September is a month of new ideas, new illusions, new goals and new challenges. One of the most recurrent projects is starting a language course. If you are an Erasmus student, you have chosen Valencia to learn Spanish or you simply live here and are from abroad and want to improve it, starting a Spanish course is a very good idea but watch out, we’ll give you 8 easy tips when starting a Spanish course and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Starting a Spanish course in Valencia in September is a must if you do not master the language of Cervantes and want to do so. Or if you have started to work or study in our city and you want to study Spanish and improve both in writing and understanding and speaking it, of course. So that you have the best choice, we recommend you some advice when starting a Spanish course to take into account and to start this new course by successfully learning a new language.
Our 8 easy tips for you when starting a Spanish course
1. Initial test
We recommend that you take an initial test in our school so that we can advise you on which course is best suited to your knowledge and level, you may be surprised!
2. Realistic view
Don’t try to join a level that does not correspond to you. Do not deceive yourself. When studying a Spanish course in Valencia we advise you to choose a course that you can cope with successfully and that suits your real level.
As in everything, consistency is the key to success and you must be constant when doing the exercises, attending the classes and applying yourself to get the feeling that you taking advantage of your classes and really learning.
Shyness is a handicap when learning Spanish. Don’t be ashamed and don’t be left with any doubts from the first day of class. Ask questions and don’t take your doubts home with you.
Fulfil the class timetables. Don’t be careless. You must be persistent and go to class. Don’t put other leisure activities before learning Spanish and progressing, and if you cannot go because you work or study, ask for your timetable to be changed.
This is a basic piece of advice but it is vital. In order to learn Spanish in Valencia successfully you must read a lot, perhaps more than even your teachers advise. You already know the more you put in on your part, the more Spanish you will learn.
7. Other resources
As we have been advising you in our blog, use other resources that complement your Spanish classes. Or what is the same, go to language exchange classes, watch films, pay special attention to street conversations, signs, sign up to meet people and socialise to learn Spanish.
8. Do your homework
In order to learn, you have to work, so we recommend that you prepare your homework everyday, go to class with the work done. Spend time studying in Spanish and come with your homework done. This will help you to progress successfully in your course.