Learning Spanish in Colombia

Posted on 24/06/2013

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I initially decided I really wanted to learn Spanish in high school. As part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum, I was required to study a language for four years. My options were Spanish, German, or French. Thinking of the growing usefulness of and need for Spanish in the United States, I chose to learn Spanish. The more Spanish I learned, the more I fell in love with this beautiful language.

When I finished high school, I decided to get my degree in Spanish at the University of Alabama. In my second year of study, I made the choice to study abroad in order to improve my Spanish fluency and vocabulary. Originally, I had chosen to study in Argentina. However, I was working with a Spanish conversation partner who happened to be from Colombia. She and the other Colombians I met at the English Language Institute at the University…

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