There are several advantages to learning Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country. These include: * Learning Spanish from native speakers. This will improve your pronunciation and accent. * Getting up-to-date slang so you can speak Spanish like a native speaker. * Learning about Spanish culture from the inside. * Getting many opportunities to practice the Spanish you have learned. * Continuing to learn Spanish outside the classroom from Spanish-speaking friends and acquaintances. While some of these aims can be achieved by learning Spanish at home, learning Spanish by immersion in a Spanish-speaking country will speed up the process of learning and using the language.