Learn a language to keep your mind young
By marthajesty, Dec 15 2017 12:40PM
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you may have seen lots of articles that recommend learning a new language to reduce the risk of getting dementia. But learning a new language can seem like a big step to some people. It’s also recommended that we keep up with our social and leisure activities, which might seem a bit easier. When you learn Spanish with me, you get to do both!
When people - young, old, employed, retired - learn with me, they look forward to the classes because I make it fun for them. I make it easy. We dance, we eat, we chat, we listen to music. They come to see me because I help them forget about the stress of learning, or the stress of exams if they are taking them. I’ll say to them, “imagine you are in a café in Spain, how will you ask for a coffee?”
It’s a great way to keep your mind active; the classes and the homework give you lots to think about and to focus on. You enjoy yourself, you make friends, learn about Spanish and Latin American culture, and you are left with the ability to hold a conversation in this beautiful, musical language – estupendo!
As with all things in life, some people like to be alone and some people like to be with others. With me, you can choose 1:1 private tuition if you’d prefer. Or if you’re looking to make friends and socialise as well you can learn in group lessons, take part in our Peruvian cooking classes (where you learn to make delicious Peruvian food, like the famous ‘ceviche’) or even come to our Spanish club for adults, where you can practice your Spanish conversation with other English speakers.
So, if you’re looking to learn Spanish, to meet other people who enjoy languages, or even to join a new social group in Surrey, don’t be shy. Come along, have fun and help keep your brain young. It doesn’t have to be scary - and they say the sooner you pick it up, the better it is for you.