All of our tutors teach mainstream Spanish, that is, Spanish that all native Spanish speakers from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain have in common. Even if they are native to a region where people may speak at times with certain unique grammar, vocabulary and accent, they are selected to work with us not only because of their talent as a teacher but also because of their ability to avoid the use of those peculiarities in class, unless of course you ask them to include them.
The "Ceceo" (increased use of "Z" sounds when speaking, typical of Spain), for example, is something nice that will come handy when you are in Spain but also something that is not necessary for you to fit into their culture or be understood. It is something that you will adopt naturally after spending some time in Spain.
The slight differences in accent and word choice that you may notice when arriving in a specific Spanish speaking country as opposed to another is normally quickly interpreted and mimicked by our brain.
Upon request, your tutor could also teach you the idiomatic expressions that may be specific to his/her region. There is no significant difference in the Spanish spoken in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Spain. You can get an idea of their differences by establishing a parallel to English spoken in Great Britain, US and Canada.
If you are relatively new to the language, please note that there are many things you need to learn first, such as structure and vocabulary, before you start learning all about the subtle variations in pronunciation or jargon observed among different Spanish-speaking countries. At an early stage, it is therefore not that relevant to study from someone from a specific country. What is most relevant is to find a tutor with the best possible teaching technique and track record. Note too that we do our best to only have on board Spanish tutors that speak with clear diction and without strong regional accents.
You may find more information about the different variations of Spanish by watching this video
If you still want to choose the nationality of your tutor and there are not tutors available for in-person classes in your area, we can also suggest trying distance learning which will broaden the pool of nationalities available. Our live classes online can expand your options to choose the tutor you most like. Your first online class live over Zoom video or any other online platform of your choice will be considered a trial class. If it ends up not working for you, you will still be entitled to request a full refund if requested prior to your second class.
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