Idlewild’s language courses are fun and practical and were named “Best of New York” by New York Magazine.

Our Spanish classes are taught by native speakers in one of our beautiful bookstores. (

All our classes in Brooklyn and most of our Manhattan classes are taught by Eduardo Pavez from Chile. Our Tuesday evening classes in Manhattan are taught by Sami Buccella from Argentina. Our Wednesday evening classes are taught by Andrés Girardo from Colombia. Our high intermediate and film classes in Manhattan are taught by Juan Vallejo from Colombia.

All are excellent teachers, with several years of experience teaching Spanish in New York.

You can click on the links below for course descriptions, teacher bios, or to register.

Each lesson at Idlewild combines grammar and conversation and applies them to real-life situations. For example, a beginner lesson might focus on the grammar and vocabulary needed to order in a restaurant, while an intermediate class might have students discussing what they would do if they won the lottery.

Each week, we’ll learn and review colloquial expressions and pronunciation as well as grammar and vocabulary. Students also get plenty of speaking practice each week by participating in short conversations and class exercises.

Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter at the top of this page to receive new class schedules and special offers.

You can also check our blog for additional language-learning tips, including great movies, TV shows and websites for Spanish learners.

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Prices below include 25% discount

MANHATTAN
170 7th Ave South

Spanish for Beginners

For absolute beginners or people who
studied long ago and need to brush up
Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Mondays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Saturdays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 12 - Feb 23 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Advanced Beginner

For people who know basic grammar,
including the present and simple past
Mondays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Mondays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 12 - Feb 23 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Intermediate

For those who can make conversation
and know the past, present and future
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Saturdays 3:45 - 5:15 pm Jan 12 - Feb 23 $295.00 info/register

Spanish High Intermediate

For students who know the grammar pretty well
but need to build fluency
Mondays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Fridays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 11 - Feb 22 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Film and Conversation

Our most advanced class, for those who
can speak and understand at a high level
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Fridays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 11 - Feb 22 $295.00 info/register

COBBLE HILL
249 Warren St

Spanish for Beginners

For absolute beginners or people who
studied long ago and need to brush up
Mondays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Thursdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Advanced Beginner

For people who know basic grammar,
including the present and simple past
Mondays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 7 - Feb 18 $295.00 info/register
Tuesdays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Intermediate

For those who can make conversation
and know the past, present and future
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register

Spanish High Intermediate

For students who know the grammar pretty well
but need to build fluency
Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register

Spanish Film and Conversation

Our most advanced class, for those who
can speak and understand at a high level
Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
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