If you would like to add Spanish to your linguistic repertoire, Varsity Tutors can help you get set up with Virginia Beach Spanish lessons in as little as 24 hours. There are over 430 million native Spanish speakers in the world today, located in regions as diverse as Europe, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. There are also 45 million Spanish speakers in the United States, a number projected to increase over time. All told, only Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more people than Spanish.
Reasons to start studying Spanish are nearly as numerous as the number of Spanish speakers. Spanish is considered one of the easiest foreign languages for English-speakers to learn, making it a good choice for high school students attending local schools such as First Colonial High School or Ocean Lakes High School looking to earn their foreign language credits. It can be a good choice for undergraduates at both smaller colleges such as South University - Virginia Beach and larger institutions like the University of Virginia for the same reason. Spanish can also be used as a "gateway" to other Romance languages like Italian or French, making it a good start for individuals interested in traveling the world. Employers are also increasingly looking for bilingual employees, so learning a new language may improve your job prospects. Of course, there's nothing wrong with studying Spanish for its own sake either.
Learning a new language can be challenging, but it is possible with the right supports in place. Nearly 75 percent of all Spanish words have a Latin root. Latin is an underlying component of many English words as well, creating many cognates, or words that mean nearly the same thing in both languages. That said, Spanish has several key differences from English. Both grammar and sentence structure are a little more simplistic, and nouns have genders assigned based on whether they end in "o" or "a." Continue reading to learn more about how we can help you build your Spanish skills.
What skills can I practice during professional Virginia Beach Spanish lessons?
One of the hardest parts about learning a new language is often finding a suitable conversation partner. It's not hard to find fluent Spanish media to listen to, but you can't really talk back to it, nor can it provide feedback on details such as pronunciation. Working with a Virginia Beach Spanish tutor gives you a consistent practice partner, helping to ensure that your Spanish skills do not dull from lack of use. Your instructor can also create a learning environment where it's okay to make mistakes as long as you're trying your best, as the road to mastering a new language is rarely a smooth one. Should you have any questions, your Spanish teacher can also answer them in a timely manner.
Professional instruction can also help you work on your written Spanish. Many Spanish learners don't associate outlines with their foreign language instruction, but sketching your plan of attack out before you start writing in an effective strategy in any language. Your instructor can also provide feedback on your work, letting you know what you did well and any areas that could use improvement.
Working with a professional instructor can also help students understand the finer points of Spanish grammar. For example, Spanish verb conjugations are generally considered simpler than their English counterparts, though native English speakers are still likely to find them jarring. There are also several irregular verbs that don't follow the usual grammar rules, requiring some level of rote memorization as well.
If your Spanish instruction also entails Spanish culture or history, these subjects are best approached like a social studies class. Spain was a major force behind mercantilism and European affairs in the Age of Exploration, a historical factoid that is still responsible for the number of Spanish-speakers throughout the world. If you ever need to write an essay about why Spanish is such an important language, this could be a good place to start.
What types of Virginia Beach Spanish lessons can Varsity Tutors help me find?
We offer two core services. First, we provide comprehensive Spanish classes where students can regularly meet with a knowledgeable teacher and study Spanish. We vet every instructor thoroughly, so you can count on studying under the tutelage of a great instructor who really knows their Spanish. Every class teacher is also available for private study sessions outside of normal class times, allowing you to see extra help on an as-needed basis.
Studying with other students is also beneficial in more ways than one. Our live virtual platform makes it just as easy to hear your classmates as your instructor, giving you experience listening to a variety of accent and dialects. You can also try to help your peers out if they get stuck on something you understand, potentially reinforcing your own knowledge base in the process. Studying in a group also gives you more value for your money, as you can split the bill multiple ways.
If you would prefer to receive individualized attention, working with a private Virginia Beach Spanish tutor may be a better choice for you. A Virginia Beach tutor can take the tie to understand your unique goals and design study sessions accordingly. There are no set curricula with private instructors either, allowing you to work at whatever pace you feel more comfortable with.
We also try to make every service as convenient for our valued clients as possible. For instance, we offer two-week and four-week courses to help even the busiest learners find something that fits into their schedule. Similarly, students who opt for private instruction can study on our proprietary Live Learning Platform that brings the benefits of face-to-face instruction anywhere with a stable internet connection. If you would prefer a more old-fashioned tutoring experience, we can match you with somebody in the Virginia Beach area who can meet with you whenever and wherever you like.
Can I enroll in Virginia Beach Spanish lessons today?
Yes. Simply reach out to an expert Educational Consultant using the information provided on this page to learn more about how to sign up for Virginia Beach Spanish lessons. Varsity Tutors looks forward to helping you pursue linguistic success!
Morgan: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...income neighborhoods; instructing them on the importance of yearly mammograms, healthy eating, and proper exercise habits to aid in the prevention of breast cancer. Growing up in Los Angeles, California, in a lower income neighborhood where health issues are not taken as seriously as they should be, has given me a heightened affinity for the importance of community based healthcare programs and seeing such challenges in healthcare solved. Diversity is what makes Los Angeles such...
Education & Certification
- Spelman College - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish/ Pre-Med
- High School English
- +17 subjects
Moodey: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
I am currently an Electrical Engineering Student at Old Dominion University. I have passion about teaching and tutoring. I have 4 years of tutoring experience in the following areas: Math Algebra 2 Algebra 3&4 Geometry Trigonometry Science Chemistry Physics SAT Subject Test in Physics SAT Subject Tests Test Prep Teaching English and Arabic including Writing, Reading and Oral.
Education & Certification
- Old Dominion University - Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineer
- Calculus 2
- SAT Math
- +39 subjects
Barbara: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...for the College of William & Mary. I firmly believe that we must continue to encourage our students to become world citizens by including current events, primary source documents, foreign languages, and oral debate in the classroom. In my spare time, I can be found out doors, in the park, kayaking, canoeing, and attending concerts and art shows. My favorite way to spend my time is with my family and friends, but most importantly my...
Education & Certification
- Virginia Wesleyan College - Bachelor of Science, History and Social Sciences
- Public Speaking
- +17 subjects
Vivian: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...grade science teacher made the subject more comprehensive and likeable. (I like it so much that I have my degree in it!). My goal as a tutor is to do the very same; to make material more enjoyable and easier to understand. I've had the honor of tutoring students of all grades and ages, from grade school to college for 10+ years. I've tutored students in the subject of reading, writing/language arts, Spanish, Algebra I,...
Hannah: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...seeing results when you take a test or hand in a lab report. My academic success came only after having struggled to figure out the study habits and techniques that work best for me. I encourage students to work hard, but to be relaxed about their learning so that they can walk away actually knowing and understanding valuable information, rather than just memorizing a bunch of facts. I have a flexible schedule and would love...
Education & Certification
- University at Buffalo - Bachelors, Neurobiology, Psychology
- IB Philosophy SL
- +29 subjects
Christopher: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...with the common and not-so-common challenges they face. More importantly, I have strategies for helping students past their obstacles. There are often useful tips and tricks to help students manage difficult material with greater ease. Above all, I value creating a comfortable environment where even a timid student can feel comfortable taking chances and making mistakes with the material, free of embarrassment, in the name of improving. As I've said to my students, it makes...
Fanny: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
Everyone should learn a second language. Learning a second language opens one up to a second culture, which leads to curiosity about even more cultures. We are all one, we should know or at least want to know about the world beyond our backyard. A worldly citizen is a responsible citizen. Come with me, and I'll help you navigate your way into another world.... Immersion and practicality are my teaching philosophies. The best way to learn is by talking about things that you do in everyday life. Immersing yourself in the language is key. The more you speak and do, the better you learn.
Education & Certification
- Old Dominion University - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish Teacher Education
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture
- Spanish 1
- Conversational Spanish
- +3 subjects
Mason: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...something truly amazing about spreading knowledge and curiosity. I am also a very empathetic person, so I take on my students' goals and struggles as my own. I commit to helping my students and I have the skills to do so. I have a natural aptitude for education, have studied and learned about the profession while earning my master's degree in teaching, and have many years of experience tutoring and teaching students.... I believe the most important attributes a teacher can have are empathy, determination, and flexibility. Empathy is vital because a teacher must see things from the students' perspective in order to guide them. A teacher must also possess determination because there are many obstacles to overcome. A teacher must be the driving force in the class that keeps everyone moving towards their objective, and by doing so demonstrates to the students that the way to succeed is by never giving up. Determination, however, must be paired with flexibility. No strategy will be right for every student. A teacher must be excited about finding the best way to serve each student based on their individual needs. A teacher must also be flexible in the face of those factors that are beyond his or her control, and find the way to do as much for the students as possible no matter the circumstances.
Katherine: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...impact that my teachers made on my life. If I hadn't had teachers in high school, college, and law school who were willing to spend their personal time mentoring and tutoring me, I would not have excelled to my current position. Therefore, I endeavor to give others the same one-on-one help that I received. Every student deserves a patient teacher who will help deepen and strengthen the student's understanding of his or her coursework.... My teaching philosophy involves spending time getting to know each student to better understand how he or she thinks. Then, I tailor my teaching methods to enhance each student's ability to comprehend and grow in his or her understanding of the subject matter.
Michael: Virginia Beach Spanish lesson instructor
...elementary grades. My personal interests are running half and full marathons and showing our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy in local dog shows. I like to travel whenever possible. When I was in the military, I was a Korean linguist, so learning new languages is an interest of mine. My students tell me that I am extremely patient and understanding, and I enjoy helping people understand concepts and developing a life-long love of learning.