Though access to an interpreter may be available, all travel participants are highly encouraged to improve or refine their language skills prior to participation in international travel. It is expected that travel participants will be at a variety of levels of Spanish language ability ranging from beginning to fluent. Methods to improve or practice Spanish include: taking a Spanish course offered through Pacific College of Health Professions, Portland Community College, Portland State University or Educate Ya, hire a language tutor; attend a Spanish language chat group; form your own study group; and self-study through Spanish language texts, tapes or website sources. Listed below are some resources to help you get started.
Online Spanish Language Resources
Help with learning Spanish is available on the Study Spanish website.
Help with learning Spanish is available on the Spancity website.
Help with learning Spanish is available on the Spanishpod website
Help with learning Spaning is available on the Spanish Language Guide website
Help with learning Spanish is available on the ELearn Spanish Language website
Help with learning Spanish and the hispanic culture is available on the BBC website
Help with learning Spanish is available on the Indiana website
Portland Spanish Language Meet-up Groups
More help strengthening your Spanish speaking skills is available on the Spanish Meetup website.
Castalia Language Center
Spanish on Tape or CD
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook
Lonely Planet Publications
Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book and Dictionary
Avalon Travel Publishing