Spanish in Canberra
Canberra, Australia's capital and the country's largest inland city, is home to a population of 410,000. The Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests 70 percent of Australians are of European descent, emigrating from numerous countries, including Spain. And there are also a lot of immigrants from Latin America, with around 10,000 of them in Australia. It is no surprise then, that Spanish is in the top 5 languages spoken in Canberra other than English, with over 4,000 speakers according to the 2016 census. Start learning Spanish today and you will be able to connect with Spanish speakers on another scale, find a bilingual job and get more immersed in any Hispanic cultural event you decide to attend!
Why Study Spanish in Canberra
For Work: Trade between Australia and Spain is strong. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade indicates that $3.4 billion in goods were traded in 2017 alone. As Spain is such an important market for Australia, taking Spanish classes in Canberra could be an important career move! For example, you can apply for a job position at companies like Ausenco, Blanco Partners or Biz Latin Hub. These companies are always looking for bilingual speakers because their main target is the Latin American market. And if you are more interested in building business relations with Latino companies, you can attend some of the events organised by the Australia Latin America Business Council. One of them is the annual Canberra Networking Day, an event that in 2018 gathered more than 1,000 businesspeople! You can show off what you learn with Language Trainers and impress the attendees with your Spanish pronunciation.
For Culture: If you are more interested in Hispanic culture, you will find many things to do in Canberra. For example, you can join the Spanish Australian Club of Canberra, a social organisation that has been running since 1967. It aims to promote Spanish culture through food and friendship. They also run Flamenco classes and performances in Canberra if you want to experience this beautiful Spanish dance yourself. Taking Spanish courses in Canberra will help you enjoy all of these experiences and understand what the flamenco songs say! Cinema lovers can also join the Spanish Film Festival in Canberra, which runs annually between April and May. You will get to experience the very best Spanish and Latin American cinema. Test the skills you acquire with Language trainers by watching those films without subtitles!
For Social: Those looking for opportunities to meet new friends and practise Spanish will be happy to know that Spanish language exchanges are held all over the city in various pubs, clubs, and cafes. One of these exchanges is the Canberra Spanish Language Meetup Group, with 1,200 members. If you join the group you will meet local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun. They do not mind any grammar mistakes (if any), so don’t waste this opportunity to meet wonderful people with a passion for Spanish! After the meeting, you can go for some Spanish tapas at places like Mr. Papa on Childers St, an excellent restaurant that offers a menu with both Spanish and Peruvian dishes such as salchipapa, omelette o papas bravas. Another option is Bad Betti's on Trevillian Quay, where you can sample some Mexican cuisine such as tacos or burritos. Your new friends will be impressed with your language skills after you take a Spanish course with Language Trainers!
Where to Learn Spanish in and around Canberra
At Language Trainers we design language courses focused on making things convenient for your convenience. You just have to send us a message and we will arrange for a native teacher to go to your home or office. If you prefer, you can take your class at a public place such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, at Coffee Lab on Narellan Place, or Greenhouse Coffee & Food Co on Centre London Circuit. Just let us know and we will be there!
If you are interested in taking a Spanish course but do not live in downtown Canberra, don’t worry. We have language instructors ready and waiting for your call in Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.
So, are you ready? Let’s go, vamos! Take one of our free online Spanish level tests here to see where you stand and we can tailor our language packages to suit your skills.
On average, bilinguals pay differentials range between 5 to 20% more per hour than the base rate.
Being fluent in two languages enhances a person's ability to concentrate.
Bilingual students are more likely to succeed in school than their monolingual counterparts.
1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Canberra
Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra 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 Canberra
Our Spanish courses in Canberra 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 Canberra (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 Canberra
Patricia is an English teacher who has experience teaching students from a wide variety of ages and skill levels. She earned her TESOL certificate in 2012, and enjoys teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Arshiya is a native Hindi speaker who has an extensive academic background and over five years of experience teaching Hindi to learners from all over the world. She is a lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Canberra, and holds a PhD specializing in Physico-organic Chemistry.
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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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