Speaking Spanish can lead the way to great experiences in your work, education, travel, and leisure.

As an official language of 33 countries across the globe, Spanish is one of the top choices for language learners, and its many unique benefits could make it the right choice for you.

According to Ethnologue, it is estimated that there are more than 480 million people who speak Spanish as a native language, being the second language spoken in the world.

If you are considering learning Spanish but are still unsure, we have three great reasons that will convince you to start taking Spanish classes today, according to our students!

1. Travel with confidence

Even a basic knowledge of Spanish can make traveling more enjoyable and easier.

Although English is the third most spoken language in the world, you cannot travel with the confidence of always finding someone who speaks English.

2. Speak fluently with the natives

Beyond the numbers, the students affirm that they want to learn Spanish because they want to speak with natives, not only to survive the airport, hotels, and restaurants without problems but to open the door to a genuine interaction, and a genuine connection.

3. A new culture

Other students say they want to know the culture because they find it very attractive and fascinating.

They claim that Latinos have something they like very much. Some of them have even fallen in love so they have a Colombian partner or plans to work in a Spanish-speaking country.

At the end, learning a new language changes your life.

I have students who have discovered a new facet of themselves: as if their “spontaneous” part has been released thanks to the Spanish language.

They are different people when they speak Spanish. So I guess Spanish has something that can impact, even, the way you live or see life.

Given the number of places that Spanish is spoken, differences are bound to emerge, but what makes Colombian Spanish different?

Last week our students had the opportunity to make a long-lasting, positive difference in the lives of some children in Bogota.

As part of our cultural activities, they volunteered as English teachers for kids.

Hence this time we went to “La Perseverancia” Farmers’ Market and with their help, 17 kids enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of English oriented activities.

 

Spanish Students from Learn more than Spanish School School Volunteering in Bogota, Colombia

Our students became teachers for one day and with the help of our staff, they led interesting and engaging activities for the kids.

Due to they also had the opportunity to practice their Spanish, furthermore get to know our culture and definitely have fun.

Spanish Students from Learn more than Spanish School School Volunteering in Bogota, Colombia

So, why Volunteer While Learning Spanish in Colombia? Here are some of their answers

“Practice Spanish”

“Get to Know the community”

“Finding out that actually I’m making a difference”

“See their smiles and interest in learning something new”

What do you think are some good reasons for volunteering while learning Spanish abroad? Please let us know by tagging us on Twitter using the hashtag #volunteerColombia #ilikespanish