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. Omicron B4 and B5 variants are on the rise in the US and worldwide.

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 second 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.

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Our Spanish Language Institute

SpanishBlackbelt, an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau, is a boutique Spanish language institute that specializes in high-powered Spanish tutoring and classes that rapidly develop language skills and cultural background for success in the business environment, academia, travel and entertainment.

Washington DC

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Our Spanish language institute, headquartered in Washington DC, is focused on providing the highest quality language tutoring services to adults and teens in St. Petersburg and many other cities across the US.

Its long-term goal is to become the new standard in Spanish language acquisition techniques in the US and abroad.

SpanishBlackbelt Spanish language institute was founded in 2004 by Nicolas A. Canales and is now owned by Growing Fields, LLC, a leading minority-owned Limited Liability Company incorporated in the District of Columbia, Washington DC, USA. (Click here to access trade name certificate registration in the District of Columbia).


Frequently Asked Questions

There are many reasons why you may want to learn Spanish with us. Allow me to list you some:

  • We specialize in personalized Spanish language education in St. Petersburg. Our private and semi-private formats precisely allow you to learn the aspects of the language that interest you the most.
  • Our pace, although normally accelerated, can adapt to the learning speed you feel most comfortably with
  • You choose when and where to meet in St. Petersburg
  • Our proprietary learning material has been developed in house to take into consideration the practical needs our clients have
  • The Better Business Bureau certifies that Growing Fields LLC (doing business as Spanish Black Belt) have had no complaints since our school inception in 2004
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee

To be respectful of their time, we prefer not to have our Spanish students be interrupted just to talk about us.

You may consider instead...

Yes! We are authorized to do business with the US Government. To verify, you can do a search on SAM with our Legal name: Growing Fields LLC or our DUNS number 625193433. Payment would be done through wire transfer directly to our registered checking account on SAM (System for Award Management) or through credit card if preferred.

Better Business Bureau

If in need of an accredited Spanish language school we would encourage you to register for a Spanish class at a university or college. Most language institutes are not required to be accredited. Being accredited is expensive and does little for the school. Our Spanish language school, like most language schools, relies on its tutors expertise, proven methodologies and teaching material, and record of success.

If your organization requires that you enroll in an accredited school, it may be worth requesting them to do an exception for you and rely on our track record of success in helping people achieve the level of speaking proficiency that they aim in a short period of time, all backed by our 100% satisfaction policy.

Our Spanish language school unfortunately does not sponsor F1 students and/or do not issue I-20 (form to obtain a student visa).

If in need for a student visa, try contacting a community college or a university.

Our Spanish language school is based in Washington DC although it serves many cities in the US and abroad.

Our Spanish classes take place online, or in person, when possible, at either pre-selected cafes or tutor homes.

These Spanish classes can even take place at your home or office although prices for Spanish classes on these locations may be higher to absorb commuting costs.

Our main office located in the trendy and afluent neighborhood of Dupont Circle in Washington DC houses our administrative staff and is open to some Spanish classes.

All of our native Spanish tutors teach in the areas where they live.

If interested in getting to meet your native Spanish tutor ahead of time you may want to consider purchasing a 55-minute reduced cost sample session with that tutor for only $39.

You can also contact us by phone or email. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our Spanish language program, methods, tutors and teaching material.

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