Online Spanish Lessons In Chicago!
To ensure the safety of our students, we are offering all our Spanish classes online through May 1st. Our online format continues to maintain our commitment to teaching Spanish through conversation while creating personal connections. Once social distancing guidelines have been lifted and it is safe to do so, our classes will return to our in-person format.
Latin American Language Center
At the Latin American Language Center (LALC) our mission is to teach Spanish in a fun, socially and culturally immersive way. To do so we provide a range of options to accommodate different learning styles: group and private lessons both online and in-person with flexible hours
Our methodology focuses on engaging Spanish learners in conversation from day one. One of the many ways in which we do so is through hosting weekly online “BYOB” meetups. During these meetups you get a chance to connect with fellow LALC students and practice your language skills with native Spanish speakers from all over Latin America. Our approach to Spanish learning is community driven, meaning we offer students the tools and resources to thrive with native speakers in real-world scenarios.
Curriculum Changes during COVID-19
In order to safely continue teaching our LALC community, we have moved our courses online and included the following features:
- Live online Spanish group lessons with fellow Chicagoans
- Opportunities to connect with Spanish speakers from all over Latin America via Zoom
- And additional changes detailed below…
Our teachers are Certified Duolingo for Schools instructors. We assign optional Duolingo exercises to help students practice and retain important concepts viewed in class.
We organize weekly online BYOB language meetups for all LALC students. These online events are part of our conversationally oriented curriculum and provide an opportunity for students to talk and meet with native Spanish speakers from all over Latin America.
We host a Virtual Movie Night every other Sunday using the extension, Netflix Party. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow students and enjoy your favorite movies in Spanish! Previously, we watched Step Brothers together. Click here to join us and choose a movie for our upcoming movie night.
We host bi-monthly study groups online to provide additional support to our students outside of class.
Spanish language content such as, movies, books, podcasts, etc. are now incorporated into class curriculum. Our intermediate students are watching the Spanish-Argentinian series “Vientos de Agua” which gets incorporated into the conversational portion of class.
Language Partners are an integral part of our program. We encourage our students to pair up with someone to reinforce what they learned in class on a weekly basis. Given the circumstances, we are more than happy to pair your with native Spanish speakers from all over Latin America.
We will be releasing more content on a weekly basis on our a blog. Our blog will provide additional learning resources such as podcasts, youtube videos, movie and show recommendations, etc.
The LALC blog is also an opportunity for us to connect as a community, so please let us know if you would like to be featured or write a blog!
Private Spanish Lessons
Start speaking spanish faster
Lessons are 1 hour long with no minimum commitment, though we do offer a full 6-week private lesson curriculum. Students have access to our course curriculum but in a more personalized manner. You also have the opportunity to participate in social events to speak with real native Spanish speakers and meet Spanish learners at your level. Our Spanish private tutors are all Spanish native speakers from Latin America.
Small Group Classes
Learn Spanish With A Group
Each course is six weeks long – once a week for two hours each. We offer flexible class schedules: morning, afternoon, and night. Spanish group classes offer an affordable social experience because you get to learn Spanish with other students at your level. With immersive group classes you will start speaking and hearing Spanish on day one, no matter your level. We provide a free in-person evaluation to determine you Spanish proficiency before placing you in class.
Events & Conversation
Practice with native spanish speakers
We host a weekly language exchange in partnership with EF International, to provide an opportunity for our students to develop their conversational skills in Spanish. EF International teaches English to people from all over the world, including Latin America. As a result, their Chicago office invites their Spanish speaking students to socialize and engage in a cultural and language exchange with our students.
Spanish Courses For Business
We offer experiences for businesses interested in enabling their employees to speak Spanish. Business vocabulary is the easiest to learn. We help your employees gain command of the language and then apply the vocabulary in real business-world scenarios.
Online Spanish Intro Course
This online Spanish course through Udemy is a great start for beginners. It doesn’t have the social component but if you are trying apps or courses online, this could be a good start.
Spanish/English Language Exchange
We host various events as part of the curriculum where you can meet native Spanish speakers that come to the US to learn English. This event helps you apply the Spanish that you will learn in a real conversation. We also host wine tasting events for our students in celebration of their progress.
Why Learn Spanish With LALC?
Start Speaking Spanish Faster
Our courses are conversational oriented so you start speaking Spanish as soon as possible.
High Customer Satisfaction Rate
Most of our new students are referred by happy existing students. Our students tend to stay with us for a long time.
Located in the Heart of Chicago
Come meet us at our office in the heart of Chicago. We are close to public transportation in the River North neighborhood.
Native Latin American Teachers
All of our teachers are native Latin Americans who live in Chicago. Spanish is their first language.
I have taken Spanish language classes with the Latin American Language Center for the past five months. The classes are centered around speaking skills first which in turn helps you learn reading and writing. Classes are fun and very conversational.
Sabrina St.Peter, Google Reviews
Highly recommended if you want to learn Spanish look no further. I had to learn Spanish for my business and I have tried learning online and at another place. This was the best experience and I can actually conduct my business in Spanish without a translator. The group spanish lesson felt very personable and answered any questions that I had without feeling embarrassed to ask. Highly recommended!
Angelo M, Google Reviews
I signed up for classes at LALC and instantly started progressing in my Spanish. The classes are 100% speaking and listening so you get an immersive experience for 2 hours a week. They also tell you how to best practice during the week so you can continue to learn after class.
Sarah H, Yelp Reviews