Asking a friend to translate every single thing you need to understand when you travel to Latin America is really annoying, isn´t it?
And the worst thing is to have the necessity of keeping that person nearby when you travel just in case you need him/her to translate.
Have you ever thought about learning Spanish instead of using google translator or asking friends to help you all the time? When you travel to Latin America you want to enjoy all the wonderful things around, and sometimes not speaking the language and asking someone to translate is a limitation for you.
1. A Whole Heap of Advantages
When you learn a second Language, you not only get benefits understanding two worlds at the same time without needing translation.
You´ll get a traveling experience and intellectual and social benefits.
2. Increase your Brain´s Enhancement
Learning a second language is a great way to keep your brain healthy and sharp.
You highly improve your multitasking skills, some of them are creativity, attention control, and problem-solving.
Besides, it helps to improve your short term and long term memory.
You´ll remember easily numbers, names, recipes, etc.
Stay mentally stronger.
Some studies have shown that bilingual people’s brains age more slowly.
These people live longer and better lives.
It is also well known that being bilingual can delay neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
3.You improve your CV
Even when here we are talking about advantages of not needing translation when you travel, as a plus you´ll get a bonus when you learn a second language, Spanish in this case.
You´ll wide your job opportunities.
Communication in the workplace is important, and more companies, especially those with international offices, are considering bilingualism a high priority.
Increase awareness of other cultures.
Being bilingual gives you the opportunity of getting to know diverse traditions, ideas, and perspectives from different cultures.
Language learning when you travel to a native country really allows for a more immersive experience.
4.Make travel easier and more enjoyable.
If you aim to be a globetrotter, learning languages is a must! Traveling is easier if the language isn’t a barrier.
You get an immersive and authentic experience.
Being able to talk directly with the inhabitants and make friends along the way.
As you can see is not only a manner of asking for food or directions.
5.Why Spanish? Where can we learn it?
More and more English speakers are looking forward to learning Spanish.
Travelers have discovered that many people around them are already speaking it, and it´s becoming an international language as well.
Spanish is a language that hasn´t been considered of high importance to travel but now we know that´s far to be true.
The Spanish speaking population has grown not only in the USA but all over the world.
If you speak Spanish freely without requiring translation, you´ll open to social and cultural awareness in Latin America.
To answer the question, Where? The best answer is Costa Rica…
As you already know Spanish is not only a Latin American language, it´s a very important one that can open a lot of doors.
Costa Rica is not only a little paradise, full of “Pura Vida” people.
The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is very neutral, flat and one of the closest to be standard.
The Costa Rican accent is not so strong or difficult.
So if you visit Costa Rica to learn Spanish here, you´ll learn Spanish to be spoken almost anywhere around the world.
Being pretty sure that you´ll be understood.
So, come here and learn. The best place to learn is at Perfect Sunset School in Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa Puntarenas.
Here you´ll find native and experienced instructors to live the experience of real language immersion and enjoy this beautiful country as well.