Conversational Latin American Spanish for travelers and academics

Conversational Latin American Spanish for travelers, digital nomads and academics

Hello, I’m JFC (blue stripped shirt).

Ever felt the frustration of being in a foreign country, unable to communicate in a satisfying way with locals? Or the embarrassment of fumbling through a business meeting because you have lost fluency over the years? Many of us have been there, and I know how it feels.

Between my personal projects, consultancy and travels (local culture and foods, specially burgers), I like to supporting other travelers in many ways. This one was requested by a few friends and I decided to open it to others because it’s so much fun. (We can talk about profitable hobbies another day.)

About my classes:

  • Student directed: your topics, your priorities. Getting around, shopping, social events and business/academic twists of tongue.
  • You will local expressions and practice your Latin American Spanish the fun way, through music lyrics, movies, TV series and street conversation examples. Who said learning had to be pigeonholed or boring?
  • We will focus on communication and fluency, not correctness. If your focus is academic, we will raise the level to your requirements (Harvard/Yale level). Speak confidently, make mistakes, and learn from them.
  • Formal and informal conversation skills and mental hacks for all scenarios,
  • Why practice and reinforce your conversational Spanish with me? Although I have no certification that “lets me” teach it, I have enough continental travel experience, have translated 2-3 books from ENG to ESP and written extensively in English, and have worked with hundreds of people in bilingual communications. I am a world traveler and academic like you myself,
  • Formal and Informal Scenarios: From business meetings to street markets, we’ve got you covered.
  • Countries I have lived in (for a year): México and Colombia. Countries I have visited numerous times (plus have attended academic and social events -like weddings- and/or have backpacked/finca hopped in and/or have numerous friends at): Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Perú, Panamá, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela. I wrote the listonly to convey that I understand the nuances of Latin American Spanish and even regional cultures (including social appropriateness of certain words) and can help you grasp the same.
  • Ask me about small group/couple discount (grab a friend or group of friends and let’s practice ESP the fun way!)

Investment per 1:1 class: $33usd
Group classes (2+): $22 per person – Paypal, Bitcoin (BTC) or PayHip available
Write me at jfcarpio@gmail.com or through Telegram (@jfcarpio) so we setup your personalized classes or an exploratory 5-10 min call so we find out if we’re a match.

Still undecided?

Worry #1: “I don’t have any previous experience in Spanish or did my formal coursework in Spanish too long ago.”
Reality: “No worries! My classes are designed to accommodate all levels. We focus on communication and fluency, not correctness. You’ll be speaking Spanish confidently in no time.”

Worry #2: “I’m not sure if online learning is effective.”
Reality: “My interactive approach, using music lyrics, movies, TV series, and real-life conversations, makes learning engaging and effective. Plus, you can learn at your own pace and comfort.”

Worry #3: “I’m worried about the cost.”
Reality: “Think of it as an investment in yourself. For just $33 per class, you’re gaining a skill that opens up a whole new world of opportunities. Plus, I offer discounts for small groups and traveling couples. Grab a friend and start learning together!”

Why Choose JFC’s Conversational *Practicing and Skillset* Classes?

  1. Student-Directed Learning: You choose the topics. Your interests guide our journey.
  2. Fun and Engaging Methods: Learn local expressions and practice Spanish through music lyrics, movies, TV series, and street conversations. Who said learning can’t be fun?
  3. Focus on Fluency: We prioritize communication and fluency over correctness. Speak confidently, make mistakes, and learn from them.
  4. Academic Rigor: If you’re aiming high, we’ll match your ambition. We can raise the level to meet your academic requirements, even up to Harvard/Yale level.
  5. Formal and Informal Scenarios: From business meetings to street markets, we’ve got you covered.

Still Undecided? Let’s Address Your Concerns:

  1. “I don’t have any previous experience in Spanish.” No worries! My classes are designed to accommodate all levels. You’ll be speaking Spanish confidently in no time.
  2. “I’m not sure if online learning is effective.” My interactive approach makes learning engaging and effective. Plus, you can learn at your own pace and comfort.
  3. “I’m worried about the cost.” Think of it as an investment in yourself, for business and pleasure/travels. For just $33 per class ($22 for groups or pairs/couples), you’re gaining a skill that opens up new worlds of opportunities.

Ready to start your exciting journey? Write me at jfcarpio@gmail.com or message me on Telegram (@jfcarpio). Free 5-10 min consultation (planning your classes schedule and finding if my and your requirements match) call via Telegram always available. Text me on Telegram first, that’s the only requisite, and thanks. (And yes, I love the Oxford comma.)