The key to developing your proficiency in any language is to take every opportunity to practise. Listening to different voices and accents and exposing yourself to new vocabulary can really bring your skills on in leaps and bounds. When you embark on a course of our Private Spanish Lessons or any of our other learning offerings, our native tutors will give you a solid foundation on which to build, but we do encourage you to put what you learn in our classrooms to the test out in the real world, and here are some of the best places to do it.
- 1. Madrid
The Spanish capital boasts myriad attractions for visitors. Art lovers are sure to enjoy the masterpieces on display at the famous Prado and Reina Sofia museums; shopaholics can soak up the atmosphere and test their haggling skills at the enormous El Rastro market.
- 2. Barcelona
Home of the unique architecture of Antonio Gaudi, Barcelona is a must-visit city. Cultural venues are plentiful with museums dedicated to Picasso and Miró; the city is also home to the National Museum of Art of Catalunya.
- 3. Valencia
Take a guided walking tour around the ancient walls of the Islamic and Christian parts of Spain’s third largest city and see Valencia’s many historical architectural treasures, as well as one of the most futuristic – the City of Arts and Sciences by local architect Santiago Calatrava.
- 4. Ibiza
It may be famous as the party capital of the Balearics, but Ibiza has something to offer all ages and tastes including artisan markets, endless sightseeing and dining opportunities and excursions of every kind, so there is no shortage of chances to try out the language.
- 5. Cadiz
The historic Andalusian port was the scene of the signing of the first Spanish constitution in 1812, chosen as the city was one of the few places not to have been invaded by the French. As the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Spain and indeed Europe, it has innumerable places of interest to visit and practise your Spanish along the way.
These wonderful locations are just a short flight away, and a trip to any or all of them is a great opportunity to enrich your knowledge of Spanish language and culture. We speak a lot about this and more places in our Spanish language course.