Spanish Language Immersion
So, you want to learn how to speak Spanish and the classroom at home just isn’t cutting it. Sure, you’re learning the grammar rules – but you can’t conjugate on the spot and you aren’t gaining sufficient experience speaking. You’re not alone; a lot of students have trouble learning a new language within the comfort of their English speaking university. The solution? Study abroad! When it comes to learning a new language, there is no substitute for full Spanish language immersion.
If you stop and think about it, you will realize that you don’t have to go all the way to Spain to immerse yourself in Spanish language studies. Most teachers in the US public school system actually focus on Latin American Spanish, so that is probably what you are most familiar with anyway. You could go somewhere like Mexico, Ecuador, Peru or Argentina and practice speaking with the locals there. You can enroll in any number of programs and courses to help you stay focused on studying the language – but you will find the real education comes not from the program but from your surroundings. Over time, you can become comfortable speaking without thinking, communicating with friends, and traveling around. You might even reach a point where it's easier to come up with the Spanish slang than the proper English…and that will be a moment to be proud of!
If you're a student interested in studying abroad and immersing yourself in the Spanish language, consider one of our many study abroad programs that open your eyes into a new world of learning the Spanish language like you've never experienced before.