's why I create personalized lesson plans that cater to your strengths, weaknesses, and interests, ensuring an effective and enjoyable learning journey. I will utilize a variety of teaching methods, such as role-plays, dialogues, and multimedia materials, to make lessons interactive and engaging, fostering a positive learning environment where students feel comfortable practicing their language skills. I emphasize the practical use of Spanish, incorporating real-life situations and materials into lessons so that you can confidently apply your language skills in everyday life, work, or travel. You will get from me regular feedback and support to help you track your progress and overcome any challenges you may face along the way. Your success is my priority, and I am committed to helping you achieve your language goals.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

SGD 40 / hour  Contact now
Spanish Teacher, Learn Spanish Fast with Adrián in Singapore
Adrián
 Spain
 Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Ave, Singapur, Consejo Central 039803

Spanish course in Singapore near you

Teacher joined in May, 2023

I'm a 26 years old teacher with teaching experience in Spain (private teaching for foreigners) and France (10 months in a private school in Nîmes). I'm resourceful and dynamic and have experience teaching different profiles ranging from young ages to adults. In my classes, I put stress on practical things and alternative ways of learning: songs, videos, and interaction... I have lived in 5 different countries and worked with multicultural people all my life so I'm used to adapting my way of teaching people to each person.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

SGD 70 / 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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