Advanced-Level Spanish Classes in NYC | Take Your Skills to a Higher Level
Advanced Spanish lessons in New York City for CEOs and corporate professionals are among the signature language-learning programs provided by Spanish NYC. Higher-level fluency in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish is essential when dealing with corporate clients and colleagues abroad. For New York-based businesses, the opportunities in Mexico, Central, and South America are expanding exponentially. If you’re already communicating but need to improve your skills, advanced Spanish classes for individuals and groups provide exactly the tutoring you need. Intermediate and high-level language abilities make the difference between merely participating and leading the conversation.
Classes in Spanish at the advanced level expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar as you would expect, but they also layer in the all-important areas nuance and cultural sensitivity. Things are expressed differently between languages — and each country or region has its specific word uses and ways of speaking. Your instructors at Spanish NYC are well versed in these differences, and they know how to help you pick up details that make your speaking and writing all the more effective and courteous. If you’re in the middle of negotiating a high-stakes corporate project and it is thrown off track over a misunderstanding in communication, thousands and millions of dollars could be lost over something that could be avoided easily.
Speak Spanish at a Higher Level with Greater Confidence and Command
The most effective executives and professionals in the corporate world have highly polished language and interpersonal skills. When business conversations are in Spanish, you need speaking and writing skills that are up to par. Spanish NYC’s advanced classes are specially designed to help people with significant responsibilities become effectively bilingual. If you’ve ever felt stress about dealing with Spanish-speaking clients or felt embarrassed by low-level skills we are ready to help. Our instructors can help you feel more at ease in a variety of business and social situations — and we can teach Spanish vocabulary that relates well to your specific industry and its needs.
Other vital lessons covered in advanced corporate Spanish language courses deal with the jargon that is associated with specific professions, and even how particular words may change in their use from country to country. For example, the phrase trading desk can be referred to as mesa de dinero, mesa de capitales, or mesa de cambio. Similarly, depending on the country, the Spanish word for expense may be cost, gasto, or estipendio depending on the context and the country as well. These are the sorts of nuances that can affect communication about key topics — and all the more reason advanced Spanish skills are essential for corporate executives working in cross-cultural situations.
We understand that gaining confidence and proficiency is essential to even advanced speakers. Our instructors can critique and advise you to confirm and expand your knowledge. Then you’ll know for sure what you’re saying is not only grammatically correct but also is appropriate for the context and the situation.
Write Emails and Texts in Advanced Spanish for Business Needs
Improving your Spanish writing skills is just as essential for doing business today. With emails and text messaging so commonplace, it is crucial to know how to read and write in Spanish for all your corporate needs. Our tutors create lessons using words similar to those you will encounter in real professional situations. They will cover written business negotiations and presentations, as well as email etiquette and casual asides that might accompany a business discussion. Email roleplay exercises help you read and write in Spanish with better proficiency and comfort.
The conversational style of useful text messaging also often relies on more advanced Spanish writing skills. The immediate nature of these digital communications affords little time to pause and rethink, making fluent writing abilities and appropriate word choices essential. Communicating with understanding and sensitivity in cross-cultural corporate business deals has never been more critical, and you can be sure your competitors are working hard to get ahead with clients in Mexico and Latin America. In New York City, the number of bilingual businesses executives increases each year, and the city’s economic ties with other countries become closer as a result.
Advanced Spanish is Easier with the Natural Conversational Approach
The Natural Conversational Approach (NCA) is a cornerstone of the language teaching methods at Spanish NYC and never is it more effective than it is with our advanced students. Engaging in practice conversations with important business and social vocabulary immediately brings out areas for improvement and more in-depth study. Using the NCA, instructors will lead you into discussions requiring nuance and sensitivity to particular distinctions. Once these are within the conversation, you can go over finer points, make comparisons, and learn to use the best-chosen words to get across precisely the point you want to make.
No matter whether or not you enroll in advanced Spanish lessons as a group or individual, your classes will be informed by your occupation and business sector — and also the country or countries with which you will be doing business. From there, course content will be developed that targets words and grammar you will need to know. Our instructors themselves have business experience in Spanish-speaking countries and can create practice exercises and mock conversations that will be similar to what you encounter in real-world situations. Previous students have given highly favorable ratings to their tutors for the effectiveness of the training and knowledge presented.
If you’re looking to take your fluency in speaking, reading and writing Spanish to a more advanced level, we hope what you’re reading here begins to address the goals you have in mind. If yes, please reach out using our website contact form or call us to discuss your individual or group needs. Once we complete an initial assessment about your current fluency level, we can offer you a program to learn advanced Spanish that best fits your needs, your budget, and available time. Our class schedules are flexible, and we can begin working with you right away!
Luis Cardozo is a successful language instructor for executives and busy professionals, and has more than 25 years experience teaching Spanish. In 2002 he launched SpanishNYC, offering customized instruction and translation services. -- Luis has taught group and individual Spanish classes at companies such as NBC, Univision, Nickelodeon, the Miss Universe Organization, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Sprint, Citicorp, JPMorgan, Deloitte & Touche and Pfizer. -- Luis Cardozo has developed his own method for teaching Spanish; the Natural Conversational Approach (NCA). -- With my method, you hear and understand Spanish from the first moment, whatever your level is. I create a relaxed practicing environment, where learning takes place easily and pleasurably. Instruction is totally focused on your specific background, based on the idea that everyone has unique talents, interests, strengths and challenges. -- My techniques allow us to intuit your needs, keep you motivated and insure that your instruction is effective. -- You will absorb the language consciously and unconsciously, just as you did when you learned your native language. -- You, the student, dictate how I should adapt to your way of learning, day by day. -- My main goal is that you enjoy the whole process and have fun learning Spanish.