Did you know it's one of the three most spoken languages in the world?
18 February 2019| Last updated on 18 February 2019
Have you added learning a new language in your bucket list?
If you're new in Hong Kong or simply wishing to learn a new skill - learning Spanish is definitely a must-try. Here we present you a guide about the best options to learn Spanish in Hong Kong, so you can tick off one more item out of your bucket list!
But before starting, we are in Hong Kong, so why should you learn Spanish? If if you didn't know, Spanish is one of the three most spoken languages in the world together with English and Chinese. You can consider learning Spanish just for fun, to travel to one of the 21 countries where Spanish is an official language, or to add one more language to help your career in this globalised world.
In fact, if you're already an English speaker, Spanish is one of the easiest languages in the world for you to learn. The pronunciation is very straight forward unlike many other languages like French or not to even mention compared to Chinese. In Spanish, once you see a word for the very first time, you will already know how to pronounce it.
Don’t forget also that learning a new language like Spanish can help you in many other areas of life. For example it is known to boost your brain power and improve your memory. Since your brain has to adapt to a new set of rules and new patterns, then our cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills will also improve.
Here are our suggestions for you to learn Spanish in Hong Kong:
The Spanish Cultural Association of HK - 香港西班牙文化協會
With their team of 20 native and certified Spanish teachers, the Spanish Cultural Association of Hong Kong is the biggest Spanish school in Hong Kong.
They offer small group classes limited to 6 students each. With openings in their office in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay 3 to 4 times a month for sure they will have a class that fits you. The Spanish courses are either on weekday evenings or on the weekends. Each of their Spanish courses lasts for 12 weeks and it is 2 hours each lesson so you will learn for 24 hours before completing their first level. The 24 hours course costs 3800 HKD.
Their Spanish courses are designed for working adults who either want to learn for fun or would like to get their level certified. Their course is ideal to have a first taste of the language. If you have enjoyed their class you will be able to register for their next level.
After completing their first 3 levels students have the option to take the official DELE exam A1 level (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) which is the public exam awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Alternatively they also offer you the option to take the official SIELE exam at their facilities, which is also accredited by the Spanish government.
Start learning Spanish at an early age will help your kid to settle a good base for mastering the language.
Their Spanish program for kids is organised in a set up of 3 to 4 kids per class to ensure that every student can follow up. At the same time the teacher can make sure that there is enough interaction between the students so that they learn how to use the language to communicate effectively.
Kids are separated by age groups and in each class the maximum age gap between students is 1 year to make sure everyone has the same learning capabilities. After learning for 1 year students can choose to get prepared for public examinations.
Spanish Tutors Hong Kong
If you are looking for flexibility or learning in a cozy environment at your own pace this is the ideal option for you.
Spanish Tutors Hong Kong offers small group classes as well as private tutoring. What sets them apart is their flexibility, for example in terms of location. You can learn at either one of their offices in Central, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, in a café or even at your home. In terms of lesson times they will let you choose any day any time to have lessons and you can re-schedule or cancel any class as far as you give them a 24 hour notice. For private lessons their price range starts from 425 HKD per hour.
Spanish Tutors is also famous for their exam preparation Spanish courses, many of their Spanish tutors are official examiners for exam boards like DELE, IGCSE and IB or work in International Schools in Hong Kong. So if you want your kid to prepare for exams they for sure have heard of your son’s school teacher or are currently teaching one of your daughter’s classmates!
- How much: from 425 HKD/h up for a private class.
- How to apply: 9821 5103 [email protected]
- More info: Click here
Do you want to learn French instead?
Check out French Tutors Hong Kong. They also offer French private lessons either at your home or in their offices. They organise both private tutoring as well as small group French courses.