Wow the locals with your new Spanish skills in Costa Rica
Planning a trip to Costa Rica or Central America in general and wondering if you need some Spanish skills? Look no further! With our travelling classroom, you can learn and travel at the same time. Learning Spanish takes your travel experience in Central America to the next level. Imagine being able to order the perfect meal at a local restaurant, strike up a conversation with a local and make a new friend! Not only that but understanding the local language can also enhance your cultural understanding and give you a stronger appreciation for the countries you're visiting. So, pack your bags and grab a Spanish-English dictionary because we're about to show you how learning Spanish is a fun experience for any young and adventurous traveller.
Learning while you're there vs. learning before you go
There are benefits to learning a language while travelling like:
- Learning a language in context, where you are immersed in the language and culture, can be a more effective way of learning. You can practise all day and every day!
- It allows you to pick up conversational expressions and local dialects that you probably won't learn in a traditional classroom setting at home, or in language apps.
- Travelling and learning a language at the same time can be a fun and exciting way to experience a new culture and make new connections, with both locals and other students.
On the other hand, learning a language before leaving on your journey also has its advantages:
- It allows you to communicate more effectively with locals from day 1, which might make your travel experience in Latin America a bit easier.
- You will be able to find your way in any Spanish-speaking country right from the get-go.
- You will have a greater sense of independence and autonomy while travelling, as you don't need to spend time in the classroom during your journey.
Some people may find that learning a language before travelling gives them a greater sense of confidence and independence, as they are able to communicate more effectively with locals and navigate their destination with ease. Additionally, having a solid foundation in the language before travelling can make it easier to pick up new vocabulary and grammar while on the trip.
On the other hand, a lot of us don't have the time or motivation to learn Spanish while also juggling between studying and working. If you're like that, you'll probably agree that learning a language while travelling is more effective, as you're able to learn in context, easily picking up expressions and local dialects that aren't covered in a traditional classroom setting. Additionally, being immersed in the language and culture with fellow passionate travellers makes the learning experience even more fun.
Learn Spanish properly in our travelling classroom in Panama and Costa Rica
So, based on the information above you have probably decided what type of learner you are. We would always recommend learning Spanish in a local environment because it just pushed you to really practice and get to know the language. A travelling classroom is absolutely perfect for that, and this wonderful program taking you from Panama to Costa Rica is the cream of the crop.
Our travelling classroom combines language classes with travel and cultural activities. It's a great way to practice the language in real-life situations while discovering new places and cultures. You get to take Spanish classes with certified teachers, and in addition accommodation and excursions are both a part of the package. Even better: you get to meet other students from all over the world who share your passion for language and travel which really enhances your learning experience.
Practice is everything
So, learning a language during your trip can give you a boost of confidence, independence, and a deeper understanding of the culture. But, it's important to remember that no matter what learning method you choose, consistency and practice is the key to mastering a language. Mixing it up with classes, apps and talking to native speakers can also give you an edge in the game.
Interested in one of our travelling classrooms? Talk to a travel advisor to design your adventure - we can't wait to help you out!