Do you – or someone in your company – need to get better at speaking Spanish?
Almost half a billion people speak Spanish as their native language. This makes Spanish the second-most spoken native language, only surpassed by Chinese. Speak Spanish, and a world opens up of new markets for your business – not only in Spain, but also in North, Central and South America.
English is often not enough. If you want to make an impact in Spain or Latin America, it is important that you know local culture. Spanish business culture is very different from Denmark. First and foremost, it is important that you take the time to get to know each other and build up a good relationship, as relationships are the alpha and omega of business culture in Spanish-speaking countries. Show your business partners that you’re interested in them; ask about the city you are in, and about food and traditions. Down the line, when you know each other better, it would also be fitting to ask about their family. It all works much better if you speak Spanish, and you will get much further.
If you work for a Danish business, you have a lot to gain by getting better at Spanish. Danish companies compete for markets in Spain and the Americas. And if you are the one supplier or partner that speaks with your Spanish-speaking counterparts in their mother tongue, you achieve many benefits:
- You stand out and clearly show that you are willing to do something extra for this partnership
- You will be able to reach a different depth in your conversations because your partner will understand you better and you can have more nuanced and detailed conversations
- You get to know your partners better because they are more relaxed when they talk to you
There can be many reasons you want to get better at Spanish now. Perhaps you:
- Just started a new job or have new responsibilities that involve working with Spanish speakers
- Need to step up the partnership you have with your Spanish clients because you are making a bigger push for the Spanish market
- Are attending concrete meetings or a conference and you need to be better at Spanish for very specific conversations
Whatever your reasons for considering strengthening your Spanish skills now, one of Studieskolen’s business courses in Spanish may be what you need. We offer one-to-one lessons as well as group lessons for your entire team.
Why you should choose Spanish courses at Studieskolen
At Studieskolen, we have more than 40 years’ experience teaching foreign languages. All our teachers have a university degree and receive our internal training in teaching a foreign language before they teach our clients. We continuously hone our teaching methods and we also teach Denmark’s upper secondary education (‘gymnasie’) teachers how to teach foreign languages using our methods. We know that the language teaching you receive at Studieskolen is in a class of its own.
We always target our business courses to your specific organisation because each individual organisation has specific needs:
Your classes must be efficient so that you quickly learn exactly what you need – and not all kinds of other stuff. For this reason, we base our teaching on the tasks you have to accomplish.
If you need to improve your written Spanish, we can go through the fundamental touches that make your emails and other texts look professional and 100% Spanish. If you are making a presentation in Spanish, we practise it until you can do it. And if you are attending an important meeting, we practise the entire conversation and drill the different outcomes the conversation might have.
For most of our business clients, it is of great importance that we plan all teaching based on their specific field. This is because when you know the terms of your trade, you have the foundations for taking control of a conversation and any grammatical errors become less important. If you are already familiar with the most important terms of your trade in Spanish, then we can concentrate on the grammar, your pronunciation or on making your language more fluent.
In many places of work, it is also important to know the cultural codes that apply to doing business in Spanish, so of course, we cover those too.
Ready to make a plan?
If you want to start your Spanish course now, we can usually have a plan ready within a very short time, often within one week.
Before we can give you a concrete offer, we need to hear a little more about your needs and about how many you are. We are happy to visit and have a non-binding talk with you, your manager or your HR consultant, if you prefer. We can also meet online using Teams or similar.
The classes can take place in our classrooms in Borgergade, at your location or online.