Online Spanish Lessons Without the Classroom Intimidation Factor

By: Chris H.

Taking a foreign language in order to graduate from high school or college is not uncommon. Choosing Spanish as your language primarily because it is one of the easiest languages to learn is a common approach for many. Often times learning a foreign language in a classroom setting can be intimidating. The classroom environment can leave you feeling lost and confused.

Your instructor will immediately begin directing questions at you in Spanish and you may feel like an idiot for responding with the wrong answer. It is obvious you will make mistakes, that is what you are there for - to learn the language. Yet, for some people this fast-paced approach only stresses them out and they end up wasting time and money only to leave the course having barely learned how to ask for directions to the bathroom.

Dealing with that situation myself, I doubt I will return to a classroom environment to learn another language. Fortunately, there are Spanish language courses that you can download on the internet as well as purchase online, book stores, or travel stores. A good Spanish language program will be designed to teach you the language in the easiest way possible. Many programs come with audio CD's or in the form of mp3 files for listening on the go.

I personally enjoy this method of learning a foreign language for several reasons:


  • You can learn at your own pace

  • You can listen almost anywhere on an mp3 player or computer

  • The audio lessons work well to teach pronunciation and conversational skills

  • You are not put on the spot like in a classroom setting


The great thing is, while learning at your own pace, you can still practice your conversation skills with others. There are Spanish language meet-up groups you can join to practice your new language skills. Even more fun is actually traveling abroad to a Spanish speaking country to really help develop your skills. Spanish is still an easy language to learn but you don't have to force your way through it in a classroom if you don't want to.

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