Spanish Tutor in Austin
We offer a variety of lesson packages for grade-school and university students who need to improve their grades and perform better in their Spanish classes. We conveniently go to the homes and nearby locations of our students to help them achieve their language goals. Some genuinely wish to grasp and speak the Spanish language. And some simply need help so they can pass their tests. In either case, we can help.
Spanish and English are both challenging languages to learn, but for different reasons. Whereas the grammar of English is relatively simple, the pronunciation of vowels is quite difficult. Consider three words like “move,” “love” and “cove,” for example. The “ove” of these words is pronounced three different ways in those three words. And then there are similar words like “thought,” “through” and “thorough” or the dubious differences between “there,” “their” and “they’re.” Even native English speakers still have difficulty getting these right.
In Spanish, the complete opposite is true. The pronunciation of vowels is simple and predictable because each vowel makes only one sound. There isn’t a long or short version of a vowel, but rather, just one consistent pronunciation. Spanish grammar, on the other hand, involves layers and layers of complexity which can be intimidating and overwhelming for students. The various verb tenses in Spanish present long lists of conjugations which must be used correctly in order to effectively communicate.
Given the non-verbal nature of most academic testing, most Spanish tests are based on the mastery of these verb tenses. It certainly is important to learn, but there is so much more to a language than grammar. Call us at 512 350-8757 to learn more about how we can help your young student.