Spanish in Chicago
Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States, with almost three million residents. Among them are over 800,000 Hispanics, who make up the largest minority demographic in the city. According to a 2013 U.S. census report, approximately 18% of residents over the age of five speak Spanish at home in the greater Chicago area. So, taking Spanish lessons will not only be helpful to make the most out of your travels to Spain and Latin America, but it will also allow you to connect with Spanish-speaking communities and businesses around the city. Contact Language Trainers today and we will offer you a personalized program that suits your skills and preferences!
Why Study Spanish in Chicago
For Culture: A variety of neighborhoods on the west side of Chicago are home to cultural monuments, primarily dedicated to Mexican heritage and traditions - a perfect place for learning Spanish in Chicago! In the neighborhood of Pilsen, you will find the National Museum of Mexican Art on 19th Street, which holds a tribute to Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, each year just after Halloween. Residents create ofrendas, or altars, with colorful displays of objects that are representative of their loved ones who have passed on. And outside of the small neighborhoods, Chicago offers cultural centers all around the city. In the Loop stands the International Latino Cultural Center on Van Buren Street, an organization dedicated to connecting people with Hispanic heritage through events like the Chicago Latino Film Festival and the Chicago Latino Music Festival.
For Social: And if you are looking to socialize while using your new Spanish skills, why not join the Chicago Spanish Language Meetup Group? These people meet once a week to speak in Spanish and have a good time. They welcome all levels of Spanish, from beginners to advanced speakers, so don’t be shy and take advantage of this opportunity to further practice what you learn with us at Language Trainers! After the meeting, you can try some Spanish dishes in tapas bars and restaurants, such as El Milagro Tortilla on Blue Island Avenue or Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan on 18th Street. Another popular Hispanic area you can visit is Little Village, which is part of the South Lawndale neighborhood on the west side of the city. Here, residents can find traditional storefronts, Mexican bakeries, ethnic grocery stores, and paleteros pushing ice cream carts in the summertime.
For Work: Aside from culture, Chicago has many ties with businesses based in Latino countries, particularly Mexico. Chicago and Mexico City are sister cities, and some of the largest Mexican companies have a dominant presence in Chicago, including Bimbo Bakeries, Famsa, Cemex, and Amtex Chemical. These businesses are usually looking for Spanish speakers to add to their teams, so allow yourself to take advantage of these professional opportunities by taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers! And if you would like to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, you should get in touch with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Merchandise Mart Plaza. This institution empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses and promotes friendly relations between Spain and Chicago. Why not go to these events and impress the attendees with your flawless Spanish skills?
Where to Learn Spanish in and around Chicago
If you are looking to take Spanish lessons in Chicago, you have come to the right place. At Language Trainers, we specialize in providing personalized language courses tailored to your requirements. Just get in touch with us today and we will arrange for a native Spanish tutor to go to your home or office. You can also meet at a public place if you prefer, such as the Harold Washington Library Center on S. State Street, Toni Patisserie & Café on E. Washington Street, or Meli Cafe on S. Dearborn Street.
And if you are living on the outskirts of Chicago or in one of the nearby cities, you can also contact us. We have excellent tutors waiting to start teaching in areas such as Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Peoria, Elgin, and Naperville.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos! And if you have studied the language before, take our free Spanish Level Test so we can assess your current ability and start designing the best course for you!
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1-on-1 General Spanish Course in Chicago
Our general one-on-one courses in Chicago 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 Chicago
Our Spanish courses in Chicago 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 Chicago (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Chicago
An English-French bilingual born and raised in France, Linda has extensive experience teaching the two languages to learners of all ages and skill levels, in both France and the United States. She holds a Master's in English, as well as a French teaching certification. She has special experience preparing students for language examinations.
Anna is a native speaker of both Polish and German, and has over seven years of experience teaching both languages. She currently holds a Master's degree in German Literature and History. She is also a regular participant in conferences related to German language and culture.
Our clients from Chicago include:
Ernst & Young
GE Transportation - Global Signaling
Rapisardi Intellectual Property Ltd
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”My lesson with Javier went very well. He was very specific about how we can move forward and improve my Spanish.”Spanish course in Chicago
”Darcy was very structured and organized with her approach. She worked on all of the things that I asked and was always well prepared for our Spanish lessons.”Spanish course in Chicago, PCAOB