Guaranteed

We are not going to promise that you will be fluent in Spanish in 3 months. Generally, if you are not a Romance-language speaker, this is not realistic unless you spend all that time exclusively studying and practicing Spanish. We guess that you work or study, meet your family and friends, enjoy other hobbies, eat, sleep… you have life beyond your desire to speak Spanish!

So if you belong to this 99% who do things other than just study Spanish, congratulations, you aren’t a bicho raro (weirdo) 😉 

OUR GUARANTEE

Our guarantee means that if you don’t reach conversational fluency (level 1) or fluency (level 2) within the indicated period, we’ll give you free 1-on-1 lessons for three months to reach it. Sounds reliable, right? We stand by our professionality and this is our commitment.

1) For Beginner Students

We guarantee that you’ll become conversationally fluent in less than a year (level 1). We understand that this is low intermediate proficiency. To be exact, we estimate that the time you will need for this is between 6-10 months and the time you will need to spend learning is at least 4 weekly hours of lessons (output) and 4 weekly hours for self study or input. This is the average, but we can tell you that we have some Italian and Portuguese students that reached the intermediate level within 2-4 months. The more time you dedicate the more results you will see sooner.

Don’t worry, as all our explanations for beginners are clear in English and Spanish.

2) For Intermediate Students

If you’re already an intermediate student, we’ll take your Spanish to the next level. We’ll help you to move forward, avoiding the intermediate plateau and gaining more confidence and fluency with your practice through real conversations. Improving your listening and oral skills must be your goal in this stage.

Being an intermediate learner already, we guarantee that you’ll become fluent in less than a year (level 2) . This is advanced proficiency. We estimate that the time you will need for this is between 7-11 months and the time you will need to spend learning is at least 4 weekly hours of lessons (output) and 5 weekly hours for self study or input. This is the average, but we can tell you that we have some Italian and Portuguese students that reached the advanced level from intermediate level in 4 months.

Fluency in Spanish

CONVERSATIONAL FLUENCY vs FLUENCY

In any language, both terms refer to a spectrum of proficiency. Conversational fluency is a lower level of fluency.

  • Conversational Fluency in Spanish. Where you can enter into basic conversation with a native speaker. By basic conversation we mean talking about things that you see around, hobbies, the weather, likes and dislikes, food, and things about your daily life. Knowing about 2000-3000 words in Spanish together with basic structures should enable you to carry out day-to-day conversations with native speakers of Spanish with reasonable accuracy. We estimate a range between 300-480 hours for absolute beginners and beginners to get to conversational fluency.
  • Fluency in Spanish. The ability to speak or write quickly, easily and accurately in Spanish. To be fluent in Spanish implies overcoming the intermediate plateau. Fluency literally means “to flow”, as when having complete conversations with similar comfort and ease as a native speaker in social settings. Since fluency is a spectrum -not a final state-, different students will need a higher or lower level depending on their interests and what they have conversations about. We estimate a range between 400-560 hours to get to this level coming from intermediate level.

While we believe that our 1-on-1 method is the most efficient and cost effective available, results depend directly on the effort and time spent by the learner. In addition, all learners are different – in their backgrounds, in their learning environments and in their learning goals. That means that not all students learn equally: there are several factors -apart from time and effort- that affect the learning process (cognitive style, learning style, age, aptitude, attitude… or others like if you had previously learned another language or if your native language is a Romance language). Since fluency is not an end state, there isn’t an exact period to become fluent.

Learning a language requires dedication, focus and commitment. The more time you dedicate the more results you will see sooner.

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