Hello – HOLA
My name is Francisco, a long time Spanish teacher. My courses are tailored to you and incorporate your interests, goals and needs. I can design a Spanish course to maximize your learning and I will be teaching you Standard Spanish. You will get a chance to become familiar with a variety of speaking situations and registers such as: travel, street talk, informal chat, professional conversation, or your personal goal. I have a broad knowledge of the language and constantly compares conversational styles and terms.
MY EXPERTISE IN SPANISH CONVERSATION SKILLS:
One element that is as important as grammar, vocabulary, and extensive practice is ‘Confidence’. And this is practiced, and therefore increased in my courses, just as with the other language skills.
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.
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… – Here is how it works:
We recommend at least one 1.5 hour lesson weekly at a regular pace, or maybe 1 hour twice a week for lessons in person. Or at least 1 hr. weekly online.
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 20 hrs. that is a 4-month period 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 after 4-6 sessions, this is generally achieved.