Lessons

In-Person Spanish Lessons in the Bay Area or Live-Online ‘Anywhere’

Great prices, discounts and results. The lessons are designed and taught by Francisco Gonzalez, an independent Spanish instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. Originally from Mexico, and also a certified Berlitz instructor and translator.

Spanish courses are tailored to you and incorporate your interests, goals and needs. Whether you desire to learn or improve your Spanish for travel, school, culture, medicine, law, relocation,  volunteering, personal fulfillment, or simply brain exercise.

I can design a Spanish course to maximize your learning. and I will be teaching you Standard Spanish. You will get a chance to become familiar with a variety of speaking situations and registers such as: travel terms, street talk, informal chat, professional conversation, or your personal goal. Francisco has a broad knowledge of the language and constantly compares conversational styles and terms.

One on one Spanish Lessons
HOLA! Welcome to World in Spanish, my name is Francisco and I will be your facilitator and teacher

 MY EXPERTISE IN SPANISH CONVERSATION SKILLS

One element that is as important as grammar, vocabulary, and extensive practice is ‘Confidence’,. And this is practiced, and therefore increased in my courses, just as with the other language skills.

a) Confidence: We make it a goal from your very first class and we start working on it as soon as possible with our lessons. The following is a description of these processes

b) Fluency: Beginners get it little by little through a good amount of language learning, in the form of strong pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and study strategies at first. Then including Confidence-oriented activities soon after, which amounts to Fluency.

c) All the grammar: And all the other niceties of the language that by this point should really easy to achieve if we work as a team.

By applying this principles even absolute beginners are able to communicate at the most basic levels, including phrases and interactions with native speakers.

Intermediate students get specific feedback on confidence soon after starting their course, this addresses the specific areas of improvement in these two very important areas: Spanish Knowledge and Conversation.

At advanced levels, these strategies can be practiced on a regular basis and included in your lessons from day 1.

– I will have you speak in months…   – this is how it works:

We recommend at least one 1.5 hour lesson weekly at a regular pace, or maybe 1 hour twice a week for accelerated learning, The objective is having my students learn the basics of conversation, the general principles of the language and reading/writing. Students often see results in a 4 month period at a regular pace or 3 months at an accelerated pace. At either pace, we instill confidence in the students to start speaking the language after 5­-6 lessons per student.After the student and teacher have established a good rapport in a course (from one to several lessons), the teacher will assess and explore the level of knowledge and skills of the student, at the same time, confidence will be established between the student and teacher, which in turn builds his/her confidence in the language and that all skills are developing.

ONE REVIEW:  Highly recommended, fantastic Spanish teacher!  Francisco helped me arrange a concentrated Spanish review course for a trip to Nicaragua recently.  He worked with me to define the goals and structure of the course and did an excellent assessment of my strengths and weaknesses.  He was flexible with times (including conducting Skype sessions) and tailored the course to my specific situation, in regards to the types of interactions I would be having, my current level of Spanish and my personal goals regarding Spanish.  I really can’t say enough good things about his teaching style, which employs numerous strategies to help achieve fluency.  I look forward to working with him more in the future!   See on Yelp, by Kris C.

And as promised there is a big discount and more flexibility than most schools, so mention your specific needs when contacting us or starting your courses. — Muchas gracias !!

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Summary of my current rates  

  • For in-person private teaching $ 50 per hour (near BART, but a small surcharge if you prefer a place that requires second transportation)
  • And $30 per hour for online learning.
  • 1 Students studies for free the first regular priced month or package up to 12 weeks, if you… Get the very Best Special ever in Spanish lessons 2 for 1
  • Self formed groups start at $60 an hour for 3 students

Your first monthly private SF-BA package or larger at 20% off.  Intensive courses get similar discounts. Si claro! por supuesto! 

Courses include recordings, multimedia and handouts as the course progresses

And before any commitment, take your trial class at only $25

Muy bien..! So if you are ready to begin or have some questions and comments, you can contact me directly here (my phone number and Skype name are on ‘Contact’ page) GRACIAS

And to begin the fun take a look at  My Youtube Channel In this Lesson, see how you learn and practice the alphabet…  with yours truly

 

AIRBNB MEMBERS: – Meet me for a CULTURAL TOUR IN THE MISSION (if you want to see it right on AirBNB, just click on this link)

If you just want to see the tour info, click here

 

(Note I am not that cute AfroAmerican girl but I can be your guide)