Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Learn Spanish

Spanish Teacher's FAQ

What is your cancellation policy for Spanish group classes?

If you signed up for a Spanish group class and before classes begin you decide you can't attend. Make sure you notify me as soon as possible, if you contact me less than 7 days before the start date, I won't be able to apply a refund. This is because itt will be very difficult to fill your spot and if a class doesn't meet the minimun of 4 students, I can't start a group class. Also, I have to pay to rent the space where we have our classes and this payment is non-refundable.

How many Spanish classes should a student take per week?

My recomendation is a couple times a week. Of course, if you are only able to do classes once or twice a week, this will work as well, you will learn and see improvements. If you are doing once a week lessons, my recomendation is to take a 1.5-hour class to ensure a steady learning pace. This will allow us to concentrate on practicing the language for a portion of the lesson.

How long did it take you to become fluent in English?

I studied English when I was attending university. I took 2-hour classes, five days a week for two years. I graduated with a minor in English. Soon after this, I participated in a cultural exchange program that brought me to the U.S. for an immersion experience. I was able to complete two semesters under this program and I reached a level of fluency that allowed me to work in the U.S.

What happens if I miss a Spanish group class?

If a student misses a class, he/she will be given the material applicable for that particular lesson to be studied on his/her own. In order to keep moving forward with the program, I am unable to re-do a lesson we have already completed. Of course, I am always happy to clarify and answer questions students may have. If a student would like me to go over a particular lesson, a private class will need to be booked. No refunds will apply for missed classes.

What is your cancellation & re-scheduling policy for private Spanish classes?

A minimun of 24-hour notice is required to cancel AND/OR re-schedule a class, otherwise, a full charge for the class will apply. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. Please refer to the Attendance Policy page to read the full version of our policies.

How much does it cost to take in-person Spanish classes?

The cost for in-person Spanish classes varies based on your location. Please contact me to learn what the hourly rate would be for you.

What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay with cash or by check. Online payment is available via PayPal, however, there is a 3.5% convenience fee for each transaction.

What is your availabitlity for classes?

I teach Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please contact me to discuss a day and time that works for you and your schedule.

What textbooks/reference books are needed to take Spanish classes?

Students that sign-up for Beginners Spanish, Intermediate Spanish and/or Advanced Spanish classes will need to purchase a book series called Living Language Spanish Complete Edition. I have been working with these books for many years and I am pleased with their program. I will provide you with extra materials and exercises at no cost to you, to complement the lessons in the book and deepen your practice. Students that sign-up for any other Spanish course that I teach, don't need to purchase any materials, they will all be provided by me. A Spanish reference book that I recommend to all my students is Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs, to support their learning process. Fluency in Spanish starts with knowledge of verbs, this can be a very challenging aspect of learning Spanish. I find this book to be a complete conjugation guide.

Where do you teach in-person Spanish classes?

I offer in-person Spanish classes at the student's home or at a public library. Keep in mind that the hourly rate for in-person lessons will vary based on commute. Please contact me to inquiry about the hourly rate for your location.