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Where to learn Spanish?

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1. Posted by Frens (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Before i'm starting with my trip through South-America i want to learn Spanish, no better way to get easily in contact with the South Americans i think...
So far i only have decided i want to start somewhere in Central America, My top3 options: Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama.
Who has been to a language school in one of these country's or can tell me wich country is gonna be the best one to start from.


2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

I'm (re)learning German on line, it's a very good site. PM me if you want the details, they do a Spanish course as well - you don't even have to use the computer, I just print the lessons and worksheets off and use the computer for the exams.

Oh and it's free.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

A friend of mine has taken a course in Guatemala once; if I succeed in obtaining them, I'll post the details. As for Costa Rica, try and ask David (dbloom), he knows.

He mikey, congrats on your recent promotion

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Why thank you Benti - and you!

5. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Try Mexico

try Playa del Carmen, Solexico or Playalingua
Great programs good prices
and you are only 7 hrs from Guatemala too and 3 from Belize

Good luck

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Hi everyone. I've received several requests for the weblink to the site I mentioned above, so I'm sure the moderators won't mind if I post the link here. The site does not charge for its lessons. I haven't taken the lessons myself but I have been doing the German language lessons which are very good so I imagine the Spanish lessons will be too.

Free Spanish language lessons

Hope this is useful!


7. Posted by CanadaKid (Full Member 71 posts) 9y

I would vote for Guatemala. I studied there and it was excellent. Make sure you go to Quezaltenango rather than Antigua... its a better immersion experience as there are tons of english speaking people in Antigua. I think the experience in Costa Rica would be similar to that in Antigua. Panama might be alright, but there is more to see in Guatemala and better programs set up.

Learning Spanish online is ok. but it will never compare to studying in immersion.