How to speak Spanish? Is learning Spanish hard? How can I pick the best Spanish lessons in Australia?

For many English speakers, Spanish is one of the most obvious languages to learn. But how to know if you are making the right call about learning Spanish and choosing the right Spanish tutor for you?

You can learn Spanish in a wide variety of ways. From courses at a local centre to online resources, videos and apps, there is an infinity of ways that you can start practicing this language.

If you are interested in learning more about how to speak Spanish and how you can learn Spanish with a tutor, you have come to the right place.

Superprof has a wide variety of Spanish tutors available all over Australia who can help you reach your goals and create a personalized plan for learning Spanish.

Keep reading to learn more!

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Learning Spanish: How to Set Your Goals?

Thanks to the internet, you can easily connect with a Spanish tutor online. But before you embark on your Spanish lessons, there are a few things you need to take into consideration so you can choose the best possible Spanish tutor for you.

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How to find Spanish lessons? Superprof is a great place to connect with a Spanish tutor. Source: Pexels

The first thing you need to consider are your personal objectives. Having clear goals about the reasons why you are diving into the Spanish speaking world is the first step to ensure that you are connecting with the right Spanish tutor.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself in order to have more clarity about your goals and expectations:

  • What is your reason for taking Spanish classes?

Are you struggling with Spanish classes at school? Are you finding it hard to deal with vocabulary and expressions? Do you have issues with pronunciation, grammar, comprehension in reading and listening or writing in Spanish? Are verbs something you struggle with?

Once you have this identified you will be able to look for a Spanish tutor who can create a set of courses tailored to targeting these specific issues.

  • What is your preferred work modality?

Do you like learning materials and resources that are more traditional like books and exercise notes? Do you maybe want something more dynamic like podcasts, movies or TV Shows? Are you looking for a conversation class? Since all the teachers in Superprof have their own way of helping you with learning Spanish, it is important that you have clarity on the type of learning that you like.

  • What format do you want your Spanish classes to be in?

You can do either online (webcam) or offline classes. You might like to have Spanish lessons from the comfort of your own home, regardless of the screen time involved. On the other hand, if you feel like learning Spanish in person is better you should look for a Spanish tutor who is open to doing courses in a classroom, a cafe or even your own home.

How to Speak Spanish: Find a Private Tutor in Your Area

If you have already started doing some research to encounter your Spanish instructor, you will have probably realized that there is a lot of advertisements for Spanish tutors all over Australia.

This is where it gets tricky for students since it will be hard to choose the right tutor for them who can help them with their particular objectives.

Superprof has a wide array of teachers and Spanish tutors in Australia who all have very diverse backgrounds, degrees and experiences and some of them are even native speakers. But the really great thing about the platform is that you can look at their CV and previous experience while doing your teacher vetting.

Some tutors have even taught in regular schools so if you are struggling with Spanish classes as part of the national curriculum Spanish you will see that there are some teachers who will be more knowledgeable about this than others.

How to Find Spanish Tutors With Superprof?

The first thing you need to do is conduct a quick search for Spanish tutors in your area or city. Remember that each one of the tutors in Superprof has a very specific background and skill set so it is up to you to choose the one that aligns better with your goals.

Make sure you look at things like their professional background, their diplomas, previous teaching experience and whether they are available for online (webcam) classes.

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Find the best Spanish lessons in Australia with the help of Superprof. Source: Pexels

Another tip you get from us is that the first class is usually free since most Spanish teachers in the platform take this as a sort of interview to get to know students and align goals.

How to Reach Bilingual Teachers

Did you know that most Spanish instructors on our platform are bilingual? Whether they are native speakers or simply have a degree in Spanish, their knowledge of the language will be top-notch.

This will be particularly useful for those beginner students who start learning Spanish from zero and need some English translations or explanations.

Students

Did you know that there are not only teachers teaching Spanish on online platforms? Believe it or not, there are many students who also offer Spanish courses. These are typically Spanish students who are pursuing an advanced degree or even native speakers with a more holistic Spanish speaking background.

But, how can a student teach you what you need to learn? If you decide to learn Spanish from a student you will see that their classes are more dynamic and have a less "textbook" approach to teaching which can benefit some learners.

Native Spanish Speakers

If you are thinking of learning Spanish, betting on a native instructor is the best thing you can do. When starting a new language, a native teacher teaches many details that are complicated for those who do not have Spanish as their mother tongue. Being a native is an advantage when it comes to teaching English. Details and certain expressions are much easier to teach by teachers who were born in a Spanish city or Spanish speaking country.

Spanish Lessons: What to Take into Consideration When Choosing a Tutor

As you have previously seen, the profiles of the Spanish tutors on our platform are quite diverse which is why it is important that you choose the right Spanish instructor for you. Here are some other things you should take into consideration when making your decision:

Experience

Do you want an experienced or inexperienced instructor? For an inexperienced teacher, you will encounter that they are less likely to have firm and antiquated ideas about language learning, and they’re more likely to be flexible about letting you plan your own lesson and adapting to your learning style.

On the other hand, experienced teachers can be extremely good at certain things like explaining grammar rules. It’s probably that they’ve done the same explanations hundreds of times before, and perfected them.

Level

Do you need help to pass a Spanish exam at school? Are you trying to ace or get good grades at a certain academic level? You need to make sure that your Spanish teacher has the necessary level to help you reach your goals. If you connect with someone who is not familiar with grammar, vocabulary or syntax at the level that you need, it will be quite hard for you to see results from your courses.

Distance

Depending on where in Australia you live you will be able to encounter a larger pool of options for your Spanish lessons.

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Is learning Spanish hard? If you find the right Spanish tutor, learning Spanish will be way easier! Source: Pexels

If you prefer to take online Spanish lessons, the location of the class will not be as important. Tools like Zoom or Skype make it way easier to stay connected.

On the other hand, if you are taking in-person Spanish lessons you will need to take commuting into consideration. This presents a lot of advantages, such as being able to use body language and other visual cues better. There won’t be concerns about a choppy internet connection or a buggy app as well.

Price

Before you start your Spanish lessons it is important that you have a clear budget in mind. You need to have a clear idea of how much Spanish lessons cost, so try to look into this in advance so it isn't a surprise once you start booking or contacting tutors.

Most Important Qualities for Your Spanish Tutor

These are 5 qualities that you should look for when hiring a Spanish tutor:

  • Methodology

Does the tutor emphasise real and relevant teachings? Does the tutor aim to understand your goals and needs? This will help the tutor effectively teach you how to navigate a situation you will likely be in. Does the tutor offer you high-quality assignments and projects to effectively put your skills into practice in the real world? These assignments and projects should also be tailored to your needs, for example, email writing.

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You should have a good relationship with your Spanish tutor. Source: Pexels

Their methodology is really important since it will determine how you progress over time.

  • Patience

You will need an instructor or tutor who has patience not only to teach you but also to understand you. They need to look at your level, the way you learn, your skills and flaws in order to make the most from the Spanish courses.

  • Compassion

Finding a compassionate Spanish instructor will help you feel more at ease in your Spanish lessons. If you feel comfortable learning, this will have a direct impact on your results and how fast you progress. Make sure that your tutor is compassionate and understanding.

  • Creativity

Nowadays, there are a lot of great tools and programs to help you practice your Spanish online. From articles to podcasts, apps and videos, there are many resources that your instructor can use to make learning more fun for you. These can also be used to help you prepare for your Spanish classes, too.

  • Friendliness  

You may also assess their personality and their skills. Did they come prepared with an organised material? The tutor should also listen more than talk and make sure that you are feeling enthusiastic about the courses.

You don’t have to limit yourself to one instructor, too. If one tutor is easy to talk to, you can have practice conversations with them. If one is good at explaining concepts, ask for their help if you’re having trouble with a subject.

It’s so important to have a rapport with the instructor. Being patient, funny and interesting is much more important than having any degree. You want an instructor who’s a joy to talk to, so that you’ll be motivated to continue the classes, as well as prepare for and remember them.

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