Learn Spanish in Mexico City
It’s true, there are so many amazing Spanish speaking countries to choose from when it comes to exploring Latin America. The options are endless, but it really depends on what you’re looking for in your travels.
There are so many Spanish-speaking countries to choose from in Latin America, each with their own unique dialects and accents. However, it all depends on what you’re looking for.
For example, if you’re a fan of tango and the lively rhythms of Buenos Aires, Argentina or Uruguay, you might pick up some local lingo like “me ‘chamo'” instead of “me llamo” which could lead to some bad pronunciation habits. But don’t worry, Buenos Aires is an easily accessible city for those looking for an adventure!
If you’re a beginner, I recommend visiting destinations with a more “standard” form of Spanish, such as Costa Rica, Colombia, or Mexico. Speaking of Mexico, it’s a great destination for foreigners learning Spanish.
In fact, I interviewed one of our students about his experience learning Spanish in Mexico. Let’s see what he has to say!
In my opinion, Mexico is a fantastic place to visit and learn Spanish. Although the Spanish spoken in Mexico is different from the one in Spain, the country has a large population, even in the United States. Plus, who knows, you might even pick up a nice accent while you’re there.
Learning Spanish in Mexico can be a fun and rewarding experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Who knows, with your new accent, people might even mistake you for a Mexican someday!
But you know what? Most people in Mexico don’t speak English, which is actually a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the language. Being surrounded by Spanish all the time will definitely improve your skills.
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If you’re planning on visiting Mexico to learn Spanish, I have some helpful tips to share with you. But first, let me tell you a bit more about this amazing country. Mexico is actually one of the largest countries in the Americas, with 31 unique states, each with its own distinct character and cultural traditions. This means that there’s always something new and exciting to discover, no matter where you go.
So, if you’re ready to dive into the world of Mexican culture and language, here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip.
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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