The ever-burning question for all recent Miami transplants. How necessary is Spanish, really? Well, let’s answer that as simply as possible. Do you need it? No, you don’t need it. Would it make life a heck of a lot easier? Absolutely. Just as sipping a cafecito in the morning will make you feel more “Miami”, speaking some level of Spanish will assist in your integration into the Magic City.
According to Miami Dade Matters, 66% of the city’s population speaks Spanish at home. This language domination is an integral part of the tapestry that makes up modern Miami. The Cuban Revolution in 1959 served as its catalyst. The Spanish language seed was planted at this time and has flourished ever since. Miami is a city which offers the bureaucratic comforts of living in the USA with the spice of living in Latin America. Learning Spanish, or at least a basic knowledge of it, will only serve to enhance your experience here. Even Miami New Times agrees. (It might even help your dating life, too!)
Convinced? Hope so. Now it’s time for some real Spanish language lessons.
Here’s just a few of MANY places where you can learn a bit more than “Buenos Dias”:
- The Spanish Hangout: Miami Beach
Learn how to speak right away. Isn’t that why you’re here? The Spanish Hangout focuses on conversational Spanish instead of textbook learning. Privates, in person, virtual and small group options available.
- Gaviria Academy: Coconut Grove
Specifically designed for personalized success. Ptograms for adults and kids. Private, semi-private and small group classes available. Virtual and real life. First class is free of charge!
- A+ Languages: Pembroke Pines
Offers immersions, one on one tutoring and private sessions at an affroadble rate. Focus on themed Spanish language for professionals. All teachers are native speakers with university degrees.