Spanish in Chicago

Why learn 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. Hispanics make up the largest minority demographic in Chicago, so if you’re planning on taking Spanish classes in Chicago, there are a wide variety of neighborhoods and people for which you can use your new skills. According to a 2013 U.S. Census report, approximately 18 percent of residents over the age of five speak Spanish at home in the greater Chicago area.


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, which holds 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. Pilsen also provides visitors with traditional restaurants, as the neighborhood houses many immigrants and first-generation residents. Some of these include El Milagro Tortilla, Don Churro, Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan Restaurant, Carnitas Don Pedro, and DeColores. Another popular Hispanic area 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.

Even outside of the small neighborhoods, Chicago offers cultural centers all around the city. In the Loop stands the International Latino Cultural Center, an organization dedicated to connecting people with Hispanic heritage through events like the Chicago Latino Film Festival and the Chicago Latino Music Festival. Aside from culture, Chicago has many ties with businesses based in 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. If cultural variety wasn’t reason enough to take Spanish courses in Chicago, then perhaps a corporate position where you have a bilingual capability is! According to a report by World Business Chicago, Mexico also has big trade ties to the area, importing a total of $11.7 billion to Illinois in 2016, mainly across electrical machinery, beer and spirits, machinery parts, vehicles and parts and optical instruments and plastics.

If you’re looking to take Spanish lessons in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place. And if you already know some Spanish, you can take our free, online test to see what level you’re at. Then, send us a message to learn more about how you can take classes with us!

Interesting Language Facts

US federal law provides up to a $1,000 raise in monthly proficiency pay for bilingual military personnel.

Translators and interpreters are expected to be one of the top 15 fastest growing occupations in the US.

Bilingual students are more likely to succeed in school than their monolingual counterparts.
WHY people learn SPANISH?
Travel to Spanish-speaking countries
Business abroad
Communication with in-laws/family

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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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
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

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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.

Language Taught: Polish, German

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. 

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Take our Spanish Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Spanish and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

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Throughout your Spanish course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Spanish-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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