¡Hola! Did you know that Spanish is ranked 2nd in the world for total amount of native speakers? It also happens to be one of the most romantic languages in the world (yes, it’s a romance language, if you want to look at linguistic classifications). It doesn’t matter if you’re a traveller looking to get more involved with the Spanish speaking locals during your adventures, or if you’re a student preparing for your second language examinations, Spanish is a fun language to learn! There are many options for Spanish learners in Hong Kong, and The Spanish Academy comes highly recommended. Here are 3 reasons you should be signing up for Español classes at The Spanish Academy ahora.
Intimate, interactive learning
The Spanish Academy offers a personal and efficient touch to learning Spanish by keeping group class sizes intimate. All group lessons are capped at 7 students max, from playgroups to adult classes, to ensure that every student receives equal attention. Classes at The Spanish Academy are all taught with the “Communicative Language Teaching” (CLT) method. The language is taught through highly interactive means to maximise the benefits students reap—firstly, only authentic texts are used for reading comprehension exercises. Oftentimes academic texts may be too limited in its reflection of how native speakers use Spanish, and personal texts can help students connect to the culture more. Next, students are encouraged to use their personal experiences as supporting points to help relate to the topics taught in class. Lastly, teachers at TSA utilise class activities like role-play, partner games, and surveys to communicate the true meaning of various vocabulary and grammatical theories.
Founded by native, qualified teachers
The Spanish Academy was founded by two like-minded native Spanish teachers with years of experience and high-level qualifications. David obtained his Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Spanish teaching, and has taught Spanish in more than 5 countries, while Adrián has a Spanish teaching certificate from the International House in Madrid as well as specialisations in IGCSE and IB exam preparation. The founders both take part in all academic planning decisions and the exhaustive hiring process for the best teachers, in addition to teaching classes. All native Spanish teachers must go through intensive interviews and training sessions to ensure that they’re a good fit with the Academy, and we can vouch that the current team of teachers are more than well-equipped to help you tap into your linguistic potential.
¿Cómo se dice “a good deal” en Español? If you’re unsure whether TSA’s teaching methods are right for you, you can try before you buy with their offer of a free 30-minute trial to experience their approach to teaching. If you decide to bite the bullet and sign up, get up to 15% off when you sign up for 20 or more private classes, and save $300 on your classes for every friend you refer. If you’re needing a little more flexibility, The Spanish Academy also offers online courses for the busy learner.
The Spanish Academy, Suite 701, Keen Hung Commercial Building, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 6899 5497