The A to Z of Spanish Classes
Thinking about taking Spanish lessons, but don’t know where to look or which type to go for? Look no further, for this brief A to Z guide will point you in the right direction.
Basic Spanish Lessons
You can take general Spanish lessons at most night schools and language schools. Ring round a few to get the best prices and the type of course that best suits you. Perhaps you respond well to grammar based programs, or maybe you need a more practical based course. Make sure you pick a class with those points in mind.
Private Spanish Lessons
Another point to consider is the teaching style. Are you a group person, or would you learn more easily with a private teacher? Private courses are likely to cost more, but they might be worth it if it’s really the best way for you to learn. They are also the best option if you need a more specialized program, for example business or legal Spanish.
Interactive Spanish Lessons
Do you need a teacher at all, or could you get away with using an interactive CD course? Spanish interactive lessons on CD or DVD are a great way of practicing what you have already learnt and of picking up some new vocabulary, but they couldn’t ever replace a real teacher. A teacher is able to answer your questions and give extra support when you need it, a CD or DVD is not. Think about what level of Spanish you want to study and what you are hoping to gain from your lessons before deciding on a virtual course.
Spanish Lessons Internet
Of course, interactive courses don’t just come on CD or DVD. It is now possible to take a lesson in Spanish over the internet with a real teacher in real time. If the course material and teaching methods allow you to practice as much as, or more than, you would in a conventional classroom based course, then go for it! Internet lessons can be an excellent complement to night school, high school or university lessons.
Really, it is up to you to decide what kind of lessons you are going to take, based on your lifestyle, commitments, abilities and learning goals. But the deciding is simple if you just ask yourself where, why, how and when you want to study. Then you’ll see right away which kind of course suits you best.