Signature Service: Spanish lessons one-on-one
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
According to the Pew Research Center, Spanish is the second most prominent language in the United States. More than 37 million people speak it, which means that knowing the difference between soy and estoy is clearly a valuable skill to have.
Luckily, Spanish Lessons 4 You's instructors can help you learn Spanish quickly with one-on-one lessons. Because these instructors are all native Spanish speakers who learned English, they know what it takes to master a second language. They draw from their experience when teaching grammar and leading conversations in Spanish. And because everyone learns differently, they try various teaching approaches. Sometimes they'll focus more on vocabulary, while other times they'll dole out a gummy bear for every successful conjugation.
The instructors also lead group lessons and teach Spanish for business. For a more in-depth and culturally oriented approach to learning, there's an immersion program in Peru that features salsa lessons, museum and city tours, and cooking lessons.
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