Spanish lessons in Sydney
Ties between Sydney and the Spanish-speaking world go back centuries. Five years after the British established their colony in Sydney, the Spanish were the first visitors in 1793. In fact, if the Spanish had had their way, speaking Spanish could have become the norm for Sydney’s residents. After their visit, the Spanish made plans to take Sydney with 100 ships, only to shelve them because of wars elsewhere! These days, relations between Australia, Spain, and the wider Spanish-speaking world are much friendlier. For example, the Spanish-Australian Migration agreement of 1958 led to a Spanish influx into Australia. According to the 2016 census, nearly 120,000 Australian residents are now of Spanish and Latino descent. Naturally, many of these people live in the country’s most populous city, Sydney, so taking Spanish lessons here with us is a great way to connect with this significant community!
Why Study Spanish in Sydney
For Work: Alongside close diplomatic relations, trade between Australia and the Hispanic world is on the rise. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has even called Spain “Australia’s natural partner within the European Union.” Spain is a strong proponent of an Australian-European Free Trade Agreement and many Spanish business giants, like Amadeus, Navantia and Indra, have operations in Sydney. Thus, learning Spanish can be a real leg up for your career! Trade extends to the Latin America, too. Australia already has free trade agreements in place with Chile (2009) and Peru (2018). Like Australia, many Spanish-speaking countries are also members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Cairns Group. Within Sydney itself, organisations like La Camara on New South Head Road (The Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce) and the Australian Latin American Business Council at Suite 1401 run networking events for members of the Hispano-Australian business world. With La Camara boasting 70 companies as members, and with over 300 Australian companies already operating in Latin America, taking our Spanish courses in Sydney opens up a whole new world of employment prospects.
For Culture: What is more, studying Spanish in Sydney offers many opportunities to engage with Hispanic culture. Since 1997, the annual Spanish Film Festival has been an important event on the cultural calendar. Also, the Gabriela Mistral Library on Sussex Street provides access to Spanish books, films and music all year round. And if you are a dance lover, you will be happy to know there is a wide range of disciplines you can try in Sydney. From flamenco to salsa, tango and bachata, Sydney’s wide-ranging selection of dance schools and classes ensure that Hispanic rhythms are always at your doorstep. ¡Olé!
For Social: Even better, the city offers plenty of ways to supplement your study. The Sydney Spanish Language Group on Meetup.com has almost 5,000 members alone! This group embraces harmony, social cohesion, and helps Spanish and Latin American new arrivals to connect with friendly locals and to settle in Sydney. You could also volunteer with the Spanish Community Care Association. By doing this, you can practise your new language while helping elderly members of the Spanish-speaking community. Finally, across the city, there are chances to sample Hispanic cuisine aplenty, including Spanish tapas or more Latin American options, such as Mexican and Peruvian. Impress your friends and loved ones and order delicious dishes in Spanish!
Where to Learn Spanish in and around Sydney
For all of these reasons, it’s easy to see why Australians learn Spanish more than any other European language. So why not take Spanish classes in Sydney with us and give yourself the chance to connect with the nearly 500 million native Spanish speakers worldwide? Our qualified, native speakers will design a tailor-made course for you, whatever your reasons for wanting to learn. Contact us and we will arrange for a teacher to come to your home or workplace, or you can take your lessons in a public space if you prefer. Some options are the Town Hall Library Express on Kent Street, Georgia Cafe and Deli on Seaport Place or Skittle Lange on King Street.
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What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos! And if you have some knowledge of Spanish, take our free Spanish Level Test so we can assess your current ability, and send us a quick enquiry to get started!
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1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Sydney
Our general one-on-one courses in Sydney 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 Sydney
Our Spanish courses in Sydney 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 Sydney (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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Language Teachers in Sydney
A native English speaker with years of teaching experience, Penelope is qualified to teach learners of many different backgrounds and skill levels. She holds a CELTA certificate, and has taught learners in both private settings and group classes.
Mariana is a qualified Portuguese teacher who has over five years of experience giving lessons to learners of various backgrounds. She has obtained a Diploma in Business and Marketing, and is thus particularly suited to teach those with business needs.
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