Today, due to globalization, it has become a necessity to speak more than one language fluently. Learning a language is vital, not only to expand our knowledge but also to open doors to new and better job opportunities. Acquiring a new language brings countless benefits, which is why it has become a priority for young people and adults around the world.
Spanish is one of the most studied languages today, as it is the third most spoken language in the world, after English and Mandarin Chinese. More and more people are deciding to study this language and, to do so, they choose to travel to different Spanish-speaking countries to learn in the most effective and fastest way. Whether they decide to take Spanish classes in Madrid or to take a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, the fusion between tourism and learning is the perfect recipe for learning the Hispanic tongue. Traveling to learn a language allows you to immerse yourself in the culture of that country, its history, and customs; in addition, the environment encourages you to practice speaking and communicating on a daily basis.
In this article, we will comment on the best cities in the world to travel to and study Spanish. These cities are usually the most chosen by the majority of students. Let´s take a closer look!
The city of Madrid is one of the largest cities in the European Union. The capital of Spain is one of the most popular places among people who want to learn Spanish, whether they want to travel for a certain period of time or even to live there permanently. Taking Spanish classes in Madrid will give you the best opportunities to learn and to live the best life experiences. This city is very lively, and it is characterized by being full of life, always offering hundreds of things to do and lots of tourist places to visit. Full with dozens of the most famous museums globally, like the Reina Sofia Museum or the Prado Museum, where you can find the great works of painters like Velazquez and Goya. Madrid is in the center of Spain and is very well connected with the rest of the country and other European cities. Although this city is not very cheap, there are accommodations, restaurants, and other necessities to suit all budgets.
In this city, you can find a great variety of schools to study Spanish, and because of this, there are also a lot of internal historical sites, hills, and learning. One of the best things about learning Spanish in this city is the purity of the accent, which makes it easier to understand the language.
The city of tango, “asado” (barbecue), and passion is one of the favorite places in Latin America to study Spanish due to its wide range of culture, architecture, incredible nightlife, and friendly people. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, and it is a huge city with particular customs such as the love for wine, the taste for good meat and barbecues, the passion for soccer, and the skill in dancing the tango which usually enraptures foreigners who visit it.
The city of Buenos Aires is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, which allows you to enjoy wonderful sunsets in the port while watching the horizon over the water with a range of pinks and oranges in the sky as the sun goes down. The weather in this city is very nice, with hot summers and mild weather during autumn and spring.
Buenos Aires is a city full of life and overflowing with cultural activities. There are tons of recreational activities, musical events, theater plays, cinemas, free shows, parks, forests and much more. During the night the city comes alive, full of lights, the activities last until the wee hours of the morning as the locals are used to going to bed late even on weekdays. In addition, the accent of the “Porteños” is unique and charming. Here you will also find many schools to learn Spanish as a foreigner.
Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia and the second most populated city in Spain. It has excellent train and flight connections to other parts of Europe. It has two official languages, Catalan and Spanish, however this does not have to be an inconvenience for students of Spanish, as the vast majority of the locals speak both languages, which allows you to get by without problems even if you do not speak Catalan and want toAsadotice Spanish. The city is home to major museums such as the Museu Picasso, and it is renowned for its architecture and art. It is also recognized worldwide for its great buildings made by the designer Antonio Gaudí, such as the Park Guell, the Sagrada Familia and the Casa Batlló.
Barcelona is synonymous with culture, fashion and gastronomy. It is a cosmopolitan city, both modern and ancient, as it has towns and historic centers where you can see structures from several centuries ago. Due to its privileged location on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is one of the main tourist destinations in Spain, which makes it a multicultural city, open and with a huge cultural and leisure offer. Any time of the year is good to visit Barcelona, as winters are quite mild; however, summer is the favorite season for most tourists as it is when you can enjoy its paradisiacal beaches.
This city is also well known worldwide for the quality of its universities, which attracts students from different parts of the world through exchange programs, it also has many renowned language schools.
Santiago de Chile
Santiago is a beautiful, advanced and cosmopolitan city, where many buildings are deployed and where you feel a great celerity and speed. This city is perfect for walking and touring its streets, its historical sites, its hills, and its typical bars and restaurants. Any time of the year is ideal to visit Santiago. Of course, you can’t miss a guided visit to the imposing Andes mountains, where you will be amazed by the scenery. Studying Spanish in this eclectic city is ideal because the people are very friendly and always willing to engage in conversation with foreigners.
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