Looking to push past “por favor” and “gracias”? Read on to find out where you can learn Spanish in Hong Kong.
Whether it was bingeing “Money Heist” on Netflix, your love for tapas or still only being able to sing the “des-pa-cito” part of “Despacito”, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to pick up this Romance language. Spanish also happens to be one of the top five most commonly spoken languages in the world so there’s a good chance it’ll come in handy one day! From language schools offering small group classes to private tutors for one-on-one lessons and intensive courses to prepare you for the DELE, here are some options for where to learn Spanish in Hong Kong.
The Spanish Academy, Wan Chai – Fun, interactive Spanish lessons to build confidence
The Spanish Academy welcomes students of all ages and levels, and offers a fun and friendly Spanish learning experience. The lessons here are highly interactive and are designed to quickly build your confidence up and get you to your desired level. Sign up now for your 30-minute free trial.
When: One lesson per week
How much: $3,800 for a 10-week course
The Spanish Cultural Association of Hong Kong, Causeway Bay/ Tsim Sha Tsui – Best for developing professional Spanish skills
This organisation is one of the biggest Spanish schools in the city, with a team of 14 certified teachers (including some that are also official DELE examiners). Spanish lessons for adults here reference the DELE/SIELE syllabus with a focus on practical workplace elements, making it perfect for those looking to add a certified Spanish level to their resume and use the language in a professional setting. The two-hour group lessons are held on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon on weekday evenings, making it easy to fit around your office hours.
How much: $4,100 for the 22-hour course (two hours per class); $550 per hour (weekday private lessons); $600 per hour (weekend private lessons); from $350 for semi-private lessons
The Spanish Cultural Association of Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui), 14/F, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Spanish Tutors Hong Kong, Central/ Tsim Sha Tsui – Private Spanish tutors for DELE preparation
This is a great option if you’re in need of flexibility or prefer to learn one-on-one. Partnering with The Spanish Cultural Association of Hong Kong, Spanish Tutors can help you arrange lessons at one of its centres or at home, also offering small group classes for up to five students. Register your interest STAT as its network of Premium Expert Spanish Tutors is high in demand and has limited availability.
How much: $275 per hour (group lessons, 3-5 students); $350 per hour (semi-private tuition); from $550 per hour for private tuition
Spanish Tutors Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui), 14/F, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Viva Spanish Language Centre, Mong Kok – Engaging Spanish classes using multimedia learning tools
Covering levels A1 to C2, Viva Spanish Language Centre is a great place to foster a love for the Spanish language. The programmes taught by native Spanish teachers incorporate a variety of fun learning elements such as games, music and movies, while still following the guidelines of the Instituto Cervantes. Check out the centre’s bookstore for a wide range of textbooks and workbooks for students of Spanish.
When: Enquire here for more details
How much: $3,300 for a 30-hour course
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Spanish World Hong Kong, Central – Best for online, self-paced learning
In addition to its face-to-face Classic Spanish Course, Spanish World also offers an online Comunica Conversational Course, which involves 12 x 90-minute intensive Spanish classes, supplemented with 12 hours of video, audio and text-based interactive content, plus unlimited access to its e-learning platform. This is perfect for learners who prefer to work at their own pace — head here to take your free Spanish level test now!
When: One lesson per week
How much: $4,199 for the 24-hour face-to-face course; $2,799 for an 18-hour online, self-paced course; $4,200 for a summer Spanish course
Editor’s Note: “Where To Learn Spanish In Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in May 2023. With thanks to Caroline Jones for her contribution.