Why have you decided to study Spanish?
Well, all my life I have been interested in learning languages and it has motivated me to learn languages and get to know cultures. I have already learned French and now I am learning Spanish so that I can be accepted at the university in Madrid and do a degree in modern languages, culture and communication.
Introduce yourself and tell us why you have chosen to study Spanish in San Sebastián and at Lacunza IH:
I am Johanne from Norway and I just turned 23 years old. A year or so ago I decided to drop my studies in Norway to learn Spanish abroad. I decided to come to San Sebastián because I have been told good things about the city, and it seemed like a perfect place: there is the sea, mountains, delicious food and it is not far from the Spanish Pyrenees (where you can snowboard in winter or hike in summer! !).
What you like most about San Sebastian is:
The people, definitely. Here I meet people from all over the world, and together we share ideas, interests, traditions of our countries, food, languages and much more.
You enjoy your Spanish course thanks to:
Thanks to the competent teachers and the school staff who are always helping us in everything and of course the other students, we have a pleasant atmosphere at school that allows us to improve our level of Spanish every day.
You have improved your Spanish because now you can:
Yes, definitely. When I arrived in San Sebastián 4,5 months ago, I couldn't talk about the past, I had never heard of the imperfect subjunctive nor could I hold a conversation with a Spanish speaker. Now I live with Spaniards in a shared apartment, where we communicate mainly in Spanish. Also, if I'm in a bar with unknown people, it's not so hard for me to chat for a while with them.
What you like most about your stay is:
What I like most about my stay is not only that I have managed to improve my language skills, but I have also met people who have taught me a lot about life and how I want to live mine.
Describe your experience in San Sebastian in just 3 words: personal evolution, new friends, pintxo pote 😉