There’s nothing like living in a Spanish-speaking country to really kick your learning into high gear. While taking group classes can be an excellent experience, a one-to-one homestay program, where you live and study with a native family, will really allow you to experience the local culture.
One reason speaking Spanish can be tricky is that by its very nature it requires at least one other person. But not to worry, finding people to talk to is easier than you might think, no matter where you live.
Of the four language skills, many people find that speaking is the most difficult, for a couple of reasons. Here are some tips and resources to help you overcome these obstacles in order to practice Spanish as much as you like.
Learn a few gestures commonly used in Colombia (and possibly other Spanish-speaking countries). Warning: some strong language.
There’s no secret recipe for fluency; indeed, it’s difficult to even find consensus on what “fluency” actually means. Is it the ability to have a conversation, or language proficiency equivalent to that of a native speaker?