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17 Spanish teachers are available for private Spanish lessons in Sydney, 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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Catalina
 Chile
 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Private Spanish tutor in Sydney

Teacher joined in Jun, 2024

Hi, my name is Catalina, I'm from Chile and I'm a native Spanish speaker. Currently, I'm an exchange student at The University of Sydney and I study Civil Industrial Engineering. I have experience teaching Physics and Mathematics in Chile, and I would love to teach you Spanish! My lessons are personalized and flexible to fit your needs. Whether you're a beginner or looking to advance your Spanish, I'm here to help you achieve your language goals. Contact me to schedule your first lesson! Let's make learning Spanish fun and effective together!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AUD 30 / hour  Contact now
Aprende Español con José
Jose
 Colombia
 Hornsby, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

Improve your Spanish with a native teacher

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

Hola a todos! My name is José and I am a teacher from Colombia. I love teaching and interacting with my students. Learning a foreign language can be a really fun and enriching experience. I have more than 10 years of experience teaching languages such as Spanish, English, and French. I have a Bachelor of Arts in teaching and a master's degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign language from Universidad de la Rioja, Spain. I love what I do and it would be great to have the privilege to be your tutor.

 Tutor available for 2 more students

AUD 35 / hour  Contact now
Private Colombian Spanish Tutor Passionate about languages
Iván
 Colombia
 Pitt Street, Centro de Sídney Nueva Gales del Sur 2000, Australia

Spanish course in Sydney near you

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

Hello everyone! My name is Iván and I'm a Colombian certified tutor with 7 years of teaching experience. I love languages! I speak Spanish, English, a bit of French, and Japanese, and I'm just starting with Russian. Right now, Any language is easy to learn as long as you dedicate time to learning it. I'll teach you how to turn your hobby, whatever it may be, into an excellent learning tool, such as video games. I know good YouTube channels, apps, and more to study the language you want to learn. I won't teach you Spanish; I'll teach you how to learn Spanish!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 30 / hour  Contact now
WHY NOT TO LEARN SPANISH?
Mariana
 Argentina
 Kariong, New South Wales, Australia

Learn Spanish with private classes

Teacher joined in Mar, 2024

Hello and welcome, My name is Mariana and I live in Australia. My native country is Argentina. Spanish is my first language. My professional environment was scientific; I have a PhD in Biochemistry working as a researcher at different Institutes. My interest in Spanish teaching started with my arrival in Australia twenty years ago when I asked for Spanish lessons at the Research Institute where I was working. So, I decided to take training courses to be an ELE (Español como Lengua Extranjera) teacher at Cervantes Institute in Sydney. I also had the opportunity to attend conferences and training workshops focused on teaching Spanish. Preferably, my lessons are focused on Levels A1 and A2; this is a classification given by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las lenguas) and it means that my classes point to students without Spanish acknowledge or those with a Spanish background (i.e: they took some Spanish lessons, work or relative environment with Spanish background) and they looking forward to continuing learning the language. I also had the experience of learning a second language and one of the motivating factors to learn a language is the feeling of inclusion, not to experience isolation because we cannot communicate in the language of the environment. This linguistic anxiety occurs in both adults and kids. For this reason, I have just started teaching Spanish to kids from five years old. The learning method is based on games, focuses on activities that encourage action, and includes topics such as the person, the society, the music, the arts, and mathematics. It aims to provide tools to the kid to face a new language. The lessons that I offer have two characteristics: 1) customized because they adapt to individual interests and aims and 2) communicational because speaking a language is a communication tool that allows us to socialize and reach aims. The structure of my lessons has three sections: the first one is based on vocabulary and grammar content that will be used in that lesson; the second one is to put into practice the first section with cultural and communicational examples and the third section is focused on the revision with activities extra-activities to allow the student to reflect and secure what it was learned during the class and also give me the chance to offer feedback at the beginning of the following class. There is a connection between my lessons to allow the learning of the language to be integrative and gradual. By experience, we learn a language by repetition and integrating concepts and sentences. In summary, my lessons are the result of the interplay between the student and myself as a teacher and they will depend on what the student wishes to reach, why the student needs it, and how the student wishes to do it. This is all, if you want to learn Spanish or improve from an initial level, adult or kid, I will be waiting for you in my classes. See you soon. Mariana Hola y bienvenidos, Me llamo Mariana, vivo en Australia y mi país natal es la Argentina. Spanish es mi idioma materno. Mi entorno profesional era científico, tengo un doctorado en bioquímica que me ha permitido trabajar en distintos institutos como investigadora. Mi interés por la enseñanza del idioma español comenzó con mi arribo a Australia, hace 20 años, cuando colegas en el instituto de investigación donde trabajaba me pedían lecciones de español. Fue cuando decidí tomar cursos de formación como profesor ELE (Español como Lengua Extranjera) en el Instituto Cervantes de Sydney. A estos cursos se sumó la oportunidad de asistir a conferencias y talleres de entrenamiento para enseñar español. Preferencialmente mis clases está orientadas a un nivel inicial (A1 y A2); Esta es una clasificación dada por el marco común europeo de referencia para lenguas que significa que mis clases están dirigidas tanto a estudiantes sin conocimiento del idioma español como aquéllos que tienen un conocimiento previo ya sea porque tomaron algunas clases o porque en su entorno laboral, familiar, se habla español y quieren continuar con el aprendizaje del idioma. Por propia experiencia de haber tenido que aprender un segundo lengua, uno de los factores que nos motiva aprender un idioma es la necesidad de sentirnos incluidos, no aislados por no poder comunicarnos en el idioma de nuestro entorno. Esta ansiedad lingüística ocurre tanto adultos como a niños. Es por este motivo que además de dar clases a adultos, he comenzado a dar clases a niños a partir de los 5 años. El método de aprendizaje en los chicos se basa en el juego, donde se plantea actividades que fomentan la acción incorporando temas como el individuo, la sociedad, el arte, la música o las matemáticas. El objetivo es dotar al niño desde un principio con herramientas para afrontar una nueva lengua. Las clases que ofrezco tiene dos características: son personalizadas y comunicativas. Personalizadas porque se ajustan a los intereses y objetivos individuales. Comunicativas porque el idioma es una herramienta de comunicación que nos permite socializar y lograr objetivos. La estructura de mis clases se divide en tres secciones: La primera sección se basa en la presentación de vocabulario y del contenido gramatical que se utilizara en esa clase. La segunda sección corresponde a la práctica del contenido en forma formal y con ejemplos comunicativos y culturales y la tercera sección se basa en la revisión de todo el contenido a través de tareas fuera del horario de clase para que el estudiante tenga la oportunidad de reflexionar y afianzar lo aprendido en la clase y yo pueda proporcionar la retroalimentación adecuada al inicio de la siguiente clase. Mis clases están conectadas una a la otra lo que permite que el aprendizaje del idioma sea integrativo y gradual. Aprendemos un idioma repitiendo e integrando conceptos y frases. Resumiendo, mis clases son el resultado del intercambio entre el estudiante y yo como maestro y van a depender de lo que el estudiante quiera conseguir del español, para que lo necesita y como quiere hacerlo. Eso es todo, si quieres aprender español o progresar desde un nivel inicial, seas adulto o niño te espero en mis clases. Nos vemos. Mariana How do I motivate my students? Any individual has different needs and my compromise is to find a methodology that makes the learning process encouraging. The ultimate goal is to be part of the journey of learning a language. Certifications: 1) Since 2018, I have taken several courses and graduated at the Cervantes Institute in Sydney which gave me the tools to start giving private lessons. 2) Since we live in a virtual world, the next course that I took was: Acreditación de Tutores AVE (Aula Virtual Espanol) Global. This course gave me the training and accreditation to teach Spanish by the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages) for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1. The course is based on real teaching scenarios in which the multifaceted cultural and linguistic features of both Spain and Latin America are being addressed. Methodology: Cervantes Institute in Sydney gave me the tools to start giving private lessons and more important gave me the background to prepare individual lessons using a methodology that adapts to the needs of the student. I used multiple materials and books to respond to different levels according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages for A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1. 3) Jornadas Didácticas de Español en línea para profesores de español. Australasia. Este fue un Webinario para Profesorado de Español, Cómo crear materiales de forma fácil y práctica con herramientas digitales, organizado por Consejería de Educación en Australia, Filipinas y Nueva Zelanda y la Junta de Castilla y León, el 27 de abril de 2021, con un total de una hora lectiva. 3)"HACU Spanish Language Training Platform. Prestigiando la lengua española en Estados Unidos. This Webinar explained how to introduce and expand Spanish in a country where English is the official language.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 40 / hour  Contact now
English and Spanish Teacher
Mariana
 Australia
 Bexley, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

Private Spanish lessons in Sydney

Teacher joined in Dec, 2023

Dedicated English Teacher as a Second Language experienced in delivering lessons for learners of all ages, from children to adults with more than seven years of experience. In addition to my ESL expertise, I hold a specialization in teaching Spanish, offering a unique advantage for students seeking to explore the beauty and cultural richness of the Spanish language. Having recently relocated to Australia, I am eager to share my passion for my native language by delivering engaging and culturally immersive lessons to learners in this diverse and vibrant community. My commitment to fostering language skills and cultural appreciation aligns with my belief that language education transcends borders and opens doors to new opportunities. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve fluency and confidence in Spanish, facilitating their success in a globalized world.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AUD 45 / hour  Contact now
Spanish lessons :)
Noelia
 Spain
 3/233 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

Improve your Spanish with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Oct, 2023

Hello, my name is Noelia and I'm from Barcelona I speak native Spanish and Catalan, but I also speak a bit of French. I have studied languages for many years as I am passionate about them. I am happy to teach you in the best way! About my classes: I have been teaching for many years classes and I love to adapt to the topics you want to cover. The great thing would be to do it in a fun way and to apply the topics covered so that you can assimilate it better. If you have any questions I am available to help you! :)

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 50 / hour  Contact now
Easy Spanish with teacher from Peru in Sydney
Camu
 Peru
 Sydney

Spanish teacher in Sydney near you

Teacher joined in Jun, 2023

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY - ¡Hola!!!! ¿Cómo estás? I'm from Peru and I've been teaching Spanish for 4 awesome years. Wanna learn Spanish with a fun and engaging teacher? Well, look no further 'cause that's exactly what I do! I've had the pleasure of teaching some amazing students from France, South Korea, Singapore, and mostly Australia. I'm going to help you understand why you have to say "Soy estudiante" and not "estoy estudiante." Why do "hola," "hablo," and "ahora" never have a sound in the letter "h"? And why is it correct to say "estudiante alto" or "estudiante alta," but not "chica alto" and "chica alta"? The most important aspect of the Spanish language is... that the pronunciation you learn for each word will remain the same! You won't need to ask your Latino friends to pronounce it for you because you'll already know it. ;) So, how does learning with me sound? If you choose to learn Spanish with me, you can expect to reach a basic level in four months. All it takes is dedicating a minimum of 2-3 hours per week to our lessons. Consistency and regular practice are ALL! Here's what you can expect from my lessons: 1. Personalised to your needs and goals. 2. One or two days a week, depending on your availability. 3. Flexible scheduling, so you can reschedule if life gets in the way. 4. I'll provide you with all the materials and even some optional homework for extra practice. 5. We'll keep things interactive and relevant to real-life situations, so you'll enjoy the learning process. 6. No need to stress about taking notes. Just focus on listening and speaking; I'll handle the rest.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AUD 45 / hour  Contact now
SPANISH LESSONS, Learn Spanish Fast with Bárbara in Sydney
Bárbara
 Australia
 Byron Bay, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

Learn Spanish with a private course

Teacher joined in May, 2023

Spanish classes for any level of learning. From children to adults. If you want to learn Spanish and your level is beginner's you can do it with these classes. Or if the children need support or help with activities I could help with the classes. Above all we will focus on the speaking part, which is usually the most important and how we learn any language. Whatever you need you can ask me and I will let you know if I can help you with what you are looking for. I am used to teaching or helping in the learning process as I have a lot of experience as a teacher.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

AUD 50 / hour  Contact now
18 years experience Spanish as a Second languageprofessor
Veronica
 Argentina
 Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia

Private Spanish classes in Sydney

Teacher joined in Apr, 2023

Hello! My name is Elisabeth and I'm an 18 years experienced teacher, with a Master in Eduxation. I worked in High Schools, with adults in several accademies and private students. I'm communication oriented, using task-based methodology with teenagers and problem-solving approach with adults, based on andragogy theories. I offer a variety of authentic material such as videos, songs, journals articles, audio recordings, games and books. I developed countless grammar and phonetic exercises. With me, you are going to speak in Spanish from the very first lesson!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AUD 40 / hour  Contact now
I'm Leticia, your new online Spanish teacher
Leticia
 Spain
 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Improve your Spanish with private lessons

Teacher joined in Feb, 2021

(ONLINE LESSON) ¡Hola! I’m Leticia, a certified Spanish teacher with a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics. With over 10 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language to students from around the globe, my passion is to help you master this beautiful language. I work at a university and also run an online Spanish school dedicated to teaching Spanish effectively. If you're looking to improve your Spanish skills in a personalized and efficient way, I’m here to help! Contact me and start your journey to Spanish fluency as soon as possible :)

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 45 / hour  Contact now
Learn fast Spanish with a private tutor in Sydney
Agustina
 (32 reviews)
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanish tutor in Sydney near you

Teacher joined in May, 2020

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY - ¡Hola! My name is Agustina and I'm here to teach you Spanish and make you want to practice it every day. About me: I'm from Argentina, Buenos Aires. I have lived in Mexico, Spain and I have been living in Australia for the last four years. Living abroad enabled me to meet people from all over the world and learn different variations of Spanish. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and in my free time I write, sing and play the guitar. Teaching is my big passion. In Argentina I used to teach in socially vulnerable neighborhoods how to read and write. I'm a calm person but with a lot of energy. I'm patient, sociable and very responsible and respectful. My classes: I've been teaching for years now and I definitely think the key of learning is interest. That's why we are going to focus on talking about the topics that you are curious about. I adapt the classes according to your needs. The idea is to make them always fun and stimulating, enabling you to improve your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. I hope to see you soon!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 40 / hour  Contact now
Scheilla, Individual Online Private Spanish Tutor In Sydney
Scheilla
 (9 reviews)
 Colombia
 Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia

Learn Spanish with a private teacher

Teacher joined in May, 2019

(Available for 1 hour per week and ONLINE LESSONS only) - My name is Scheilla. I am a native Spanish speaker from Colombia. I am an engineer and I have been working in managerial and administrative roles for the last few years in Colombia and Australia. My hobbies are dancing, especially if it is Latin music such as Salsa, Bachata or even Colombian traditional music. I do enjoy the peace and the quiet of sunrise, sunset or even moonrise. Love teaching and sharing my culture in different ways to make the learning path more fun and enjoyable for both parties. The sessions are adapted for your needs and we will progress as much as you want! Animate! The individual classes are only online and I usually work Monday, Tuesday and Friday. However, I am open to finding the best time for both of us. Thanks in advance and I am looking forward to hearing from you. Chao!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

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I am Karla with experience in Spanish lessons for business or professional interests. Also, with experience in Spanish creative lessons for kids. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Peru as
Karla
 Peru
 Botany, New South Wales, Australia

Private Spanish course in Sydney

Teacher joined in Mar, 2019

I am Karla with experience in Spanish lessons for business or professional interests. Also, with experience in Spanish creative lessons for kids. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Peru as well as a Master of International Leadership and Marketing Intelligence from Spain. My studies helped me to develop strong communication skills and interpersonal skills and improve my knowledge of human behaviour and coaching. My goal is to be a coach who helps you to improve your current Spanish communication skills and helps you to feel confident and learn the topics that you need to learn with structured lessons. For kids, my goal is to help them discover Spanish vocabulary and also increase early development using painting and handicraft projects. I am a passionate about my language and my culture. I love to work with people and with specific goals.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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Spanish & Romanian Private Tutor - Sydney CBD & North Shore
Adela
 (1 review)
 Romania
 Hornsby and Sydney City, New South Wales

Improve your Spanish with private classes

Teacher joined in Dec, 2018

Hello! Hola! Buna ziua! Only available for female students. My name is Adela, a native Romanian speaker also proficient in Spanish and English. Despite having moved to 3 different countries during high school, I have continuously maintained all the languages involved. Whilst speaking full Romanian (mixed with a bit of inevitable Spanish) at home and English outside, I had the opportunity to continue my beloved Spanish at HSC level, achieving 2nd place in NSW and 3rd in Spanish Extension. I am an adaptable, culturally influenced, and dedicated person, who loves making art and learning languages. Currently, I am an animation/illustration graduate passionate about creating characters and stories. I'm curious to learn about others and I can be very supportive and give heaps of advice. If interested in sharing your experience, your hobbies, and dream careers, your struggles and complaints as well as listening to a mixed accent to help you immerse yourself in the beauty of a language... then I can't wait to hear from you!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

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Experienced and Friendly Online Spanish Tutor
Gabriela
 (2 reviews)
 Colombia
 Sídney, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia

Spanish lessons in Sydney near you

Teacher joined in Oct, 2018

I am a qualified Spanish teacher, Specialist in Educational Psychology, with experience in cooperative learning. I´m also a creative, responsible, and committed person, friendly and patient because I know that learning a new language is not always easy, but with the right strategies, it is possible and fun. I Have experience with children and adults from different countries, especially: Australia, England, Brazil, and Italy. I always try to know why my students wanna learn my language, so I can organize a perfect plan for each of them. I use a mix of activities, strategies, and materials al to make you learn properly and free of pressure but with commitment.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 55 / hour  Contact now
Spanish class  with a lot of activities
Natalia
 (11 reviews)
 Colombia
 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Learn Spanish with a private tutor

Teacher joined in Oct, 2017

(ONLINE LESSONS ONLY) Learn Spanish in an easy and fun way! Hola futur@ estudiante :) I am Natalia. I have been teaching Spanish for more than five years now. As a teacher, I like to give teaching an entertaining and interesting approach with a lot of activities and feedback. I’m an experienced and friendly tutor from Colombia. Lessons are tailored to your level and are delivered in a fun and supportive environment at your own pace. One on one. Up to your schedule. If you are interested contact me. Aprende español de una manera fácil y divertida. Learn Spanish in an easy way. Looking forward to hearing from you. Please check my reviews to know me a little bit more. For more information📣 (price per hour, discounts, teaching method, etc.) please feel free to send me a PM!

 Tutor available for 5 more students

AUD 25 / hour  Contact now
I use vocabulary quite formal and informal as well. With me,
Nathaly
 (15 reviews)
 Colombia
 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Private Spanish teacher in Sydney

Teacher joined in Jul, 2017

(Available for once a week only , ON LINE ) Hola Amigos ! I’m Nat. I was born in 🇨🇴Colombia´s capital city, therefore my accent and my vocabulary are neutral and easy to understand . I worked at a Bank for 8 years and I use formal and informal vocabulary. I encourage my students to learn it by a funny way with some easy homeworks, activities and some games. I have been teaching Spanish in Sydney for over the 3 years at schools and colleges. For beginners I preferred to start from the alphabet sounds with, it is the fundamental topic to start learning a new language and for advance students , I create the classes according to their level. For mummy’s and daddy’s who are looking for a tutor for their little ones, here I am 👩‍🏫 !!! , WWCC update , more that 3 years working at schools and private lesson. You will find at my classes listening , grammar , vocabulary and speaking activities to increase your knowledge and confidence at the language and also for a better communication. Not only you will have a teacher but also a friend, therefore , Let´s begin !!!!! All my past students have rated me with 5 stars ; )

 Tutor available for 5 more students

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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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