SPANISH CLASSES, MADE IN LOS ANGELES.

Looking for Spanish Classes in Los Angeles? 

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Est. in Los Feliz in 2006, we are a group of truly local Spanish teachers offering private in-person, hybrid, and online Spanish classes ($39 hourly) and some amazing Group Classes ($227). One of our award-winning teachers is probably your neighbor!

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GROUP SPANISH CLASSES
EARLY BIRD RATE - $227*

Unique and Creative Spanish groups starting now for $227. Spanish Foundations, Bravo Reality Conversation Group Intermediate Spanish Conversation. 12 Weeks, Small Sizes, Truly Local Teachers and amazing Students. Then, meet up at our Mexican movie nights! *227 is the early bird rate.

PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS
PACKAGE RATE - $39/hr*

Upgrade your Spanish with 1-on-1 Spanish lessons. Please contact us for more details as our instructors have different rates and options.Online and in person at your location or one of the many places our teachers meet around Los Angeles. One of our Spanish teachers is probably your neighbor. We take a personal approach to our private Spanish classes. There is a reason we have been rated the #1 Language School in Los Angeles for 10 years. Like a personal trainer for your Spanish skills. *Many of our instructors in the LA area offer $39/Hr tutoring with a package of 20 hours online or at their location. 

 

LA IS THE PERFECT CITY TO LEARN SPANISH IN:

 

Spanish Lessons in LA will allow you to do so much more than communication. Language provides a deep connection to other people and their culture. As a student of Spanish classes in Los Angeles you have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself and practice speaking and on a daily basis. Speaking Spanish will, quite literally, improve your life in all spheres. 

 

SLANG IS IMPORTANT!

¡Guey! Spanish is spoken by 500 million people and spread across more than 20 countries. Strommen teachers know all of the dialects, whether Guatemalan, Argentine, Peruvian, Mexican or even Spanglish (that’s what you hear around LA.) But not to worry, we can also teach you formal and business Spanish. While “standard spanish” is important it’s not what the Uber driver will be using. No matter where you travel to, who you speak to, or what your goals are, there is the perfect teacher for you at Strømmen.

 

Spanish Classes Los AngelesGROUP CLASSES

Check out our Group Class Schedule here. Strommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. The downside is they are not flexible and follow a set schedule. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner Spanish” as well as workshops like “Taco Truck Spanish” or “Traveller Spanish”. Our classes try to meet at culturally relevant locations since LA is full of authentic places and online. For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.

$227 Early Bird rate for 12 hours (8 weeks)

PRIVATE CLASSES

With a Strommen teacher you will speak Spanish on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strømmen teacher will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.

Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our Spanish tutors.

START LEARNING:

Fill out your info on our contact page here and we will be in touch within 24 hours with a personalized recommendation for your needs, or just give us a call M-F 9am to 5pm at 323 638 9787 – You can also check our FAQ page for more info!

You can also browse our teachers for Spanish Classes Los Angeles below. Don’t live in the Los Angeles area? No problem, our teachers are available online

Karen G
Carolina C
Fernando A
El W
Jeremy E
Melany U
Serge Yvan R
Maurice M
Jorge B
Cynthia S
Andrea S
Renata V

TEACHERS

Karen

Hola - Me llamo Karen. Mucho gusto. I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Armenian parents and immigrated to Los Angeles when I was 10 years old. I’ve been speaking Spanish and Armenian all my life. I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish-Language Journalism. There, I was a staff writer for CSUN’s Spanish-language online publication, El Nuevo Sol and wrote stories about the Latino community in Los Angeles. I’m currently a part-time freelance journalist and copywriter. The greatest advantage I’ve attained living in Los Angeles for over 15 years is the ability to switch Spanish dialects. I can easily go from speaking in Rioplatense/Castilian Spanish to Latin American Spanish and this has helped me communicate with people from all over Central and South America! As a former ESL student, I know that learning a new language takes time, effort, and practice. I believe active learning is important, especially for those trying to learn a new language. Being an active learning student will help you pick up the language faster and with ease. I’m excited to hear you speak and write in Spanish. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

Locations: Glendale, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Silverlake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Pasadena, South Pasadena
Cynthia

Hola, my name is Cynthia. I was born in Mexico City. I moved to Los Angeles 7 years ago. I graduated from the National Institute of Human Communication with a degree in Human Communication Therapy. While living in mexico, I worked in primary schools teaching as well as rehabilitation clinics for children and adults with speech, hearing and learning problems. I enjoy teaching and I love to share my language and culture with students. I like to prepare interactive classes and different personalized materials for each student.

Locations: Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach
Isabel

Hola! My name is Isabel, I was born in Valencia, Spain.  I have  BA Degree in Communication and a AA Degree in Dramatic Arts.   I worked as a Language Teacher in Spain for many years, teaching both English and Spanish and I really love languages!  I moved to Los Angeles 4 years ago and I really love to share my language and my culture with my students. See you soon! Os veo pronto!

Locations: Hollywood, Silverlake, Koreatown, Echo Park
Patricia

Hola! me llamo Patricia. I was born in Bogota, Colombia and lived in England for seven years. There I learned English and studied advanced levels in sociology, psychology and political history. When I returned to Colombia, I continued to study languages (English and French) at the Universidad of Antioquia and later went on to become an ESL teacher. I have extensive experience teaching both English and Spanish in a variety of settings, including bi-national centers, private schools, vocational institutions and a college. All these experiences teaching and working with students with all different skill levels, has led me to believe that advanced learning is achieved by tailoring lessons to student’s needs, working with engaging material and building student's self-confidence. I am passionate about learning languages, travelling and getting to know people from different backgrounds. I find teaching to be a very fulfilling career and look forward to working with you.

Locations: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, Koreatown, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Franklin Hills, Mount Washington, Beachwood Canyon, Glendale, Atwater Village, Burbank
Renata

¡Hola, mi nombre es Renata! I was born in Mexico City and grew up in a bi cultural family where Mexican and American cultures fascinated me with the interaction of words and the diffusion of ideas. Hence, I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I have a B.A. in Marketing and have always been passionate about teaching and helping people.I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. In Mexico, I enjoyed teaching English as a Second Language to people of all ages. I love helping students learn Spanish and try to make the classes interesting, tailored to their needs and interests. I believe that making the experience of learning a new language something fun and meaningful, is the key to truly understanding the language and embracing it as your own. When you create a strong connection with a new language, you are opening your mind to new and exciting possibilities that will surely bring about memorable adventures. I am really looking forward to meeting you and starting this new adventure together! ¡Nos vemos pronto!

Locations: Culver City, Los Angeles
Jorge

Hola, mi nombre es Jorge. I am originally from Peru and I came to the States 6 years ago to study Music. In Lima, I received a bachelor in Letters and taught Spanish for several years. I believe that one on one classes and regular conversation are the best way to become fluent. I’m happy to be accommodating and tailor my sessions your level and interests, and to create a pace that suits your learning process. I have a passion for music, arts, philosophy, literature and I love sharing the richness of my culture. Let’s have a good time learning this language!

Locations: Los Angeles, Echo Park, Silver Lake
Fernando

Hola. Mi nombre es Fernando. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I also lived in Amsterdam for a few years before I came to Los Angeles. I have a B. A. in Journalism, and I am also an award-winning writer, teacher, translator and photographer. For many years I taught Spanish in Buenos Aires, and since 2007 I have been teaching Spanish in Los Angeles. I love all aspects of Spanish language and Hispanic culture, and my goal is to help you enjoy them as much as I do.

Online and In-Person Rates
1 hour $69 pay as you go
10 hour package $590 ($59 hourly - save $100)
20 hour package $980 ($49 hourly - save $400)



Locations: Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills
Danny

Hola me llamo Danny. ¿Qué tal? I was born and raised in Madrid, Spain by an American mother and a Spanish father. After a 3 year stop in Barcelona, I spent my senior year of high school in Mendocino, California. I then returned to Madrid to proceed with my schooling. I have a BA Degree in Communication and an AA degree in Dramatic Arts. While In college, I taught English. I've been living in Los Angeles for the past 5 years, and have been teaching Spanish ever since. Besides teaching, my interests revolve around: Film and tv, guitar, and personal-development.

Locations: Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Burbank, West Hollywood, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Madrid, Spain
Karla

¡Hola! Me llamo Karla. I’m originally from Mexico City, Mexico. I’m a professional research scholar with a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology. In addition to my native Spanish, I’m also fluent in English, with an advanced certificate from the University of Cambridge’s English Language Assessment. I’ve been providing academic tutoring for students in both Mexico and the United States for three years. This has included both group and one-on-one tutoring in multiple subjects and most recently, Spanish to primary and middle school students in Long Beach. In these sessions, I take extra care to create student–centered lesson plans that address each student´s particular language-learning goals. As an archaeologist, I have a deep knowledge of not only Mexican, but also Central and South American history, and I enjoy spicing up my lessons by talking about culture, foodways, caló (slang) and the history of Latin America. As a recent arrival to Southern California, I’m excited about contributing my professional expertise to promoting a love of language and greater cultural understanding in my adopted community.

Locations: Long Beach, San Pedro, Huntington Beach
Javier

Hola, me llamo Javier Fernández, de España. For me the Spanish language with its idiomatic expressions, peculiar pronunciation and hispanic culture is totally normal because I was born in Córdoba, a region situated in the south of Spain. With Spanish as my native and original language I have helped other people for years to learn and improve my own language. Also I have been working as a writer, editor, translator in and to my native tongue. From 2009 I have been living in Dominican Republic, learning the culture and trying to help them as a teacher, working in their writing, oral expression and comphrension, and reading. With this experience and loving teaching, I decided to also teach online using a platform created just for online teaching, with a lot of success and advantages for the learner. I love teaching my Spanish from Spain and I am ready to share my native knowledge with people who appreciate the most widely spoken language in the world.

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Zulivet

¡Hola! My name is Zulivet and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, otherwise known as The Island of Enchantment. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Audiovisual Communications and a Minor in Theatre. I lived in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2015, and then moved to New York. One of the things I love the most about both cities is that almost everywhere I go there's someone who either speaks or understands Spanish. I find that there's always something new to learn and discover about Hispanic culture because it is so rich and diverse! The best part about teaching Spanish is that it gives me the opportunity to take that journey of discovery with my students!

Locations: Queens, Astoria, Manhattan, New York
Maria

Hi! My name is Maria, I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Montreal. French & Spanish are both my “First language”. Growing up I loved languages and by 6th grade I was trilingual. I’m curious by nature and wanted to discover the world and its beautiful cultures so I decided to travel as much as I could and moved to Guatemala, the land of my ancestors, for 6 months and was able to teach English and French in an Academy. Then I went to Spain to study for a year while doing my Bachelor in Psychology & Sociology. I graduated from the Université de Montreal and relocated to this beautiful city after marrying the man of my dreams (sigh). I’m able to translate for all three languages in different settings, big or small groups, I also have experience teaching young children, teens, adults and now... Puppies! I can’t wait to meet you and start our journey together! A bientôt! Hasta Pronto!

Locations: North Hollywood, Valley Village, Burbank, Studio City, Toluca Lake
Karla

Hi! My name is Karla. I was born and raised in Southern California and I have been fluent in Spanish and English all my life. I have a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of California, Riverside. During undergrad, I tutored at local elementary schools. I also received a M.A. in Economic and Social Policy while also living in Florence, Italy. Since then, I have recognized the importance of an immersive language learning experience that includes music, film and other media, which I hope to provide for students. This immersive experience will be helpful in facilitating understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances so as to better connect and enjoy a new language. I hope that my classes demonstrate the beauty of Spanish language and culture!

Locations: Los Feliz, Downtown, Echo Park, Studio City
Axel

Qué tal chicos, cómo están! My name is Axel and I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I have been living in LA for more than 20 years and during that time have helped many students of all ages learn, not just Spanish but also key aspects of Hispanic and Latin American cultures essential to better understand and appreciate the language. I graduated with a B.A in Spanish and Linguistics from UCLA, an institution I continue to be a part of. I also speak French and Portuguese which provides me with a unique understanding of how these romance languages work and relate to each other. No matter your needs (academics, business, travel, short or long term) I love what I do and enjoy sharing this passion with folks ready to unravel a new world while reaching their goals.

Locations: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, Koreatown, Westwood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, West La
Andrea

¡Q'hubo! ¡Me llamo Andrea! I was born in the high plateau of the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bogotá, Colombia. I have a BA in Psychology and English from the University of Connecticut and I have also attended The Southern California School of Interpreting. I am an intuitive and dynamic instructor who feels it is important to cater to the idiosyncrasies of each individual and stylize the lessons according to each student’s' learning style. I am very passionate about the performing arts and enjoy a creative approach to teaching language such as through music, literature and role-playing according to need. ¡Nos vemos en clase pronto!

Locations: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hollywood
Valeria

Hi! My name is Valeria, I was born in Monterrey, Mexico and lived in Mexico City for 4 years as well. When I was 14 years old, my family and I moved to Spain, where we lived for 12 years before I moved to Los Angeles. I worked as a Language Teacher in Barcelona for many years, teaching both English and Spanish. I started a Master’s Degree in Linguistics before moving to LA, I really love languages! I also love traveling, I lived in Sweden for a year as part of my Graduate Degree in Media and Communication, that I had started in Barcelona. I really love Spanish, I feel that it’s a language full of life and it brings me joy to teach it!

Locations: West Hollywood, Hollywood, Fairfax, Melrose
Azucena

Hola, soy Azucena. I was born in Madrid, Spain. I have a Law degree and a Proficiency in English from Cambridge University. I've taught English in Spain privately and in schools and Spanish in London and now Los Angeles with Castilian Spanish or Latin American Spanish. I feel two things help my teachings: first I worked in a Dislexia Centre where I came to understand the different ways people learn, second I passed the Proficiency on my own. I came across my own difficulties in understanding English so I looked for the differences between the two languages to help me and now I reverse the process so my student can understand Spanish. I'm studying the American accent and i'm using the same process to help my students with their Spanish accent. I believe learning is about fun and the confidence. Those are what I try to provide!

Locations: Silverlake, Echo Park, Hollywood, Koreatown, Silverlake
Klaus

Guten Tag & Buenos dias from Los Angeles! I was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. Due to my dad's international work I had the great fortune to grow up with 3 languages from an early age. After primary school in Germany, we moved abroad and I attended Colegio Humboldt in Mexico City and later Colegio Goethe in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Growing up a German Latino was a fantastic experience. I specialize in a real creative approach when teaching a language. What makes us connect with a language, the people and their culture, is conversation and interaction, more so than purely studying grammar books. Just as I learned early on, once you think in a new language do you really become connected with it. Coming from the music and entertainment industries, I have taught and coached many performing artists across all 3 languages (English, Spanish & German), and it's really exciting helping a singer for example deliver a compelling performance in a foreign language. I look forward to helping you become one with a new language and feel like you're becoming a local.

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Cecilia

Hola, mi nombre es Cecilia and I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I got my Elementary Teacher Credential in my country, and I worked at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara as a Spanish teacher for several years. Since I came to the United States, I have been working with preschool children and different adult education programs because teaching is my passion. I am always looking for new opportunities to share my knowledge with others, especially my culture and language. Spanish is a very nice and interesting language. If you are thinking about learning a new language I encourage you to learn Spanish.

Locations: Los Feliz, Silverlake, Los Angeles, Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, Cerritos, La Palma
Laura

Hola! I am Laura. I was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, and grew up being bilingual. That’s why I soon understood how useful and enriching is learning and speaking more than one language. I graduated in Journalism from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and when I became a journalist I enjoyed using both of my languages, Spanish and Catalan, to deliver information and entertainment. I have a passion for languages and now, as a teacher, I encourage my students to not only learn a new language but to discover all cultural aspects that come with that learning. My approach to learning Spanish is fully organic. You will listen, practice, listen, practice but you will mostly talk, talk, talk…Everyone can learn a new language, so give you and me a chance and you will. Sooner than you think…

Locations: Santa Monica, Venice, West L.a., Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Culver City, Westwood
Rafael

Hello, my name is Rafael Amado Deras, born and raised in Guatemala. I have a B.A. in Communication, a MS in Political Sciences and a post grade on Investigative Journalism and I love teaching Spanish! I started teaching when I was 18, as a volunteer at a YMCA in Guatemala. Since then, I have taught many different subjects and at many different levels. I was a university level teacher in my country teaching Mass Media technology. Im a backpacker/hiker by nature, as well as a photographer who has done freelance work for the Los Angeles Times, Getty Images and National Geographic. I have taught Spanish in Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin. As a teacher, my main goal is that my students learn the best way possible in a relaxed, fun and comfortable environment. I'm definitely not satisfied until the student is satisfied.

Locations: Mid City, Koreatown, Jefferson, Downtown
Elizabeth

¡Hola, soy Elizabeth! I was born in Venezuela and grew up in Colombia. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from the University Santa Maria, Caracas Venezuela. When I moved to the United States, I went back to school and attended The Southern California School of Interpreting. I have a BA in Spanish from California State University, Long Beach. During my undergrad I have had much experience in teaching adults and tutoring children from local elementary and high schools. Presently, I have a MA in Spanish from California State University, Fullerton. I have always been passionate about teaching and helping people. I enjoy teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language to people of all ages. I love helping students learn Spanish and I am very passionate about trying to make the classes fun, easy, and flexible, while tailored to your needs and interests. I believe that learning a new language is the key to truly uniting us all, as well as unlocking and opening many doors to a better, more successful life. I am really looking forward to meeting you and getting the adventure of learning a foreign language started. ¡Espero tener clases contigo pronto!

Locations: Long Beach, San Pedro, Huntington Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance
Othman

Hi there! I’m passionate about foreign languages, and I want to share my experience and knowledge with my students! Originally from Paris, France, I had the chance to live in several countries including Argentina and Mexico (I currently live in Guadalajara, Mexico). I studied an MBA both in France and in Argentina and, I also trained large teams in big American companies such as Apple, Ford Motor Company or Groupon which allows me today to be very rigorous in my work. On the other hand, I have supported several students and helped them to improve their level of French and Spanish, according to their expectations and personal projects. Finally, I am also a student: I take Italian and Arabic private lessons because my dream would be to be fluent in at least 5 languages! For all these reasons I will be fully able to understand your needs, your difficulties and I would be happy to help you to achieve your expectations. I know that learning a language takes a lot of time and effort and sometimes it can discourage students. My job will be to make the lessons interesting, fun and structured in order to keep your motivation intact and make you achieve your dream of being fluent in one of these two languages!!! During the sessions we will have some fun and challenging tasks to help us reach your goal of speaking a new foreign language. We are going to work, play, learn hard and have fun in the process. I have high expectations for all of my students and I am committed to assisting them with the expectations required of the course! The format of our class will be highly structured and will provide students with the flexibility to choose amongst various projects and topics. In addition to regular projects and homework, I will be expecting all work assigned in class to be completed at home. Lastly, I love swimming, photography, aviation (I am about to get my PPL) and I am a huge fan of Roger Federer! I also enjoy travelling and eating French pastries! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Locations: Online
Meimoun

Meimoun is a dual citizen of Spain and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Iberian and Latin American languages and cultures. They gained fluency while living in Spain, resulting in their use of Iberian Spanish in daily life , however, they have ample exposure to the dialects and regional intricacies of Latin America as well. Meimoun has had extra exposure to Iberian (madrileño, extremeño, andaluz, catalan) Mexican (norteño, DF, costeño), Venezuela (caraqueño), Colombian (paisa, costeño, valluno), Argentinian (rioplatense), Cuban (general). Meimoun is a native English speaker who has achieved bilingual proficiency in Spanish through immersion and formal settings as well. Paired with their background in translation and vocal training, Meimoun can help perfect your accent, and improve proficiency in listening, speaking, and writing.

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Yvan

I am a proud advocate of multiculturality. My ancestry and family history have strong intercultural roots (French, Spanish, Italian and Mexican). I remember my grandparents reading me different stories in three different languages and different places: French, Spanish and Italian. The first words I heard were in French from my mom, but my dad always insisted on teaching me both Spanish and Italian to somehow rival my mom culturally, so I did not lose track of my other backgrounds. When I was only 9 months old, my parents and I moved to France. I grew up in a beautiful city, the capital of France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: Lyon. My dad’s job involved moving throughout France, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Moving to northwestern Mexico (Chihuahua and Baja California) because my father inherited a ranch and a vineyard, did not represent a cultural shock but meeting instead the other part of me I was never able to discover while in Europe. I, thus, embrace cultural diversity, and would always love to bridge cultures through my job as a language tutor along with my mission as an internationalist whose flag is diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. So far, I have two majors: International Relations and French Language and Culture. Also, I am close to graduating with a BA in Italian Teaching, and one more in English Language Teaching. I simultaneously studied two of them and started college at age 16. I am currently writing the thesis of a master’s degree in International Cooperation at the University of Bologna, ranked oldest in the Western hemisphere, among the most prestigious in the world. I began tutoring French, Italian, Spanish and ESL when I was 16 years old. I have taught all these languages for about nine years, and I do not feel like stopping ever in my life. Every time I teach them, I become a cultural ambassador of the countries where they are spoken, which is a huge amount of land in the world. I love spending time surfing, jogging, hiking and occasionally trekking. I also enjoy cooking, listening to music and walking my three beautiful dogs by the beach. I would not tag myself in terms of leisure activities, as I could go from playing some video games, to watching a nice movie while having ice cream, or spending a Saturday rainy afternoon with friends at an art gallery or a music concert. I do not believe in a single teaching methodology. As a recent graduate of a BA in French language, I learned that combining teaching techniques and methodologies results in a more personalized teaching style, always aiming to tailor my teaching to the needs of my students. Notwithstanding, the communicative approach is a solid base of my practice. I was a language learner too. When I was learning English and German in Europe I really appreciated when I had a teacher who made me speak. So, I’ll make you speak. Finally, I highly recommend using “Alter Ego” and “Tendances” for French, “Chiaro” and “Caffè Italia” for Italian, “Aula Internacional”, “Nuevo Español en Marcha”, and “Gramática de Uso del Español” for Spanish and “Top Notch” for English. I take language tutoring seriously.

Locations: Online
Kareen

Kareen is a native French Speaker from the Ivory Coast. She moved to Charlotte, at the age of 14 with her family. She went on to earn Undergraduate Degrees in Spanish and International Studies with a Concentration in European Studies as well as a Graduate Degrees in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kareen is very passionate about the languages she knows and teaches. In addition to French and Spanish, Kareen also speaks Abbey, one of over sixty different languages spoken in her native country, and which she enjoys speaking when visiting with family back in Ivory Coast. Kareen also speaks German, which she has studied since her early teenage years and she also spent two summers studying German at Colón Language Institute in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to teaching at the Language Academy of the Carolinas, Kareen also works as a Freelance Translator / Interpreter for several local organizations and government institutions. Kareen currently resides in Harrisburg, NC with her Guatemalan Husband, and her three children.

Locations: Charlotte
Mercedes

Hola! I am Mercedes. I was born in Argentina and I was lucky to be able to travel, live and study in many different countries of Latin America (Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico), as well as 6 years in US for my PhD studies in Ecology. All these adventures allowed me to experience and learn the diversity and richness of Spanish language and culture beyond the borders of my own country. Currently I am living in an small old town in northeastern Segovia, Spain where I got to learn the particulars of Castillan Spanish. Teaching is one of my passions. In the last 10 years, I centred on teaching Spanish to kids, teens and adults. In my classes I create a relaxed and fun environment where students can gain confidence working step by step towards their goals. As we move along our meetings, I asses the student engagement and progress, critical thinking, creativity and curiosity and use this to shape and plan future meetings, adjust contents, speed, type of materials to use to keep the meetings interesting yet challenging. Homework and practice tasks are geared to use vocabulary and grammar structures in context and in practical ways (e.g., making videos, short interviews, social media posts, writing short stories, etc). Each person has unique ways of learning and acquiring knowledge, thus I start from the student´s goals, create micro-steps in the form of Can-Dostatements, and use variety of authentic materials like music, videos, documentaries, series, articles, literature pieces, etc. (rather than using a textbook) to include all three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational). Grammar is incorporated in context and presented in small incremental steps so that is not overwhealming and that helps to use it with confidence. I am also a textile artist working with batik and many other dyeing techniques. In my studio I love to experiment with dyes to create unique and unexpected textures and images on fabric. Also, as I live in rural Segovia right at the edge of a gorgeous natural area, I like to go hiking, birwatching or just hang out by the Riaza river under the cool shade of the poplars. I look forward to meeting you and embark in the spanish learning adventure!

Locations: Online
Angeles

¡Hola, hola! Mi nombre es Angeles. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in the beautiful Puebla de los Angeles. I am bilingual and fluent in French. I am a highly skilled dynamic and dedicated language expert with over 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring Spanish across all levels. I have an MEd in bilingual education with a sound understanding of language acquisition techniques. From having a casual conversation to acquiring a more specific vocabulary for professional reasons, I will design a class that suits your needs. With me, you will not only get confidence speaking a new language but also absorb the culture that comes with the learning.

Locations: Rancho Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Torrance
Elina

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Natalia

Hola, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Bogotá, Colombia. I was exposed to different languages growing up and have always been fascinated by understanding the psychology of learning a second language. I have a graduate degree in psychology and work from a strengths-based approach to support and motivate students in Spanish. I always strive to make learning a new language meaningful, fun, and comfortable. When teaching Spanish, I enjoy integrating personal interests, discussing different traditions, using art, as well as promoting cultural awareness.

Locations: Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Los Angeles, Silver Lake
Salvatore

I am a language enthusiast and a passionate traveller. I consider myself a world citizen, able to merge with every culture and deeply curious about minority languages. I currently live in Valencia, Spain, where I am studying for a Master's degree in Linguistics and Translation. I have studied Modern Foreign Languages and Communication & Media (Honours, with Year Abroad) at the University of Liverpool, where I had the opportunity to gain a good working knowledge of foreign languages (European and Asian). As a matter of fact, I am an official member of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots, and I currently speak 16 languages, I am a top-10 teacher in Taiwan and Hong Kong on the online platform AmazingTalker and I have also organised polyglot gatherings. I am socially active as a blogger and language content creator on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram and I have worked as an ambassador for Opportunities Circle (UNICEF). I look forward to meeting you all in class, I am sure we will have a lot of fun together and perhaps share our common interest in languages, cultures and travels.

Locations: London
Gabriel

Hola, my name is Gabriel and I am originally from the northern coast of Spain. I have lived in Los Angeles, Lisbon, Madrid and Paris. Love traveling and love languages. I've been teaching Spanish and English for over 15 years at major Spanish companies such us Banco Santander, Telefonica and Zara. I love teaching and sharing my culture with my students. My classes? There is a bit of everything, conversation, grammar, expressions, vocabulary... so that we touch on all pillars of the language. Of course, the higher the level, the less grammar we will need. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto!

Locations: Los Angeles, Ca
Marllam

My name is Marllam Mohtadi Ghanbarian, I was born in Paraguay, and I lived in Argentina and Ecuador as well, all Spanish countries, I recently moved to Natal-Brazil (at the end of 2018) and I've been teaching Spanish here as well, and then I've decided to teach online to English speaker students. I've been working remotely for more than 8 years as well, besides face-to-face clinic sessions and lessons. Besides private lessons, I've taught in distinguished language institutions in Brazil (to young and adults) and in Schools (2 - 10 years old students). Currently, I am dedicated 100% to the Spanish lessons and teaching online to Americans and Europeans (children, young students, and adults) located in any city and state. That is a bit of my background but we will get to know each other better during the lessons.

Locations: Natal, Brazil
El

Hello, my name is El. I am a third-year PhD student at USC in Anthropology. I have lived and worked in France and Senegal and have many years of experience teaching French and Spanish at both the University and high school levels. I am really interested in immersive language instruction so you will be speaking and listening from day one. I speak Dutch, French, Spanish and Wolof fluently and also speak Korean, German and some Finnish.

Locations: Los Angeles
Cintia

My name is Cintia, and I have been an early child development Teacher with over 20 years experience including - experience as an Assistant Director. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Child Development. My experience is working with age groups ranging from an infant through six years of age. I have implemented many types of curriculum to include Creative curriculums, Conscious Discipline, S.T.E.A.M and Zoo phonics. For activities- I am well versed in Kid Balance Karate, Soccer Shots, Creative Arts, music & singing programs, and creative dance & movement. Working with children has always come naturally to me. Each one is a special individual with unique personalities, and abilities that I would like to help,support,develop, and guide. I have experience working with children that have special needs, and early intervention. I have also trained as a Montessori teacher, and have taught in a Montessori classroom setting for 4 years - facilitating active, and developmentally appropriate learning spaces. I am fluent in teaching Spanish as a native language, and have taught Spanish, as well as English as a Second Language for 4 years. Learning Spanish will be an immersive learning experience, and to include- learning about the beautiful language, culture, history, art & music.

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Manuel Ricardo

My teaching is based on a practical and concrete approach. I give the student tools so that he can build his language by himself as quickly as possible and without mistakes. The course is based on developing dialogues related to the context of the student's life. The course is complemented with explanations about the structure of the language, exercises, videos, newspapers, etc. According to the student's requirements, the course can progress from oral expression to written expression and reading at an advanced level. I teach through the LIMUD NAIM platform, in which I enjoy the predicate of "MASTER TEACHER".

Locations: Israel
Maria Belen

I have been teaching Spanish online for many years to students ofdifferent nationalities, mainly Libyan. Ability to establish new relationships with strangers. Patience. Repetition. Vocalisation. Integration of group members

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Alexander

!Hola! My name is Alexander Camacho, I am originally from the city of Bogotá-Colombia, I am a certified international teacher in teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language, I have 24 years of experience in it. I love helping people who consider that learning a language is fundamental in modern life, for me teaching these languages are getting to know other cultures and it makes a big difference for my students . I love teaching, traveling, swimming and spending time with my family. I have a bachelor's degree in Philology and modern languages, a master's degree in education and I am also a journalist. If you want to improve your communication skills in Spanish do not hesitate to book me. !Hasta pronto!

Locations: Bogota
Ada

I was born in Havana, Cuba, even though I live now in the Mexican city of Merida. I’ve a master degree in Spanish teaching by Universidad de Barcelona, and I’m specialized in students having Spanish as inherited language. I have also a BA degree in History (pedagogic profile) at Havana University and afterwards I studied an MBA of Finances at the same University. Finally, I studied in the “Alliance Française” and I was graduated of several courses with international diplomas with C1 French level. During last 10 years I’ve been related to teaching and in the last 5 years fully consecrated to the language teaching. I love lecture, good cinema, exchange about different cultures and traveling. I hope I’ll be able to help people wanting to learn languages and share my knowledges with other people that need it.

Locations: Mexico, Yucatan
Matias

Hola! I'm Matías and I've been sharing my passion for the Spanish language with students for four years. My teaching approach revolves around personalized, one-on-one classes, where I tailor each session to meet the unique needs and goals of my students. To help as much as possible with your progress, I provide individual recaps after every class, summarizing key takeaways and offering guidance for further improvement. I'm also a professional wrestler, i've been doing it for 5 years. I love traveling and wrestling around the world. If you see me on TV one day you'll be able to say that I was your tutor! I also love to play the piano, videogames and spending time with my friends and family. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your Spanish journey or an advanced learner aiming to refine your skills, I'm here to support you every step of the way!

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Juan Carlos

Hello, my name is Juan Carlos, and I am an experienced language tutor from the beautiful city of Pasto, Colombia. I specialize in teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language. With a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and English from Universidad de Nariño and years of tutoring experience, I am dedicated to helping students of all ages master a new language. My teaching approach is centered around using authentic materials that reflect real-life situations. Whether it's newspapers, cooking books, videos of casual conversations, TV programs, Spanish music, or even audio created by myself, I ensure that my students learn practical language skills they can use in everyday contexts. I also incorporate academic games and interactive activities to make learning fun and engaging. Join me in discovering the beauty of the Spanish language through lessons tailored to your needs, whether you're looking to improve your conversational skills or deepen your grammatical knowledge. Together, we'll build your confidence and fluency in a way that's enjoyable and effective. ¡Vamos a aprender juntos!

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Guillermo

My teaching approach is deeply rooted in my passion for documentary filmmaking and my belief in the power of storytelling to enhance language learning. As a documentary filmmaker, I bring a dynamic and immersive dimension to my courses, leveraging the rich narratives of films and books that are relevant to understanding our times and challenges as a society. In my classes, I strive to create an engaging and interactive environment where students not only learn the Spanish language but also gain insights into the cultural and historical context of the Spanish-speaking world. By integrating carefully curated films and literature, I offer a unique lens through which students can explore language in the context of real-world issues. Why just learn a language when you can also find a safe space to chat about the many challenges we are currently facing as a society? I encourage students to express their opinions and engage in discussions on topics that matter to them. This not only fosters language proficiency but also enhances their critical thinking skills. Born in Madrid in 1987, I am a seasoned screenwriter, director, and executive producer, boasting extensive experience collaborating with some of Europe's most dynamic production companies. My training spans both Madrid and New York. Beyond my contributions to the film industry, I have actively shared my expertise in education. From 2014 to 2016, I enriched my teaching experience by engaging with students in diverse settings, including private and public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Alongside this, I provided private tutoring, using my skills to inspire and guide students in their exploration of the Spanish language and culture. This fusion of my filmmaking and teaching experiences has distinctly influenced my approach, allowing me to renovate the educational sphere with a blend of practical knowledge and creativity. It is through this mix that I bring a wealth of insights to my students, creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment.

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Jeremy

I hold a BA in Linguistics and Spanish from McGill University. I am passionate about languages and have lived, worked and studied in Spain, Argentina and Peru, and have tutored for 8+ years. I have experience giving lessons to all ages levels, from children to adults, in all areas, coveringing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation/speaking and more!

Locations: Los Angeles
Carolina

My name is Carolina, I am from Colombia, and I am a certified ELE Spanish teacher, with over 4 years of teaching experience in diverse environments, and recently I have been teaching Spanish online. My background is in Agricultural Engineer, where I have always worked with communities from different backgrounds, where I have learnt, educational strategy, planning, communication, strengthen my ability to connect and empathise with others, these experiences have enable me to become a Spanish teacher. My experience of teaching Spanish is a combination between 1:1 private and group classes, I have also had experience of teaching Spanish in person and with families during my time as an Au Pair. I have worked with students with different levels, from A1 to C1. My classes are always personalized around the students, where the material is planned according to their abilities and learning style. In my classes, we explore a variety of topics to enhance grammar, listening, and speaking skills, improving your conversational abilities. So, helping you achieve your language goals is my passion, and having lived abroad learning English, I understand both the fun and challenges of mastering a second language.

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Natalia

¡Hola! Soy Natalia, de Buenos Aires, Argentina. My family is half from Spain, half from Japan, so I was born in an intercultural context. Unfortunately, I haven't learned much Japanese during my childhood, but I did study English, French, Latin and Greek in high school, and gave German and Portuguese a try later. I don't master any of these languages, but they're amazingly helpful to understand my students' learning process. Although I've always lived in Buenos Aires, I've enjoyed long travels throughout America, Europe and Asia. I love to be immersed in different cultures, and learn about and from them, as they always offer me new perspectives on my own. In 2024, I've moved to the mountains in Patagonia with my partner.

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Maria Belen

Hi there, I'm Belén, also known as 美娟, a language enthusiast from Argentina! I specialize in tutoring Spanish, English, and beginner-level Chinese. With a passion for languages and a knack for making learning fun, I create engaging lessons that cater to individual needs. Join me in the exciting journey of building bridges between cultures and forging deep, meaningful connections through language learning!

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Nuno

Olá! My name is Nuno, I'm a 27 years old native portuguese and I'm currently based in Fafe, Portugal. I speak Portuguese, Spanish, and English fluently. I have lived in the North, Center, and South of Portugal. I have a Bachelor's in Management and Administration Secretariat plus a Pedagogical Skills Certificate. I started learning English when I was 5 years old without even realizing I was learning a foreign language by playing 'Pokemon' games. Very soon, I understood that the best method of learning something new is not to 'over-study' or 'over-practice' but to find something you like to do, and the learning will come naturally. If you are interested in speaking the 6th most spoken language in the world with a professional who adapts its classes based on your own goals and interests, check out my schedule below!

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Javier

I am a 42-year-old native of Spain with a diverse educational and cultural background. I studied Political Science and Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Additionally, I have pursued French studies in Madrid and Brussels, and attended Political Science courses at both the Catholic University of Leuven and the Free University of Brussels. My international experience includes volunteering in Thailand and Indonesia, which has enriched my understanding of different cultures. I have extensive experience teaching private Spanish classes to students of various ages and backgrounds, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. I bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for teaching, aiming to inspire and support my students in their language learning journey.

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Maurice

Hello, my name is Maurice. I am poet, writer, traveler and language teacher. Originally from Germany, Karlsruhe, but currently I am living in south Mexico. Exactly In Chiapas, San Cristóbal de las Casas. I travel around the world teaching languages and and learning languages. As a classical poet I travel with an old typwriter around the world, inventing poems in several languages. I am fluent in spanish, portuguese and french as well. Some years ago I worked for some years as a language teacher at the german college in Lisbon. I really enjoy teaching my mother tongue, german. I can teach spanish too.

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NANCY

Hola, mi nombre es Nancy. Soy de Argentina. Soy Profesora de Español como Segunda Lengua. Mis clases tienen la fortaleza de hacer foco en la Conversacion. Podras hablar desde la primer clase. Clases divertidas, eficientes y muy dinámicas que te darán resultados muy rápidos.

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Is Spanish useful to learn?

Spanish is currently ranked as the 3rd or 4th most spoken language globally with over half a billion native speaker spread over the world in many countries. Knowing Spanish will enable you to travel and work throughout the world and experience many different cultures all linked by the language.

How can I learn Spanish quickly?

With Strommen language lessons, our students have the option of selecting from private one-on-one lessons, or small group settings. The former offers a focused and tailored lesson plan that your tutor will develop with your specific goals in mind. Our group lessons on the other hand are great for students that prefer to learn with others, while still being small enough that each student will get the attention they need to make rapid progress.

Where can I learn Spanish from?

Strommen offers a variety of lessons from beginner to advanced levels, available both online and in-person, in Los Angeles. Students can book private one-on-one lessons, or join one of our small groups. Please see our group class page for currently available lessons.

How long will it take to learn basic Spanish?

With Strommen private or small group Spanish lessons, you will be speaking Spanish in no time.  As a general rule, 10 hours of private Spanish lessons equate to a semester in an introductory college course.

Which Spanish course is best?

Strommen offers a range of Spanish small group lessons for those who learn best in a group setting.  These are offered from beginner to advanced levels. For those students that prefer a more focused and tailored approach, our tutors will work with you one-on-one to ensure you achieve your language learning goals.