My Experience Learning Spanish In Guatemala
A Typical Day At Class
There are a few different options for class schedules, however I choose 4 hours of one-on-one Spanish instruction per day, five days a week. My teacher was Flori, a local woman who’s been teaching for years.
She always seemed upbeat and excited to teach as we sat in the shade overlooking Lake Atitlan.
After a general evaluation of my Spanish skills (almost non-existent in my case), Flori gave me a refresher course on rules of Spanish and helped improve my vocabulary using fun games and written exercises.
There were homework assignments every night too…
My Spanish quickly improved with regular daily instruction, and I was finally able to communicate with my Guatemalan host family and other locals.
Three weeks of class wasn’t enough to become fluent, but traveling through Central America was MUCH easier because I could understand a lot more and make myself understood.
Even though I probably sounded like a 5 year old!