Spanish in Edmonton
Edmonton, the capital of Alberta and home to three out of the four oil refineries in the province, is an urban metropolis teeming with industrial, economic, and financial opportunities. Edmonton is Canada's sixth-largest city, boasting a population of 1.8 million people as of 2017, and according to the 2010 census, 20,000 of them are Spanish speakers! Also, the city’s business ties with Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia and Peru, are becoming increasingly important. In a growing international city such as Edmonton, learning Spanish will help you communicate with the Spanish-speaking people more smoothly and even find a new or improved bilingual job. Take advantage of all the opportunities the city has to offer and enrol in Spanish classes with Language Trainers today!
Why Study Spanish in Edmonton
For Culture: Renowned as Canada's “Festival City, Edmonton plays host to the Latin Festival on an annual basis. This event features international live artists and dancers, and you can also find authentic Latin food pavilions, beer gardens, kids’ booths and an artisan marketplace! There are also countless salsatecas, restaurants, cultural centres and even radio stations for native Spanish speakers and learners to enjoy. The Edmonton Hispanic Bilingual Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1981, also hosts several cultural activities in the city, such as the Latin Gala Fiesta. This event brings together between 400 and 500 people from all walks of life and takes place each spring. It showcases Hispanic culture via the music of the best local bands and DJs and samples local cuisine from various Latin countries. Therefore, taking Spanish lessons in Edmonton is a fantastic way to interact with native speakers in the community and partake in the various Hispanic-heritage celebrations that take place in the city.
For Work and Travel: As a trading nation, exports are the driving force behind Canada's economy. Alberta is one of the 3 main exporting provinces in Canada and almost 7% of all Canadian export companies serve the Latin American market, with those who employ Spanish speakers having a clear competitive edge. If you are interested in getting a new bilingual job, you can get in touch with the Latino Canadian Chamber of Commerce on 50 Street, a non-profit organization that aims at improving business relations between Canada and Latin America. Business endeavours, however, are not the only reason to learn Spanish. Data collected by Statistics Canada in 2017 listed Mexico as the second-most travelled to destination after the United States by Canadians, followed by Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In fact, as of 2018, there are now non-stop flights from Edmonton to cities within these 3 Spanish-speaking countries, with more expected to become available in the coming years. Taking Spanish courses in Edmonton in preparation for your travels will allow you to communicate with native Spanish speakers and, therefore, to enhance your experiences abroad and create connections you never thought possible.
For Social: Those who would like to meet people in Edmonton with a similar interest in the Spanish language and culture can join the Edmonton Spanish Speakers group. You will find fun opportunities to practise your Spanish in a friendly and supportive environment! All levels are welcome, from beginners to native speakers, and all events are laid back and informal. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to put your newly-acquired Spanish skills into play! And after these meetings, you can take your friends to one of the many tapas bars in the city, such as Sabor Restaurant on 103 Street, where you can order langostinos al ajillo or tortilla de papa in Spanish!
Where to Learn Spanish in and around Edmonton
Our Spanish classes are tailored to fit your schedule and customized to suit your professional or personal learning objectives. Just get in touch with us and we will arrange for a native Spanish teacher to go to your home or office. You can also take your lessons in a public place if you prefer, such as the Tea Bar Cafe on 98 Street, Coffee Bureau on Jasper Avenue or the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue NW.
If you don’t live in Edmonton itself, our trainers also teach in nearby areas, such as Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
So, why not make an inquiry and find out more about learning Spanish? Let’s go, vamos! Also, if you already have some knowledge of Spanish, you should take our free Spanish Level Test so we can assess your level exactly and find the best course package for your needs.
On average, bilingual pay differentials range between 5% and 20% per hour more than the position's base rate.
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1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Edmonton
Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton
Our Spanish courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton (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.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Edmonton
Teresa is a Danish language teacher from Denmark. She has extensive experience in the realms of language teaching, translation, and interpretation, and has interpreted for the Red Cross. She also has a strong background in business, and is especially qualified to teach professionals.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Therese is a native Arabic speaker who has over six years of teaching experience. She has taught one-on-one lessons, as well as group lessons at public and private schools. In addition to Arabic, she is completely fluent in English and French.
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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.
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Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”After just a few Spanish classes, I am already able to converse with native speakers. I felt confident and really enjoyed it.”Spanish course in Brampton, Retail Ready Foods
”The Spanish lessons with Adriana are going well. She is very enthusiastic but patient with my progress. She never lets me make a slip without correcting me. I'm pleased with the lessons.”Spanish course in Ottawa