Spanish

Benefits of Private Instruction:

• Move at your pace, keeping your goals at the forefront.

 A conversational emphasis ensures you are developing both speaking and listening skills.

• My flexibility lets you set your own schedule;  you won’t ‘get behind’ the class.

Lesson Options

I offer a variety of private Spanish lesson options to suit the needs of my clients. I am happy to offer specialty lessons or to adapt any of my courses to focus more specifically on the personal goals and interests of individuals. As my curriculum is more adult-focused, I currently offer lessons to those 13 years of age and older.

Beginner Spanish

I have written my own curriculum for beginner students of Spanish.  I also incorporate a large amount of conversational role-play as well as games, picture books and cultural readings to help you become comfortable speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish. At this level, individuals gain the ability to use the present, future and basic past tenses while developing an approximate vocabulary of 2000-3000 words. Upon completion you will be comfortable communicating on a basic level in a variety of daily situations.

Intermediate Spanish 

Lessons begin with a detailed review of the core concepts of Beginner Spanish before progressing on to more advanced grammar concepts such as verb conjugations of the conditional, subjunctive and perfect tenses. Lessons are conducted entirely in Spanish to help achieve fluency. Upon completion you will be able to communicate effectively at an intermediate level in a variety of daily and professional situations.

Advanced

Lessons begin with a detailed review of the core concepts of Intermediate Spanish before progressing on to more advanced grammar concepts such as imperfect subjunctive, and past perfect tenses. Lessons are conducted entirely in Spanish to achieve complete fluency. Upon completion you will be able to communicate effectively at an advanced level in a variety of daily and professional situations.

Lessons for High School and University Students

Designed for high school and university students looking for extra help with homework, essay writing and exam preparation.

Travel Essentials

Designed to get individuals ready to communicate on a basic level while traveling in Spanish-speaking countries. Topics covered include: pronunciation, greetings, getting around, ordering food, finding accommodations, sightseeing and shopping.