While we have been traveling to over sixty countries in the past fifteen years, and trying to pick up at least a little bit of the local language in each of them, one thing we came to understand is that it is much easier to learn a language when you are among people who speak it as their native tongue. That is one reason why we think it is a great idea to take Spanish Courses in Seville.
There is no better way to become fluent than to communicate day to day with people in their own words. That is why we think that the Maus School in Seville, Spain is such a good way to study Spanish. They offer in-person courses at their location right in the historic center of Seville with teachers who are all native Spanish speakers.
And we can’t think of a better place than Seville to spend this time learning. As Spain’s forth largest city, it has everything anyone could need, but it also has all the old world charm that Spain is famous for. It is home to the Cathedral of Seville, which is one of, or perhaps, the largest church in the world. From what we understand, it is the biggest when measured by interior volume.
It is also the final resting place of one fairly famous explorer, none other than Christopher Columbus. And Speaking of Columbus, the Real Alcázar in Seville is where his voyage was planned. Later, in 1785, King King Carlos III built the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies). The city was chosen because it had served as the exclusive port for trade with the Americas. The archives include more than eighty million pages of documents and eight thousand drawings and maps of the new world.
The Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, or Palacio de Lebrija, is certainly worth seeing as well. It is known as the “best paved palace in Europe,” which sounded very odd to us until we found out that it is referring to the incredible Roman mosaics that cover almost all of the floors on the ground level.
We highly recommend a visit to the Plaza de España too, not so much because it was the site of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, but because it served as a filming location for such classic movies as Lawrence of Arabia, The Wind and the Lion, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
But all of this is secondary to learning to speak Spanish. Why, because Spanish is the second most spoken native language in the world with nearly half a billion people using it. It is also the second most common language in The United States, where over fifty million people speak it every day.
Even more importantly, Spanish has become one of the most commonly used languages for business and internet activities. So whether you are studying for commercial purposes, or personal reasons, the Maus School in Seville will definitely fulfill your needs.
We also love that they have the philosophy that history, art, literature, customs, and food, are a fundamental part of any education, because learning a language means experiencing the culture and seeing the world in a new and different way.
It is also great that even if you can’t make it to Seville, the Maus School offers online courses that can be taken wherever you may be in the world.
That is something everybody can take advantage of!
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com