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SPANISH AMIGOS provides up-to-date information on Spanish language immersion studies. We list Spanish schools, courses, classes, institutes in Latin America and Spain as well as a developing list of other Spanish language links and links to Latino culture. We also have a listing of developing Spanish language schools in England and the United states. We have an online store for Spanish software, fiction and non-fiction Spanish study needs, including lists of books, music and videos  (CDs, and DVDs).

THE PROCESS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
VIA IN-COUNTRY LANGUAGE IMMERSION STUDIES

THE ACQUISITION of a second language requires an understanding of the context of the language in order to bring it to life. It also requires an intensive integration of producing spontaneous speech. We receive many inquiries from students who have studied Spanish in high school, universities, and colleges that start with the familiar refrain: "I know a lot about Spanish, but I can't speak much. Even though many colleges and universities place more emphasis on "natural learning", "the natural approach", "the communicative method" and other  similar methods, these do not compare to the immediacy of in-country language immersion and very small class sizes of 3-6 students. Language immersion study provides a living, breathing laboratory for the student to experience "en vivo" learning for language integration. It also brings an immediacy to using the language. It is not a "sink or swim" approach, but a learn to swim approach with strong supports in place in the water with you! A vital part of an in-country immersion experience is living with a homestay family. This helps the student produce continuous spontaneous speech in real time conversations which better integrates small group or private class on-campus learning. This helps the student integrate the language in a more natural and useful way.

MOST SPANISH IMMERSION programs integrate small classes or individual, one-to-one (mano-a-mano) classes with homestay family experiences, excursions and other learning integration activities. These programs provide combined didactic structured learning combined with the opportunity to live in the culture and begin using the language in a more spontaneous manner.

SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOLS begin new classes at all levels every Monday throughout the year. They are able to do this because the small group Spanish class materials are formatted into one week modules. Private classes are individually negotiated between the instructor and the student to individualize the learning plan. Many schools accommodate flexible start dates for private classes. Most schools offer family homestays, school arranged apartments or housing or outside hotel or apartments/houses. Most serious students choose the family homestays because of the extra time practicing and integrating their learning. Although many students go to study for one week, serious periods of studies begin at two and three weeks and beyond.

SPANISH IMMERSION LANGUAGE VACATIONS  are the way many students are thinking today. Those needing the language for professional use often take time each summer or holiday season working visiting a favorite immersion school or continuing their learning as they visit, study and vacation their ways through Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. 

WHEN YOU BEGIN DREAMING IN SPANISH or forgetting how to say something in your native language, you know you are getting immersed! This level of integration may take a few weeks, although if you have considerable background in the language before studying "in-country" this may begin to happen even somewhere in the second or third week of your studies.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT LEVEL OF SPANISH?

Here is how many Spanish language schools ask students to code their level of Spanish prior to arrival. Most have many more levels to offer you than these six noted below.

1) Complete beginner
2) Knowledge of some words or phrases
3) Can hold simple conversation
4) Beyond basic survival speaking ability
5) Able to deal with most any topic
6) Near native level of competence

Our focus is on helping students develop their understanding of the Spanish language in the context of Latino culture.

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