Programs Abroad offer students the opportunity to learn this popular language in demand. Spanish speaking culture has been growing on different levels within the last couple of years. The teaching of the Spanish language has grown within the academic level as most school and universities offer this language, about 20 million people are learning Spanish to improve their skills(as learning a foreign language keeps your memory sharp) or expand their knowledge in languages for professional reasons.
One of our locations is set in Cusco, Peru. A city that is part modern and part ancient, the infusion of Spanish culture and Andean culture has led the region of the Andes including Cusco. In the creation of a specific dialect of Spanish not found anywhere else in South America. The Spanish in Cusco is closest to the original dialect of Spain. Therefore, volunteers wanting to learn Spanish should consider learning in the ancient city of the Incas.
Learning Spanish is an important part of cultural immersion because in order to learn about a new culture a new country a person must be able to communicate on all aspects. Spanish is a very common language in our world and many people are learning it to grow on personal and professional levels. Spanish is a commonly used language, especially within the touristic area. Spanish is considered the second most used language in major countries such as the United States among others. It is a growing language and culture with most of its native speakers being based in Latin America.
These are topics teachers will be focusing on:
Speaking.- Teachers will use various materials to help with different subjects while practicing pronunciation.
Reading.-Teachers will use many resources such as books, magazines, article and more to help improve reading skills.
Listening.- All lessons will be in Spanish to help will immerse, Materials will be provided by teachers. Teachers will focus on showing videos and recorded audio to help with listening skills.
Writing.- Teachers will test writing skills to ensure that students are learning new vocabulary. Teachers will ask for exercises, short stories or give homework
What other requirements do I need?
Apart from the basic requirements above, we do not have any other requirements to learn Spanish. However, we do recommend you are open to the following, in order, to learn:
- Knowing the local language is imperative to be able to communicate with the locals. Basic understanding of the language is recommended.
Our programs are available year-round in different locations worldwide. Changes to programs will depend on local holiday and climate (such as rainy season in a specific region). For more information on starting dates for a specific location, please contact us at the following: If you enrolled or have an application in progress, you can also contact your volunteer advisor as well.