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“Jose was my Spanish teacher off and on for over two years. I can’t recommend him enough as a Spanish teacher. Super patient, the books used are great for beginners and although I initially did in person classes with him transitioned to the online classes. They were just as effective. Highly recommend Jose!”

Jason Garden
Loan Originator

“I can’t say enough great things about José! He was a wonderful tutor and had a gentle ease about him that made me feel comfortable practicing a new language. José took time to explain everything he taught me and challenged me in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. He encouraged me to push myself and to not only learn the language but also the various Spanish cultures. I would highly recommend José if you are looking to learn the Spanish language. ¡Muchas gracias, José!”

Allison Perrotta, CPA
Financial Analyst

“Professor Jose makes learning Spanish easy. He is very patient and professional. My knowledge base has increased exponentially and have gained more confidence in holding conversations in Spanish. Patricia”

Patricia Williams
Seasoned Accountant

“Professor Ramirez has taught me hands on Spanish language learning for business - we are just 40 hours into our 75 session and I cannot believe how much I have already picked up! Jose is wonderful. He is never late to any of his classes and is flexible with our busy schedules! I recommend Jose for you all to learn hands on Spanish speaking with him! Well Recommended”

Ryan Wright
Manager | Local Leasing at Brookfiel Properties

“We engaged José Ramirez to teach beginner and intermediate classes in Business Spanish in March 2016. The objective has been to enable certain employees to apply the language in a professional context as many of our customers are in Latin America. Therefore, we set high expectations for him. José has an extremely well-structured teaching approach and uses modern methods such as the simulation of presentations and telephone conferences or interviews, where he uses his years of coaching experience from other companies. His knowledge about teaching and learning methods and tools is so good that you can make the most of your time and money. You have even the opportunity to catch up missing classes by having online real time classes remotety with him. He knows how to involve and encourage participants equally, independent of individual or professional background, due to his strong social competence and business/entrepreneur mindset. An exceptional intercultural training is integrated in his classes as he lived and worked in Latin America for many years before he came to the Untited States. José is a dedicated and goal-oriented teacher who is always very friendly and absolutely reliable. Personally, I was so convinced that I started taking private lessons with him a while ago. He has met the company’s and my personal expectations in all matters and I can highly recommend working with him.”

Friedolin Patzke, CPA, CMA
Director Accounting and Controlling,

MAN Engines & Components Inc.

“We a group of corporate professionals working at Liberty Latin America hired Jose to train us on basic Spanish Language. Jose did an excellent job by providing us practical training. He went an extra mile and to give us customized coarse that would help us in day to day conversation with our Latin American colleagues. I do recommend Jose if you are looking for a good Spanish tutor!”

Shikha Handa
Sr. Manager | Quality Management

“I highly recommend Jose's Spanish 4 Business! I've been studying Spanish with Jose for a few months now and I can't emphasize how great my experience has been. Jose provides easy instruction, offers interactive exercises and we engage in topical conversations as well for optimal practice. We also read a lot which, if you've ever been taught anything, is paramount to fundamental learning. I get my lessons online via an online classroom that Jose instructs from. His availability has been convenient for me and I'm happy that I did this! It's never too late to learn a language and, at least in my case, reconnect with your roots and culture!”

Lilly Torres
Office Administrator at DLA Piper Miami

“It has been such a pleasure to work with Señor José as I strive to become fluent in Spanish. Being a medical resident, I thought it was important to be able to communicate with my patients better- not only during my training here in Miami but for my future practice. 
He is kind, has patience, and is always encouraging. Señor José has such a relaxed disposition; he takes the stress out of learning a new language. All material is provided and scheduling is flexible. He offers in-person lessons or video chat lessons. Goals can be tailored towards wanting to learn Spanish for personal/social reasons or for more professional reasons. Overall, he is such a good person and a great teacher. I give him the highest recommendation to those seeking a Spanish tutor. Señor José is molding me into a better physician with each lesson. I am very happy to have him as my teacher”

Jessica L. Jones, DO
Dermatology Resident PGY-2

“Jose tutored Spanish to my son (10th grader). At the very first hour, my son liked Jose's style of teaching and inspiring. In addition to doing well at school, he developed a great passion towards his Spanish skills. I would greatly recommend him to anybody. Thank you Jose!!!”

Anjana Patil
Senior Net Developer at ABB Optical Group

“Sr. Ramirez was my Spanish teacher during my four years as Commissioner of the City of Miami Beach. I needed to speak with our Spanish speaking population in their language. He was an excellent tutor, starting with grammar and building my vocabulary, and quickly moving on to conversation. We read articles in Spanish, translated them, and then talked about the subject matter in Spanish. He also helped me write the speeches I needed for special occasions, especially for several visits to our senior centers, where I was able to communicate with the residents in their language. It was extremely helpful. I recommend Jose Ramirez highly!”

Joy Malakoff
Commisioner City of Miami Beach

Reviews from Google

“I've been studying Spanish with Jose for a few months now and I can't emphasize how great my experience has been. I'm a Latina raised in the states with a decent Spanish comprehension base, but I unfortunately never applied this to my daily language usage which left my Spanish speaking ability lacking (parents never spoke it at home). I searched for a Spanish teacher that could instruct me in a customizable way seeing as I'm no novice, although I needed help being able to keep up with my professional counterparts that are fluent in business level Spanish. Jose provides easy instruction, offers interactive exercises and we engage in topical conversations as well for optimal practice. We also read a lot which, if you've ever been taught anything, is paramount to fundamental learning. I get my lessons online via an online classroom that Jose instructs from. His availability has been convenient for me and I'm happy that I did this. It's never too late to learn a language and to reconnect with your culture, as was the case for me. If you think you don't have time, Jose is extremely flexible with his. Also, I challenge you to commit to two hours per week to invest in yourself and increase your abilities. We can all make time for what we think is worthy and valuable and for me, this is!”

Lilly Torres

“I currently take Jose's Spanish classes he offers online. I recommend them to anybody, even if online is not your thing. Jose's patience is unmatched and he goes into great depths of the Spanish language. I'm about at least a month in and I take it four times a week. So far I have noticed my reading, writing. and most importantly my speaking improve dramatically.”

Omar Ahmad

“Jose is a very skilled and patient teacher that puts great effort into practicing the Spanish language with his students. Not only did we learn a lot of vocabulary, but also grammar, reading, translating and especially speaking the Spanish language. Although we are not fluent in Spanish yet, we are definitely getting there soon.
We are glad to have Jose help us improving our language skills.”

Yvonne Schuster

“Jose is an excellent teacher. He is very patient with his students and is always willing to take suggestions from his students to improve the classes. I highly recommend Spanish Language 4 Business as it has improved my Spanish greatly over the last two years.”

Suzanne Liin

“When we met, I was a monoglot of 52 years of age - and left-brained - a real challenge for Jose. I now consider myself an Intermediate student who can confidently read and write in Spanish - and I am able to express myself verbally using simple sentences. I now spend most of my Spanish practice listening, talking and reading aloud to develop fluency. Jose keeps the learning fun and adapts well to the changing needs of his students. If you still struggle with when to use estar and ser, para and por, and other "tricky" parts of the language - you need to call Jose!”

Kathy Boutin

“I cannot recommend Spanish Language 4 Business enough! I am a psychologist who works with many monolingual Spanish-speaking families. While I had a lot of previous Spanish language instruction, when I started my current position, I felt the need to brush up on my skills. I have been taking weekly individual classes for the past ~1 year, and have benefited immensely from working with Jose Ramirez. The classes work perfectly with my schedule, and are tailored to my level. That means, Jose often works with me on grammatical structures or vocabulary I am less familiar with, while broadening my cultural knowledge and Spanish literacy by reading and discussing articles he has found. He takes great care to find readings that apply to my field and/or relate to the clients I see. As a result, I truly enjoy our discussions, and I find Jose to be an incredibly supportive teacher. He is also very diligent in recommending additional resources, and sending vocabulary words to practice via the app, Quizlet. As a result of these classes, I recently passed the exam for bilingual clinicians at my current job (at a level that would allow me to begin the process of becoming a certified translator). Moreover, my highest scores were in the areas of cultural knowledge and fluency (meaning the ability to respond as a native speaker might). Thus, as I said at the start of this post, I cannot recommend Spanish Language 4 Business enough!”

Lisa Christensen

“Jose has been my daughter’s Spanish teacher for several years now and I could not be happier with the progress that they have made. He has an effective teaching method that makes it easy for my daughter to learn and he is very attentive to her strengths and weaknesses in the language. Over the course of these past years, I have seen her language abilities improve and progress to a higher level. I would definitely recommend 5/5!”

Armine Kocharyan

“Jose Ramirez has been an outstanding Spanish instructor. When I started I was barely (or maybe less than barely) competent in Spanish in the present tense. My ability to carry on conversations, in Spanish, on topics other those within a very limited domain was non-existant. Currently, I feel comfotable carrying on complex conversations on any number of topics. I have found Jose to be hard working, patient, and supportive. He seems to have the ability to target those areas in which I am weak. This is in order to provide additional direction and/or instruction needed to continue to move forward and improve. Jose is an intelligent person. Well educated and well prepared. There was never a session for which Jose was not thoroughly prepared. He usually came prepared with more work than we could possibly accomplish in the allotted time. I will miss our conversations. I would recommend Jose to anyone looking for an excellent Spanish Instructor.”

Raymond Hicks

“José is a great Spanish tutor, very knowledgeable and prepares each season for you custom needs. Highly recommend!”

Mark Lacerda

“Jose is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and knows exactly what needs to be taught for someone that wants to learn Spanish for business purposes.”

Joe Goldberg

Reviews from Thumbtack

Excellent teacher
“Thank you Jose for an excellent introduction to conversational Spanish. Our group classes were very well planned. The handouts and website you provided were very helpful.”

Barbara M.

Thank you to the best Spanish Teacher I ever had 
“We as a group at our company had the privilege to have Mr. Jose Ramirez as our Spanish teacher. We are all very pleased with this experience, his pedagogical methods, dedication and professionalism. I very much recommend Mr. Ramirez services as a Spanish teacher. He is one of the best teacher I ever had. Because of him and his teaching methods I am able to write this comment in Spanish. Thank you Mr. Ramirez.”

Mary T.

Great class, great teacher!
“Jose is a very skilled and patient teacher that puts great effort into practicing the Spanish language with his students.
Not only did we learn a lotof vocabulary, but also grammar, reading, translating and especially speaking the Spanish language.
Although we are not fluent in Spanish yet, we are definitely getting there soon. We are glad to have Jose help us improving our language skills.”

Yvonne S.

“Since elected as a Commissioner I have been studying Spanish with Professor Jose Ramirez of Spanish Language 4 Business.

His private tutorials have been perfect for my optimal learning. I need to be able to converse with constituents, especially older residents who speak little English. And I greatly value his flexibility in scheduling classes around my schedule.

After studying the first Basic Spanish text, we are now working on an Intermediate text, and new instructional material including reading articles in Spanish and listening to the audio for additional pronunciation help during the week. I find these instructional materials with audio extremely helpful both in improving my pronunciation and increasing my vocabulary and understanding idioms.

In addition, I enjoy working with digital flash cards and matching games to study vocabulary and verbs. Professor Ramirez also has helped me with short speeches for more formal occasions.

I recommend Professor Jose Ramirez highly!”

Joy V. W. Malakoff

“José offers a wonderful professional and flexible service for all Spanish levels. As a more advanced Spanish speaker looking to perfect my Spanish for the business world, he understood my needs and continued to bring forward new material such as books and articles to meet my specific needs. He offered a flexible schedule, traveled to my house, and was always on time. I genuinely believed that he cared about my Spanish abilities and wanted to help me. I considered him someone I felt comfortable talking to about anything, and enjoyed talking and learning with him.”

Jennifer McBride-Castro 
Senior Brand Manager at Dish Network

“Mr. Ramirez has had to assume all the responsibilities of the classroom teacher under very difficult conditions as a Spanish teacher. I have found him to be diligent in performing his responsibilities and committed to the mission of Broward County Schools. Mr. Ramirez possesses the ability to encourage students to do their best…”

Carol Ronald
Principal, McArthur High School

“Mr. Ramirez proved himself to be an extremely caring and conscientious individual. He possessed a genuine sincerity about everything he did pertaining to his job duties. He continuously strived to improve his knowledge in the field of teaching. He is receptive to innovative and creative ideas and is always willing to assume new responsibilities…”

Steven Williams

Principal, Silver Trail Middle School

“A great teacher! Very patient, friendly a sweet man-makes you feel immediately comfortable. He also takes an active interest in helping you reach your specific goals & works on areas of your concentration. He also has nice credentials. Definitely would recommend him.”

Melissa K.

“Very conscientious teacher. Able to work with kids and keep them interested. Organized and well prepared. We can see results.”

Anetta B.

“Very professional, still working with them learning Spanish, I feel like I getting more comfortable with every session.”

Priscilla H.

“Jose was a great help in preparing my 16 year old for his Spanish exams.”

Peter W.

“I have been taking Spanish classes with Jose for over a year and he has been an excellent instructor for a beginner student. He has always been very professional and patient during all of our sessions, and he tailored the program to fit my specific needs. I would highly recommend Jose as a Spanish instructor.”

TJK

“Mr. Ramirez is an excellent teacher– patient, encouraging, and able to gently push us to actually converse in Spanish. In our five months, he was professional and well organized. We felt we were progressing well. We plan to take more classes next fall.”

Faith H.

“I have completed 3 months of Spanish lessons. Mr. Ramirez is very professional and patient and really interested in making sure you learn and understand the language. I am surprised at how much I have learned in a short time and I have recommended him to several people.”

Edie L.

“The Instructor was very knowledgeable. The Professor implemented my business needs with the appropriate Spanish vocabulary. I work in two different fields and his recommendations assisted in improving and implementing; my work goals to my coworkers.

Due to my work schedule; the professor has been able to work with me and follow up with emails on any pending questions.”

Jen W.

“My kids improvement is outstanding. I’ve notice a big difference and very impress with Jose’s professionalism, patience and flexibility. He is perfect for all ages! We’re extremely content!”

Felicia F.

“José is a wonderful teacher. He is punctual and well-prepared. We are complete beginners and he has made our lessons fun and stress-free. His teaching style is ‘conversational’ which enables us to speak some Spanish immediately. He teaches a concept and then reviews these concepts with us during our following lessons ensuring we have solidified and completely understand the concept. We will continue to enjoy lessons with Jose in the coming months.”

Susan E.

“I can highly recommend Mr. Ramirez as a teacher of Spanish. He is very patient with me and we go along at my pace. He uses his laptop, a Spanish exercise book, and his past experience with pupils and our conversation as his teaching tools. Again, I can recommend Mr. Ramirez’s abilities as a teacher of Spanish.”

Marie Ann H.

Simply the best
“When you want to hire the best, hire Jose Ramirez. There is no one better.”

Tara F.

Exceptional for formal, business or conversational Spanish lessons
“I am a busy professional who owns my own business and as time has progressed, I have come to realize that Spanish is no longer a plus, it is a necessity in order to stay competitive in today’s business market in South Florida. When choosing a service I researched numerous places, talked to more than 10 people and interviewed 3. Jose was by far the most knowledgeable, flexible, experienced and passionate person I spoke with. His love for what he does shows through in all that he does. In just 4 months, I am understanding nearly everything that I hear and read, am able to write with above average proficiency and consider myself conversational in Spanish. Although, conversational is what I desired as my initial goal, I am continuing lessons beyond that to enhance my skills because it has been such a great process. I would highly recommend Jose to anyone who is considering hiring someone to learn Spanish. I am extremely picky and Jose has exceeded my expectations in every way.”

Sandra S.

Fantastic teacher
“José is extremely helpful and patient when it comes to learning Spanish. I have taken classes both in person and online and both experiences have been great. I would highly recommend José and his teaching methods to anyone who is looking to learn Spanish”.

Hunter F.

“I have just finished a course with Spanish Language 4 Business. As the owner of a Fence Company I felt I needed to connect with my Spanish speaking customers. After just 4 lessons I was able to punctuate my English with some Spanish terms related to my business. After 8 lessons I was actually conversing with my customers and able to get the idea across. Spanish Language 4 Business prepared a detailed outline that matched all the phrases, words, and expressions that we needed for the fence industry. Then proceeded to provide us with many tools such as: typed reference sheets, flash drives, computer oriented sites and even access on our cell phones for easy reference. I now have all the tools I need to communicate with my valued customers. I highly recommend this company!!!”

Laraine Saylor  
Saylor Fence, Inc.

“José is a professional teacher, with much patience, focus, openness and creativity, and it is a pleasure to learn from someone who has structured my Spanish language lessons around the field and industry in which I work. His approach and his own interest in learning have helped to make our sessions valuable and enjoyable.
 

Gracias José”

Anton P G.
Internet Marketing & Communications

“…highly recommend the language services of Mr. Ramirez. The balance of his professionalism, strong language and teaching skills, work ethic, and pleasant demeanor made him well like among everyone who interact with him.
 

He has a very thorough and organized class outline, and from the start was extremely prepared with power point presentations, course syllabus, and textbooks selection.
 

…he took special interest in providing course content that would directly assist our employees in handling real life job scenarios. He spent extra hours in his own time meeting with employees in the different job roles to develop useful vocabulary tools and phrase translations of exact call language they would use on a daily basis.
 

I don’t hesitate to recommend Mr. Ramirez…”

Stacey Watanabe
Human Resources Manager, Bayview Financial

“Mr. Ramirez holds high standards. He is reliable, punctual and conducts himself in both dress and manner, as the professional that he is. He is knowledgeable in his subject area. He is also able to employ technology in his classroom effectively…”

Pamela Peckham

Chairperson of Foreign Language Department,

Chaminade Madonna Preparatory High School

“Jose is excellent at tailoring the class to specific needs. He is quite flexible, and we were able to have lessons on a short-term basis while I was in Ft Lauderdale area.”

Daniel B.

“I LOVE my classes with Jose!!! He is patient, he gives the tools I need and most of all I feel more confident with my Spanish skills. He is a great motivator and a very good person. I highly recommend him.”

Aurelie D.

“Jose is a wonderful professor; he tutored me for about three months, as I am an English speaker working with the US Hispanic and Latin American markets here in Florida. Jose assisted me with the final preparation and delivery of my Spanish Sales Presentation. He was very patient as we went through each slide and he even brought his projector so I could perfect my delivery. We also did cultural exercises, which helped me build vocabulary and develop my grammar. I would DEFINITELY recommend Spanish Language for Business; they are professional and extremely organized, developing personalized lesson plans for each student they teach.


Jose gracias por todo, trabajar contigo fue un verdadero placer para mí.”

Tina L.

“My wife and I have had the pleasure of learning Spanish from Mr. Ramirez. We have found him to be the consummate professional and we are very pleased with our progress.

I highly recommend him as a Spanish teacher.”

Paul R.

“José is very good with children and worked well with my 7 and 9 year olds. His recommendation for Spanish books at their level was spot on. I would recommend Jose as an excellent tutor.”

Janice M.

“José Ramirez conducts his business in a very professional manner. His style of teaching Spanish made me completely comfortable which facilitated my learning. I would recommend him to all learning levels. He is a dedicated and caring man.”

Krista M.

“José is a pleasure to work with! He’s thorough, patient, & genuine. Jose has taught me 5 lessons of material in as little as one week with no cramming or stress. He makes learning Spanish fun & easy! I can’t say I would recommend anyone else, but Jose. GREAT MAN!”

Kadijah B.

“First and foremost Mr. Ramirez has is very easy going and good hearted person who put me at ease the first moment we met. Regarding that he is extremely professional always returns my calls in a timely manner and hasn’t been late to date. My lessons have been focused but allow some latitude for one of my questions that may take us off point. Mr. Ramirez assessed my level and set up a class outline for the limited time we had available. All of the goals were reasonable and agreed upon. I always request home work which I find useful for review, if there are mistakes the corrections are extremely valuable. I have a tendency to repeat them out of habit. An example would be my pronunciation. My Spanish is improving and I continue to take classes. His patience and individualized lessons have helped me improve quickly. I feel lucky to have found him as an instructor and would recommend him to anyone wishing to learn Spanish for business or just expanding their connections in the Spanish speaking world.”

Richard H.

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