Spanish in Vancouver
Taking Spanish courses in Vancouver will not only give you the enjoyment of all the Hispanic events on offer throughout the city but will also give you confidence if you travel to Spain or Latin America yourself. Any second languages on your CV will be a boost to your employability, and arranging Spanish lessons in Vancouver to fit around your schedule and needs will give you that language edge as well as a fun activity to do.
Why Study Spanish in Vancouver
For Work: Vancouver is one of the most diverse cities in the world, regularly attracting overseas visitors for both tourism and to settle in the city for work. In 2017 more than 10.3 million people visited Vancouver, contributing around $4.8 billion to the Vancouver economy while supporting more than 70,000 full-time jobs. Cruise ships are responsible for around $3 million of the annual contribution tourism adds to the economy by bringing in tourists on more than 230 cruise ships each year. Amongst the first Europeans to explore the region that came to be known as Vancouver was Spanish Captain José María Narváez in 1791. Nowadays, the Spanish community of Vancouver these days is a thriving, vibrant contribution to the city. According to the 2016 Census, there are more than 36,000 people in Vancouver who speak Spanish as a mother tongue, with 18,000 of those regularly speaking Spanish at home. There are also over 1000 people who use Spanish as a language at work and if you are considering Spanish classes in Vancouver this will give you a chance for compete for some of these positions.
For Culture: Apart from work, learning Spanish will open up many cultural opportunities. The Hispanic community of East Vancouver is served by the Canadian Latin American Cultural Society who regularly host events to support and keep the culture thriving. The Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre has regular screenings of Spanish language movies all year round at the Pacific Cinematheque. As well as this the Centre gives hands-on history lessons about Latin American cultures that have evolved in Canada, along with screenplays, novel and poetry recitals, Latin American art and photography exhibitions, and regular Latin American dance events. The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival takes place every year throughout August and September. In 2019, it’s the sixteenth year of the festival and, alongside the wide range of more than 40 movies on offer there, there will be Latin American art and photography on display. And finally, if you are searching for even more Spanish culture in Vancouver, then the International Wine Festival is a great place to head. In its 40th year, this festival will be highlighting wines from Spain and Portugal.
For Social: The Spanish and Latin Americans certainly know how to have a good time and you could check out one of more than a dozen meetup groups focusing on Spanish in Vancouver. The better your Spanish gets, the more you will be able to take advantage of networking opportunities and make new relationships with people whose first language is Spanish.
Where to Learn Spanish in and around Vancouver
In terms of where to take your Spanish classes, Language Trainers focuses on your convenience. Typically our trainer will come to your home or your place of work – you decide! If that doesn’t work for you, then you can also go to our trainer’s office or meet in a public space such as the Starbucks on Granville St or the Central Library on West Georgia St. Wherever you decide, we also encourage our trainers to take our students out sometimes for a practical lesson, perhaps you can go and practise what you have learnt by ordering and chatting to the waiters at Cabrito or Espana tapas bars. For those of you who don’t live or work in Vancouver itself, our tutors also provide Spanish lessons in Abbotsford, Burnaby, and Coquitlam as well as Surrey, Langley, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Maple Ridge and Chilliwack.
So let’s go, vámonos, if you are ready to take things further with getting started or improving your Spanish, why not take our free Spanish level test or just send us an inquiry so we can help create the perfect course for you.
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1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Vancouver
Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver
Our Spanish courses in Vancouver 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.
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Spanish Courses in Vancouver (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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