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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

You need to speak Spanish. - Oct 2, 2017
Quite a bit. Not many Cubans speak English; they are mostly the the tourist hasslers in old town. - Jan 2, 2016
It helps a lot to speak Spanish but only a few words are absolutely necessary. - May 4, 2014
Survival Spanish will do, more job opportunities for spouses with a 2/2 or higher. Easier to find what you are looking for in groceries or otherwise with language. - Aug 14, 2013
Spanish is absolutely necessary. - Jul 9, 2011