When deciding to learn Spanish, one of the big questions you will have to ask yourself is whether you are going to study in your home country or whether you are going to travel abroad to learn.
Studying Spanish abroad is a big decision. It is also a big commitment and requires a lot of work, but equally it can be a completely life changing experience.
You will have the opportunity to learn Spanish in an Spanish-speaking environment, meet people from all around the world who are working towards the same goal and get an authentic language education.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Here are some common concerns about going abroad to study Spanish.
1. Will I find it too difficult?
Simply being in a Spanish speaking country doesn’t magically make learning the language easier. You will have to pay attention and concentrate all the time and at first this might be very difficult.
BUT: Spanish language schools are equipped to help make your learning process as easy as possible. And you can always ask for help.
When you learn Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country, you will be surrounded by it all the time. You will have to use your vocabulary in supermarkets, cafes and other day-to-day tasks. You will also find yourself speaking Spanish to your classmates.
This can be a very quick way to learn. Even when you are not in classes, you will be practising your skills in a real environment.
You will also experience the way Spanish speakers really speak when they interact with each other. This is a very authentic education.