Have you ever tried learning a new language? It’s not easy, especially as an adult. Especially as an adult with no ears! And before you go complaining to the FCC that my blog is deteriorating this country’s morals with it’s stories of earless humans, I’d like to remind you that there have, at various points in our world history, been people whose ears have fallen off or been broken off. I’m not exploiting that fact, I’m simply stating it.
Back to my original point, learning a new language is very difficult. Of course, some are more difficult than others. If you’re trying to learn Chinese you better just give up. No adult has ever learned Chinese and THAT IS THAT. But if you’re trying to learn an easy language, like Spanish, well then…you’ll breeze right through it. But the best way to learn is by immersion. That’s right, you’ve got to BE where the Spanish is. And what better place than Mexico? Spain, you say? No, you’re wrong. Mexico is the place. They have tasty food, cool music, and nice people.
I’ve never tried learning a new language because I have better things to do, such as read books (in English), watch my favorite shows (in English), and explore the Internet (in Urdu). But if I were to go to Mexico to learn Spanish, I would take an extended vacation in beautiful Tijuana. Known for it’s wide selection of Chiclets and street tacos, Tijuana will have you speaking conversationally in no time at all. In fact, you’ll be literally speaking to save your life within the first few days. What excitement! Some of the first words you’re likely to learn are “abogado,” “baño,” and “por favor, déjame escapar con mi vida.”
If you make it out of Tijuana alive When you return home from your verbal vacation, you’ll have plenty of places to practice your new Spanish-speaking-skills. Go to the kitchen of any restaurant in America and you’ll find one, if not all, native Spanish speakers. Not only will they appreciate your acceptance and curiosity about their culture, but they’ll make your food taste better too. You’ll soon learn that everything tastes better in Spanish.