Why Study Spanish in Spain is a good idea?
The combination of daily classes and the experience of living in the Iberian Peninsula is a unique opportunity to study Spanish in Spain. As a student of Spanish in our center you will get to know the wide cultural diversity of Spain, its gastronomy and the wide range of leisure activities that our geographic location can offer you. Studying Spanish in Spain also gives you the opportunity to get to know the European reality, both in its political and educational dimension, as well as in its social and cultural one.
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Spanish, a universal language
Spanish is becoming more and more important in the field of study, business and finance. With more than 572 million Spanish speakers, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, the second language in international communication and the third language of communication on the Internet.
It is also growing: more than 20 million people are learning it and the number of Spanish speakers will grow to 754 million by 2050. According to the Cervantes Institute’s report “Spanish, a living language”, the contribution of all Spanish-speaking countries to world GDP is 6.4% and sharing a language doubles trade between countries.
A country of freedom and cultural diversity
Spain offers a stable and consolidated democratic political framework, backed by the 1978 Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and public freedoms. Spanish society is one of the most open in Europe to social change and is notable for its spirit of integration, respect for sexual freedom and coexistence between religions. The result of centuries of coexistence between people of different cultures, the Spanish character is open, happy, tolerant and respectful. Citizens from other countries feel welcome and 80% of the children of foreigners adapt without problems in Spain, one of the highest rates of integration in the world.
Each Spanish region has its own idiosyncrasy, and its people are really different. The climate and customs of each region have carved a different character in its inhabitants. Far from being something that causes disunity, it should be admired as a cultural richness to make learning Spanish in Spain a delight.
Study Spanish in Spain with quality of life
Spain has the second highest life expectancy in the OECD.
Its health system is the third most efficient in the world, according to the Bloomberg index (only behind Hong Kong and Singapore). According to the Index published by the medical journal The Lancet, Spain has the eighth best health system in the world in terms of quality, the third in the EU, after Sweden and Finland.
Diversity of landscapes, a unique climate and the best beaches
The climate is one of the main attractions of Spain. With more than three thousand hours of sunshine a year, it is one of the warmest countries in Europe and a territory full of contrasts.
From the lush mountains of the north with extensive valleys of green meadows that are interspersed with mighty mountains where beech forests are luxuriant as opposed to the sparse Mediterranean pine forests that populate the east coast, to the beaches of the south, to the Central Plateau and the Mediterranean coast, Spain’s landscapes are as varied as they are surprising.
The natural environment is one of the country’s great attractions, the first in the world in terms of Biosphere Reserves.
Large and extensive beaches of white or golden sand; small hidden coves; beaches surrounded by forests and green; good for diving, for going with children … There are all kinds and for all tastes and from north to south from the Costa Brava, the Costa Blanca, the beaches of Cabo de Gata, the wild North Coast or the Costa del Sol.
Blue flags fly in the sky all along the Spanish coast.
Unbeatable tourist facilities
Spain has lived from tourism for many decades. The Spanish hotel industry is unrivalled in Europe, and very few in the world.
The same is true of restaurants, diversity and quality of attractions and leisure offerings.
Spain’s facilities network is one of the best in the world. Spain has the second largest high-speed network in the world and the first in Europe and has the most modern and technologically advanced fleet of trains on the continent. It is the ninth country in the world in terms of air connectivity and has the most extensive motorway map in Europe.
Healthy, varied and tasty gastronomy
Raw materials are fundamental to any good cuisine and Spain has an exceptional pantry: fruit, vegetables, meat and fish of the highest quality.
Iberian pork ham, olive oil, cheese and wine are part of the Mediterranean Diet, an Intangible Heritage of Humanity. From the most traditional recipes: potato omelette, paella, cocido, fabada, salmorejo… to the most avant-garde signature cuisine, Spanish gastronomy is synonymous with quality.
And we must not forget its most universal preparation: the tapas.
Spain has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. It is the third safest country in the EU, behind Luxembourg and Slovenia. According to the Legatum Properity Index, Spain would be the 15th country in the world in terms of national security and personal safety.
Historical and monumental heritage
Spain is a true melting pot of culture, history and monuments, difficult to find in any other country in the world.
Palaces such as La Granja de San Ildefonso, in Segovia; cathedrals such as Burgos or Santiago de Compostela; medieval castles such as Xàtiva; Roman ruins such as those in Mérida; museums such as the Prado in Madrid or the Guggenheim in Bilbao; and exquisite works such as the Alhambra or the city of Toledo.
Spain is the third country with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage declarations. In addition to treasures such as the Alhambra in Granada or the Camino de Santiago, Spain can boast of being the cradle of universal geniuses such as Cervantes, Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, Dalí, or Gaudí.
Sports: a model of success
The coordinated work of the Administration, the federations, the clubs and the private organizations places Spain among the best countries in the world to practice sport and to host great competitive events.
Sport is also a great ambassador for Spain abroad and a vehicle for promoting cooperation, integration and cultural exchange.
Spain is one of the best countries in the world to enjoy life, its local and national festivals and also to learn Spanish in Spain.
During your stay you can coincide with some of our interesting and also fun traditional festivals: Fairs, Easter, Carnivals… you have surely heard of some.
In our school, we have a great team of teachers who follow the TLCdénia method so that you can enjoy learning Spanish in our classrooms. All the classes are completely in Spanish, so you will learn very quickly. Moreover, living in Spain you continue to learn from the moment you leave the classroom. In your daily life (shopping, restaurant, cinema…) you will practice all the Spanish you learn in class.
If you have any questions before coming to study Spanish in Spain, please do not hesitate to ask us. In TLCdénia, Spanish language school we will be pleased to help you and see you in Dénia!
Is studying Spanish in Spain a good idea?
Study Spanish in Spain is a great option when it comes to studying abroad. Its rich historical and cultural heritage, added to its affordable cost of living, has made Spain a main destination of choice for international students of all kind.