Learn to Speak Like the Locals

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One of the best things about visiting new countries is being able to immerse yourself in new cultures and experience different traditions. Gibraltar is a vibrant mixing pot of different nationalities and cultures, which is what makes it such an amazing place to visit. One thing that some people find difficult when they go abroad on holiday is communicating with locals due to the language barrier.

Because Gibraltar is a British territory its official language is English, which means you shouldn’t have to worry about ordering food or asking for directions if you’re an English speaker staying at the O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel. The majority of locals in Gibraltar are bilingual and also speak Spanish, which is a great opportunity for you to further explore their culture and learn a new language. If you want to speak like the locals then here are a few resources and places where you can brush up on your Spanish.

Online Courses

The internet is an amazing resource full of instructional courses and tuition for all sorts of skills and techniques. There are websites such as Babbel.com where you can subscribe for full-length language course, which you can take at your own pace and learn in your own way ahead of your package holidays to Gibraltar. Millions of people have turned to online websites like this in order to brush up on their language skills or learn a new one from scratch. There are free trials available with most online language courses which means you can test out the service and see if it’s the right one for you before you commit to a subscription charge.

YouTube

This huge online video archive has been giving creators and teachers a platform for decades. Billions of people click on to YouTube every day to watch their favourite videos and to learn new things. There are a number of channels offering lessons for people looking to learn new languages, and it’s all totally free. Learn from native speakers and people who have been teaching different languages for years, without having to pay a subscription or service charge. You may have to scroll through a lot of videos before you find a channel with a full instructional series, but YouTube is a resource that should definitely be used.

Personal Tuition

Sometimes the best way to learn something is by getting hands on and spending time with a teacher in person. Learning directly from a teacher means that you can get instant feedback and if you’re learning a language you have someone to practice back and forth conversations with. Searching for classes in your local area will put you in contact with pros who can help you learn all kinds of languages. If you’re heading to Gibraltar to stay at the O’Callaghan Eliott hotel, then take advantage of the local language school that gives visitors and locals the chance to learn Spanish. The advantage of learning from teachers in Gibraltar is that you’ll be taught the native dialect so you can converse with locals easily.

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