Many students of Spanish as a foreign language come to Spain to study and hone their skills. But what are the best locations in which to study Spanish?
Many people choose Granada to learn Spanish, which for a native Spanish speaker is weird. The University of Granada is very good and famous because of its quality. Also, Granada has some good academies to study Spanish. However, we can’t say that Granada is a good place to learn Spanish, because the goal of going abroad to study is to interact with people. And, I am afraid people from Granada don’t have a good accent to learn.
People from all the cities in Andalucía have a strong regional accent and a Spanish language student can end up learning the incorrect spelling of many words.
The best region to learn Spanish is Catilla y León. The problem here is that it doesn’t have a beach, the weather is not so good and the recreational activities are not as numerous as in Valencia, Cataluña or Andalucía.
On the other hand, the accent is neutral and people usually speak a high quality of Spanish. You can choose between small cities as Zamora, Soria, Palencia, Ávila or Segovia or average size ones such as Valladolid, Burgos and León. If having a lot of young people studying is a contributing factor, then the best option may be Salamanca.
All these cities have a great history and a lot of culture to share with you. If you are looking for holidays, just go to somewhere close to the sea. If you are looking for a high quality of Spanish, Castilla y León is my recommendation.
Of course this is just my opinion. Feel free to share your favorite places to learn Spanish in the comments.