Our private one-on-one classes are tailored to the exact needs of individual students, and are organized around YOUR schedule.
- Just as the class name suggests, one-on-one classes allow you to work alone with an experienced and well-trained teacher.
- Classes usually take place between 2 and 6 pm, Monday through Friday, with a minimum duration of one hour.
- Courses and classes are designed to meet the needs and skill levels of individual students..
- Private classes are ideal for receiving extra guidance and attention in specific aspects of communication that require fine-tuning, such as conversations, writing, or simply building and expanding vocabulary.
- The subject matter of classes can be focused around specific topics, such as vocabulary relating to medical science, law, IT, other professions, or for standard Spanish exam preparation, such as for the DELE or CELU.
- Cost: US$30 per hour. In addition to classes, this also includes class materials, access to all on-site facilities, workshops, coffee or tea in class, and a class certificate.
- Discounts are available for those who book 10 hours or more of private classes. Please see our prices page for more info.
- No registration fees!
Learning Spanish is a challenge that requires time and patience. Many people don’t have a schedule that allows for the daily instruction necessary to develop fluency.
We know just how important it is to have a structured learning environment in which to practice your Spanish skills. However, sometimes the tricky part is finding time in what is already a very structured–and busy!–personal schedule. This is why we offer our private one-on-one classes for those who just don’t have the time to sit in a classroom five days a week.
You get to decide how long each of your class sessions will be and how many times a week you’ll meet with your teacher. Our private classes usually take place between 2pm and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Classes have a minimum length of one hour. We do not recommend sessions longer than three hours, because for most learners, that is the maximum length of time that average attention spans allow for effective learning. However, the choice is up to the student. Most of our students find that 1.5 to 2 hours is the best option for them. Openings are first come, first serve. The availability of spots is dependent upon a number of factors, such as the school’s current schedule and seasonal demand.
Our dynamic group classes are a popular and effective way to learn Spanish, but some students do best when they can receive individual, one-on-one help.
While group classes offer an active and diverse learning environment, they also have to go with the flow of the group as a whole. This pace or rhythm may not be suitable for some individuals. One-on-one classes are an excellent opportunity for you to be able to learn at your preferred pace. This is also the perfect choice for professionals who want to focus on learning vocabulary and practicing scenarios that are relevant to their line of work–we have worked with doctors, medical students, legal professionals, IT staff, and professionals from many other fields. Our academic director works with our teachers to plan and appropriately structure our private one-on-one classes, as well as to prepare the necessary learning materials. The academic director will continue to check in with your teacher after every class to make sure that you are progressing to your satisfaction, and can make adjustments to future classes, if necessary. Classes can incorporate a variety of exercises, including participatory audio and video programs, intensive writing exercises, or even games that help you stay relaxed and comfortable with the material. Homework will be assigned according to your needs and wishes.
Private one-on-one classes are an excellent and cost-effective way to prepare for a job or Spanish language exam.
For those who are preparing for standard exams, such as the Instituto Cervante’s DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language), or the Argentinian CELU (Certificate of Spanish: Language and Use), we highly recommend our private classes–which offer much-needed customizable one-on-one guidance–as part of your preparation for either exam. These exams are extremely challenging, and require a number of very specific study materials and practice exercises in order to properly prepare. While group classes are a good starting point, our private classes allow prospective examinees to focus on the necessary areas of study. Our teachers have a great deal of experience in preparing students who have gone on to successfully pass these exams. You will have the full, undivided attention of our teachers, and you will be able to give feedback as needed to make sure that you get the help you need.
Our private classes cost US$30 per hour. This fee includes class materials, tea or coffee during class, cultural workshops, access to all on-site facilities, and a class certificate.
Discounts are available for those who book 10 hours or more of private classes ahead of time. Please see our prices page for more information.
We also offer discounted private classes for those who are currently enrolled in our group classes.
As a service to our students who are attending small group classes during the morning, and desire to have additional, personalized review sessions, we offer discounted supplementary private classes in the afternoon. They work just like our regular private one-on-one classes, so please see the above for details. The fee for these discounted sessions is US$24 per hour. This special price is only available to students who are taking small group classes during the same week(s) as the supplementary private class(es). Otherwise, the normal rate of US$30 per hour will apply.