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Alex D.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex D.

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About Alex

I am a polyglot able to speak french, English and Spanish. I studied foreign languages as a undergraduate degree. I love languages able to teach English, french or Spanish. I highly believe that a new language is a door to see the world in a different way and in a more beautiful way.

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loved him!!!
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Victor M.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Actor from Mexico National University
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Victor M.

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My pedagogy is constructivist and interdisciplinary . This means students learn Spanish not just from textbooks and exercises but mostly from using and practicing the language through the arts and through their personal experiences with it. Poems, music, plays, movies, podcasts, voiceover, and many other art forms are the main resource of knowledge and go hand in hand with a technical review by the instructor.

About Victor

I have been extremely passionate about teaching Acting and Spanish for over 10 years (and have been an English as a Second Language student for 30!!) I am a native of Mexico City but made Chicago my home three years ago when I decided to continue my acting career in such a lovely city. (Acting

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Karima
Victor has been tutoring me Spanish for a few months now, and I cannot recommend his classes highly enough. Each class is tailored to expand vocabulary and confidence in speaking, ranging from every day conversations to learning cultural nuances and perfecting the accent. Victor is incredibly enthusiastic and makes the classes challenging and fun! I definitely recommend his tutoring services to anyone wanting an introduction to Spanish, to fine-tuning their fluency.
Kelsey
Víctor is a very generous and patient teacher! He does such a good job of catering the curriculum to your skill level and interests.
Marsha
I was just looking to learn a new language since all my kids are out of the house. I took spanish in highschool but all I could say is “ hola como estas “ and “queso”. Thanks to Victor I was able to read 100 Years of Solitude in spanish and I can watch casa de las Flores without subtitles. I am booking a trip to Colombia in September with my husband. I can’t wait to be his guide all thanks to Victor!
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Pedro D.

6 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Civil Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria
  • Teaching since 2011
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Pedro D.

6 Reviews
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I am a native Spanish speaker with great enthusiasm for teaching the language to others. I strive to make each lesson unique according to your needs. If you are a beginner or an advanced student, if you are seeking simply to practice your conversation, or whichever situation you are in, I will be thrilled to help you.

About Pedro

I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and phys

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Joe M.
I finished my lesson package with Pedro, and I couldn't be happier with the result. He really taught me how to learn Spanish, and my conversations with him were really valuable. Highly recommended!
Joe M.
Pedro is a great teacher! He is very patient and flexible, and has been very helpful. Highly recommended!
Margaret
Pedro is an excellent instructor and very accommodating to tailoring the lesson to what I want to learn. I’m looking forward to future lessons!

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Alicia R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Vietnamese, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alicia R.

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Hello! I have been working as a Spanish tutor as well as a Teacher’s assistant teaching Spanish for kids 3-6 years old. I think vocabulary and conversations are a very important base for the future. I love to make lessons fun, engaging and interactive.

About Alicia

I work as a tracher’s assistant and I have been helping students learn Spanish for 4 years. I also have a side job as a Spanish tutor . I was born and raised in Mexico. I moved to US in 2010 which means I had to learn English. I know it’s hard to learn a new language but it’s also very exciting t

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José C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Music Performance from University of South Carolina
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José C.

6 Reviews
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Lessons with me are very unique because they are fun while being very practical regardless of your age or specific subject area.

About José

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my site. My name is José C. For over 20 years I have had the privilege of teaching and working as a professional musician in the US and South America. I enjoy teaching, learning, and taking up new challenges. I have been able to help and guide many of my students t

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Santiago Vasco
José es una persona increíble, si no sabes como empezar o continuar tú camino musical, él es el indicado... junto con toda la experiencia que tiene por tocar por el mundo, su pedagogía y atencion personalizada (junto con tú trabajo por supuesto) te harán tomar y aire y decir yo puedo hacer esto.
Alondra
Es mi privilegio emitir que le Mgst. José Carrión, con quien tuve el honor de estudiar durante los años 2017 - 2019 es un excelente docente, de los mejores que he tenido a lo largo de mi aprendizaje musical que cumple a cabalidad las labores encomendadas y es miembro respetable y productivo de la sociedad.
Por esta múltiples otras razones que con mucho gusto puedo comunicarle si lo considera necesario, es un privilegio para mí, el otorgar mi recomendación personal.
Sé que, sin duda, en cualquier lugar, él dejara muy en alto su propio buen nombre y el mío.

Atentamente,
Alondra Bravo

Translated using Google Translate.

It is my privilege to issue you Mgst. José Carrión, with whom I had the honor of studying during the years 2017 - 2019, is an excellent teacher, one of the best I have had throughout my musical training, who fully fulfills the tasks entrusted and is a respectable and productive member of society. .
For these multiple other reasons that I can gladly communicate to you if you consider it necessary, it is a privilege for me to grant my personal recommendation.
I know that, without a doubt, anywhere, he raised his own good name and mine very high.

Sincerely,
Alondra Bravo
Phillip
I invited Jose to work with my bass students for an upcoming performance. He taught my students so much in a short period of time. His caring personality and sense of humor made the class so much fun. My students wanted him to come back. I highly recommend Jose Carrion as a guest conductor, section coach or private lessonss

Grace G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Grace G.

2 Reviews
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I am a Native Spanish speaker with many years of general teaching experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults for over 13 years. My lessons are tailored to your needs and goals.

About Grace

Hi! My name is Grace and I am a former special education and multiple subjects high school teacher. I worked for two high performing high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Peru to be near my family. Now I teach online. I would love to help you achieve your/your children's lear

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Steven S.
Grace is smart, polite and has lots of experience. A good teacher.
Purvi
I really enjoyed my Spanish class with Grace. She is very well organized and fully understands the needs of students in the US trying to learn Spanish. I look forward to my lessons and learning the language.

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Average Cost of Spanish Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Spanish lessons in Chicago is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $185 per hour.
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$58 average
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"Gregorio was very helpful in broadening my understanding of the difference between preterite and imperfect. I also learn new words each time we meet for a lesson. I highly recommend Gregorio as a tutor."
Brent
Took Spanish lessons from Gregorio M.
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"Excellent teacher, patient and informative."
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Took Spanish lessons from Andry M.
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"So enjoyed Patricia!! The best teacher to help me with Spanish. Truly enjoyed meeting Patricia and appreciate her patience with me!!! Thank you, Patricia!"
Betsy
Took Spanish lessons from Ms. Patino F.
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"He's was helpful, thorough, funny, knowledgeable, and it was evident that he had put thought into the lesson plan."
Rho
Took Spanish lessons from Gregorio M.
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"Nery was very helpful in teaching me the basics of conversational Spanish. It was nice to have a one-on-one experience because I wasn’t confident in my skills when starting out. If you’re looking to learn Spanish and need a private tutor, she’s a great choice."
Bridget
Took Spanish lessons from Nery G.
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"As always, my lesson was fabulous
Andry is the best teacher I ever had!!!"
Beth
Took Spanish lessons from Andry M.
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"Ana is great! She gave me materials before our first class and we had a quick chat. The first lesson was informative and fun. She clearly puts a lot of time and effort into what she does and I'm grateful to have found her."
Tayler
Took Spanish lessons from Ana S.
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"Absolutely amazing. I didn't want to like the lesson because there are less expensive alternatives. I have taken years of Spanish in school and also classes online and with an instructor one-on-one. I think this was the best lesson I have ever had."
Suzette
Took Spanish lessons from Adriana R.
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"The lesson was prompt and the instructor (Alice) was excellent. She took her time and the interactive nature of the session made it enjoyable. Take a chance with Micah and you will be glad you did. Gratias"
Raphael
Took Spanish lessons from Micah B.
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"Claudia is a great instructor. She is patient and kind in her teaching and makes you feel comfortable; as learning a language can very intimidating. She skillfully structures the lessons to fit your level of knowledge, and progresses you in your own time and based on how much you have learned. I am happy to have better vocabulary to talk with my grandparents, as that was my main goal!"
Elise
Took Spanish lessons from Claudia C.
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Learning Spanish in Chicago

by Teresa K. - Chicago Spanish Teacher

Top job-searching websites are currently showing more than 1,900 bilingual Spanish job openings in the Chicago and surrounding suburb areas. From insurance agents to managerial positions in companies of all industries, being bilingual is certainly a plus for any kind of job. So, if you're interested in taking Spanish lessons in Chicago, here are some opportunities to experience Spanish-Latino culture here in the greater Chicagoland area!

  1. The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago has the following resources and events: • Chicago Latino Film Festival, including more than 100 films • Latino Music Festival, with 15-20 concerts • The Reel Film Club, showing the most popular films from the past Film Festivals • Film in the Park, in partnership with Chicago Park District

  • At the National Museum of Mexican Art, you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago! For more information, visit: http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

  • The Chicago Public Library has numerous resources and books about Hispanic American culture, history and research information.

  • Also, here are some FAQs from my students about learning Spanish:

    1) What dialect of Spanish should I learn?

    There is some confusion around the concept of a "dialect." While speakers of different Chinese dialects (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.) can hardly understand each other due to a big diversity in the forms of the dialects, the Spanish spoken in Spain and countries in Latin America is only one language with accent variations. A native Spanish speaker in Mexico can easily communicate with a native Spanish speaker in Spain, Peru or Argentina. Accents may vary (in the same way an English-speaker from Texas may speak differently than an English-speaker from England), but it's still the same language.

    2) How many types or dialects of Spanish are there?

    Spain used to consist of several kingdoms and each had a different language, such as Castellano, Catalan, Gallego, etc. The actual Constitution of Spain recognizes those different languages as official languages in Spain, while Castellano (Castilian) is defined as the unifying language for the entire country. Castellano (Spanish) is the language taught in America by the Spanish colonists, resulting in the "Español" spoken in America, with slight accent variations in different countries.

    3) What are the fastest ways to learn Spanish?

    I always encourage my students to practice Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in Spanish (SLRW). When learning a new expression, it's recommended to say it out loud, listen to the teacher, read and write it, and make other similar sentences. When a person desires to be a good singer, he or she needs to sing every day. The same goes for Spanish; it's necessary to practice Spanish in all four ways: SLRW. That's the reason why the TOEFL test includes all four sections.

    4) How can I choose the best Spanish teacher?

    My recommendation is to learn Spanish from a teacher who lived ten or more years in any Spanish-speaking country, for better pronunciation and language structure. Plus, the language teacher should be good at all four areas of the language (SLRW). If you want to take Spanish lessons in Chicago, you'll find many teachers with these qualifications at TakeLessons!

    5) Why do some students learn better than others?

    After observing hundreds of students, I found out the secret is to be "SELF-CONFIDENT." Even for students in Spanish-speaking environments, if they don't believe that someday they could speak fluently, they never do. But any student, even an absolute beginner, can be easily fluent if she or he imagines that she or he can do it and gets proactive and interested. No matter if you make some mistakes. Simply think, "I DO SPEAK SPANISH," and start speaking out loud!

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