How Much Are Spanish Lessons? In-Person & Online Price Guide

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How Much Are Spanish Lessons? In-Person & Online Price Guide

Whether you’re looking for in-person or online Spanish lessons, you might have one crucial question in mind:

“How much do Spanish lessons typically cost?”

Honestly, it’s a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?” since the prices tend to vary widely.

It also depends on your level, goals and other circumstances.

However, in this guide, I’ll go through the average costs for most popular Spanish lesson platforms, classes and courses (in-person and online options) by way of comparison, which should give you a good starting point.

Let’s get started.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Below you’ll find the average prices for the most popular platforms and resources that offer Spanish tutor lessons online.

Here’s how much Spanish tutors tend to charge.

1. italki

italki lessons can cost as little as $4 per hour.

The prices of the lessons depend on which Spanish teacher you select since each teacher sets their prices for their lessons. The average cost that most students pay for italki is around $10 per hour.

Some highly qualified teachers may charge a lot more.

With italki, you can complete trial lessons to check the teaching style of each tutor. If you want to find a tutor that matches your learning style, I recommend that you reap the benefits of these discounted trial sessions.

The lessons are 1-on-1 tutor-style sessions from certified teachers. With many tutors to choose from, you will find several budget-friendly options that will help you learn Spanish.

Read this italki review.

2. SpanishVIP

SpanishVIP has a couple of price plans depending on the lesson type you want to choose. If you select 1-on-1 private classes with a tutor, the monthly sessions start from $149. The other price options for private tutor sessions include $399 for three months and $699 for six months.

Your other option with SpanishVIP is to choose group classes. These lessons again have three price plans, including $99 per month, $249 per three months and $399 per six months.

It’s possible to see how SpanishVIP works with a free trial, so trying a free class to check the teaching style and see if it suits you is worthwhile.

Read this SpanishVIP review.

3. Lingoda

The Lingoda platform offers personalized Spanish language lessons from qualified tutors. You can take individual classes or group classes (less expensive option).

The prices for Spanish lessons through Lingoda start from $20 per class (individual) and $12 per class (group). However, depending on the number of classes you take each month, the prices can vary.

Read this Lingoda review.

4. Preply

Preply offers Spanish lessons from experienced tutors.

Prices range from $2 to $100; the average cost is $13. It’s possible to pay for your classes separately or choose a budget-friendly option with Spanish lesson packages that offer five, ten or 20 lessons.

You can also select Spanish tutors that live in different locations, including Spain, Colombia and Mexico - the platform has 4,642 Spanish tutors available.

Read this Preply review.

5. Verbling

The price of lessons offered by Verbling’s tutors ranges from $5 to around $100 per hour, and the platform’s average price is between $20 and $30 per hour.

As you can see, the lower end of the prices is slightly higher than italki’s $4 per hour, but the upper end is considerably more than the $80 per hour that some tutors charge on italki.

If you select Verbling, you cannot receive cash refunds if the platform doesn’t suit your requirements. However, you can complete a trial lesson free of charge.

The Verbling platform offers more than 2,000 tutors with teaching experience, and many Spanish tutors have English language proficiency. You can select sessions that match your budget from the range of Spanish sessions.

Read this Verbling review.

How much are Spanish classes in popular courses?

If you’re looking for a Spanish course that you can work through at your own pace, there are some excellent options for that too.

Here are my personal favorites (best value for money) and their prices.

1. Rocket Spanish

The Rocket Spanish platform offers tailored courses that you can try for free. If you find that you enjoyed the free trial, you can choose from a one-time payment plan or a six-month plan.

For a one-time payment, you can choose from Level 1, Levels 1 and 2, and Levels 1, 2 and 3 at $149.95, $299.90, and $449.85, respectively.

On the six-month plan, you can pay $75 for six months (a total of $450).

You can receive a refund by contacting the customer support team if you do not enjoy the course.

Read this Rocket Spanish review.

2. Spanish Uncovered

The Spanish Uncovered course costs a one-time fee of $297.

You can access course materials in a free trial to see if the lesson matches your learning style. It’s also possible to get a few other “bonus” materials available with the one-time payment plan.

If you select Spanish Uncovered and dislike the teaching method, the course founder will offer you a full refund as part of a 365-day guarantee.

Spanish Uncovered offers a story-learning method that helps you think in Spanish and learn new vocabulary with sessions related to the story you read.

Read this Spanish Uncovered review.

3. Pimsleur

With Pimsleur, you can complete a free lesson, like many course options for learning Spanish.

Pimsleur now offers an online subscription at $19.95 per month.

The complete offline course costs $575, but you can buy 30 lessons for each level for $150.

In other words, if you want to purchase the Pimsleur Spanish level 1, you can get 30 lessons for $150.

You can receive reading and core lessons, voice recognition tools and coaching, flashcards and more handy language learning support features for these prices with Pimsleur.

Read this Pimsleur review.

4. SpanishPod101

The SpanishPod101 platform offers learners a few subscription options.

You can choose from free, basic, premium and premium+ options.

For the basic, premium and premium+ options, you will pay $8, $25, or $47 for a one-month subscription, respectively.

Alternatively, you can pay $96, $240, or $549 for a 24-month subscription.

What you get from SpanishPod101 are audio and video lessons, tools such as slideshows and word lists, and guidance from a teacher if you choose the premium+ subscription option.

Read this SpanishPod101 review.

5. Mondly

You can study many different language courses with Mondly - Spanish included.

A couple of price options are available, including $4 monthly for 12 months or $9 monthly.

Mondly offers several daily lessons, vocabulary lists and options to practice your conversation skills. This platform is ideal for many budgets, and although the free version is limited, the lessons are engaging.

Read this Mondly review.

What about in-person Spanish teachers?

Honestly, it’s almost impossible to give an average price here, since it will depend on where you are.

In the United States, in CA for example, some Spanish teachers charge ~$8 an hour, whereas others go as high as ~$40 an hour or more. Check Craigslist and see who’s in your area.

In Australia, the average going rate for Spanish teachers/tutors is ~$30 an hour. Gumtree is a good place to find them.

Again, this will all vary (and you also need to factor in fuel costs and so on).

There are plenty of affordable options for Spanish lessons

Learning Spanish is affordable or even cheap with the right teachers/tutors and courses.

The price guide above should give you a good indication of what to expect.

Ultimately, the cost of Spanish lessons depends on many factors, including your level, goals, whether it’s in-person or online, and where your teacher comes from (Latin American teachers are always cheaper than Spanish ones).

italki is arguably the most flexible and least expensive option if you’re a casual learner just looking for the occasional lesson without any commitment.

SpanishVIP is better value in terms of consistency and quality. Lingoda’s pretty much on par with it.

In terms of Spanish courses, Rocket Spanish is the market leader and provides the best, overall value for money.

A close second would be Spanish Uncovered, if you like learning through stories.

Choose a Spanish tutor or course that matches your budget by trying some of these courses and lessons (most offer a trial), and check which ones match your learning style.

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