Arriba! Spanish Lessons and Courses in Charlottesville
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This is the best place to go if you want to learn Spanish! Really!! Raquel’s approach of interactive classes really works! And they are fun!! In the past I took different Spanish courses, but for the first time, I feel I can interact very comfortably in a foreign language, even on business trips. I feel bilingual now! :) ¡Gracias!Aug 17, 2017
I had a great time taking private lessons with Raquel this spring. I worked with Raquel to prepare for a trip to South America as a college student. Raquel is very kind and helpful, and she has a great sense of humor! I learned more Spanish in 4 weeks at Arriba! Spanish (7 hours of lessons per week) than I had in 8 years of school! I hope to get a chance to take more lessons with her in the future - highly recommend!Aug 7, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Yes, the cost for four, one-hour long one-to-one lessons is $180. For six one-hour, semi-private group lessons for a group of 2: $180 per student. For six 75-minute, semi-private group lessons for a group of 3: $180 per student. For six 90-minute, semi-private group lessons for a group of 4 to 5: $160 per student. Then, I offer group Spanish courses, with a maximun of eight students per group, from beginner to advanced. The courses run for four consecutive weeks, with two classes per week. The cost is $190 per course. You can find more information on upcoming courses at arriba-spanish.com/spanishclasstimetable.html
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing I do is ask about the student's needs, and identify the skills we need to work on, and do a short level test. Then, we talk about our schedules, to agree on possible times to have the lessons, and how many lessons per week he/she needs, or can take. Then, I give him/her a quote for the amount of lessons she/he wants to take. And we are ready to start whenever the student is ready.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold a Bachelors degree in Education from the Complutense university in Madrid (Spain), and a Masters degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, from the university of Jaen (Spain). I have been a Spanish teacher for 20 years, in Australia and in the U.S.