Communicative Spanish Program
Learn to speak the language of Carolina Herrera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Lionel Messi, Shakira, CNCO, Pitbull, and Jennifer Lopez! Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, giving you plenty of reasons to learn.
Spanish is a global language, with over 500 million speakers worldwide. It's the official language in 20 countries, so it’s the perfect companion for globetrotters. Spanish will give you the confidence to strike up a conversation with locals, order tacos at a roadside stall, volunteer at a school, or take a salsa class on a whim. Put simply, learn Spanish to truly connect with the culture, people, and communities you visit.
ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN SPANISH?
AND YOU CAN SOON JOIN THIS NUMBER
OF FLUENT SPANISH SPEAKERS
Although at first glance it may just seem like fun, Spanish is a language full of beauty, layers of meaning, and a rich linguistic history. Its relative easiness, coupled with the strong popular culture behind it, makes it a fun language. And let's not forget that speaking Spanish can take you all over the world, from South America to Spain and even to the islands of the Pacific.
10 reasons to learn Spanish:
The second most spoken language worldwide
Learn to speak to half a billion people
Enjoy a rich world of art, literature, and history
Best language to learn for travel and retirement
Enhance your employment opportunities
Understand popular Spanish music, movie, and literature
Latin American countries are our most important trading partners
Spanish is easy to learn
About 90% of Spanish cognates have the same meaning in English
Make new and lasting friendships
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60-minute and 90-minute lesson length available
Schedule your Korean lessons to best fit your schedule
Take lessons from the comfort of your home or office
All of our lessons are designed to fit your needs and help you achieve your goals quickly.
Dedicate 3-hours per week for 12 weeks to see results.
Complete one level every 12 weeks.
* Estimated schedule. Individual results may vary. ** Additional time for self-study is required.
Do you prefer learn in a group?
Schedule for Group Lessons
Two days a week
1-1/2 hours per week for 16 weeks > 24-hour program
Monday and Wednesday
7:00 am to 7:45 am
10:30 am to 11:15 am
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am to 8:45 am
9:00 am to 9:45 am
8:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Three days a week
2-1/4 hours per week for 16 weeks > 36-hour program
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8:00 am to 8:45 am
9:30 am to 10:15 am
8:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
7:00 am to 7:45 am
9:30 am to 10:15 am
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
* customized group lessons available.
* all times are shown in Eastern Time Zone
At Language Links, we offer three programs geared toward helping our students achieve their Spanish language goals. Our popular programs will help you develop all five skills: grammar, listening, speaking reading, and writing, and provide you with a wealth of intercultural insight.
Through specific communication objectives and interactive activities, you will progress from basic communication situations to more complex interactions, where you must organize your ideas in order to inform, explain, narrate, convince, argue, or speak in public.
Communicative Spanish as a Foreign Language
Become comfortable and confident as you learn to communicate in Spanish. Our native Spanish instructors will teach students to develop all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and provide proficiency-based sequential lessons that lead students to a high level of competence in Spanish. Students will explore Spanish culture and participate in interactive, practical lessons designed to help advance their personal and professional development.
REAL Speaking - Spanish
Learn how to speak Spanish with us at Language Links. Students will learn Spanish through daily conversation where each lesson will be based on a conversational theme. Students will learn new vocabulary, common expressions, grammatical structures, and understand Spanish phonetics. Each lesson is fully contained to ensure that students leave the classroom feeling confident that they’ve learned something.
Spanish Pop Culture
Want to understand Spanish music, movies and telenovelas? At Language Links, you can! All Spanish movies, television, podcasts, and music are valuable resources to learn the Spanish language. Our students will learn, practice, and never forget Spanish vocabulary, phrases, and grammar points found in popular music, movies and telenovelas. This is a great option for students who like learning to be fun, laid-back, and conversation-based.
Our students will develop the essential skills to master the Spanish language. Our methodology will help you to reach your language goals. At Language Links, you’ll forget that Spanish is your second language or even your third. Take the steps to form your first sentences and speak with your Spanish friends or clients with confidence!
Our classes are based on the recommendations of the CLB / NCLC, a standard reference adopted by Canadian educational systems.
✓ Native-speaking, qualified teachers ✓ Learn at your own pace
✓ Private lessons or Small group ✓ Live Lessons with proven results
Fundamental: Level 1, 2, 3 & 4
Students are absolute beginner and are able to communicate in routine and predictable situations, in order to meet basic needs, carry out daily activities and deal with known topics of immediate personal interest.
Intermediate: Level 5, 6, 7 & 8
Students become more independent to communicate in a wider variety of everyday situations of social life, study and work, as well as in less predictable contexts.
Advanced: Level 9, 10, 11 & 12
Student can comfortably use the range of skills required to communicate effectively, appropriately, accurately and easily on most subjects, in situations and contexts from the most familiar to the most unpredictable, from the most general to the most complex. Students understand the purpose of communication and adjust according to their audience to which they are addressing. Student develop skills for high-stakes or high-risk academic and professional settings, and in situations where the aspects of communication have a significant impact.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it take to learn Spanish?
According to the Foreign Service Institute, it takes about 24 weeks or 750 hours to learn Spanish. As with any language you want to learn, the more time you're willing to invest the faster you will learn. To make progress we recommend taking at least two Spanish lessons a week.
Is Spanish hard to learn?
The Foreign Service Institute ranked Spanish as a language similar to English, and therefore, accessible to learn. Spanish is a unique language, it belongs to the Romance language family and has seven dialects derived from their geography. However, there is no need to sound like a native speaker at all dialect. Pick the one that you like the most and stick with it. The rich vocaublary and speed of the Spanish language can be daunting at first, after you've had some lessons with a private Spanish instructor you will notice you're making steady progress.
How Is Spanish from Spain Different From Mexican Spanish And Latin American Spanish?
You might already know that there are a few differences in Spanish vocabulary across the distinct varieties of Spanish spoken in Spain, Mexico and other parts of Latin America where Spanish is an official language. But just how significant are these differences? Does it matter whether you learn a form of Latin American Spanish or European Spanish?
The good news is that for the most part, each variety of Spanish can be considered mutually intelligible with the others. This means that a speaker of Argentinian Spanish would have little or no trouble communicating with a speaker of European Spanish from Spain and vice versa, for example.
There are some differences worth highlighting, however, in Spanish pronunciation, Spanish grammar and Spanish vocabulary across different varieties. For example, regional varieties of Spanish have their own unique words for “bus.” In European Spanish, it’s el autobús. In Argentina, you’d call it el colectivo. Mexican Spanish speakers call it el camión, and Spanish speakers in the Dominican Republic would call it la guagua. This is just one instance of regional variation in vocabulary; there are plenty of localized slang expressions and terms for other everyday objects that are unique to specific zones of the Spanish-speaking world. Part of the joy of learning Spanish is discovering how speakers of the Spanish language add their own twists depending on where they are in the world!
How can I learn Spanish?
There are many different ways to learn a new language, and it really depends on what works best for you. The key to learning a language is total immersion. With an online Spanish instructor, you can learn Spanish with a native speaker even though you are not in a Spanish speaking country.. There are many more ways you can have a bit of the spanish language in your own home. Test your comprehension skills when you watch great films like "Relatos Salvajes' (Wild Tales) or 'Los Lunes al Sol' (Mondays in the Sun), both nominated for Best Foreign Language films, or perhaps you prefer to watch Mexican or Colombian telenovelas. Let's not forget about the music. Use Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, CNCO and other popular Latin songs to practice your pronunciation as you enjoy some tunes. For something more low-key, get comfortable on a couch and dive into the literary world of Gabrile Garcia Marquez, Isabell Allende, Paulo Coelho or other Spanish- speaking authors. Make sure to ask your Spanish teacher for recommendations.