If you're unable to find an affordable private Spanish teacher in Oakland for in-person language lessons, online learning may be a good alternative. To take lessons with a Spanish teacher in your area, you may have to pay more to cover their travel costs or travel to their home, and the average cost of private Spanish classes for adults in Oakland is over $20 per hour. Online learning allows you to save on travel expenses and have access to top teachers from around the world.
Many students who try online language lessons with a teacher are pleasantly surprised by the experience. At LanguaTalk, lessons are 1-on-1 to ensure you get your teacher's full attention and can make rapid progress. Lessons are conducted via video call, allowing you to communicate with your teacher and share learning materials, as if you were in the same room. Give it a try with a free trial session and see for yourself!
On LanguaTalk, you can watch Spanish teacher intro videos, check their availability, and read reviews from their students on their profiles. You'll also see which learning needs, ages, and levels the teacher is comfortable with.
Welcome to LanguaTalk! When you create an account, we'll give you a token for a 30-minute trial session at no cost. Use this to try out your chosen teacher and decide whether you want to continue learning with them or search for a Spanish teacher in Oakland instead. (Please note: not all teachers offer a complimentary trial session - some charge 30% of their regular lesson fee.)
👩🏻🏫 Hola, querido futuro estudiante:
WHY LEARN SPANISH WITH ME? ¿POR QUÉ APRENDER CONMIGO?
✨ Degree in Linguistics with minor in Spanish teaching + certified Spanish teacher for foreigners (ELE) by University of Barcelona.
✨ +7 years of experience teaching: private, groups, in person, online, kids and adults.
✨ Use of ebooks, interactive activities and interactive whiteboard + at the end of each lesson you'll have your lesson notes in a PDF document sent to you!
✨ All levels (A1-C2), conversation, preparation for official DELE exams & Spanish for specific purposes.
🇪🇸 WHAT TO EXPECT? ¿QUÉ ESPERAR?
My lessons are personalized to each student, but if he/she is a completely beginner I usually follow a structure (unless asked differently):
💌 GRAMMAR + MORPHOLOGY + READING COMPREHENSION ➡️ we dedicate the first 15-20 minutes to review any grammar topics, some vocabulary + reading comprehension, the rest of the lesson we practice your conversation skill. I'll give you feedback constantly!
🗣 CONVERSATION + LISTENING ➡️ the key is practice, practice and practice some more! You will have feedback on your pronunciation and you will improve your fluency. You'll expand your vocabulary and learn specific conversation structures as well. We also focus on gaining confidence as you speak. My moto: "focus on conversation, not perfection".
💼 SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES ➡️ (only B1-C2 levels) Spanish for Business: I provide a course for students that need help with Spanish in a business or professional context.
OUR 30 MIN. TRIAL LESSON!
🏁 Get to know each other and discuss lesson's structure and availability.
🏁 Evaluation of your level.
🏁 Discuss your situation, difficulties and needs & personalize a learning plan.
👩🏻🏫 ¡Nos vemos en nuestra clase virtual!See Reviews From Students
Do you want to speak Spanish with confidence and fluency? I can help you achieve your goal!
Hello! I am Blanca, a Mexican teacher with a Diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. I also have a Master's Degree in Psychology and have published a couple of books.
I love reading, traveling, and discovering new cultures. I have lived abroad and I know what it's like to be in your shoes when it comes to learning a new language because I'm a language learner myself.
I became a Spanish teacher because I found a passion for teaching and helping people improve their language skills. I've taught Spanish to businessmen, engineers, university students, psychologists, school counselors, retirees, and travelers.
I can help you improve your Spanish for working in a specific field, but we can also have interesting conversations and debates about literature, current events, cultures, history, politics, movies, gastronomy, sports, and travel.
My lessons are tailored to each student, depending on their interests and goals. We can watch videos and tv-series, read books and interesting articles, write emails, and discuss different topics (including traditions and culture of Spanish-speaking countries). I provide students with lesson notes, practice exercises, and examples.
My goal as a teacher is to make sure you can express your thoughts and can communicate spontaneously in Spanish, that's why since the first lesson with me, you’ll find yourself speaking Spanish.
Book a lesson with me! I'd love to help you take your Spanish to the next level!See Reviews From Students
Spanish conversation practice for adults. 💬
My name is Metzly, a Mexican who loves music, art, and cats!
I like to help people to speak Spanish with confidence, even on the first levels of the language.
My goal is to build a fun, safe, and no-pressure learning environment for you. So, mistakes are encouraged!
PLEASE NOTICE THAT I ONLY WORK WITH INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS, THANK YOU!
After you book a trial lesson with me, I'll send you a comprehensive test that will allow me to determine your Spanish level. I like to focus on students' pronunciation and effective use of language.
My lessons are "Conversational Spanish"; if you are on a basic level, like A2+ / B1, we can have a more structured lesson.
If you don't understand a specific grammar topic, we can discuss it and use some examples -related to your life-.
We can also use pictures, paintings (my favorite way of practicing a language), videos, or anything that will help you to talk in Spanish.See Reviews From Students
Do you want to communicate in Spanish at a confident level? I’d love to help! I have experience teaching Spanish from scratch as well as to upper levels. I am committed as a teacher for you to acquire the language. Effective 30-minute lessons to building strong language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Let’s meet and start speaking this beautiful language!
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I’m a native Spanish teacher from Ruzafa, Valencia (Spain), certified by Universidad de Nebrija. I'm teaching and improving my students skills since 2014. I can teach from conversation lessons to preparation for DELE certificates (from A1 to C2). I have experience in online and face to face lessons: my method is based on conversation (acquiring fluency) and expanding, in a practical way, your grammatical knowledge and vocabulary to improve. My interests are: music, finance, agriculture, chess, political news, psychology and reading. The priority is to advance in your Spanish with my help through practice and conversation.
Soy Miguel, nací en España, vivo en la ciudad de Valencia, en Ruzafa.
Soy profesor nativo de español certificado por la Universidad de Nebrija: enseño y mejoro las habilidades de mis alumnos. Puedo impartir desde clases de conversación hasta preparación para certificados DELE (desde A1 hasta C2). Me gusta ser un profesor útil, que cada clase aproveche el tiempo, con planificación pero también con espacio para la improvisación y para el uso del español en un entorno relajado.
Tengo experiencia en clases online y presenciales de español: mi método se basa fundamentalmente en la conversación (adquirir soltura) y en adquirir de forma práctica conocimientos gramaticales y de vocabulario. Mis intereses son, entre otros, la música, las finanzas, la agricultura local, el ajedrez, la actualidad política, la psicología y la lectura.See Reviews From Students
Do you want to improve your Spanish skills to open new doors for your professional career or business? Learning with me guarantees material and resources specifically designed for you and your goals.
I am Antonio, born and raised in Andalucía, Spain. I am a native, certified and experienced foreign language teacher currently working as an online Spanish teacher in the Netherlands.
I provide professional and meaningful learning experiences considering your objectives, interests and aspects to improve. I have 6+ years of experience teaching Spanish for general and specific purposes (conversational, business, traveling, and certification exams) in adult education, both online and in person. On top of that, I am a certified DELE and SIELE examiner.
Regarding my educational background, I graduated in English Studies and, to cut a long story short, I hold three master’s degrees on different aspects related to teaching Spanish and have a wide range of language teacher training certifications.
I am available for 55 or 30 minutes classes.
Thanks for reading!
See you in classSee Reviews From Students
I am a philosophy student at the University of Buenos Aires. Having to deal with classic philosophers and old texts I decided to specialize in ancient languages such as Latin, Ancient Greek and Sanskrit, but I also studied modern languages like English, French and German. I like music and I play the trumpet. I also love Tango music and really enjoy translating lyrics! Now teaching Ancient History. I provide visual History books in Spanish.
Now a certified E/LE teacher by Instituto Cervantes via Academia Buenos Aires.
I teach students from all ages. I love teaching kids! My lessons are for complete beginners, intermediate students who want to improve their spanish and advanced ones looking to polish their skills.
If you don't have materials don't worry! I have my own method for complete beginners and a progressive reading book which I believe is very useful. We can also use your own materials.
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My name is Amaya and I am a very passionate Spanish teacher.
I have a postgraduate in Spanish teaching as a foreign language by the University of Barcelona, also I am a DELE examiner and I have as well the Spanish teaching certificate to teach in secondary school. I teach also Spanish for specific purposes like business and I have experience training new Spanish teachers. My level of English is very good and I am very successful in my work which I feel very passionate for.
I work as a face to face and online teacher, I teach all levels, all ages, all nationalities. I have worked for important companies and organizations like NATO, Energizer, Instituto de Empresa etc. I have very good referees and I am very successful because I use a communicative method, I am very innovative, and adapt the class to the student’s needs and interests. I am very polite, educated and friendly.
In addition I have not only knowledge about the Spanish from Spain but also from Cuba and Mexico.See Reviews From Students
✨|Patient| |Prepared| |Supportive|✨
➡️I am from Colombia. I enjoy teaching Spanish to adults and children. I have been a teacher online for three years. I like to travel ✈️, paint 🎨, read 📔and watch series🎥.
I like to explain as many times as necessary until the student understands. I have a lot of talking points for adults and a lot of energy for all ages. My oldest student is 68 years old and she always enjoys her class with me.
➡️ I can offer you this:
• Nice, respectful, and dynamic conversations.
• A study plan adapting based on your abilities
• SLOW neutral and clear speaking so you can understand the lessons easily
. • Materials to help you learn outside.
• Unlimited email support.
➡️ My classes:
• Lessons guided by your interests, not mine.
• Readings, homework, and dynamic class (games through exercises)
• Make mistakes anytime! I will help you and correct you.
• I adapt to the teaching style and learning pace of the student.
📌I offer two different styles of classes:
1. Conversational classes for adults: You improve your fluency through reading and discussing different topics.
2. Classes for teenagers: They learn to read and speak in Spanish in a fun way.
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Hello everyone! My name is Dionisio. I have been teaching Spanish since 2008 with students from all over the world. I also have experience teaching my language and culture in other countries such as the United States.
My classes are dynamic and communicative so that from the first moment you can find a space of confidence to express yourself in Spanish. After knowing your interests and your level of Spanish, I adapt my classes to your learning needs. Generally, I like to organize the session around a grammar point, or a vocabulary topic that helps us to structure the class, and helps you to memorize its content. I like to include different resources in my classes such as conversation on different topics, internet articles, grammar worksheets, audios, videos and kahoots that will help you develop your skills to learn Spanish in a real context. I love teaching and learning languages, and in addition to English and Spanish, I speak French and Catalan.
A little bit more about me: although I was born and raised in Zaragoza (Spain), I developed my professional career in Barcelona. Currently, I live on a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to teaching Spanish, I am passionate about theater and writing, activities to which I also dedicate myself professionally as a stage director, playwright and teacher.See Reviews From Students
The beauty of taking classes online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a teacher, just check their calendar to make sure that they have available times that fit your schedule. Some teachers have limited availability as they already have a lot of students.
Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.
The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experiences, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever Spanish tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the classes to your individual needs.
On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Spanish classes tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:
1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.
2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.
3 - Take personalised classes with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.
No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you're considering taking classes. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).
We’re confident you’ll love learning via LanguaTalk. We're trusted by students all over the world because we're transparent. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display reviews on tutors’ profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. Why? Because unlike other platforms, we accept only the top 10% of tutor applications.
To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students talking about their experiences learning via LanguaTalk below.
The vast majority of students take 55-minute classes. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute classes. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).
55-minute classes are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute classes if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
New to LanguaTalk? We'll give you a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, teachers offer these for free. If they do not, the price will be just 30 percent of their full lesson price, so you can still try a session at minimal cost.
Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the teacher is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The teacher will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any classes you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in Spanish as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too!
If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the teacher is quite right for you, you can book a trial with another teacher for just 30 percent of their full lesson price.
Whether you live in the city centre or the suburbs of Oakland, there are many options for learning Spanish. You could use an app or a software program if you're looking to pick up basic vocabulary and learn some grammar rules. Alternatively, you could attend group classes for adults with Spanish teachers in Oakland if you're keen for a social experience. Or, you could take 1-on-1 classes for adults with a private teacher. This isn't the cheapest way to learn a language but it's possibly the most effective, assuming you have a good teacher. Learning online rather than face-to-face may make private teachers a more affordable option. Check the teacher profiles above to see how much it's likely to cost. Prices vary a lot depending on the teacher, but will usually be cheaper than learning with a Spanish teacher in Oakland, face-to-face.
Our research suggests that the average cost for private Spanish classes for adults in Oakland is somewhere between $25-$35 per hour. As online teachers do not need to travel to you and they often live in countries with a lower cost of living, the hourly cost tends to be significantly lower.
If you're really not keen on learning with a teacher via video call, LanguaTalk isn't going to be the right choice for you. You can instead search for a teacher on a local service listing website, or put up an advert in your local area. We do encourage you to give it a try learning online though - you've got nothing to lose as you can book a free trial session. Most people find the experience is as good as learning face-to-face, but with the benefit of having access to better teachers at a lower cost.
Tutors on LanguaTalk sometimes provide classes for adults locally, but most only provide online classes for adults as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. In addition, most tutors are not teaching Spanish in Oakland because they're living elsewhere in the world. If you decide to book with a tutor, you should assume that they can only teach you online.
Sometimes students tell us that they're not sure about learning Spanish online because they think it’ll be completely different to learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a solid relationship with their teacher.
Once you start a video call with your chosen teacher, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The teacher will typically also share learning resources with you (newspaper articles, YouTube, etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time using a tool like Google Docs or Dropbox Paper.