If you could speak Spanish, where would you go?
By marthajesty, Jan 16 2018 11:11PM
Spanish exams can be scary. You have to write in another language, totally different from your own. You have to listen to recordings of people speaking very quickly and try to understand what they say. And you also have to speak out loud in Spanish! In front of somebody else! So forget about the exam. Close your eyes, and imagine yourself in a park in Madrid. The sun warms your face as you chat fluently with your Spanish friend about your new job as Spanish Social Media Manager for Amazon. Now open your eyes – did that make you feel happy? Proud? Excited? Learning Spanish to get the future you dream of is much more fun than just learning Spanish for exams...
I’m a Spanish language tutor for GCSE and A Level and so many of my students say to me, “Martha, what can I do with my Spanish GCSE?” or, “Martha, why do I need A Level Spanish?” I tell them this: with another language you’ll have the ability to talk to more people, live in more countries and earn more money. You could do anything – perhaps become a translator for the United Nations or even an adventure travel guide, high up in the clouds of the lost city of Machu Picchu! I like to make learning easy for my students, to take their stress away and remind them of the real reasons for learning a language.
Here is why Spanish is such a great language to learn - did you know that Spanish is:
• The second most widely-used language in the world
• Spoken by over 600 million people
• The official language of over 20 countries (including Spain and Latin America)
• The third most widely-spoken language on the internet and second most used language on social media?
When I was a teenager I never thought that learning a language could actually change my life, but after learning English I met my British husband and moved halfway across the world to be with him (I’m originally from Peru - the country which has the best spoken Spanish in Latin America by the way!). I now have two gorgeous bilingual children who are free to choose where and how they want to spend the rest of their lives. So I suppose what I’m trying to say is, that when you stop thinking so hard about the exams, your brain is finally free to enjoy the language. Don’t let the worry of a few hours’ worth of exams get in the way of the rest of your time on this amazing planet.
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