Are you doing the Camino de Santiago? Here are the top 5 reasons why learning Spanish will help you to make the most out of your Camino.
Reason 1: You will enrich your experience
Yes it’s possible to survive the Camino without knowing a lick of Spanish, especially if you’re doing the Camino Francés — BUT you would miss out on so much! Having the ability to chat with locals makes for a much more enriching experience, and something you will not soon forget. You will learn more about people and culture, and more importantly be able to ask for directions!
Reason 2: You will immerse yourself in the culture
Wherever you travel, it is always nice to engage with the local community, and speaking the language is key. There are many courses for learning Spanish, but only Camino Spanish will help you to learn more about the unique Spanish culture surrounding the Camino. From useful language skills to cultural tips, you will learn things that you won’t find in a guide book.
Reason 3: It’s a global language
With over 572 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. It’s the official language in 21 countries (including most of Latin America, Spain and Equatorial Guinea), and according to the official US census, the United States will have the biggest population of Spanish speakers in the world after Mexico by 2060.
Reason 4: It’s easier than you imagine
If you are a native English speaker, Spanish is widely considered one of the easiest language to learn. Of course, Spanish grammar and pronunciation are different from English, but it is simple and consistent — making it easy to pick up. That’s why when you start out, even if your Spanish isn’t perfect, you will be able to communicate with others.
Reason 5: You will be taking your first steps on the Camino
Can you imagine taking your first steps on the Camino from the comforts of your own home? Camino Spanish is the first online Spanish school catered to the specific needs of people doing the Camino. It offers one-on-one lessons, so it´s flexible and completely adaptable to you. Ready to get started? Start learning Spanish for the Camino now!