Spanish in Calgary

Calgary is a multicultural and diverse city, with citizens who speak more than 140 languages at home in addition to English. Of these, Spanish is one of the most popular: according to the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area of 2016, almost 30,000 people speak Spanish in Calgary. So, if you would like to connect with this community on another level, broaden your professional prospects, understand what Spanish singers are saying or even travel to the countries of salsa and flamenco, then you should consider taking Spanish classes. At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing  personalized courses tailored to suit your individual needs.

Why Study Spanish in Calgary

For Work: Learning Spanish in Calgary can help you advance in your career. There are many companies in the city, like AirCanada, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and the University of Calgary which are always looking for bilingual English and Spanish speakers to fill in positions such as customer relations representative or program coordinator. You may also want to contact the Latino-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 that enhances and promotes the interest of the Latino business community through many programs and annual events. For example, their program called Women in Business provides a support network, fostering an unbiased environment in promotion of the professional and personal growth of Spanish-speaking women. Moreover, if you own a company, you may want to take advantage of some amazing advertising opportunities promoted by this Chamber and showcase your company’s brand while strengthening your reputation in the business community.

For Culture and Food: Those more interested in the cultural aspect of learning a language can attend the Heritage Day Festival. This is an annual event that has been taking place since 1977 at Olympia Plaza. There, you can watch artistic perfomances, try a new dish from Cuba or Mexico, or simply soak up the sun and enjoy the music. In case you want to try out some Latino food, you may want to visit the small but vibrant Paloma Mexican Restaurant on Whitefield Avenue to get true Mexican vibes. Enjoy their tacos, burritos and daiquiris while listening to Mexican boleros. Try to order in Spanish and have some fun while practising the language! And if you feel attracted to the Mexican culture, you can contact the Calgary Mexican Canadian Cultural Society (CALMECA). Established in 1982, this non-profit institution on Bow Trail SW aims at uniting the local Mexican community to keep their culture and traditions alive. After taking some lessons with Language Trainers, you can try to read the Spanish version of their website!

For Social: Joining the Calgary Spanish Language MeetUp Group can help you socialize. With more than 1500 members, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put into practice what you learn in your Spanish lessons with Language Trainers. These people are very warm and friendly and meet at least 10 times a month at different coffee shops. If you want to know what events you can attend with friends, you can visit Hola Calgary, a site that aims at connecting all the Latino, Hispanic & Spanish-speaking Canadians through an online event calendar. For example, those who would like to dance Salsa can enjoy an excellent night every Friday on 2 Avenue. If you are more of a music-lover, then you’ll be delighted to know that the annual Chasing Summer Music Festival in Calgary always brings Latino artists, such as Paz (a musician from Argentina), who play songs in their native language. This would be an amazing opportunity for you to practise your newly-acquired listening skills!

 

Where to Learn Spanish in and around Calgary

Starting to learn Spanish with Language Trainers is very easy. Just send us a message and we can arrange for native Spanish tutor to go to your home or office. If you prefer, you can also meet your instructor at a public place such as the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice café such as Alforno Bakery and Café on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.

If you are not based in Calgary but would like to take a Spanish course, send us a message. We have great instructors ready to start teaching in Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos! Take one of our free online Spanish level tests to test your abilities and then send us an inquiry to get started right away!

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual students have a deeper understanding of the structure of language and are more literate than monolinguals.

Most of the world's languages are spoken in Asia and Africa.

Canada is an officially bilingual nation with speakers of French and English.
WHY people learn SPANISH?
1.
Travel to Spanish-speaking countries
2.
Business abroad
3.
Communication with in-laws/family
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
450
Million
Non-Native
550
Million
SPANISH

JOKE
¿Qué le dice el 1 al 10?
"Para ser como yo, tienes que ser sincero."
Foreign Language Speakers
in CALGARY
28%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in CALGARY
18%
of population

1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary will help students improve their Spanish level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Spanish classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Spanish Course in Calgary

Our Spanish courses in Calgary are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Spanish and email skills, as well as a level of survival Spanish, granting them the ability to work in a country where Spanish is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Spanish Courses in Calgary (closed group)

Our Spanish courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Spanish Course or In-Company Small Group Spanish Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Spanish Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Spanish
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
16281
people have taken our
Spanish level test.
322
language teachers in Calgary
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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How to Book

Take our Spanish Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Spanish and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Spanish tutor’s details.

Begin your Spanish training and receive your Spanish course book.

Throughout your Spanish course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self-study material, language courses in Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by cheque, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The Spanish lessons are going very well. I am very pleased with everything. Marthelena is a wonderful teacher.”

Scott Bredenhof Spanish course in Hamilton

”My teacher is great! I like how I am progressing and I always look forward to the next class.”

Brad Doyle Spanish course in Halifax, NS
 

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