Learning a language on your own is something that many people attempt with varying degrees of success. These days there are all
sorts of language courses that you can buy in the form of interactive software and/or accompanying books, all claiming to teach you the language effectively without a teacher. Can it really be done?
These courses are not without merit, and they can indeed be a useful supplement to learning with a tutor or as a means of practising what you already know or expanding your vocabulary, but there really is no better way to learn any language than one-on-one learning with a native tutor.
Intensive Spanish lessons such as those we offer in the London area give you the best opportunity to get the most out of your learning. That’s because you have a dedicated tutor who is focused solely on your own abilities and learning objectives. You can learn at a pace that suits you, rather than having to fit in with the pace of the average learner in a larger class. If you struggle with certain grammatical rules, as many people do when learning a foreign language, they can go into more depth where necessary or provide additional exercises that will help get you past these obstacles. No software, no matter how sophisticated, can do this for you.
Being native is of vital importance too. Only a native speaker truly knows all the nuances of a language and can pass them on to their students. You wouldn’t send your child to be taught English by someone who didn’t speak it as their first language, so how can a book or a computer take the place of native Spanish tutor?