Out of abundance of caution all of our Spanish classes are being conducted live online. We are not offering classes in person for the time being. This is for the protection of both our teachers and students. You can learn more about our Spanish classes live online here.

Our teachers still do not feel comfortable yet meeting in person. Because they make their living teaching, they are scared that meeting in person may make them sick and not be able to teach for a while.

Even if the number of cases drop, the situation is still not stable and we expect choppiness on the way... that is, we expect to have times when it will be unsafe to meet on and off throughout the year. Omicron B4 and B5 variants are on the rise in the US and worldwide.

Despite vaccinations and boosters (protection offered by some of these insufficient or dwindling down faster than others), Covid-19 tests, and mask use, it is still not safe to conduct one-on-one classes in person at this time due to the droplets and aerosol risk of either you or your tutor getting infected over prolonged periods of time talking in front of one another. Wearing a mask also makes it difficult to be able to hear your new language properly.

If you are not willing to have your Spanish classes live online, please DO NOT apply yet.

We do not expect to conduct classes in person until the second semester of 2023 at the earliest as we look to safely address the current shortage of tutors in certain areas, who are willing to have classes in person, the social distance requirements, and the maximum capacity limits of meeting venues.

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SpanishBlackbelt resulted the Top-Rated Spanish Language school in the region in the Washington DC Metropolitan area in Washington Post Express Best of 2012 voting contest.


Washington Business Journal article Hispanic Businesses surge in Washington mentions SpanishBlackbelt among some of the local Hispanic-owned businesses that grew dramatically between 2002 and 2007.
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Spain's Newspaper El Mundo covers SpanishBlackbelt Founder Nicolas A Canales Immigration Story.
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Wax on, wax off. Native Spanish speakers from SpanishBlackBelt teach tiny groups (up to four students) who share the same level and neighborhood.
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Romantic Spanish Lessons from SpanishBlackBelt. Before your dignity gets lost in translation, let SpanishBlackBelt brush up your romance language lexicon.
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Tom Fitzgerald, Fox Morning News (Fox Channel 5, DC), examined ways to improve memory retention and brain power, and interviewed SpanishBlackBelt Language Immersion Program Director, Mr. Nicolas Canales.
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Washington Post's Express article "Spanish Mission, The D.C. area is overflowing with language classes" mentions SpanishBlack Belt as a good option for those who want more personalized instruction.

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Washingtonian Magazine article: "Learning a Language" by Kathy McCabe lists SpanishBlackBelt as one of the selected Language Academies and Programs for learning a foreign language in Washington DC.




2021 - Starts servicing Houston, TX

2020 - Incorporates Zoom video to the list of platforms it uses to teach online

2019 - Makes its small group classes available online

2018 - Starts servicing Atlanta, GA

2013 - Starts servicing San Francisco, CA

2012 - SpanishBlackbelt language school expands Spanish tutoring to Chicago, Los Angeles

2009 - SpanishBlackBelt language school expands tutoring to Boston Metropolitan Area

2008 - SpanishBlackBelt expanded its Spanish language tutoring services to New Jersey, New York and Brooklyn

2007 - SpanishBlackBelt language school expands tutoring to Denver Area

2007 - SpanishBlackBelt language school launches new Spanish program for government personnel and diplomats

2005 - SpanishBlackBelt language school provides classes for companies and NGOs

2004 - SpanishBlackbelt is founded starting operations in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland









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