Spanish in Halifax, NS

As the most populated city in Nova Scotia, Halifax hosts a growing Spanish-speaking community. With a significant increase in the population of over 31% from 2011 to 2015, 1 out of 22 citizens in the Nova Scotia region can speak Spanish according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 census. Linguistically and culturally, Spanish has been fundamental in shaping Halifax's social, economic and political life. So, learning Spanish is crucial to be able to connect with the local community on a whole new level, explore their culture and improve your job prospects. Get in touch with us today so we can start designing a language program that suits your needs and schedule!

Why Study Spanish in Halifax

For Culture:. Taking Spanish lessons gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in this warm and passionate community as Spanish and Latino culture play important roles in modern-day Halifax. For example, you can find the Latispánica Cultural Association on Sheppards Run, which leads events such as the “Zumba Fiesta.”  This is an event that invites people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage with food, drinks and Spanish music, such as flamenco and paso doble. People can engage in classic song and dance in an authentic Latin atmosphere or attend masterclasses on Latin-American cooking. Learn how to prepare salchipapa, guiso de lentejas or caya chilena like a local! By learning to speak Spanish, you can take part in a truly exciting community which continues to greatly contribute to Halifax’s multicultural identity.

For Work and Studies: Learning Spanish in Halifax is also useful if you are looking for a new, international job. Since 1994, Canada has been establishing steady relations with Latin American countries, particularly Mexico. In 2017, the two-way trade between the nations amounted to $21.1 billion. Both nations, along with the USA, are part of the largest free trade region in the world. By taking Spanish classes in Halifax, you will be able to access many of the available careers which operate in this market. And if you would like to pursue higher education in Spanish, you can enrol in Spanish and Latin American studies at Dalhousie University, which is about much more than just learning the language: All of their courses explore the diversity and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, from the study of Hispanic literature and film to the exploration of Spanish society and the Cuban Revolution. Make the most out of this amazing program and start studying Spanish with us as soon as possible!

For Social: If you are interested in speaking to others in Spanish, or would like to practise your Spanish outside of your classes with us, you should join the Halifax Spanish Conversation Meetup. It is a friendly and informal exchange group to meet new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t be shy; go to say hola! These people usually meet in traditional restaurants, such as Highwayman on Barrington Street, a cozy place that serves Spanish-inspired dishes and quality spirits. There, you will be able to order delicious tapas, such as rabas al ajillo, papas a la española, omelette or migas. Use the Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary you learn with us at Language Trainers and impress your new friends when ordering these traditional dishes!

 

Where to Learn Spanish in and around Halifax

Signing up to Spanish courses in Halifax allows you to study this fantastic language in the comfort of your own home or workplace. You can also take your lessons in a public place if you prefer. Some options are the Halifax Central Library on Spreen Garden Rd, the Coastal Café on Robie Street and The Board Room Game Café on Barrington Street.

And if you are not based in downtown Halifax but live in the outskirts of the city, just let us know and we will be there! We have great instructors ready to start teaching in Dartmouth, Bedford, Bridgewater and Truro.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos! And if you have some knowledge of the language, you can take one of our free online Spanish tests so we can assess your current level and then offer you a language package suitable for your skills and requirements!

Interesting Language Facts

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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."

1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Halifax, NS

Our general one-on-one courses in Halifax, NS 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 Halifax, NS

Our Spanish courses in Halifax, NS 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 Halifax, NS (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.
45
language teachers in Halifax, NS
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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

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