Spanish Lessons and Services in the Bay Area or Live-Online Anywhere
Spanish courses are tailored to you and incorporate your interests, goals and needs. Whether you desire to learn or improve your Spanish for
- Personal fulfillment.
- or Simply as brain exercise.
I can design a Spanish course to maximize your learning and I will be teaching you Standard Spanish, at the same time you will get a chance to become familiar with a variety of speaking situations and registers such as: travel terms, street talk, informal chat, professional conversation, or your personal goal.
I have a broad knowledge of the language and constantly compare conversational styles and terms, at the standard level and for the region(s) you are more interested in
MY EXPERTISE IN SPANISH CONVERSATION SKILLS:
One element that is as important as grammar, vocabulary, and extensive practice is ‘Confidence’ and ‘Fluency’. And they are practiced, and therefore increased in my courses, just as with the other language skills in the following way.
Confidence: We make it a goal from your very first class and we start working on it as soon as possible with our lessons. The following is a description of these process: After the student and teacher have established a good rapport in a course (from one to several lessons), the teacher will assess and explore the level of knowledge and skills of the student, at the same time, confidence will be established between the student and teacher, which in turn builds his/her confidence in the language and that all skills are developing.
Fluency: Beginners get it little by little through a good amount of language learning, in the form of strong pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and study strategies at first. Then including Confidence-oriented activities soon after, which amounts to Fluency.
All the grammar: And all the other niceties of the language that, by this poin,t should really easy to achieve when we work as a team.
By applying this principles even absolute beginners are able to communicate at the most basic levels, including phrases and interactions with native speakers within a couple of months, or a total of 20 hrs of lessons.
All my students get specific feedback on confidence soon after starting their course, this addresses the specific areas of improvement in these two very important areas: Spanish Structure Knowledge and Conversation.
At advanced levels, these strategies can be practiced on a regular basis and included in your lessons from day 1, this will have you speaking in months
We recommend at least one 1.5 hour lesson weekly at a regular pace, or maybe 1 hour twice a week. My objective is having my students learn the basics of conversation, the general principles of the language and reading/writing. Students often see results in a 4 month period (20 hrs) at a regular pace or 3 months at an accelerated pace. At either pace, I instill confidence in the students to start speaking the language at a daily life level after 5-6 months
Highly recommended, fantastic Spanish teacher! Francisco helped me arrange a concentrated Spanish review course for a trip to Nicaragua recently. He worked with me to define the goals and structure of the course and did an excellent assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. He was flexible with times (including conducting Skype sessions) and tailored the course to my specific situation, in regards to the types of interactions I would be having, my current level of Spanish and my personal goals regarding Spanish. I really can’t say enough good things about his teaching style, which employs numerous strategies to help achieve fluency. I look forward to working with him more in the future! See on Yelp, by Kris C.And as promised there is a big discount and more flexibility than most schools, so mention your discount and specific needs when contacting me or starting your courses.
-Muchas gracias !!
PROGRAMMING YOUR COURSE
It is very important for the student to commit to attending the number of lessons agreed upon every month. If students must reschedule, they will have a choice of rescheduling in the following ways:
Students can request a change of schedule or cancel a lesson without any charge if they contact Francisco >24 hours in advance.
For cancellation, students can also contact Francisco from 24 to 12 hours before a lesson with a charge of 50%.
The quoted cost is for an agreed monthly number of hours which gives students a better price than a smaller number of hours. For example, if we agree on four lessons a month (or a 4 week period), the price of these courses is different and better than a quote that only has 3, 2 or even 1 lesson a month, which will have a different quote that we can provide you if we are unable to meet our original plan of 4 weekly courses a month.
Courses are prepaid (that is, at the first lesson of the first month, and then and the end of each month following the initial one).
Summary of my current rates
|San Francisco Bay Area Lesson are given anywhere near you||Rates per hour|
|For in-person private teaching
(All levels all areas in the B.A.)
|$60 an hour|
|Self- formed groups
(You and someone you know)
$75 an hour for 2 students (in sf).
|Online Spanish Lessons|
|Online Private – anywhere in the world and on any messenger||$30 an hour|
|Online Self-formed Groups – anywhere in the world and on any messenger||$20 per hour per student|
|Your first monthly of 6 hrs or larger gets a discount of up to 10% off Intensive monthly courses get similar discounts. Si claro! por supuesto!|
Courses include all study material:
- Your Book,
- Special Websites Access
- And Handouts
- as the course progresses.
And before any commitment, take your trial class at only $30 or $45, 1 hr or 1.5 hr. in person and $15 online, nsa
Muy bien..! if you are ready to begin or have some questions and comments, you can contact me directly here: Also, my phone number 415 802 8324 (including texting) and Skype (francoglez1)
How many weeks does it typically take for one to become conversational?
We first start by getting familiar and get a good command of the Spanish sound system, the structure and vocabulary and ( I specialize in working on ) confidence and fluency. At the same time I include practical phrases and real situations that prepare you for conversation. All of these elements put together work out at (18 hrs) 12 weeks with once a week course.
At this point will be a basic speaker with pre-intermediate knowledge of the language. Then after this stage, every 3 months you can achieve a new conversational level and become fluent in different areas of proficiency like: social interactions, traveling
A third level includes: interactions with specific cultures (meaning countries) one more could be basic for professional proficiency After one or two of these courses will be at an intermediate level of Speaking
And finally one more course (18 hrs) will take you to an advanced proficiency in one new area of your choice.
These areas are the main ones I offer but there might be a few more we can discover as you start learning and get more familiar with the language and culture(s)
I hope it doesn’t sound too technical, I will be glad to discuss it either with you over the phone or at our first meeting
And to begin the fun take a look at My YouTube Channel In this Lesson, see how you learn and practice the alphabet… with yours truly