Learn Spanish in Mexico City
Of course there are many Spanish speaking countries
In Latin America the offer is large, but it depends in what your focus is on:
Thus the phrase «my llamo …» will become in Argentina or Uruguay «me ‘chamo'», enough to introduce bad habits of pronunciation. But if you dream of tango and Buenos Aires rhythms, Buenos Aires is a city very accessible.
Also, for more beginner levels, I would rather recommend destinations with a more «standard» spoken Spanish such as Costa Rica, Colombia or Mexico.
In this post I want to talk about why Mexico it’s a good destination for foreigners learning Spanish.
I interviewed one of our students let´s check what he has to say about Mexico:
From my point of view, Mexico is an excellent destination to travel and why not take the opportunity to learn Spanish. Of course the Spanish from Mexico is quite different from the one spoken in Spain but the Mexican populations it´s larger, even in the United States.
If you are learning Spanish in Mexico maybe a nice accent will stick to your mouth all your life.
This will give you a nice look and maybe one day people will ask you «Are you Mexican?
But let me tell you something, in Mexico most of the people don´t speak English, so it is a good opportunity to immerse into the language because this will force you to speak Spanish all the time.
let´s check another interview to my student in downtown Mexico;
Mexico is an extraordinarily diverse and culturally rich country. Mexico – one of the largest countries in the Americas – has 31 states, each with a unique character. The diversity of landscapes is astonishing and endless: beaches, forests, volcanos, ancient ruins, colonial towns.
I want to share some tips when you are coming to Mexico to learn Spanish:
TIP # 1: MEET PEOPLE
One of the best ways to learn Spanish, but also, for some people, the most difficult is to practice. Go out, meet people and talk to these people. In a foreign country it is easy to meet people. Social media and date apps can help you to meet locals.
Hostels are a great way to meet people but don´t make the mistake of just hanging out with people of your same nationality. Speaking English is obviously not a good way to learn Spanish. Moreover speaking Spanish with foreigners (not local) is, in my opinion, a good first step to learn Spanish. The accent of your interlocutors (German, Spanish, Italian) will be less complicated to understand than that of the locals.
You can also join the language exchange meetups like this: https://www.meetup.com/es/Speak-Like-A-Mexican/
TIP # 2: READ AND LISTEN
Another way to learn Spanish smoothly. Read books (simple) in Spanish in order to improve and acquire a little more vocabulary. You can also watch movies and series in Spanish. It is a well known method and very easy to set up that you can start in Mexico. I advise you (for testing) to put the subtitles in Spanish and not in English and to completely remove the subtitles. Our attention is mainly focused on reading, it becomes harder to assimilate the sounds.
TIP # 3: WORK!
Work to learn Spanish (and earn money). It is possible, if you decide for a long trip where you can work. Either a paid job or a volunteer that will allow not to run out of money. In addition to this financial advantage, it will allow you to be in contact with locals, to familiarize you with the accent (sometimes complicated). You will have no choice but to speak and understand what you are told, even if you will often have to ask your interlocutor to repeat. The accent is one of the biggest difficulties for people.
So I hope this article was interesting and someday you can consider visit Mexico and Learn Spanish here.
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