Spanish in San Francisco
San Francisco is one of the most vibrant and breath-taking places in the world. It’s also a city with a lot of Spanish history. It was named after St. Francis by Spanish settlers who arrived in the region in 1776. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2010, there are more than 673 thousand Spanish-speaking people living in San Francisco, that is, 16.5% of the whole population. If you would like to make new friends with these people, then learning Spanish can be of great help. You’ll also get to enjoy your holidays in Latino countries, find new and exciting job opportunities and even understand the menus of the many tapas bars in the city. Language Trainers can provide you with flexible lessons so you can acquire this fascinating language at your own pace and time.
Why Study Spanish in San Francisco
For Work: Taking Spanish lessons in San Francisco can be an asset in a city where so many people speak this language. There are many companies in this city such as the South San Francisco Unified School District and Pacific Aviation that prefer bilingual Spanish speakers rather than monolingual employees. Another way of broadening your career horizons is to contact the California Spain Chamber of Commerce on 850 Battery St, a nonprofit organization that since 2011 has been promoting networking between California and Spain. Every year, they organize a Start-up Conference with top-notch companies from all around the world. This is an excellent opportunity for building up your network if you are in the technology field. The Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (HCCSF) is also based in San Francisco, on Mission Street. This is an umbrella organization merges the efforts of the Nicaraguan-American, Bay Area Central-American, Guatemalan-American and Latin American and the Caribbean chambers. Together, they provide the community seminars, workshops and networking opportunities.
For Culture and Food: In case you are interested in getting to know more about Latino culture, you can do so by watching movies. You’ll be pleased to know you can attend the Latino Film Festival, which started back in 2008. This annual event features unique works from filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Most of the times, the movies are played at a variety of venues around the city, including the Brava Theater Center and Galeria de la Raza. After taking Spanish classes, you can try and watch these movies without subtitles! If you love dancing, you’ll be pleased to know you can get to know more about the Cuban culture in Salsa Vida SF. This club has salsa lessons and events you can enjoy while getting to know more about the history of this traditional dance. Apart from cinema and dancing, you can delight your senses with exquisite Spanish cuisine. There are many tapas bars such as Bask, a traditional restaurant where you can taste tapas, paellas and cocktails from Spain. Mexican food-lovers will also be pleased to know there are a lot of options for trying this food in San Francisco, such as Tacorea on Bush Street. This traditional Mexican restaurant offers tacos, tots, burritos and margaritas. Most of the menu is written in Spanish, so eating out can be an excellent way to put to use what you learn in your lessons!
For Social and Travel: It’s also possible to put your Spanish into play to get to know new people. For example, you can join the San Francisco Spanish Language MeetUp, who regularly meet at El Rio Bar on Mission Street. With more than 5,700 members, it’s a very popular gathering of Spanish speakers, native and non-native, who get together to chat in Spanish. The main idea behind the meet-ups is to make friends, so they welcome new members warmly and with enthusiasm. Another organization that aims at socializing with Spanish speakers is the Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco. Founded in 1912, is the oldest Latino organization in the whole country. This club tries to promote the values and the culture of Puerto Rico by organizing picnics, art exhibits and, of course, meals so that the members can get together and speak in Spanish. Also, if you’d like to travel, you’ll be glad to know that there are direct flights from San Francisco to Cancún. In just over 5 hours you can be in those paradisiacal beaches ordering margaritas!
Where to Learn Spanish in and around San Francisco
Taking up Spanish with Language Trainers is very easy. We can arrange for the teacher to go to your home or office, or you can meet up at a public space if you prefer. San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St. is the ideal place to study, but there are also many cafés like Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street, where you can meet your instructor.
Also, if you are not based in San Francisco but live nearby, don’t worry. We have excellent native Spanish instructors ready to start teaching at Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond and Antioch.
So, why not ask for more information about starting a Spanish course in San Francisco! Let’s go, vamos! In case you have studied Spanish before, you may want to take our free Spanish level Test so we can assess your level exactly and find the best course package for your needs.
Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.
31% of international executives are bilingual.
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1-on-1 General Spanish Course in San Francisco
Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco
Our Spanish courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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 San Francisco
Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.
With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.
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