Greater Boston Spanish Group (GBSG)

Greater Boston Spanish Group (GBSG)

6 employees
14 years in business

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The Greater Boston Spanish Group (GBSG) provides an integrated Spanish-language curriculum consisting of classes that cover grammar, conversation, and cultural competency. Our in-person and online classes provide an interactive, educational and fun opportunity for students to learn Spanish together through study and conversational practice. Our teachers are seasoned Spanish Instructors and Cross-Cultural Trainers that provide classes with a strong level of cultural awareness. GBSG is a teacher-owned school that offers classes that emphasize building Spanish conversational competency in day-to-day situations while also building solid foundations in grammar and vocabulary. GBSG also offers a selection of different products related to the Spanish language and US Latino / Latin American cultures: medical Spanish classes, Spanish interpreting, customized intensive classes, cross-cultural trainings, translations, corporate groups, and one-on-one tutoring. Contact us to learn more about our pricing and group discounts. Take a look at our offerings and contact us to learn more. 

We LOVE teaching Spanish and Latino culture! Jose Barriga, GBSG, Director, and main instructor has been teaching Spanish for over 17 years in the US. He is fully bilingual and bicultural and specializes in teaching native English speakers. He has been teaching Spanish in Los Angeles and Boston to native English speakers or natives of other languages fluent in English. Jose's includes a heavy cross-cultural element and classes are fully customizable to student's needs.

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Cambridge, MA 02139
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We usually provide students with a first free class. Our style is based on customizing our classes to students needs, our students needs range form healthcare providers interested in accessing Spanish speaking patiences to someone interested in learning Spanish due to a vacation coming up to Peru, we customize our classes to your needs from the perspective of teaching Spanish from the US. We are also a company registered and insured, based in Cambridge Massachusetts.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Jose Barriga, GBSG, Director and Principal Instructor: Bachelor in Social Psychology, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima-Peru, Masters in Media Studies: Film, Television, & Digital Media. University of California, Los Angeles.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our class prices depend on the number of classes/packet the student bought, the more the classes the lower the price: Packet prices: 1 hour: $45, 5 hours: $200, 10 hours: $350, 15 hours: $450 We also have online group classes for beginners and intermediate students for $99, minimum enrollment 5 students, 8 classes, 1 /hour per week. This offer depends on the number of registered students. Please contact us for availability. 

How did you get started teaching?

I starter teaching Spanish about 17 years ago as a way to chare Latin American and Latino culture in the US, through Spanish. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I worked usually with adults, professionals and also have solid experience working with mid, high school, and undergrad students. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are in the US, look for an instructor based in the US that understands Latin America! The reason why people learn languages is to be able to communicate with someone from another culture and a teacher that adds cross-cultural elements into classes made classes more engaging, fun and useful for students looking to interact with someone from another culture. You may find an overseas instructor that charges you a significantly lower fee without the resources and cultural understanding of a teacher based in the US. 

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