Spanish in Christchurch

Today, Spanish speakers outnumber native English speakers, with more than 500 million people speaking the language worldwide. The largest communities are in Spain, Latin America and the USA. But Spanish-speaking communities exist across the world, including more than 2,500 people claiming Hispanic ancestry in New Zealand, according to the 2010 census, and 500 who live in Christchurch. Studying Spanish in the city will give you an insight into their culture and traditions. It will also put you in a position to take advantage of the professional opportunities that the city has to offer. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will start designing a personalised programme that adapts to your skills and requirements!

 

Why Study Spanish in Christchurch

For Work and Studies: Learning Spanish in Christchurch will certainly broaden your professional horizons, as many companies are expanding globally and need bilingual speakers to communicate with their Latino and Spanish clients. Some businesses hiring Spanish fluent speakers are Think Pipeline, Page Personnel and Hays. And if you are not actively job-seeking but would like to pursue higher education in Spanish, you will find many opportunities for doing so around Christchurch. For example, the University of Canterbury offers an undergraduate course in Spanish studies that focuses on the history and literature of Hispanic peoples. Plus, this course also allows you to participate in an exchange programme with Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, an institution located in Spain. This unique opportunity provides an authentic environment for you to improve your language skills in a real-world environment. To be able to enrol, you will need to have at least an intermediate level of Spanish. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will design a personalised version of our Exam Preparation Course to ensure you learn the skills you need to achieve the necessary certification.

For Culture: If you would like to experience the Spanish and Latin American culture without ever leaving Christchurch, you can attend the Spanish and Latino Week, a yearly festival that attracts around 10,000 attendees who love celebrating the Hispanic culture through art, food and music. It also includes a Latino Market, workshops, shows, Spanish language movies and much more. And if you are a cinema lover, why not attend the Latin America Spain Film Festival? This is an annual event that features at least 15 movies of Latino and Spanish origin, screened in their original language. This is a great occasion to practise your listening skills, as well as to interact in Spanish with the actors and directors that attend the festival. Make the most out of this fantastic event and start studying Spanish with us!

For Social: If you would like to put your Spanish skills to use by socialising in Christchurch, you can join the Christchurch Language Cafe - Spanish Conversation Meetup. This group of almost 1,000 members welcomes anyone with an interest in the language. Don’t be shy and take advantage of this opportunity to further practise what you learn with us at Language Trainers! These people usually get together at themed restaurants or tapas bars, like Baretta on St Asaph Street or Vesuvio Jazz and Tapas Bars on Papanui Road. Our lessons will give you the confidence to order papas bravas, tortilla de patatas or rabas in Spanish. Impress both your new friends and the personnel with your language skills!

 

Where to Learn Spanish in and around Christchurch

Start learning Spanish today with Language Trainers! You are in complete control of how and when you take your lessons. Just contact us and one of our native Spanish teachers can go to your home or office. You can also study in a public place if you prefer, like Portershed Specialty Cafe on Lincoln Road, C1 Espresso on High Street or the South Christchurch Library on Colombo Street.

And if you live in Christchurch’s surrounding areas, you can still get in touch with us to learn Spanish. We have amazing teachers waiting for your call in places like Rapaki, Lincoln, Lyttelton, Prebbleton and Merivale.

Are you ready? Let’s go, vamos! And if you already studied Spanish and want to test your skills, you can take our free Spanish Level Test. Then, we can start designing a course tailored to your current ability, so you learn from your very first class!

Interesting Language Facts

31% of executives speak a second language!

On average, bilinguals pay differentials range between 5 to 20% more per hour than the base rate.

Most of the world's languages are spoken in Asia and Africa.
WHY people learn SPANISH?
1.
Travel
2.
Business abroad
3.
Communication with in-laws/family
SPANISH

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¿Qué le dijo a un semáforo a otro semáforo? "No me mires que me estoy cambiando."

1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Christchurch

Our general one-on-one courses in Christchurch 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 Christchurch

Our Spanish courses in Christchurch 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 Christchurch (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
16689
people have taken our
Spanish level test.
73
language teachers in Christchurch
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 Spanish-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, 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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