If you have read my other posts, you would know I began taking Spanish classes at Casco Antiguo Spanish School a few months ago. I finished up the program I was doing last weekend so now I am off on my own.
But am I fluent in Spanish yet?
The answer is not exactly – but I am much better off than when I started. Learning a new language takes a lot of time, dedication, and practice. The classes that I took over the past few months have helped to prepare me with the fundamentals that I needed to know to continue learning Spanish.
For example, last Saturday I went to set up a new bank account all by myself which is normally a task that I would have brought a Panamanian friend with me to do. There were a few parts of the account setup that I didn’t understand but I got through it and successfully have a new account now.
On a daily basis I am making an effort to have more conversations with my friends in Spanish, watching more Spanish television, and reading a book in Spanish. I also have all of the material from the classes I took so I’m reviewing that when I have time.
It’s going to be a while before I become fluent but I’m really glad that I took classes again because it has motivated me to keep learning.