Learn Spanish Today!

The Spanish Academy is the top-rated Spanish language school in South Africa, offering rapid results and practical knowledge of the language in the shortest time frame. At the Spanish Academy, we teach an unprecedented conversational skills course to people traveling to Spain, the USA, South, and Central America.

Our clients range from school children to adults. We cover all aspects of reading, writing, and grammatical skills, placing a huge emphasis on the importance of sound conversational techniques. To be in a foreign country, be it for vacation or relocation purposes, without the proper means of communication can be a daunting prospect.

We aim to give our clients confidence in all types of situations, thus allowing quick and easy integration into the Spanish culture. Comments are always made by former students as to how their experiences were so much greater and more rewarding as they were able to speak freely and get to know the wonderful people and spirit of the different countries.

Our Student’s Success Stories

Below is what our students have to say about us.

  • Slade's unique approach to teaching Spanish gets you speaking Spanish really fast, the classes are fun, the take home manual is excellent and there is regular engagement involving sharing of tips and material to practice. I had tried language apps before and whilst useful they are no substitute for personal teacher led lessons. I recommend The Spanish Academy to all my friends.

    Leon Cilliers Avatar Leon Cilliers
    October 29, 2020
  • I have studied Spanish at university level and could not speak the language. I started studying with Slade at the Spanish academy and have learnt more studying with Slade than I ever did studying 3 years of university Spanish. Slade has a unique style of teaching Spanish. He understands the method of teaching a language to English speaking students and his passion and enthusiasm is clearly felt in his classes. You will be speaking Spanish in a few short weeks if you follow his technique. If you are thinking about studying Spanish, then this is the place to be. I highly recommend Slade and The Spanish Academy

    Gina Lewis Avatar Gina Lewis
    October 29, 2020
  • I took private lessons with Slade a few months prior to moving to Central America. Slade is an outstanding teacher and has developed an excellent method of teaching. He knows exactly how the brain works with languages. I was fortunate to have started my spanish language journey with Slade because his lessons lay a strong foundation for my further learning of the language now that I live in Central America. I highly recommend anyone who's interested in learning Spanish to go with The Spanish Academy South Africa!

    Merlyn Kindangen Avatar Merlyn Kindangen
    October 29, 2020
  • I can recommend Slade and the Spanish Academy wholeheartedly! I have been a student of his for nearly eight months now. He is professional, and the emphasis is on good communication. His classes are always something to look forward to in the week. If you want to learn Spanish, Slade is the way to go!!

    Aline Krog Avatar Aline Krog
    January 29, 2022
  • Slade’s building block methodology makes Spanish easy to grasp conceptually. He makes the learning and understanding Spanish fun, entertaining and exciting. His ability to project himself into my future needs and create relevant conversations and examples in each lesson was remarkable. I thoroughly enjoyed our lessons and his encouragement, guidance and support. I highly recommend taking his classes.

    Greg Cameron Avatar Greg Cameron
    October 29, 2020
  • Slade is an amaizing lecturer and has great communication skills. I have done the beginners course and can truly say that I can now have a basic conversation in Spanish. The material is easy to understand and the Slade gives you the tools to expand your knowledge. Muchas Gracias Slade.

    sofie sigrist Avatar sofie sigrist
    October 29, 2020
  • The Spanish Academy has sparked a lifelong passion for the language. I’ve enjoyed Slade’s teaching methods, which build your confidence and abilities quickly, his endless encouragement and wicked sense of humour so much that I’ve completed the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. The journey has been most rewarding with seeing my fellow group members – the majority of the same people since I started last year – improve in their abilities and the sense of community and camaraderie that we’ve built up. It’s a true testament to Slade’s skills in guiding our group expertly and the fun that we’ve had while learning so much. If you’re keen to take your Spanish speaking to the next level for travel, work or to open up a whole new world of possibilities, don’t hesitate to sign up with The Spanish Academy.

    Nici Solmon Avatar Nici Solmon
    October 29, 2021
  • I recommend The Spanish Academy wholeheartedly! We really were able to speak Spanish with confidence after the first lesson, never mind after the first course with Slade, and enjoyed it so much that we continued with his Advanced course! To anyone thinking its difficult to learn a new language, Slade has you covered! Gracias Slade!

    Melanie Botoulas Avatar Melanie Botoulas
    October 29, 2021
  • I started my beginners course with Slade in February And it was the best decision I have ever made. The class is absolutely amazing and fun, and with Slade as your teacher, you’ll never fail to feel proud and good about your accomplishments, he motivates you and sets you up for success. I can now understand and speak Spanish on a profound level. Muchas gracias Slade . Yo hablo español y tú también puedes! 💃🏼

    Charne Garbers Avatar Charne Garbers
    October 29, 2020
  • Slade is the most phenomenal teacher I have ever had! His techniques are incredible and allow even the hardest concepts to appear easy and the course is so cleverly thought out and executed! As an added extra there are his unreal dad jokes which really just bring the whole thing together!! 10/10!!

    Lucy Gemmell Avatar Lucy Gemmell
    October 29, 2020