What It Could Mean to Learn Spanish As A Second Language

Among the several dozen languages spoken throughout the planet, Spanish is one of the most common.  In fact, Spanish might be the second most commonly spoken language after Chinese.  And, like Chinese, Spanish breaks down into many dialects (perhaps even more than Chinese!).  Obviously, Spanish has its linguistic roots in Spain (or, rather, in Latin) but massive global exploration brought the language to Central and Latin America and South America, too.  That led to the development of many different dialects all over the world.  

And because of its massive popularity, Spanish is an excellent choice as a second language.  That is particularly true sal klkajl kjlaij

LEVEL 1: Beginning Spanish

You probably don’t remember learning to speak your native tongue, but it probably involved adopting sounds and then figuring out how to string them together into simple noun/verb agreements.  Level 1 Spanish, then, introduces you to the language in a very similar way.  Ok, yes; the learning is a little more advanced than what happens with toddlers, but the concept is the same. Essentially you will be introduced to:

    • basic Spanish grammatical structure
    • Spanish verb conjugation
    • essential vocabulary

As a student at this level, you rely mostly on reading text and learning basic dialogues to get more and more acquainted with the fundamentals of Spanish. Of course, you will also start to learn how to approach the use of Spanish in a variety of real-life situations.

LEVEL 2:  Intermediate Spanish

Of course, if there is a “beginning” level, there must also be a more advanced level: this would be level 2.  The Language Institute’s Intermediate Spanish course is actually divided into two sections.  Level 2 is designed to put more emphasis on oral language use: otherwise known as “conversational Spanish.”  While Level 1 might be enough for a person who simply wants to become acquainted with the Spanish language—enough to be able to read documents—Level 2 is designed more for people who might be considering a visit or permanent move to a Spanish speaking country.


Of course, if you really are planning that trip or a move it could also help to take Institut Linguistique cours d’espagnol prive. Private classes give you more personalized attention and direct practice so that you can more rapidly progress through language comprehension and practical use.