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Spanish Immersion Programs?

Asked by lidyah (52points) February 2nd, 2009

My partner and I are interested in doing a Spanish immersion program, either together or separately. Any recommendations on specific programs/schools in Mexico/Central/Latin America that we should check out? Any places/programs we should steer clear of? Is there a trustworthy website I should be looking at to find reviews or info on this? What was your experience like?

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Dog's avatar

I have not done an immersion program- but wouldn’t it be defeating the purpose to bring along an english speaking partner?

lidyah's avatar

I guess “immersion” isn’t exactly what I mean per say—I’m thinking more along the lines of language schools abroad where we could study intensively at our respective proficiency levels (I’m beginner, he’s intermediate) for a couple weeks. Ideally, we’d like to tie in some travel within the region after our “immersion.” Hope that clarifies. We are also interested in longer-term language programs abroad for adults- maybe 1–6 months in length?

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

There is an excellent program that our city sends police officers to that is a 5-week program. An acquaintance did it because after retirement, he’s working with a literacy program for racetrack workers. The one they use is in Morelia and involves homestays.

Did you find this directory of programs?

eponymoushipster's avatar

I don’t know what city/country you’re going to, but I used to work for inlingua and they have schools all over the world, in most major cities. they do total immersion teaching, right from day 1 (or they’re supposed to), however, they can be a bit expensive.

Judi's avatar

My niece publishes the Magazine Think Spanish There is a link on her website to several schools on this page. I would trust her recomendations.

janbb's avatar

My nephew went to one in Costa Rica some years ago and it was fabulous. Don’t know the name ofthe program though.

zaphod's avatar

Check out these guys: Bue Spanish

They’re based out of Argentina and have creative language programs. You can choose to learn Spanish and Tango! Or you could learn Spanish and volunteer. Or a combination of both… its all pretty customizable I believe.

SundayKittens's avatar

I am interested in this, too!

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