I’m lucky enough to be writing this blog post from sunny Fuerteventura, where I’m spending a working week.
I love it here; unpretentious, sunny-but-not-too-hot, cocktails on tap and breathtaking walks by the volcanos… And yes! I will be doing a bit of work this week too.
Being here has really made me want to get serious about learning Spanish.
I’ve been talking about it for years – I’ve started, then stopped and… let’s face it, I haven’t been the most diligent of students. That’s not easy for me to admit, given that I give advice on how to learn languages all day and every day..!
Did you see my video in our private Spanish Facebook community?
It was my way of making a public commitment to my learning – once and for all! (Doing what I do, I have very few excuses…)
Each morning, I do some gentle practice in the Lingua Attack ‘Starter Lab” to get a good grasp of all the basics. It’s a brilliant digital platform full of great and easy-to-follow content.
I really enjoy it! It’s interactive and very well-structured for self-study material. I write a few notes in my learning diary and I truly feel that I am making small but very steady progress.
But I also really enjoy social opportunities to practice my skills. Everyone here on the island is lovely and I never miss an opportunity to try my new knowledge out in the shops!
If, like me, you’d like to make serious strides towards being competent in Spanish with:
- an agenda that fits within your busy schedule
- resources accessible in and outside of the classroom
- group classes to benefit from a real sense of community with like-minded individuals
- 1:1 for some personalised language coaching
…then you may want to check our NEW Discovery Programme out.
We will be launching two levels by application only – one for novices like myself (everyone has to start somewhere!) and a more advanced one for students looking to push their Spanish language skills to the next level.
To find out more, email “Discovery” to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a little about you and your interest in Spanish, and someone will get right back to you!
Okay. I think it’s time for sangria!