It depends on you! Everyone learns language at their own pace, though the more classes you take and the more time you practice speaking in and out of class the quicker you’ll learn. Our courses are designed to get you speaking Spanish from day 1 though most students choose to sign up for at least 2 to 3 weeks of our Small Group Intensive Course.
Our courses are divided into 9 sub-levels, Beginner 1, 2, 3, Intermediate 1, 2, 3, and Advanced 1, 2, 3. On average it takes students 3 weeks (60 hours of group class or 45 hours of private class) to advance from one sub-level to another. Though some students advance much faster and others take a bit longer. Like anything, the more dedication and work you put in the quicker you’ll see results.
Each week your teacher along with our Academic Director will assess your progress to ensure you are in the right group according to your level. Students who start at the same level of Spanish might end up in different groups the next week as one progresses faster than the other. We have the smallest class sizes in Panama so there will never be more than 3 other students in your group.
You will likely be able to have basic conversations, order food and a restaurant, talk about your work and family and give or get directions after just a week or two though to move from a Intermediate to Advanced level, where you’ll be constructing more advanced sentences and working with past and future tenses can take a bit longer. No matter what your current level you’ll notice a difference in your Spanish after just a week of group classes or equivalent hours in private lessons and even more so for 2 and 3+ weeks of classes.