Learning a language face-to-face with a tutor can be a fantastic experience. But if you're unable to find an affordable private Spanish tutor in Oakland, you may want to consider learning online. To learn with a Spanish tutor near you in Oakland, you'll have to either travel to the tutor's home, or pay more to cover their travel time; the average cost of receiving private Spanish lessons in Oakland is over $20 per hour. Not only does learning online save travel costs, but you gain access to the best tutors from all over the world.
Whilst students sometimes prefer learning in person, the vast majority of students report being pleasantly surprised by the experience of learning with a tutor online. On LanguaTalk, lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can progress quickly. Lessons are taught via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor and share learning materials. You'll feel like you're in the same room with your tutor. Book a trial session and see if you agree!
Below you can watch Spanish tutor's intro videos, check their availability and read reviews from their students. When you open a profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with.
New to LanguaTalk? When you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen tutor and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them or to instead try to find a Spanish tutor in Oakland. (Please note: not all tutors offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard full lesson price.)
I have been a qualified teacher for 10 years, I am Spanish although I have lived in many different countries. My mother tongue is Spanish but I also speak English, Portuguese and a little French. Teaching Spanish is my passion. The part I like the most about my job is the opportunity to meet different people and learn from them while they enjoy learning Spanish.
My classes are fun and effective. With me you will learn grammar, vocabulary and culture and we will focus on the conversation. I design the classes and the material for each student according to their interests, objectives, level and age.
I hope to see you soon! ;)See Reviews From Students
My lessons are directed to students of all levels looking to develop their own speaking and writing style in Spanish. I believe that the creative drive is one of the most powerful accelerators of learning and in particular, language learning; so my classes involve acting exercises, fun writing prompts, vocal training akin to singers' training, and a variety of further creative work.
We will work on near perfect pronunciation through vocal practice that takes from singing practice, but focuses on diction. You'll become aware of how the muscles of your mouth and face create sound, and how using different resonance points throughout your face will get you to reproduce just the sound you were stuck with. Muscle memory, baby!
Fluency in articulating your own thoughts and essence in Spanish is achievable through writing prompts that do feel important for you. To write about a topic that actually matters to you, I'll provide you with beautiful vocabulary words, and we'll get through grammatical forms that may better encapsulate your ideas and feelings. I will help you make Spanish your own.
If you are wanting to absorb a particular part of Hispanic or Latino culture (e.g. Rosalía's composition, rap music, particular accents, reggeaton's lyrics), we will investigate and go through the elements at interest to get you to the point of creation. If you are a musician or a writer, I can help you use the rhythmic essence of Spanish in your own art. Hit me up!
Within every technique I use, I work with my knowledge of neural connection strengthening and weakening, all facilitated through repetition, reward, understanding and reprogramming of reflexes, investigation of previous outdated strategies, etc. Emotional management is key to success, and we'll work on that in your training just as much as in the linguistic side.
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My name is Franco Del Gesso, I am Argentinian and passionate about psychology along with education since I think it is the fundamental tool for progress, that is why I love teaching and conducting research to find how to help the development of education from psychology, I am a very sociable and dynamic person, in constant movement.
I consider myself a cheerful teacher who has the ability to adapt to the needs of each student. I am very sociable and I have the ability to start conversations very easily. I like having more than one method to teach this language either through speech, writing, images, videos and even music. Me considero un profesor alegre que tiene la capacidad de adaptarse a las necesidades de cada alumno.
Soy muy sociable y tengo la capacidad de entablar conversaciones muy fácilmente. Me gusta tener más de un método para enseñar este idioma ya sea mediante el habla, la escritura, las imágenes, los videos y hasta la música.
At first I consider it important to hear what the apprentice is looking for and based on that, choose how the next lesson are going to take place. However I tend to make my lessons dynamic, interspersing conversations and various exercises including grammar, music and even books. I have a blackboard available to use if necessary and also headphones with a microphone to improve the audio quality.See Reviews From Students
Hi! I'm Agustina from a small town in Córdoba, Argentina. This town was founded by germans and the have build the first german school in the province. I visited these school and then was when I had my first contact with a foreign language. I have a passion for languages. I love learning them but also teaching them because it is the most natural and efficient way to exchange languages and cultures. In my city, Cordoba, I studied to become a German translator and thanks to an agreement between universities I had the opportunity to do two exchanges in Germany, they were incredible experiences in which I met many interesting people, made friends and visited beautiful places.
Besides spanish, german and english I also have an elementary level of russian.
My hobbies are writing in my literary blog, doing sports and yoga, going out with friends, dancing and making crafts.
I have 3 years of experience as an online teacher and I use several didactic resources to make the class entertaining and to provide you with an ideal environment for concentration and language learning.
I enjoy creating my own teaching materials.
I am also a German translator and lived in Berlin for four years.
I work with the communicative method and focus my classes to the interests of the students. I like it when my students can loosen up and become more confident with me and the language and can start talking more.
I work with different materials, I don't like to be glued to a book all the time, but I do like to use it for support and for some important grammatical questions.
I like to use the material I design as my classes are personalized to the interests of each student.
The support materials I normaly use are the books Aula Internacional and Prisma, as well as some websites that are excellent in terms of content and design and also very didactic, such as ProfedeELE or TodoELE, among others.See Reviews From Students
Hi everybody! My name is Alba and I have been teaching languages for more than five years now. Born in Gran Canaria in 1995, I decided to study a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (English-French) some years ago. I have also finished my master's degree in Teaching. Languages, cultures and connecting with people are just some of my genuine passions. I strongly believe that we all should learn while having fun and feeling happy. This class will be a safe-space! That is why I would absolutely love to help you getting started or continuing with this beautiful process of acquiring a second language!!!
Hope to see you soon!
¡Hola a todas/os! Mi nombre es Alba y doy clases de idiomas desde hace más de cinco años. Nací en Gran Canaria en 1995. Hace algunos años, decidí estudiar un grado en Lenguas Modernas y sus Literaturas (inglés-francés). Además, también he terminado un máster en Educación. Las lenguas, las culturas y la gente son solo algunas de mis verdaderas pasiones. Creo firmemente en que todas/os deberíamos poder aprender a la vez que disfrutamos y nos sentimos felices. ¡Esta clase será un espacio seguro! Por eso, me encantaría ayudarte a comenzar o a continuar con el maravilloso proceso de adquirir una segunda lengua!!!
¡Espero verte pronto!
Alba.See Reviews From Students
¡Hola amigos! 👋
🇪🇸 My name is Andrea and I am a Spanish teacher from Barcelona!
I help kids, teens and adults learn Spanish in a fun and easy way!
Me as a teacher 👩🏻🏫:
I use a communicative approach to teaching and my lessons focus on improving communication and speaking skills. 🗣
I use different methodologies depending on the student's age and goals. I always adapt my lessons and I make them active and fun to ease the learning process. 👌
🔸 With kids and teens I use adapted text books and follow a curriculum.
🔸 With adults, we can work on conversational Spanish or grammar structures.
My lessons and my method:
👩🏻🏫 Functional learning method
📚 Adapted Spanish learning textbooks
📝 Learning materials with no extra cost
🎧 Images, videos and songs
🎭 Role playing and interactive games
🔺 IMPORTANT 🔺
🔸 A lesson can only be canceled or rescheduled 24 hours before the lesson start time.
🔸 If you have any question, please contact me. 📧 See you in class! 🇪🇸
➡️ New students are WELCOME! 👋
Hi there. I'm Andrea. Welcome to this amazing learning journey.
I'm from Ecuador but I'm currently living in the Netherlands. I've been teaching both English and Spanish for 15 years.
Teaching is something I'm really passionate about. I'm totally convinced that learning a new language should be fun and not only focused on grammar structures and boring rules.
You're going to learn Spanish through games, dialogues, role plays, videos and any kind of interactive and communicative activity you can think of.
I hold a teaching degree on English as a Foreign Language and a Master's Degree on English and Applied Linguistics. Although, these degrees are related to English teaching, they have helped me develop teaching methods to teach Spanish effectively and interactively as well.
You will be the center of this learning-teaching process.
Join me in this journey and book a trial lesson with me
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Te espero. Gracias por tu atención.
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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Would you like classes that adapt to your pace, skills and hobbies?
I'm an enthusiastic tutor with lots of experience in teaching, my classes are interactive for all ages
I can help you speak confidently and clearly, I'm friendly and easy to talk to.See Reviews From Students
Welcome to my profile! I'm Vivi, a passionate and dynamic Spanish tutor with a dedication to helping my students reach their full potential.
My goal is to guide you on your journey towards fluency in Spanish, and to improve your speech and communication skills in a natural and engaging way. With my focus on quality over quantity, I believe that every lesson should be a fulfilling experience for my students.
I approach teaching with a spontaneous and interactive style, encouraging open discussion and correcting mistakes along the way.
No matter your current level of Spanish, I have the expertise and materials to help you progress and become more confident in your abilities. Specializing in DELE exams and Spanish preparation for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1, C2,
I'm ready to take you to the next level!
NOTE LESSONS FOR GROUPS: Trial lessons are individual. If you are a group of learners please purchase a lesson for each member. Lessons for groups cost the same like a individual lesson for each member. Max 3 people per group. Thanks for understanding.See Reviews From Students
New to LanguaTalk? We'll give you a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, tutors 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 tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons 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 tutor is quite right for you, you can book a trial with another tutor for just 30 percent of their full lesson price.
The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a tutor, just check their calendar to make sure that they have available times that fit your schedule. Some tutors 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 lessons to your individual needs.
The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).
55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Spanish lessons 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 lessons 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 lessons. 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).
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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 lessons with Spanish tutors in Oakland if you're keen for a social experience. Or, you could take 1-on-1 lessons with a private tutor. This isn't the cheapest way to learn a language but it's possibly the most effective, assuming you have a good tutor. Learning online rather than face-to-face may make private tutors a more affordable option. Check the tutor profiles above to see how much it's likely to cost. Prices vary a lot depending on the tutor, but will usually be cheaper than learning with a Spanish tutor in Oakland, face-to-face.
Tutors on LanguaTalk sometimes provide lessons locally, but most only provide online lessons 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 tutor.
Once you start a video call with your chosen tutor, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The tutor 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.
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 tutor 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 tutors at a lower cost.
Our research suggests that the average cost for private Spanish lessons in Oakland is somewhere between $25-$35 per hour. As online tutors 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.