Out of abundance of caution all of our Spanish classes are being conducted live online. We are not offering classes in person for the time being. This is for the protection of both our teachers and students. You can learn more about our Spanish classes live online here.
Our teachers still do not feel comfortable yet meeting in person. Because they make their living teaching, they are scared that meeting in person may make them sick and not be able to teach for a while.
Even if the number of cases drop, the situation is still not stable and we expect choppiness on the way... that is, we expect to have times when it will be unsafe to meet on and off throughout the year. It is not encouraging to see that in some countries in Europe and Asia, such as Germany and Hong Kong, the covid cases are still on the rise. We have learned that what happens there comes back here. Deltacron and B2 variants are on the rise worldwide. Covid is back on the US sewer system as of March 2022. This means Covid cases will increase here as well.
Despite vaccinations and boosters (protection offered by some of these insufficient or dwindling down faster than others), Covid-19 tests, and mask use, it is still not safe to conduct one-on-one classes in person at this time due to the droplets and aerosol risk of either you or your tutor getting infected over prolonged periods of time talking in front of one another. Wearing a mask also makes it difficult to be able to hear your new language properly.
If you are not willing to have your Spanish classes live online, please DO NOT apply yet.
We do not expect to conduct classes in person until the first semester of 2023 at the earliest as we look to safely address the current shortage of tutors in certain areas, who are willing to have classes in person, the social distance requirements, and the maximum capacity limits of meeting venues.
Small group (semi-private) Spanish classes in San Francisco Bay Area, CA
(Up to 4 students per class ) Class format only available for adults and teens over 16
Small Group Spanish classes in San Francisco Bay Area, CA currently have an amazingly small size of two to four students, a size that allows you to put your conversational skills into practice intensively in each session.
To see a list of small groups currently scheduled please click here.
Our Spanish small group sessions in San Francisco Bay Area, CA will focus on developing your conversational skills, speaking and listening, while still helping you improve in all other skills of the language: reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
Our group sessions will also be professionally guided so that you don't just practice speaking Spanish with native speakers but have real improvement that will take you to the next levels.
Sharing classes with a small group of other highly motivated students is a great way to expand your knowledge of Spanish and expand your personal network.
Practicing in a group matched by ability can be comforting and inspirational because you see other students working through the same language challenges you are tackling. It also helps everyone to learn from each other’s mistakes. Other non-native speakers understand what you are accomplishing and have lots of patience as you speak because, believe it or not, they’re gaining just as much from listening to you as you are from practicing speaking.
You will meet face-to-face with your other classmates and your tutor live online or in person when possible without needing to commute far away from where you live.
Your sessions will start at a specific date and time and will run for 8 weeks. You will be meeting once a week on a regular two-hour session each week, on either a weeknight or a weekend class if in person; some options during daytime on weekdays may also be available for those classes meeting online.
To take most advantage of our Spanish program, you should reserve at least another 2 hours of your own time every week to study what is covered in each session, do your suggested at-home activities with the help of our online student center accessible 24x7 at no extra cost, and prepare for your following class.
Once class starts we will not allow other students to join to avoid distractions and to make sure all progress at the same pace.
Despite having covered all the required material, you will still need to successfully pass the next belt level examination to be granted that next belt level.
Small group Spanish classes in San Francisco Bay Area, CA are custom-designed to quickly lead you to Spanish proficiency while sharing the fun - and cost - with few other students.
Upon registration, you will be provided with access to a course syllabus and most of the learning material to be used in class through our online student center at no extra cost. On this online center you will be able to generate printouts and access extra material to complement your classes. You will not be required to buy any other learning materials, unless desired.
There are no hidden registration or application fees. You will only pay the price for the class you choose to join when you are ready to secure a spot.
To find the price for any specific group, please click here.