First Hand Spanish

First Hand Spanish

5.0Exceptional(7 reviews)
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I provide online lessons for travelers and professionals, always tailored to your specific goals and availability. With my help you'll be able to have fluent conversations in spanish. Among my most recent experiences, I'm currently helping some professionals to improve spanish for their work trips, and I'd love helping you too. References can be provided. I'm from Spain, graduated in communications and specialized in Spanish for foreigners. I have 7 years of experience teaching students in an effective and enjoyable way, and I've lived in Latin America for 4 years, so I have a good knowledge of the different Spanish dialects. The classes are provided via Skype, and the first one is a trial, so you don't have to pay for it. If you are looking for a dynamic and useful way of learning Spanish don't hesitate to contact me:



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Hired 1 time
8 years in business
Serves San Francisco , CA
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    Rodrick O.

    My experience with Borja has been fantastic. Not only has he taught me a great deal of conversational Spanish but he is inspiring with his innovative teaching methods. I will continue to learn from what Borja and First Hand Spanish have to offer.
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    October 22, 2019

    John C.

    I have been taking classes with Borja twice a week for all most a year. I had not taken Spanish since high school. I had the desire to learn something new that I could use when traveling. It has been an amazing experience and I have learned a great deal. Borja teaches using an engaging multimedia experience and he makes learning fun. He is very passionate and enthusiastic which makes learning fun. Highly recommended!
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    October 18, 2019

    Robert Z.

    Working with First Hand Spanish has been great! The lessons are practical and easily applied to everyday life. Borja is very professional, yet keeps the sessions light. you will pick up on things quickly with Borjas guidance.
    I am a supervisor at a small assembly plant. The majority of the workforce is Spanish speaking so I needed to learn Spanish in order to communicate with my coworkers. My wife is a paralegal and being bilingual is a huge benefit to the attorneys she works for. My daughter is in her 3rd year of high school Spanish and Borja has helped her get much better grades in class.
    We are all very happy with First Hand Spanish.
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    May 20, 2019

    Nicole Z.

    Borja is great! The lessons are taught in an engaging and enjoyable way. I started speaking in class almost immediately, and always look forward to what I will learn next. He is patient, organized, and flexible with scheduling. Highly recommended!
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    May 17, 2019

    Jason D.

    Borja es un profesor divertido que siempre esta preparado. He aprendido mucho de sus clases mientras me río de sus bromas y miro sus videos. Definitivamente lo recomiendo.
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    May 16, 2019

    Tim J.

    Borja has been coaching me over the past five months as I desire to learn Spanish for personal, family, and ministry purposes. He has a tremendous joy for teaching and his lessons are enjoyable, well-prepared, and timely. I often find myself laughing as he teaches me. Learning Spanish with Borja is enjoyable, and yet challenging at the same time. I am impressed with his command of technology and implementing the use of videos, many different sources from the internet for learning, his use of games to enhance vocabulary, and all the unique homework challenges. I am impressed how much I have learned in these five months, combining Borjas classes, watching YouTube videos in Spanish, and learning from online software programs like Rosetta Stone. I am really appreciative of his influence upon my learning and highly recommend him to anyone considering a Spanish tutor.
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    May 08, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I always offer a trial lesson to allow the student to know my methodology. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and understand better his/her goals and motivations. After that lesson I evaluate the current level of the student and create a program tailored to his/her needs.

    I graduated in journalism and studied a master’s degree in International Cooperation with the intention of launching myself to know the world. After receiving my ELE certification as a Spanish teacher, I kept improving my training to offer the best possible experience.

    You can check my pricing system in detail here:

    After receiving my ELE certification as a Spanish teacher, I kept improving my training to offer the best possible experience. My methodology is practice oriented, and is always tailored to the needs of each student. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first contact with the language or if you are looking to improve your fluency, you can speak Spanish from day one. I also know Spanish well in each region, so we will focus on the country that interests you. I have developed a unique system based on sign language to help you understand the basics of Spanish in a simple way. I also apply it to reinforce grammar at more advanced levels. Best of all, you do not even need materials … just your hands!

    I have worked with students of all ages and all levels. Over time I have specialized in travelers and professionals who want to improve their Spanish to grow professionally.

    This year I have decided to create new free materials in Spanish every day. Sometimes it's hard to keep up, but the answers I get from my students encourage me to keep going.

    Learning a language is a long process that involves effort and patience. That's why it's so important to choose well who will accompany you along that path. Always choose a tutor who is able to understand your goals, adapt to your needs and above all, someone who enjoys teaching.

    Does this tutor respond to my learning needs? Is he/she flexible? Does he offer materials? What is his/her methodology?

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