Did you know that Spanish is spoken by no less than 440 million people worldwide? It is the second most spoken language by the number of native speakers and for this reason, more and more people both in Australia and around the world are rushing to become fluent in it.

By learning Spanish you’ll be able to communicate with over 572 million people around the world. According to the Instituto Cervantes, there are more than 477 million native Spanish speakers, and that number increases drastically if we include those who speak Spanish as a second language.

Learning to speak Spanish will open all types of new doors for you, allowing you to discover a world of new opportunities.

It is also important to note that Spanish is considered one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to learn. The grammar and pronunciation are different from English, but simpler and more consistent.

Because English acquired almost 30 per cent of its vocabulary from Latin, you’ll immediately recognise and understand many Spanish words that share the same roots. You can communicate a lot with simple grammar, so even before you’ve reached a high level of comprehension you will be able to communicate and express yourself.

With the help of Superprof, you can learn Spanish with a tutor and find the best support and resources to help you ace any Spanish test.

But how can you start Spanish tutoring? What is the best way to find a Spanish teacher? Can one of the Superprof tutors help you prepare for a Spanish test? Keep reading to find the answers to these and more questions about learning Spanish in Australia.

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Why Start Spanish Tutoring?

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There are many reasons why studying Spanish in Australia is a good idea. With 117,498 speakers according to the 2011 census (compared to 90,477 in 1991), Spanish is the 7th most commonly used language in Australia after English. Also, the presence of Spanish in Australian schools and universities has grown exponentially in the last decade, due in large part to students’ demand.

Studying Spanish in the national curriculum comes as part of the grade 11 and 12 optional language courses. As part of these courses, students have the opportunity to develop their linguistic and intercultural knowledge and understanding, and the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to communicate in Spanish.

Topics covered in the curriculum provide contexts in which students develop their communication skills in Spanish and their knowledge and understanding of language and culture will be fun wherever you are in the world. You will learn about Spanish culture and history, as well as the culture and history of Latin America.

While learning Spanish takes a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, the learning process helps you expand your attention spans and creates a stronger working memory. These skills are transferable to other aspects of life and it has been said that once you become bilingual it’s like a mental workout and you become stronger.

No matter how you choose to learn Spanish (online, classes, a tutor, apps, a homestay in a Spanish-speaking country), the best way to stay interested and motivated is through engagement with Spanish-speaking culture. Even if you have no one around with whom to speak Spanish, you can connect to the Spanish language through its art, music, cinema and literature.

Learning a second or third language is an investment in yourself. There is no better way to grow your skills and capabilities than by investing energy in a talent that will enable you to communicate earnestly with more human beings!

Many people for whom English is not a native language, and who want to grow personally and professionally, are going to great lengths and expense to learn English. If your native tongue is English, an investment in learning someone else’s native language is a sign of reverence and will be sincerely appreciated when you travel or meet and talk with others whose native tongue you have learned.

Spanish tutoring is the ideal way for you to start studying Spanish in a personalized way. Keep reading to find out how you can connect with a Spanish teacher in Australia and start taking courses or classes.

How to Learn Spanish In Australia

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There are many language schools with Spanish courses all over Australia with a diverse range of Spanish tutorials to choose from. That said, nothing beats a Spanish tutorial with a private tutor.

Choosing a Spanish teacher is something that should not be taken lightly since they will be the ones sharing and guiding you towards reaching your language goals. You should take the following things into consideration before choosing a Spanish teacher:

  • Are they a native speaker? First of all, rates for Spanish teachers living in Latin America and Spain can be lower, thanks to the lower costs of living in those places. Having a native speaker is one of the biggest advantages of online studying to begin with. If you find that there are native speakers in your community, it could also be an excellent opportunity for you.
  • What is their experience level? Tutors with less experience are less likely to have firm and antiquated ideas about language and more likely to be flexible about letting you plan your own lesson. Experienced teachers can be more focused on things like grammar for example.
  • Do you click with their personality? It's super important to have a rapport with the teacher. You want to find someone who is patient with you, teaches with a sense of humour and motivates you.
  • What is your target accent? Mexican Spanish is not the same as Colombian Spanish or Spanish from Spain. Consider your target accent(s) and choose a teacher who speaks the type of Spanish that you want to speak.
  • What is their teaching style? We all have different learning styles. You need to find a teacher who matches that style.

Spanish Test: What is the DELE?

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Are you interested in taking a Spanish test that can certify your knowledge in Spanish and give you access to opportunities in Spanish speaking countries? Then the DELE is for you.

The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language or DELE exam is an official title accrediting the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language. This is awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain.

The Instituto Cervantes organizes examination sessions, while the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain designs the exams and is in charge of corrections and the final evaluation of all exams.

You can take the following levels of Spanish test depending on your knowledge and skills:

  • Spanish Diploma Level A1 (Breakthrough): Certifies that the student is able to communicate using the language in a basic way in situations having to do with immediate needs or everyday situations.
  • Spanish Diploma Level A2 (Waystage): Certifies that the candidate can understand commonly used, everyday phrases and expressions related to areas of experience especially relevant to them (basic information about themselves and their families, shopping, places of interest, work, etc.).
  • Spanish Diploma Level B1 (Threshold): Certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans.
  • Spanish Diploma Level B2 (Vantage): Certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Spanish Diploma Level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency): Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured, and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation, and cohesion in the text.
  • Spanish Diploma Level C2 (Mastery): Certifies sufficient linguistic competence to communicate effectively in any situation, proving ability to spontaneously adapt to any context, with a high degree of precision. The language users show subtle control of nuances which allow for fluent and natural expression in all interactions.

There are many reasons why taking the DELE is an excellent idea:

  1. This Spanish test is recognised worldwide: it is the most recognised Spanish language test worldwide. It comprises the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is used to measure language proficiency for academic and professional purposes.
  2. It will help you get into universities: it is one of the universities’ requirements for international students. Most of the universities require that your Spanish language proficiency is at a B2 level. Depending on your education and the international university you apply to is the type of requirements they will have, but this is pretty standard for any university in Spanish-speaking countries.
  3. It’s great for your career: it will help to boost your CV and open doors for your future career. Employers generally use this certification to measure your language level for them. To work in a Spanish-speaking country you normally need to have at least a Spanish level of C1.
  4. It’s a good training exercise for your Spanish language skills: it is very useful for exercising and improving all four language skills (i.e. speaking, reading, writing and listening).
  5. It will help you live in a Spanish speaking country: To live in Spain or Latinamerica you won’t need the DELE. However, if you have already decided you want a new life in any of the Spanish-speaking countries it’s better you take the exam.

As you can see, this Spanish test is an excellent way to show your Spanish skills and reach your academic or professional goals. Remember to prepare for your Spanish lessons or classes and find the right Spanish tutor to help you have the best possible grade.

Find a Spanish Teacher to Learn Spanish

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Do you want to find a Spanish teacher who can help you prepare for a Spanish test and ace your exams both at school and elsewhere? You have come to the right place.

Superprof is a platform designed to help students from all over Australia find teachers or private tutors on various subjects, Spanish included.

With only a few clicks, you will be able to find the best Spanish teacher and start your Spanish tutoring. All you need to do is conduct a quick search on our website and check out the displayed profiles.

Some tutors will have more of an academic profile while others are native speakers with more varied expertise. Depending on the type of Spanish class you want to take is the profile of the Spanish teacher you should choose.

Another important thing to take into consideration is the budget for your Spanish course or Spanish class. The average rate per hour of Spanish class in Australia is $31 dollars but this can vary depending on the profile of the teacher that you choose. A teacher who has more experience or a certificate or diploma in pedagogy will probably charge more money than one that is only just starting out. You should make sure you research the cost of Spanish lessons or classes before committing.

Our final advice has to do with reading the opinions or reviews of previous students who can give you an idea of what the course will look like. There is no better way to know what the course is like than by talking to someone who has had experience in the course before.

Remember that not all tutors will have the same programs and that your point of view and preparation for the course will also influence how fast you learn (as is the case with anything in education and languages).

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