Why study Spanish?
Studying Spanish opens up a world of opportunities, and as a Filipino, you may already have a strong connection to Spanish due to the rich historical ties between Spain and the Philippines.
Here's why learning Spanish is a rewarding and enriching experience:
Historical Connection: Spanish played a crucial role in shaping the history and culture of the Philippines. The Spanish colonial era has left a lasting impact on the Filipino language, cuisine, traditions, and even family names. By learning Spanish, you delve deeper into your own heritage and gain a profound understanding of the historical roots that contribute to the diverse Filipino identity.
Global Communication: With over 460 million native speakers worldwide, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language globally. Acquiring Spanish language skills not only allows you to connect with Spanish speakers in various countries but also opens doors to communication with millions of Spanish-speaking communities and businesses across the globe.
Travel and Exploration: Spanish is spoken in numerous countries, making it an incredibly useful language for travel. From the vibrant streets of Madrid to the historic sites of Mexico City or the breathtaking landscapes of Argentina, knowing Spanish allows you to immerse yourself fully in the local culture, communicate with locals, and create unforgettable experiences.
Cultural Appreciation: Spanish-speaking countries have a rich and diverse cultural heritage. From the flamenco rhythms of Spain to the passionate tango of Argentina, the literature of Gabriel García Márquez to the art of Frida Kahlo, Spanish culture offers a treasure trove of artistic, literary, and musical wonders. Learning Spanish grants you direct access to these vibrant cultural expressions.
Professional Opportunities: Spanish language skills are highly sought after in today's global job market. Whether in business, tourism, international relations, or translation services, fluency in Spanish gives you a competitive advantage and opens up exciting career prospects both locally and internationally.
Have you ever wondered about the striking similarities between Spanish and the Cebuano language? Words in Cebuano such as "biyahe" (journey), "bruha" (witch), and "biyernes" (Friday) are identical to their Spanish counterparts, "viaje," "bruja," and "viernes." This is just the tip of the iceberg—there are countless words in Cebuano that bear resemblance to Spanish. If you are already a Cebuano speaker, you will quickly recognize these similarities, making pronunciation and language acquisition a breeze.
About our Spanish classes
At our institute, we offer exciting Spanish classes that provide an immersive language learning experience. Here's what you can expect from our classes:
Comprehensive Beginner-Level Courses:
Our classes cater mostly to beginners, ensuring that you receive a solid foundation in Spanish. Whether you have little to no prior knowledge of the language, our beginner-level courses are designed to guide you through the essentials of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and basic conversation skills.
Experienced Native Spanish Teachers:
Our dedicated instructors consist of native Spanish speakers with extensive teaching experience. They are passionate about sharing their language and culture with you, providing authentic insights and guidance throughout your learning journey.
Flexible Format Options:
We offer the flexibility of both online and physical classes, allowing you to choose the format that best suits your preferences and schedule. Our online classes offer convenience, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your own home, while our physical classes provide an immersive environment for face-to-face interaction and cultural immersion.
Engaging and Interactive Lessons:
Our classes are designed to be engaging and interactive, with a focus on student participation. You can expect a variety of activities, such as role-plays, group discussions, multimedia resources, and language games, to practice your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
Learning a language goes beyond grammar and vocabulary; it's about understanding the culture. In our classes, we incorporate cultural elements, such as traditions, music, and literature, to provide a well-rounded learning experience that immerses you in the richness of Spanish-speaking cultures.
Our Spanish classes are designed to cater to learners of all levels, from beginners to intermediate proficiency. Each level focuses on developing your language skills and building a solid foundation in Spanish. Here's an overview of our Spanish class levels, along with the recommended number of hours:
A1 Level (Beginner):
Suitable for learners with little to no prior knowledge of Spanish.
Recommended Hours: Approximately 80-100 hours of instruction.
Content: Introduction to basic vocabulary, essential grammar structures, pronunciation practice, simple conversational skills, and everyday phrases for practical communication.
A2 Level (Elementary):
Designed for learners who have a basic understanding of Spanish and can engage in simple conversations.
Recommended Hours: Around 100-150 hours of instruction.
Content: Expanding vocabulary, further grammar development, improving listening and speaking skills, reading comprehension of simple texts, and writing short paragraphs.
B1 Level (Intermediate):
Suitable for learners who have a solid foundation in Spanish and can comfortably express themselves on a range of everyday topics.
Recommended Hours: Approximately 150-200 hours of instruction.
Content: Building vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, more complex grammar structures, enhancing conversational skills, reading comprehension of authentic materials, and writing longer compositions.
B2 Level (Upper Intermediate):
Designed for learners who have a good command of Spanish and aim to refine their language skills to an advanced level.
Recommended Hours: Around 200-250 hours of instruction.
Content: Expanding vocabulary, refining grammar usage, improving listening comprehension, reading and analyzing longer texts, engaging in debates and discussions, and writing essays on various topics.
Please note that the recommended hours are approximate and can vary based on individual learning abilities, prior language learning experience, and the amount of practice outside of class. Our experienced instructors will assess your proficiency level and recommend the appropriate class to match your goals and learning pace.