Learning Spanish to connect with my family | Jake Pagala

This week featuring one of our young, enthusiastic Spanish students – Jake Pagala. Jake tells us about his keen interest in Spanish thanks to his ancestral roots and how he is going about learning it! Here’s Jake’s story:

JakeHello! I’m Jake Pagala, a high school student from the Philippines. I am 14 years old.

I love to sing, dance, play badminton, and most of all learn a new language!

I decided to  take up Spanish because my grandpa is a Spaniard.  I really want to talk to him in Spanish and learn about the culture from him.
I also want to start communicating with my cousins who speak Spanish. This will bring me closer to my extended family. I am sure they will be delighted when I talk to them in Spanish!

I study here at CultureAlley for about 2 to 4 hours every day.  I cannot believe the  number of new words and phrases that I have picked up thanks to their clear lessons! The thing to remember is to learn regularly and practice.

The live chat helps me a lot because they answer my questions quickly and are always there anytime I need them. I was so excited to find out that a lot of other Filipinos are learning Spanish on CultureAlley too!
Learning Spanish helps me a lot. Some of my friends here know Spanish and because I’m studying Spanish, I’m able to understand them better now.
The best part is – these days when my classmates need help in Spanish grammar – they always ask me! :) Spanish is a cool language and now it is making me cooler too :)
Since this site is so great I plan to study Mandarin Chinese and Punjabi on this site too!
If you are studying here on CultureAlley then keep it up and you won’t regret it – I promise!
Jake Pagala

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