Language Learning For Travel


If you find yourself unsure of what to say, learn a new language.


Why You Need to Learn a Second Language

The ways on how to learn Spanish or Italian can vary from person to person. If you’re interested in being bilingual, you’ll need to first choose the right course to help you get started.

Different courses offer varying levels of study and the specific requirements of the classroom. Some students may need a four-day intensive class, while others may need more time. As a student, you’ll want to take note of the tuition costs so you can know exactly what you’re getting into.

When considering the different avenues of learning how to speak and understand Spanish, there are two common factors that all students need to consider when thinking about these ways on how to learn Spanish. 


  • Whether you’re just beginning to learn a few basics or looking to brush up on your language skills before you travel, there are many ways to learn to speak Spanish. Before you decide which one is the right fit for you, it makes sense to assess your schedule and commitments. While you can learn some basic Spanish by setting aside just a few minutes each day, being confident enough to have conversations in Spanish may take longer depending on how much time you have to devote to study and practice. (

It could be tricky

Study up on the language of the area you are planning to go to before you leave. Language barriers could be tricky. Obviously, you can manage inside a foreign country without speaking the language. However, it is usually smart to brush-up on important words like “police” or “hospital.”

Many of us do really well partnering up to learn. A language partner will help challenge you and make your language learning journey less solitary and more social! I was fortunate enough on my language journey to be surrounded by wonderful native Spanish speakers, but if that’s not your reality, specifically seeking out a language partner is the next best route.

A highly effective method for learning Spanish on your own is to take some online Spanish courses. Let’s face it; we pretty much travel with our laptops, tablets and phones at all times which means that any online course will be at your disposal anytime, anywhere. 

With online classes, you don’t have to commit to a daily schedule. You’ll want to think about whether or not you prefer an online class that’s available throughout the day or one that’s in the morning and in the evening. You can take online classes in the morning if you prefer, or you can take them in the evening.