Learning a language can be a journey of mixed emotions; from enthusiasm to frustration, lack of understanding to that eureka moment. A student has to pass through a number of different hurdles to reach their final goal which can be timely and arduous. However, remembering certain points can help overcome these hurdles when learning a language.
Spanish Marks Blog
It is a fair assessment to say that in the UK there is not a huge emphasis on learning a second language. Estimates show that more than half the population of the world is multilingual. Whereas in the UK, around three-quarters of adults cannot speak a second language. These comparisons are staggering and there are a number of reasons why this is the case.
Guatemala, home to our teachers, is a country of immense natural and cultural beauty. Yet it also faces deep-rooted social problems, from a lack of educational opportunities to chronic malnutrition and poverty. One of the ways that our school tries to give back to local communties is through raising awareness and funds for Guatemalan charities that are on the front-line.
For the past 8 months, this has come in the form of our weekly group conversation Spanish classes where all the profits go to the charity Asociación Fatima.