Learn local Spanish dialect in Tarifa

Learn Spanish locally

If you love travelling, we cannot stress it enough how convenient understanding the local language can be. Your sign language is not universal and having to turn through pages of the dictionary is not convenient either. There are numerous apps for learning a foreign language, but it never fairs with learning in person. Most people don’t think about the language spoken at their destinations. However, they lose out on the adventures they could have ventured if they had known the basics of the language. Tarifa has been a tourist destination for ages. Windsurfing and sightseeing are well-known attractions everyone is aware of. However, there’s a lot more you can enjoy with a basic understanding of local Spanish dialect in Tarifa.
SpanishTarifa offers Spanish lessons to a wide numbers of people in Tarifa. We provide travellers and residents of Tarifa with private Spanish learning sessions at their convenience. Unlike language schools, our approach to open learning outdoors or indoors suits any schedule you may have. Moreover, with our local Spanish tutors, you will be speaking local Spanish dialect in no time. Here are some of the differences in local Spanish dialect and other Spanish dialects.

European Spanish vs. Hispanic American Spanish

There should be little surprise to know Spanish has different dialects based on where you are. With millions of speakers and regions spread across the globe, there’s bound to be some differences. While most have same basic standards in writing, spoken varieties have a difference in pronunciation and vocabulary. The Spanish spoken in Spain and most European countries is called Peninsular Spanish (also called European Spanish), and Spanish of the Americans (Hispanic American Spanish) is spoken in the North and the South American subcontinent. With SpanishTarifa, we train in Peninsular Spanish with small variations unique to Tarifa.

The Grammar

For grammar, the Spanish dialect in Europe differ in the use of second person pronouns and verbs. While in Spain, we use “tú”, the Americans use “vos” for informal representation of “you”. And in plural second person representation, “tú” becomes “vosotros” and “usted” becomes “ustedes”, but “vosotros” is not used in Hispanic American Spanish. So there is a “T-V distinction” in the Spanish dialect in second person. And for each second-person pronoun different Spanish dialect have corresponding verb forms.

Verb Tenses

The verb tenses for past events are slightly different as well. In Spain, we use present perfect tense to describe past events in relation to present perspective while Hispanic Spanish use preterite representing the event as a single word. For example “he llegado” is used in Spain to say “I have arrived” while “llegué” is used in Hispanic Spanish. In short, in most of Spain it is preferred to use compound tense to describe past events while other dialects tend to use preterite form.

Vocabulary

For vocabulary, different dialect tends to have different words to describe objects, food and other things. These tend to be affected by local indigenous people or foreign influence. As in Mexican Spanish, there are many words borrowed from Aztec language Nahuatl.
Even with the differences, there shouldn’t be a significant confusion about the different Spanish dialects. As European Spanish is just considered more bookish and formal. At SpanishTarifa, we will help you learn, speak and understand the local Spanish dialect, so you do not have to worry about amusing the locals.

Learning Spanish for Kids in Tarifa

Spanish for Kids

Spanish is gradually becoming the most adored language in the world. Its popularity has something to do with its richness in dialect and the wonderful words of Spanish. Spanish is spoken in many countries and not only in Spain. This means that if you are a fun of travelling, you will certainly be at home in countries that speak this marvellous language. Countries that speak Spanish have some of the most incredible tourist destination sites. Tarifa may be a small town, but it is one of the world’s most popular destination sites for wind sports. Friends and families come to this city to enjoy the wind sports as well as its scenic beauty. SpanishTarifa has programs for learning Spanish for kids in Tarifa for families who come to visit the town.

SpanishTarifa tutors can handle individual children for one on one lesson. It can be both outdoors and indoor learning sessions at the time of your choosing. For a group learning session, we can manage 3 children for outdoor learning or up to 7 children for indoor lessons. The age of the children should be above 15 or more.

Enjoy extreme sports while kids learn

You definitely will want to enjoy everything that the town offers when you come here. After a long day of actively windsurfing, you need a relaxing moment for yourself and loved ones. Kids may be your loved ones, but there is just one point when you want to get rid of them, albeit for a second. Kids have active minds which are always exploring. When you are surfing with all your strength, your child will probably be just left alone with nothing to do. You can setup an appropriate time for the kids to join our tutor for Spanish lessons at an outdoor location like a café, hotel or indoors. At the end of the day, you will be physically and mentally exhausted while they will be fresh with both having much to share about their day.

Exciting way to indulge kids

The fact that you are in a Holiday makes a kid even more fresh minded. This kid has endured months of torment in school and, without even knowing it, just wants to relax. You know he needs to have some fun with something new. He has an active mind that can absorb knowledge in a fun-filled environment out of the rigid structure of schools. This is the fun-filled environment where your child can absorb as much knowledge as possible. The lessons are not forced and the enjoyment aspect is kept a priority. This indulges their brain, and everything happens subconsciously without the kid ever knowing.

New experiences for kids

The best part of getting kids to learn Spanish this way is exposing them to something completely new. As the courses are designed for kids with interactive lessons, they will love the new experience. They will go back to school with something to show their friends and teachers. This is one way of giving a kid more self-esteem. Not many people get a chance to learn a foreign language. The age is perfect for learning something interesting stuffs. A kid with a clear mind on a holiday can easily grasp the basics of the language.

Languages are the most highly retained lessons anyone can ever learn. A kid can learn a Spanish language today jocularly and recall many words thirty years later. This is how good it is to learn Spanish when you are on holiday in Tarifa.