Guest Author - Rachel L Webb
There is no better place than to learn Spanish in Spain. There are a multitude of courses, locations and levels to choose from. So where do you start?
The Internet has an enormous variety to offer. Do you want to learn Spanish and flamenco dancing at the same time. Or maybe Spanish lessons and surfing lessons combined.
If those sound a little too energetic and itís just Spanish lessons and free time to explore the city, the culture and put into practice what youíve learnt, thatís an option too.
All across Spain, from the well known cities to rural locations you can find learning centres, the choice is enormous.
So what is it you want from your trip to Spain?
How long a course to you want to take?
Do you have a location preference?
What level of Spanish do you have?
How many hours of Spanish teaching a day do you want?
Does the centre have wifi and free Internet use?
And so the list of your questions must go on.
Itís a minefield, with too much information and too much choice.
Does the course do a placement test to make sure youíre in the right group level for you?
Your time out to learn Spanish is a precious, maybe one off experience, and a costly one too. Make a list of what your expectations from a course are and use this to guide you to make the right choice for you.
And donít forget in planning your trip to allow time off for exploring the country, preferably after your course finishes, then youíll be more confident in the language to be enjoy your travels and using your new skills.
Spain is vast and diverse, and being able to speak the Spanish youíve learnt will be a thrill, and of course the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it.
Many courses offer summer language learning camps for young people between 13 and 17. The camp combines English or Spanish classes with sports and outdoors activities. A camp where different nationalities come together and where English or Spanish is learnt, according to the pupil's need, as well outdoor activities.
If you would like some advice or recommendations of where to go and study, drop me an email with what youíre hoping for and what part of Spain youíd like to go to and Iíll try and help.