The following are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from prospective students. If, however, you can’t find the answer to your question below, please feel free to get in touch with us.
- 1 How does the free trial lesson work?
- 2 What are Dynamo Spanish’s lessons like?
- 3 How do I book a class?
- 4 Can I design my own Spanish Course?
- 5 How long will it take me to become fluent in Spanish?
- 6 How many classes per week do you recommend?
- 7 Can I cancel or move my Spanish classes?
- 8 Will I get Spanish homework?
- 9 How long is each online Spanish lesson?
- 10 What hardware/software do I need?
- 11 How do I pay for my Spanish lessons?
- 12 Do I need to have learned a language before?
- 13 High school Spanish was awful. Is this going to be the same?
- 14 Am I too old to learn Spanish?
- 15 Claim Your First Spanish Class Free
How does the free trial lesson work?
See Get Your Free Online Spanish Lesson for all of the details.
What are Dynamo Spanish’s lessons like?
Our online Spanish classes are mostly conversational in nature — it’ll be just like chatting with a friend (only in Spanish). Depending on your goals and your level, your instructor may occasionally bring in additional materials, such as videos, audio clips, and readings.
How do I book a class?
If you have studied Spanish before, please take our free placement test to determine the right level or course for you. Once you’ve done so, you can sign up for a free trial lesson to see if Dynamo Spanish is right for you.
To schedule a lesson, you can use our Google Calendar. We have a variety of available time slots. You pick the time of your choice for the lesson and book it.
Can I design my own Spanish Course?
Our goal is to help you learn to speak Spanish, but if you have specific needs/goals and ideas on how to accomplish that, please get in touch with us to see how we can support you.
How long will it take me to become fluent in Spanish?
Our Spanish lessons utilize practical elements, including auditory lessons and conversation practice. We also address grammar and vocabulary on an ad hoc basis, and through repetition, you will learn these concepts.
Each level of our Spanish language courses is designed to be completed in 10 lessons, each lasting 1.5 hours. Each level also includes 30 hours of homework to be completed outside lesson times.
How many classes per week do you recommend?
We recommend taking at least three (3) lessons per week to ensure steady learning and progress. However, please feel free to sign up for more or less, based on your availability.
Can I cancel or move my Spanish classes?
If you find that you can’t make a lesson you’ve scheduled, please give us 24 hours notice to move or cancel it. Otherwise, we — unfortunately — will have to charge you in full for the class (per our cancellation policy).
Will I get Spanish homework?
Yes. Each of Dynamo Spanish’s courses includes 15 hours of lesson time, accompanied by 30 hours of homework.
We know that everyone hates homework, but it is important. Part of every course at Dynamo Spanish involves homework, because its benefits include:
- Reinforcing the material learned during class
- Increasing your fluency levels
- Allowing you to study on your own time at your own pace
- Increasing your independence and confidence in your language skills
How long is each online Spanish lesson?
The standard lesson length at Dynamo Spanish is 1.5 hours. However, if you would like lessons of a different length, we can tailor our sessions to meet your needs.
What hardware/software do I need?
All you need is a device that’s capable of connecting to the internet and running Skype of Google Hangouts. For additional information, please see our technology requirements page.
How do I pay for my Spanish lessons?
You can pay for your Spanish lessons via PayPal or wire transfers denominated in US dollars.
Do I need to have learned a language before?
No, there are no prerequisites for enrolling in language lessons with Dynamo Spanish. In fact, many of our students are learning a second language for the first time.
As you move forward with your lessons, you’ll develop a sense of your learning style and rhythm. Based on this information, your teacher will identify your strengths and weaknesses and tailor your lessons to build your confidence and skills.
High school Spanish was awful. Is this going to be the same?
No. Our Spanish lessons are more engaging than your typical high school classes. Instead of endlessly reciting verb conjugations or memorizing vocabulary by rote, you’ll learn Spanish by speaking it.
Conversational language learning is not just more interesting, but more effective. This is because you are putting what you’ve learned to use right away, helping you make and strength associations between concepts.
Finally, you’ll be working one-on-one with a native speaker instead of sitting in a classroom with a large number of other students.
Am I too old to learn Spanish?
No; there’s no perfect age to learn a language.
As language teachers, people often ask us, “What’s the easiest language to learn?” Our answer is always, “The language you want to learn.” The most important factor in learning anything is having the desire to learn, regardless of how old you are.