A fantastic way to boost your Spanish and a source of knowledge, emotions and feelings.
LEARNING SPANISH OR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE IS ABOUT SOCIALISING, NETWORKING AND INTERACTING WITH OTHERS
Why would you learn Spanish (or any other language) if it did not boost your personal interaction with others?
Languages give us a unique opportunity to communicate with people, to connect with those we would not be able to if we had no mutual language. Without the human aspect, there is little chance you will have sufficient motivation to improve your skills. A language in isolation without communication is simply useless!
IF YOU ARE READY TO SHARE YOUR INTERESTS AND EMOTIONS WITH PEOPLE AROUND YOU, YOU WILL THRIVE!
You first need to be ready to share in order to receive.
We all agree memorising structures by heart is no way to learn a language. Repetition is a sort of self-compliance similar to learning how to play tennis against a wall as opposed to a tennis partner. The only way to share emotions and feelings is to interact with others. A group of language learners often becomes a bubble, where opinions, experiences and emotions can be exchanged in a foreign language.
“Learning Spanish with a group of people from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds make useful, surprising, enriching and often, hilarious things happen”
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IS AN INFINITE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE, EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS…
Have you ever wanted someone from Paris to personally tell you the best-hidden corners or charming cafés? Haven’t you ever wanted to share your own vision of your culture with foreigners?
This is it! This is exactly what you will expect in a multinational language group. You will have the privilege of listening to first-hand experiences from other cultures and countries. You will have the amazingly enriching opportunity to have a fellow from Japan who can share his personal experience while helping after the terrible earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. You will have the exciting possibility of listening to an Indian fellow explaining all the rituals and festivities associated with Diwali. There are no emotional and knowledge boundaries in a multinational classroom.
“Being heard, spoken to and even sometimes corrected by fellows with the guidance of your Spanish teacher will multiply the sources of input and feedback for you”
…AND AN EXTRAORDINARY LANGUAGE TRIGGER FOR YOU
Okay, but why and how does this cultural diversity in the Spanish class help you improve dramatically your language skills?
Learning Spanish with a group of fellows from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds make useful, surprising, enriching and often, hilarious things happen.
In a multinational group, you will be cognizant of your pronunciation since you want to make sure your fellows understand you and not only your teacher who knows you well and is accustomed to your accent. Just as you want to make yourself comprehensible , your fellows also improve their pronunciation to which you carefully listen and assimilate.
By interacting not only with your teacher but also with the rest of the students in the Spanish classroom, you will have many more opportunities to hear some new vocabulary in multiple contexts and meanings and therefore retain them.
Being heard , spoken to and even sometimes corrected by fellows with the guidance of your Spanish teacher will multiply the sources of input and feedback for you
The discovery of some peculiarity of other languages’ structures will make you highly observant that will help you pay attention and correct your own mistakes.
Surprising and enriching
You will learn (In Spanish by the way!) surprising and amazing things about other cultures and languages. The more nationalities there are in your Spanish course, the more endless and surprising it will be.
Do you know why red is so important in China? Do you have any idea why Germans drink hot red wine for Xmas? Any clue of how many official cheeses France has? Did you know that Filipinos have a large tradition of Spanish speaking? Was Flamenco really brought to Spain from India?
Has anyone ever given you (In Spanish, of course) the best tips to travel the UK by train? Or explained to you how Scandinavians have gender equality at work or high social benefits? Wouldn’t you like a Japanese to explain to you in Spanish the Sakura Cherry blossom tradition?
Some of the most hilarious stories that can happen in a Spanish classroom is a Japanese explaining in Spanish the details and instructions on how to use the toilets in Japan…
“Some of the most hilarious stories that can happen in a Spanish classroom is that of a Japanese explaining in Spanish the details and instructions on how to use the toilets in Japan”