If you're unable to find an affordable private Spanish tutor in Santa Barbara for in-person language lessons, online learning may be a good alternative. To take lessons with a Spanish tutor 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 lessons in Santa Barbara is over $20 per hour. Online learning allows you to save on travel expenses and have access to top tutors from around the world.
Many students who try online language lessons with a tutor are pleasantly surprised by the experience. At LanguaTalk, lessons are 1-on-1 to ensure you get your tutor's full attention and can make rapid progress. Lessons are conducted via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor 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 tutor 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 tutor 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 tutor and decide whether you want to continue learning with them or search for a Spanish tutor in Santa Barbara instead. (Please note: not all tutors offer a complimentary trial session - some charge 30% of their regular lesson fee.)
ME AS A TEACHER AND TEACHING STYLE
I consider myself to be an easy person to talk to, patient and fun. I have experience teaching different kinds of students from kids to adults in both online and classroom setting (more than 1300 lessons online + 3 years of classroom setting experience). I have been implementing a combination of the Flipped classroom and communicative approach into the lessons and so far, I have seen great improvement in my students' ability to communicate.
TYPES OF LESSONS AND MATERIALS:
Flipped classroom programme: It'll especially boost your Speaking skills in an organised, structured and visual way. Materials will be sent every weekend (video lessons, PDFS, flashcards, grammar games...) and all skills will be covered. In class, we’ll try to practice what you learnt through speaking activities.
Flex lessons: They can be a mix of structure lesson (the one above) and flexible lessons. You can also choose practicing your Spanish through my interactive magazine (B1-B2) which includes: articles, videos, expressions ... In class we can do debates and discussions around these topics.
Conversation programme: Based on the books “Conversar en español I & II”. We’ll do lot of controlled speaking practice. The course also includes access to the Power Points , audio files and notes from the lesson.
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Hello dear students!
My name is Cristina and I’m a Spanish / Catalan native speaker from Valencia (Spain).
If you find yourself thinking...
- I‘m stuck even after studying Spanish since childhood
- I‘m afraid others won‘t understand my pronunciation
- I can‘t think in Spanish, I have to translate everything
If that‘s how you feel, I can change that. Here‘s how I know:
- I hold a BA degree in Translation Studies from Valencia University and a MA degree in Legal Translation (University of Alicante). I have also a postgraduate certificate in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching from Canterbury Christ Church University. Apart from my degrees from university, I hold certificates in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and in professional proofreading from European University of Madrid. And if that is not enough for you I am also an examiner for the Cervantes Institute, and that means that I perfectly know how DELE exam works ;).
- I have 4 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a second language in a secondary school and a private company in Italy and another year of teaching experience in two Secondary schools in England. I also have 3 years of experience teaching adults in online platforms (+1300 hours taught).
- I use a communicative methodology. That is, I analyse your needs to create tailored and challenging lessons with the best resources to communicate and write clearly and effectively.
- I can guarantee a friendly and supportive environment during our lessons.
And lesson after lesson you‘ll get the strategies, practice and support to get unstuck, speak clearly and sound natural. You‘ll definitely be able to participate in discussions, feel in control when you speak and organise your thoughts in Spanish.
I have been studying and teaching languages most of my life and I understand the difficulties of learning a new language. So worry not and let‘s start this adventure together!
CristinaSee Reviews From Students
¡Hola amigo! My name is Victor and I'm from Mexico.
If you are looking for an experienced, funny and patient teacher, here I am. I've been teaching Spanish to people of different backgrounds and countries for more than 10 years.
Besides my mother tongue, Spanish, I also speak English, German, French, Italian and I am learning Portuguese. I love teaching languages, to learn about cultures and traveling, that's why I'm ready and eager to help you learn Spanish. I will make you travel through my language and the Latin culture.
Teaching on line is something I really enjoy but I have also experience teaching different languages at the University, with all this knowledge and experience I can tailor my teaching to your learning method.
Learn Spanish with me! I'll be happy to meet you and to help you!
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!See Reviews From Students
¡Hola! 😄 I'm the cheerful Mexican teacher you've been looking for to learn Spanish!
My name is Karim and I hold a degree in Foreign Languages and a certificate as a Language Teacher from the University of Cambridge. I've been teaching Spanish since 2014 and learning languages for 10 years now. So I know what it feels like to struggle with a foreign language both as a student and as a teacher.
Generally, I'm a dynamic, joyful, and patient teacher, so there's no problem if you're a beginner and '¡Hola, amigo!' is the only phrase you tell your Hispanic friend; or if you're intermediate and you'd like to improve your level to travel or study abroad. You'll be taught by using the best teaching methods and approaches to become fluent enough to be able to speak with more than 450 million people around the globe. 🌎
Your lessons will be fully customized according to your own needs. In general, we will have conversations based on your goals and interests so that you actively learn and practice vocabulary and structure. You won't be taught too many grammar rules unless you require this.
So, what are you waiting for? Hit the "book trial" button and prepare yourself for a thrilling journey!
I very much look forward to speaking with you in a trial lesson! 😉
KarimSee Reviews From Students
My name is Facundo and I am from Uruguay, a small country in South America. I am a passionate tutor and I have been teaching over the past 5 years.
Here are some examples of what to expect in my classes:
. Grammar exercises situated to your Spanish level
. Development of fluency and confidence through conversation practice in a relaxed setting
. Pronunciation techniques
. Learning materials targeting your language goals.
Hope to see you soon!See Reviews From Students
My name is Samuel and I live in Madrid. In 2013 I got my Spanish teacher Certificate and since then I have been teaching Spanish in many language schools -in person and the last two years mainly online due to the pandemic. I have also taught group classes and individual one to one classes in companies. I have also helped many students to pass DELE exams.
I have a Philosophy Degree as well from Universidad Complutense. Madrid. I also really love to talk about a wide range of topics. I enjoy listening and learning from my students. Everyone has interesting things to say. With me, you will be talking about things you like without noticing you are doing it in Spanish.
I can share with you many books, videos, infographics, newspaper articles etc in pdf format so that we have always fresh and juicy material to discuss. These last ones are a fantastic complement because sometimes the standard books for learning might be designed –what is fine- for generic purposes. Pdf files are included in the price.
I have taught students from every corner of the world and from very different backgrounds. I love learning from my students while I am teaching them.
I speak very fluent English so even if your knowledge of Spanish is 0 don’t be afraid. You will always be comfortable in my classes. I am also learning French so I haven’t forgotten how does it feel to be a beginner ;)
I hope to see you soon!
¡Nos vemos!See Reviews From Students
Hello! I'm Natalí from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm an online Spanish tutor with +1 year of experience. How can I help you?
If you are beginner, I focus more in intermediate and advanced students, but if you want we can give it a try.
If you are an intermediate or advanced student, you can take conversational classes with me so you can practice with a native speaker and continue developing your skills.
I can't wait to meet you! I really want to accompany you on this beautiful journey of learning Spanish.See Reviews From Students
⚡¡Bienvenido! I'm Greta, a Peruvian Journalist living in Peru and sometimes in France 🇫🇷
🎓More than a teacher, I'm your friend. 5️ years of experience with students from all over the world.
🏆Master in Conversation. Language fluent in 3 languages. Native speaker and certified.
🎉SPEAK like a NATIVE and BOOST your confidence
🥇BA in Journalism and English as Foreign Language 🥇ELE Certified Spanish Teacher 🥇180+ students from different levels and ages 🥇4+ years of experience tutoring students 🥇5+ years teaching Spanish from basic to advance 🥇Conversation, Vocabulary, Writing and Exams
⚜️Individual: Materials and a learning plan are personalized for each student. ⚜️Learning by doing ⚜️Personalized: Lessons are based and modified for every student’s needs. ⚜️Dynamic: If you would prefer lessons more relaxed and conversational based. ⚜️Improving: Always including new topics you feel comfortable with! 🆘 You can already read in Spanish but lack the confidence to speak? 🆘 Are you losing track of what you learnt in the past? 🆘 You want to prepare for an upcoming trip or new job? Don’t panic!
All lessons include: 💎 Fun and Colorful slides and a Personalized curriculum 💎 Lots of conversation on topics that catch your eyes 💎 Constant improvement 💎 Spanish music and playlist 💎 Drive file with additional vocabulary
📧 Book a trial lesson now to discuss your goals! No suitable time slots? Send me a request and I will try to accommodate your needs.See Reviews From Students
Teaching Spanish is one of my passions and I like that my students also feel passionate about learning and improving their skills every day.
I firmly believe that learning Spanish should be fun, exciting and inspiring. My main goal is for my students to learn, improve and achieve their goals.
In my classes we will focus not only on grammar, but also on your pronunciation, comprehension, interaction and writing. You will learn by speaking, reading, writing and listening. You will improve your Spanish through simple explanations and we will focus on your interests and hobbies. All my classes include: personalized study plan, audiovisual materials, assignments and tests.
I have been a Spanish teacher (ELE) since 2019. I have studied at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CELA), the Cálamo & Cran training center, ELE International, and the European University Miguel de Cervantes, I am currently studying philology at the University of Salamanca. In my classes I apply the eclectic and communicative method, depending on the needs of my students. If you want to learn Spanish in a personalized and fun way, you are motivated and committed, do not hesitate to schedule a class with me. See you soon!See Reviews From Students
I have been teaching Spanish for 2 years now with students from all ages and nationalities😀.
Whether you are just starting or you have been learning Spanish before I can help you develop your Spanish skills so you can communicate with people that speak Spanish from every Spanish speaking country. Do not keep waiting.😁
I like to adapting my study plan depending on the needs of the student.
Did you know that 21 countries in the world have Spanish as an official language and 31 as an unofficial one? That means that if you learn Spanish you will speak the language that 15% of the countries on the world speak.
Don't forget to book a lesson so we can start working on your Spanish skills together. 😊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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
Whether you live in the city centre or the suburbs of Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, face-to-face.
Our research suggests that the average cost for private Spanish lessons in Santa Barbara 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.
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.
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.
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 Santa Barbara 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.