FAQ

How many students are in each Spanish language course?

Generally, classes at the Studio consist of between six students and twelve students for optimal Spanish learning.

How is Studio Español different from other Spanish language centers?

Our methodology is based on how to learn conversational Spanish through a relaxed and fun environment. Conversation is the natural way we all learn our native language, and it is no different when learning Spanish. Students practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. We promise to make the process of learning Spanish fun and enjoyable.

How can I find out when specific classes meet?

We have several regular group times at our studio but we encourage you to email us at info@spanishinternational.com or call us at 248-971-0465 for the most up to date schedule of classes or to learn more about our Spanish immersion programs in the  Detroit metro area.

How do I know what level I should be in?

New students may try a group that the instructor recommends and that fits their schedule. If the student thinks her/his level is below or above that particular group, she/he may try another group. We offer a wide range of Spanish classes, such as basic Spanish for business and finance to advanced online Spanish lessons, to fit all our students’ skill sets.

What is the make up policy for small group classes?

We understand that it may not always be possible to make every group class, but our goal is to help you learn Spanish even amidst a busy life. Therefore, you are most welcome to make up two group classes per series. You may attend a make up class the same week with a different group where there is available space. The group may be at a different level. Please check with us regarding the schedule of available classes and time.

Do you recommend any Spanish software such as Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone?

There are dozens of software and audio packages that you can select from to practice but, we feel, nothing replaces an in-person, native Spanish-speaking instructor when it comes to learning Spanish. Click here for free business Spanish online courses and resources.

How long will it take me to learn to speak Spanish?

Our conversational Spanish classes encourage students to speak Spanish from the very first day of class. Learning Spanish depends on the individual but based on our experience, most students are able to carry a simple conversation after completing three to four series.

Will I need textbooks? Where can they be purchased?

Books may be purchased at the time of registration. If you register by phone or online, you may pay for your books when you register and pick them up before your first class.

How long is each series?

Each series at our studio is usually 6 to 8 weeks. Most groups meet once per week for one and a half hours.

Are the instructors native Spanish speakers?

Yes, all of our instructors are native Spanish speakers from different Spanish countries. We believe this improves the Spanish learning experience.

What is the cancellation policy for private tutoring?

Private tutoring sessions MUST be canceled 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled session time. If a student cancels in less than 24 hours, the student will still be billed for the missed class. When a student cancels, in many instances, a private Spanish tutor is left with an empty hour.

We are proud that we have been able to establish a special, personal, professional, and working relationship with our students and their families. As a result of this “comfort zone,” many students/parents feel that we should be able to waive the cancellation fee. If we waived the fee for every student that forgot an appointment or had an unexpected emergency, then we honestly could not stay in business and provide the quality of services we provide.

We appreciate your cooperation and would like to thank you in advance for respecting our time as professionals. We look forward to seeing you during your one-on-one Spanish tutor courses!

Will I receive a certificate after completing a class?

Students may request a certificate of completion at the end of each semester of Spanish learning.