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.

For more information about taking Spanish classes in Panama, head over to Casco Antiguo Spanish School’s website or Facebook Page.

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I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Panama in 2011 to finish a degree in International Business. I enjoyed the hot tropical weather and the lifestyle on offer in Panama City so much that I decided to make it my permanent residence. Follow @JoeyBonura on Twitter and Instagram for more updates on my life in Panama.

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