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Anybody going to Spain ??

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1. Posted by travelbug07 (Inactive, 3 posts) 20 Nov '11 13:32

Hello All,

Im going to Spain next year to live there for a bit and learn the language. I'm hoping to use Spain as a base and was just wondering if anybody has similar plans or is looking to travel around Europe and needs company?

Xxx

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Nov-2011, at 13:33 by travelbug07 ]

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3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1730 posts) 21 Nov '11 07:41

In many Spanish coastal towns English is regularly used so maybe better inland?

Catalan is spoken as well as Spanish in some areas, notably the north. There are also different dialects and the Spanish spoken on the islands can differ slightly from mainland Spain.

The Michel Thomas course (available from Amazon, etc) is good in that you do not use books, etc and can get you speaking it within days.

4. Posted by genie77 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 3 Feb '12 01:15

Quoting Cyberia

In many Spanish coastal towns English is regularly used so maybe better inland?

Catalan is spoken as well as Spanish in some areas, notably the north. There are also different dialects and the Spanish spoken on the islands can differ slightly from mainland Spain.

The Michel Thomas course (available from Amazon, etc) is good in that you do not use books, etc and can get you speaking it within days.

The best way to learn Spanish is going to the Official School of Languages​​, is the most serious, the teachers have a lot of training and, as it is official not private, has a lower price. The quality of teaching is the best.
There you can meet people of many nationalities, 20 languages ​​are taught.
You can choose from 9 schools located throughout Madrid. The biggest is this: la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Madrid - Jesús Maestro, puedes encontrar su Web en Google.

Good luck!