Learn to know why you want to learn
At this time of the year you probably can’t wait to see what the new year brings you, I hope you got the strength you need to pursuit your dreams in the new year that is just around the corner. Perhaps, one of your top five dreams is to learn Spanish, if so, remember that in the previous article we talked about how important it is to establish the reasons why you may want to learn a foreign language since it determines how you need to approach that language. In this article we are going to have a look at one of these major reasons: learning Spanish for specific purposes.
Learning Spanish for specific purposes is often a requirement for many people that try to improve their current professional career or have access to companies and businesses established in Spanish speaking areas. The kind of society we live in is increasingly multicultural due to the fact that physical mobility is often needed for professional growth which motivates learning Spanish through specific resources, materials and coaching that bring you closer to accomplishing your goal. Nevertheless, remember that learning a language is a fulfilling and beautiful journey that may inspire you to challenge yourself in other ways.
This multicultural reality inspires teachers to constantly develop new teaching proposals; new proposals that nowadays are based on the “Common European Framework of Reference”. The CEFR establishes a system for teaching and testing any language inside the European Union, which means today it is easier for students to overcome the language barrier although in addition, it’s a good idea to develop a personalised program based on your professional needs and goals.
For that reason, when learning a language for specific uses or purposes you must be aware of the fact that you need to develop specialised language competences that require to be learned in a certain way in order to achieve your specific goal. Therefore, if this is your reason to learn Spanish and you are already doing that, you are heading in the right direction since the specialised language you are learning develops your own skills and abilities in this particular process of communication in which you want to be involved.
And finally, if you keep in mind your goal and put all your efforts in undertaken it, once this goal is achieved the sky is the limit...
I'm a Spanish and English philologist specialised in Spanish linguistics and in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) as I love sharing my language, my culture and a particular vision of the world with people from around the globe, getting to know more about the world itself through them and languages.