Gonzales School of Languages

The Gonzales School of Languages has a highly professional staff of instructors who can train student

Due to Covid most people prefer virtual Spanish or English classes

Operating as usual


The Gonzales School of Languages opened its doors in Spring Branch Houston after Señor Raul Gonzales recognized a need in the market while teaching Spanish and history at Spring Woods High School in 1970.

Today, our returning student Gustavo, the young sir in the video wearing a white cap who took classes with his parents and brother in 1992 continues his language training after looking for our school online and indeed found that we are still in operation.

There is a photo with Gustavo and Mr. Gonzales in comments from today's session.

We thank him for providing this memorable video for us to share.


We are highlighting an article that featured our Language School in the Employment Correspondent section of the Houston Chronicle.

Bilingual skills becoming more vital

Global economy necessitates people learn languages
By KERRY SMITH Employment Correspondent

In the world of global negotiations and big-deal signing, speaking the same language, literally, can make or break a client's bottom line. The value of being bilingual is be- coming more and more measurable, as businesses and industries woo cli- ents on foreign soil, and as clients venture to the U.S. to shop for sites to expand and relocate portions of their companies.

In Houston, the ability of speaking both English and Spanish has clear rewards. Raul Gonzales, owner of The Gonzales School of Languages at 7500 San Felipe, has traveled to places of business across the city for 30 years, educating English-speaking professionals in conversational Span- ish and teaching Hispanic workers how to communicate in English. Gonzales said being bilingual is a huge plus.

"You're clearly head and shoulders above the crowd if you can speak in both languages," Gonzales said. "Just recently, an American com- pany I know of won a giant contract from a buyer in Venezuela over a Japanese company merely because the U.S. firm was able to clearly com- municate in Spanish.

"In big international business, you will definitely fall short of closing a deal if you're not able to make a solid effort to communicate in the pros- pective client's native language."

Not every top-level executive at a U.S. firm needs to practice perfect Spanish before traveling abroad to make a business pitch, Gonzales said, but the executives should know enough nontechnical vocabulary to be able to make an effort to chat dur- ing a business social event.

"It's so important for that U.S. firm to make the effort to try and speak the language of the company in which they're presenting, even if it's Raul Gonzales, owner of The Gonzales School of Languages at 7500 San Felipe, said, "You're clearly
not about the technical aspects of the visit."

Gonzales, whose clients include the Houston Chronicle, Shell, Pride In- ternational and Fluor Daniel, generally teaches 12-hour Spanish lessons to professionals at their Houston workplace. The sessions span up to 30 weeks, depending upon the profi- ciency of the class and the level of language comprehension needed to perform their job responsibilities.

"Employees who know two languages generally make more money than those who are not bilingual, particularly in cities such as Houston," Gonzales said. "We focus on teaching conversational Spanish that is practical in terms of what is being spoken in the workplace.

Gonzales said often the companies who travel to the U.S. to discuss a business proposition expect a U.S. counterpart to be able to represent Jerry Powers photo
head and shoulders above the crowd if you can speak in both languages." them when they're considering buy- ing a product or service.

"If your firm is courting international firms, you've got to be pre- pared to make an intelligent impression, and that includes being able to communicate with them not just in your own language, but also in theirs," he said. At Gulf States Toyota's vehicle pro- cessing center in Houston, human resources manager Tracy Chamblee is actively participating in learning Spanish during her lunch hours.

Her incentive? To be able to better communicate with the company's accessory installers, whose language of choice is predominately Spanish.

"Several of us began taking conversational Spanish a year ago so we could communicate more smoothly and clearly with our hourly workers, said Chamblee, adding approximately 140 of the center's 400 employees are Spanish-speakers. "We have an absentee hotline for workers to call in if they're not going to be able to come to work that day, and the supervisors often weren't able to understand these phone messages without the aid of an interpreter. But now they can understand."

In addition to Gulf States Toyota's U.S. employees learning Spanish, about 40 people in the company's work force whose language of choice is Spanish are learning English dur- ing their lunch hours.
"It's exciting to be able to talk with each other easier, and to build a more cohesive team," Chamblee said.

For more information on conversational Spanish classes at your work- check site. the Web www.gonzaleslanguages.com.


Lunch with a view.. in Capri, Italy


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Valley of the Lights, Italy



Monterosso Cinque Terre Italy 😇
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Beautiful Hawaii! 🌴

Oahu, Hawaii
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Happy 56th Anniversary to us.

Photos from Gonzales School of Languages's post 01/15/2024


City of love, city of lights 😍




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Feel romantic? I do.

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How Big is Our Galaxy? - The Milky Way 07/07/2023

If the Bible is right and God created all of this in one day and on the second day started to make birds, why would he bother to have male babies be circumcised? Are you afraid to ask hard questions?
Are we just mere puppets of man made religions?

How Big is Our Galaxy? - The Milky Way Small comparison of how big our galaxy (The Milky Way) is. Pretty unfathomable.





El barco más grande del mundo llamado "Icon Of The Seas" zarpara en enero del 2024.

Llevará 5610 pasajeros y 2350 miembros de la tripulación.

Es 5 veces más grande y más pesado que el Titanic, pesando 250,800 toneladas, mientras que Titanic pesaba 50,210 toneladas.

Cuenta con 19 pisos donde habrá más de 40 bares, restaurantes y boliches; contará con 6 toboganes, 7 piscinas y 9 bañeras de hidromasaje.

Promete más de 40 formas de cenar, beber y entretenerse, muchas de ellas incluidas en la tarifa del crucero.

Cada boleto cuesta 1900 dólares y hasta 5mil dólares, todos quieren ir al nuevo Titanic.

Is This The Worst Mistake In Human History? #shorts #shortsfeed #history 07/05/2023

Had this soldier done his job there wouldn't have been a World War 2 and 50 million souls would not had been killed including 6 million Jews, 245 thousand american soldiers and countless million more of Europeans.

Is This The Worst Mistake In Human History? #shorts #shortsfeed #history This man made one of the worst mistakes in history. In 1918, during World War One, a British soldier named Henry Tandey was in a trench after a long day of f...


It is siesta time after a job well done.

Resting after pollinating many flowers.


New conversationsl Spanish classes starting after Memorial day. The classes will meet once a week from 700 pm to 835. The ten week course is $350 including material.
These classes will meet at the Cannon building West campus 1334 Brittmoore Road. Call 713 419 1035:

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7500 San Felipe Street Ste 600
Houston, TX

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