You did it!
First of all, congratulations to ALL of you receiving results today. I am sure you will have all done well, and here at Spanish Express we are very proud of our A Level students. Whichever path you take from now on, it is a new chapter and there are some very important things to consider. I
studied Spanish at A Level, and loved it, however I chose not to continue at degree level. Instead, I studied abroad and did the DELE qualification with Mónica (educational director of Spanish Express!). So, for this weeks blog post I am going to talk a
bout post-A Level options with Spanish! It’s vital you keep up practise, you wouldn’t want to lose all your hard work and revision now would you?
Studying Spanish at degree level will open so many doors for you. It’s something I have grown to regret, however through other methods I have kept my Spanish up. Immediate prospects for those who hold a degree title in Spanish are languages teacher, translator and interpreter, amongst other professions.
Didn’t choose Spanish as a degree subject? Not to worry! Neither did I! I did however choose to study abroad for a semester in Madrid. Many universities offer this opportunity, and you can study in various Spanish speaking countries. This is something I highly recommend. Funding help is available, and the benefits are endless. I went to Madrid after not having practised Spanish in over 18 months, but came back with a new passion for learning. I picked up so much vocabulary, practised daily in conversation and made so many international friends.
Have a look for opportunities to practise with others at language exchange clubs. We run language exchange clubs fortnightly in London and Ipswich, so that anyone can come along and practise Spanish in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Check out our facebook and MeetUp pages to keep up to date with our calendar!
Spanish in your free time
Spanish is the 2nd most used language in the world, and therefore there is plenty of Spanish cinema and music for you to enjoy! Netflix has a wide range of Spanish shows and movies available now for instance, such as Las Chicas del Cable and Almodóvar films. We even run our own film club, and you can find out about the next showing here. I would also recommend reading when you can – even if its snippets of the news or a book that you know in English. I read Harry Potter in Spanish and it really helped! I already knew the story line, so that made it way easier. Do whatever you like best, just do it in Spanish!
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