Learn to Speak Conversational Spanish in South America!

Are you going to learn to speak conversational Spanish for your trip to South America?

Learning to speak at least a little Spanish before embarking on your trip to South America is a really good idea. It will open up so many doors for your entire trip and the locals really do appreciate the effort made to try and communicate in their language...... Rather than just speaking English really slowly and loudly!

Studying Spanish in Cordoba, Argentina
Studying Spanish in Cordoba, Argentina

Why would you want to learn to speak conversational Spanish?

It is great fun and you will enjoy learning with mates and meeting a lot of people at the same time. The social aspect of learning a new language can be very enjoyable. Also, even though it is challenging, it is thoroughly worth it. It is much more rewarding to achieve something difficult than something easy and at the end of the course when you are able to converse with native speakers you will have a great sense of satisfaction. There are hundreds of reasons, so check out the list below to see an idea of what you will enjoy a little more when in South America:
  • Make friends with the locals
  • Book a bus ticket
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  • Order a Beer
  • Book a plane ticket
  • Understand orders from people
  • Flirt with the local people
  • Take someone to dinner
  • Learn Salsa
  • Understand guides on tours
  • Read signs
  • Listen to the TV
  • Listen to the Radio
  • Speak to Travel Information Booths
  • Find a job
  • Migrate there
  • Study abroad
  • Try and fit in easier
  • Show some respect to your visiting countries
  • Better appreciate the culture


These are just some examples why you would learn Spanish for your trip.

The Best Ways to Learn to speak Conversational Spanish

  • Living and Studying in South America

  • If you want to learn on your own without making new friends having great fun, then this is probably not the option for you......... However, if you are looking for all those things then this is without a doubt the option for you. Go to either Language Schools in South America or see our info on individual countries like:

  • Study Part Time

  • A good plan would be study Spanish before you leave for South America. A part time course would enable you to get a good grasp of the language and it would be great preparation for speaking with the locals. You might even decide that studying part time would be a good platform to continue with your studies and study while abroad as well.
  • Studying Spanish Free Online

  • This is a great option for those of you who have a lot of commitments and would prefer to study in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to test your own ability on one of the hundreds of websites that allow you to study for free!

    The BBC Spanish Website is a good place to start.

Take a Spanish Phrase Book!!

Taking a Spanish phrase book to South America is a great idea, especially if you do not speak any Spanish what-so-ever. Even if you wont be able to understand any response you will still be able to convey your message.

Spanish Phrase Book

You can find a good phrasebook at Amazon

A phrase book isn't a replacement for actually studying the language but can be a great start to either learning or travelling briefly in a Spanish speaking country.

You may be ordering a pizza or asking for a beer........... a phrasebook will easily show you how to ask for this. So be sure to pick up a copy.