Hello! I was born into a family of nine children, 41 years ago in Logroño, the capital city of La Rioja, in the North of Spain. La Rioja is known as the ‘birthplace of Castilian’ and famous worldwide for the quality, variety and delicacy of its wines.
Now I couldn´t call myself a true "riojano", if I hadn´t shared a delicious bottle of Rioja with my friends from time to time, could I? I have been living in Madrid for 5 years now, but it has treated me so well that I already consider it home. I especially enjoy strolling along its many parks, losing myself in the labyrinth of Madrid city centre's narrow streets, visiting museums and admiring the art and antiques in the galleries of the Salamanca districts. I always find time for dinner in the latest restaurant hot spot and, of course, explore Madrid’s exciting nightlife scene.
Business Spanish Courses:
As I am sure you are well aware, in this global world that we live in, success in international business and commerce often requires fluency in several languages. We at AIL understand this and a have a small team of three specialised Business Spanish teachers, all of whom have formal training as well as practical professional experience working in international companies
When I am asked who are our Business Spanish courses for, I always answer the same – from an executive that barely has time to leave his/her office (we will come to you and adapt to your availability) to a business student or in fact anyone interested in developing the practical language skills used in the international business world and learning Business Spanish terms and concepts.
Each student has specific and different objectives making one-to-one classes the best recipe for obtaining top results.
You can elect to specialize in your chosen area or focus on some (or all) of the following business fields:
- International Trade
- Marketing and Advertising
- Public Relations, Advertising and Communication
- Hotel Management and Tourism
- Spain and the European Union
Many students prefer a focus on developing business skills with practical coaching sessions focused on:
- Business communication (e-mail, formal business letters)
- Telephone communication
- Face to face communication including business meetings
- Presentation skills
- Networking / socializing skills
- Negotiating skills
- Job interview preparation
- Body language and business etiquette in the Spanish speaking world
AIL Madrid Business Spanish teachers bring their classes to life using dynamic, interactive and real world authentic materials including articles from newspapers and journals, videos, everyday workplace situations, analyzing case studies, hypothetical situations and projects.
Madrid Chamber of Commerce Business and Tourism Spanish Exams:
AIL Madrid provides preparation for the highly prestigious Madrid Chamber of Commerce Business Spanish Exam
and Tourism Spanish Exams
. Those exams are aimed at non native Spanish speakers and provide an officially recognized qualifications to accredit the level of Business Spanish achieved.
Business Spanish Courses FAQ
|How many classes can I book?
|| 5, 10 or 20 weekly private business classes
|When can I start?
||Anytime, including Saturdays and Sundays
|Where does classes take place?
||Wherever is more convenient for you (at AIL Madrid, at your office or home, or even by Skype)
|What’s the timetable?
|Classes may take place any day of the week, including weekends, between 8:00 and 22:00
|How long is one class?
|50 minutes. Each study session can consist of more than one class
|What levels are available?
|We recommend that only students of B1 and above take Business Spanish classes. General Spanish classes are recommended for students with lower levels.
|Will I receive a certificate at the end of my course?
||Yes, you will receive an end of course attendance certificate that confirms your Spanish level, the number of classes you have taken and your attendance rate
Business Spanish Classes - Prices
|Number of classes
|Supplement for classes outside of AIL Madrid
|- within metro zone A
||19 per session*
|- outside metro zone A
|The discount for more than 10 classes is applied when the total payment is made before the first class.
There is no enrolment fee for business classes.
Flexible class cancelation policy
With our flexible class cancelation policy you won’t lose a single class. Cancelling a class you can´t attend is as simple as writing an e-mail up to one business day (and a minimum of 24 hours) before the actual class.