Many students choose to study Spanish online. Do you want to know why? If so, then read on to discover why you should take classes in our virtual classroom
We are aware that today, more than ever, the options for choosing a Spanish online course, seem endless. There are more alternatives to study from the comfort of your home. However, so much choice can be confusing when it comes to making a decision. In other articles, we have given you some advantages when it comes to studying Spanish online. It is also true that, during the quarantine, many Spanish students were forced to take Spanish classes online, because they had no other alternative. Luckily, at AIL Madrid we already have face-to-face Spanish classes, which respect safety measures.
But… not everyone is able to come and study Spanish in Madrid. Below are three students’ views on studying Spanish online. We hope that by sharing their opinions, it will help you to make a decision on which learning style suits you best. We will share with you below 3 different opinions from students studying Spanish online. Let’s see what they have to say!
“My name is Sophie and I’m from Berlin. Whilst there was quarantine in other places in Europe, where I lived, lockdown was not as strict. However, in my job, we all started to work from home, and I avoided going out to respect the recommended safety advice. As I had more free time, I wanted to make the most of it and learn something new! I had studied Spanish as a child at school, and I always wanted to take classes again. At the start, I used language apps to learn on my own and at my own pace. They were fun, but I wasn’t really making any progress. What I really wanted to do was to talk to native speakers and other students. What I like most about learning a language is being able to practice with other people. It’s fun and you can learn much faster that way. When I signed up for AIL Madrid’s online Spanish classes, I was really motivated to meet my classmates and progress in Spanish. I am really enjoying the classes an I think that live, online classes are the best way to progress.”
“My name is Noah, I’m 28 years old and I’m from Winnipeg, Canada. I grew up in this city, and a lot of my family and friends live here too. However, I have always wanted to live somewhere new, and to experience new cultures and try new food. Spanish culture has always appealed to me: I love the amazing music, friendly towns and varied landscape. And also, the weather is a lot warmer than in Winnipeg! I would really like to live in Spain for a few years, but I don’t want to go without knowing some of the language. Because I can’t travel at the moment due to the worldwide pandemic, I have decided to start preparing now by learning Spanish online. The classes are fantastic, and the time difference is not an issue: the school always finds a time that suits me. I am taking individual Spanish classes with my teacher and am really noticing my progress. Every day is a day closer to fulfilling my dream of living in Spain!”
“Hi! I’m Erin and I was born in Glasgow. I studied Political Science in Scotland, so knowing more than one language is important for my future career. That’s why I started my Spanish classes in Madrid in January. I was really excited about coming to my classes, and I met people from all over the world, in a great environment to practice my Spanish. Speaking the language of the place where you live is super important and means you can quickly make progress. However, I had to return home in March. I was sad to leave Madrid, and really sad to stop going to my Spanish classes. Luckily, I was able to continue learning in the online classes and I meet up with my classmates on Zoom. Learning together means that we can encourage each other, and we all improve together too! It’s such a relief to be able to continue studying online, so I can continue with my Spanish classes and feel closer to Madrid.”
We hope that the experiences of our online students will help you with your decision!