In-person Spanish Lessons and Services in the Bay Area or Live-Online ‘Anywhere’
Great prices, discounts and results. Professional Languages Services. Translation, Interpretation, Courses, Tours.
The lessons are designed and taught by Francisco Gonzalez, an independent Spanish instructor with over 25 years of teaching and Spanish language services experience. Originally from Mexico, and also a certified Berlitz International 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.
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 process: 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.
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.
All my 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 Structure Knowledge and Conversation.
At advanced levels, these strategies can be practiced on a regular basis and included in your lessons from day 1, this will have you speaking in months… – Here 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. My 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 (20 hrs) at a regular pace or 3 months at an accelerated pace. At either pace, I instill confidence in the students to start speaking the language after 5-6, this is generally achieved.
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 me or starting your courses. — Muchas gracias !!
Summary of my current rates
- For in-person private teaching $60 per hour (lessons are given anywhere near you)
- $30 per hour for online learning.
- Self formed groups start at $75 an hour for 2 students.
Your first monthly private SF-BA package or larger gets a discount of up to 10% off. Intensive monthly courses get similar discounts. Si claro! por supuesto!
Courses include all study material: your book, recordings, multimedia and handouts as the course progresses. And before any commitment, take your trial class at only $30 or $45, 1 hr or 1.5 hr. nsa
Great Results Guaranteed
Muy bien..! if you are ready to begin or have some questions and comments, you can contact me directly here, also, my phone number (including texting) and Skype name are on ‘Contact’ page
ONE CUSTOMER QUESTION:
And to begin the fun take a look at My You Tube Channel In this Lesson, see how you learn and practice the alphabet… with yours truly
(Note I am not that cute Afro American girl but I can be your guide, too)