moving to mexico
Depending on where you move in Mexico, learning Spanish may be a nice bonus or a daily necessity. The more expats an area attracts, the more likely you are to find people who speak English—cashiers and servers and doctors.
However, even if you’re in an area with a lot of English spoken, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to learn some Spanish. I moved to Mexico with almost zero Spanish (Jesse had some) and it didn’t take long for me to get sick of sounding like an idiot when ordering food or asking a question at the grocery store.
When we moved to Guanajuato City, learning Spanish became more of a necessity and less of a “I don’t want to sound stupid” thing. While you will find English speakers in the city, they’re few and far between. After we had been in the city about a month, I signed up for a month-long intensive Spanish course. Four hours of Spanish lessons a day. I’d come home every afternoon with a headache, a strong desire to nap, and a whole bunch of new verbs.
It was the best thing I could have done.
Watch my whole Spanish journey in the videos below, from my very first Spanish class to the roadblocks I encountered later on…
What if you get sick in Mexico?