So you’re a busy Executive and you want to expand your business opportunities in Latin America? Maybe strengthen a relationship with an existing Spanish-speaking client? Or perhaps you’ve been in touch with a potential Mexican or Chilean partner that recently entered your market or your region?
How’s your Spanish?
If you’ve answered “not good”, you may be missing out on significant business opportunities. Statistics Canada estimates the total trade value with selected Latin American countries to be over $71B in 2020. Spanish is the #1 language to learn for Business Executives.
In Spanish-speaking countries, business is based on relationships and getting to know one another before doing business; it is not a transactional process based on features or price like in North America. Inquiring about one’s family, health and what’s going on in one’s life is vital in developing healthy relationships and shows you care. After all, people want to do business with people they know, like and trust.
Knowing Spanish is a must when dealing with Spanish-speaking countries, and even though you don’t have to speak like a native, being able to hold even a basic conversation will go a long way in building trust and establishing that potentially lucrative relationship.
What’s the best way to learn Spanish for a Business Executive?
Immersion into an environment is often touted as the ideal way to learn a new language, but let’s face it: how many of us have the time, the energy or even the funds to move to another country to learn a new language while running our businesses day to day?
Even conventional language classes can require chunks of time that may be difficult to free up in your busy Executive schedule.
You need Spanish classes that are tailored to Business Executives like yourself and that are available in convenient chunks at off hours either in the morning, during lunch, or in the evening.
Spanish Classes for Business Executives
At Speak Spanish Academy, we understand your time constraints and your need to get results quickly. We take a fully personalized approach with our Spanish Classes for Business Executives. We will address your specific needs and interests whether it’s negotiations, logistics, marketing, business terminology, pronunciation, or social and cultural skills. We’ll make sure we’ve got you covered for business, for travel and for social situations as well.
Our Spanish Classes for Business Executives run 3 sessions of 40 minutes per week, either in the morning before work starts – and when most people are at their mental peak – or at lunch time to provide a much needed break during the busy work day. Learn in a personalized small group setting with other motivated Executives like yourself.
If your prefer learning at your own pace or in a one-on-one private class, we can easily accommodate your needs and tailor a Spanish language program to your requirements.