In this day of globalization, international travel and the growing importance of the Latin American market, business people often find themselves in situations where they need to communicate with business partners who speak Spanish only.
Speaking Spanish is also becoming more important for employers and human resource professionals as the Hispanic population in many areas is growing rapidly. Being able to communicate with Spanish speaking employees in their native language helps to avoid misunderstandings and makes them feel more appreciated.
Ixchel was the first Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala that developed a special course for business people. We have expanded and perfected our Business Spanish course for several years and received much praise from participants who feel that this course goes a long way towards preparing them for interactions with native Spanish speakers.
Key to the success of this course is that you will not simply memorize lists of words and phrases. That's a necessary part of it, of course, but we don't stop there! Exercises, practice conversations and roll play with your teacher will help you to practice your skills in realistic situations and boost your confidence in your ability to communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers.
Speaking Spanish is a valueable asset that will help you to get ahead in these difficult economic times. Sign up for your Spanish course today!
Ixchel's teachers are all native Spanish speakers and have received extensive training. Most of the teachers have more than five years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language to foreign students, some have been with Ixchel since the school was founded in 1999.
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Business Spanish covers a wide range of subjects you need to be familiar with in order to do business in a Spanish speaking environment, such as
- Company organization and management
- Human resources
- Marketing and advertising
- Buying and selling
- Import and Export
- Chamber of commerce, banks and stock exchange
- Accounting and taxes
- Business correspondence and negotiations
Business Spanish will not only teach you business-related words and phrases. You will also study general vocabulary and grammar to improve your comprehension and your ability to express yourself clearly in many different situations.
Conversation and roll play with your teacher will help you to practice your Spanish in realistic situations and boost your confidence in your ability to speak with and understand native Spanish speakers.
This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.
What Our Students Say about Business Spanish ...
I attended Ixchel for two weeks in order to improve my spoken and presentation skills in Spanish as I need this for business.
I had communicated with Maria several times in advance to ensure that my requirements would be fulfilled. I spent every morning session with Carmen and she was excellent in conforming to my requirements and continuously participating in my chosen subjects of discussion as well as sticking to the agenda. I also spent a number of afternoons with Stephanie and I would equally recommend her as well.
My verbal and presentation skills have definitely improved and I feel that my objective has been met.
Niels Ballegaard, Denmark
I also took some Spanish classes in Japan but I'm learning more here with Ixchel Spanish School because the structure of the course is very well organised and it is fun to study with the kind teachers intensively – not only the language, but also they teach us a lot of things about Guatemala.
I'm very thankful to my teachers Silvia, Mariela, Ana, Carmen, Elsa and all the staff of the school!
Natsuki Okamoto, Japan