Studying Spanish in Sevilla

Studying spanish in Sevilla - Image by euroresidentes.comIf you want to buy shoes, you go to the shoe store, right?  So, if you want to learn the Spanish language, why not go to Spain?  Learning directly in the country where this globally-spoken language was born will allow you to grasp the language, as well as the rich, diverse culture.

Spanish is the official language in 21 countries around the world with over 480 million native and non-native speakers, making it the most popular Romance language.  In the US alone there are over 35 million Spanish speaking people.  Spanish is increasingly gaining popularity in many international organizations; it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.  It has also had prevalence in art and literature, and is becoming more widespread in the media realm.

Whether you want to learn the language just out of personal interest, for travelling purposes, or for your business and career life, there is no doubt that having the knowledge of a second language will be a positive aspect.  Yes, there are many ways in which you can learn a language, such as courses in school, interactive CD’s and DVD’s, and books, but it has been proven that the most effective way is to immerse yourself into a culture where it is the native language.

Diving completely into the Spanish culture will exceptionally increase your practical skills of the language with day-to-day interaction among the locals, going out to the cinema, and reading the daily newspaper.  You will not only gain confidence in your skills, but have the chance to feel a part of a different culture than your own which can enrich your personal outlook on the world as a whole.

The Spanish people are generally very open and welcoming to conversation with strangers.  It is not unusual to carry on a thoughtful conversation during a 15 minute bus ride with the person sitting next to you.  Spaniards enjoy social interaction in such a way that it will make learning Spanish actually easier and quite enjoyable.  These statements of the Spanish people cannot be truer of the inhabitants of Sevilla.

The citizens of Sevilla are called Sevillanos.  Typical of the Andalusian region, the people are friendly and used to interacting with many foreign tourists and students.  This capital of the Andalusia province is known for flamenco dancing, La Feria de Abril (April Fair), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the General Archive of the Indies which are housed in the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes.

The city itself is the fourth largest in Spain with over 700,000 inhabitants, it is modern and has held international events like the Expo in 1992 and was candidate for the Olympic Games in 2012.  But this lively city is also the commercial base for all of southern Spain, specifically the chemical, pharmaceutical, and metal industries.

Situated about 80 km. from the coast, Sevilla still enjoys a sunny, but hot, Mediterranean climate.  Each year in the spring during La Feria de Abril and Semana Santa (Holy Week) the city becomes even more animated with the streets full of people, music, dancing, food and drinks.  And even during a typical night you will find the people of the city out enjoying tapas or dancing the night away in one of the many discotheques.  Also, easily within driving distance are Granada, Cadiz, and Malaga, as well as Portugal.

So, if you finally want to achieve your goal of learning Spanish, become a part of the dynamic culture of Spain, and you think that Sevilla sounds like the ideal place to do it, then UniSpain can help you discover which Spanish course in Sevilla is right for you. UniSpain sets up.

programs at public and private schools and universities and can even give you a discounted price! 

Just like going to the shoe store for new shoes, choosing to  is the right decision.  Not only for your CV or for your travel and business needs, but as a personal achievement, learning Spanish will be a fulfilling and useful part of your life.

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