Last week our Sales Exec, Mel had the pleasure of being a Spanish language student in Barcelona at Lingua Schools! Here she blogs about her experience being a student in wonderful Catalonia !
Studying in Barcelona for a week was so fantastico! I have been wanting to do a Spanish course for so long and finally this year I decided to book it!
We could say that my level of Spanish is quite scholastic. I studied it back in middle school and high school in New York. As you may know in the United States, it is one of the most studied languages as so many people speak Spanish as a first language in America. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the sound of Spanish and find it to be one of the most beautiful languages in the world! Since I can speak Italian , I find it quite easy to understand but producing the language is much harder than one thinks! Oh .. and there’s the grammar which is quite complicated!
So many verb forms ….so little time…
After being an English teacher for nearly 9 years , it was so fun to be on the other side again!! I loved learning the new vocabulary and expressions and jotting them down in my notebook! Just like at Tti , the other students came from around the world all the way from Russia to California! It was great! As for the teachers, they were both full of enthusiasm and we did so much in just 1 week! I studied on a more intensive programme of 20 lessons per week but I left wanting to do more ! 1 week was definitely not enough. I think to learn a language it’s best to stay immersed in it for longer than week but alas I had to come back to Tti ! I know you all missed my amazing gourmet coffee in our 158 centre!
The class schedule was perfect as well I started at 9:30 am and finished at 1:30pm which allowed me enough time to explore beautiful Barcelona! I absolutely loved the Museum of Barcelona where you can see the roman ruins ! The largest subterranean roman ruins in the world! Definitely go !
Here are some pictures from my trip and one of me in my leavers photo & my certificate ! Just like we do at Tti
If you would like more information on Spanish courses in Barcelona check out Lingua’s site here – http://www.linguabarcelona.com
If you would like to join us here in Camden to improve your English check out our site here – www.ttischool.com