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ABOUT THE COUNTRIES:
While you are abroad, you will undoubtably want to take a look around. By browsing our travel guide section, you can decide which country you would most like to visit. Not only does it give a little information about what life is like in that country, but it also includes information on different activities and places that are popularly visited to help you better decide.
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ABOUT THE SCHOOLS:
Before beginning you search for a Spanish language school, review the Choosing a School section to help you better understand how to pick the right school for you. This breaks everything down in regards to your financial needs, fluency goals, and places you'd like to travel to, as well as the type of living arrangements might be ideal for you.
The following index is a collaboration of some of the top Spanish Language schools located in Latin America. These links can be found under Latin American Schools. These schools are broken down by location, length of time, price, course options and other activities that are available in the area. Below is a comprehensive list of countries in Latin America where you can study Spanish language.
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ABOUT THE LANGUAGE:
LearnSpanishAbroad offers not only an index of Spanish language schools, but also resources to help you practice the basics of the language as well as determine your current level of fluency with our Online Tutorial . The content is updated often so that you can brush up on new material on a daily basis. Based on every level, there are comprehensive drills with answers available, as well as an index of Spanish words and a basic rundown of conjugations and Spanish language gramar rules.
- Vocabulary Index Helpful everyday vocabulary broken down by topic.
- Beginners Exercises Exercises reviewing topics such as Greetings, Verb Conjugation, and Gender Assignment.
- Intermediate Exercises Exercises reviewing topics such as Grammatical form in the Preterite, Imperfect, Pluscuamperfect, etc.
- Advanced Exercises Exercises reviewing advanced topics such as all grammatical forms in the Subjunctive tense
- Spanish Verb Index List of XXX verbs and their meanings
- Spanish Games Hangman, Vocabulary Twist, and other puzzles to work your brain
- Medical Spanish List of typical Spanish vocabulary used in the medical field.
- Business Spanish List of typical Spanish vocabulary used in the office.
- Word of the Day
- Phrase of the Day
Why learning spanish
Spanish is the second most commonly used world language as a vehicle of international communication and the third as an international tongue of politics, culture and economics. There are more than 300 million people in the world that speak Spanish as their first language. People set out to learn Spanish for a variety of different reasons: for future career endeavors, for travel, for religious reasons, because of marriage or a relationship with a native Spanish speaker, or for leisure. The motivation and language goal will help determine the most appropriate learning method. Remember, Spanish is the official language of twenty-one countries!
Whatever your motivation, we suggest you try to study Spanish a little bit at home before committing yourself to more serious (and potentially expensive) study of it. This will help to give you an idea of what is involved as well as boost your confidence during the early stages of any course you may take later.
10 great reasons why you should start learning Spanish today
So you already have some perfectly good reasons for learning Spanish ... Maybe you want to be able to communicate with relatives, or to travel to Mexico, South or Central America, or Spain during your summer break, or prepare yourself for study in a Spanish-speaking country. Maybe a Spanish-speaking exchange student sparked your interest, or you have a friend who recommended it, or you just like the way the language sounds. Just in case you need some reassurance in your decision or the final push toward taking the plunge, here are 10 more solid reasons why learning Spanish may be a good choice for you.
If you first need to be convinced that you should learn a language, then read why everyone should learn a language.
1. Communicate with 350 million native Spanish speakers worldwide.
Spanish is spoken by at least an estimated 350 million people around the world and is currently the 4th most commonly spoken language worldwide. Geographically, a large number of countries have Spanish as a dominant language: Spain, the United States, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Equatorial Guinea, the Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Knowing Spanish opens the door for you to communicate with 1/3 of a billion speakers worldwide!
2. Communicate with Spanish-speaking people at home.
If you live in the US, it is possible to maintain almost daily contact with native Spanish speakers in many cities or even in rural areas. This is certainly the case in the many states bordering Mexico, or such states as Florida and New York where many immigrants of Cuban ancestry reside. Even if your home state is not located in one of these areas, there is still a great likelihood of finding Spanish-speakers close to where you live. As of 1995, 10% of all people living in the US were of Hispanic descent. In the past 10 years, this number has continued to increase.