Spanish Language Programs in Spain
Archived Q&A and Reviews
My daughter and I would like to spend a month learning Spanish and traveling some in Europe. I saw a school in Malaga, close to the coast that looked great. Morning classes and then lots of organized activities in the afternoon for the teens. Besides learning about a good language school in Spain, I am also curious to know how easy and economical it is to travel through Europe these days during the summer. Would appreciate hearing about experiences and any suggestions where I can find out more. Espero viajar
My teen (now in 9th, with several years of Spanish) attended Enforex camp this past summer, http://www.enforex.com/summercamps/; we booked through Don Quijote, http://www.donquijote.org/english/courses.youth.asp. They have a number of camps throughout Spain. He went to two two-week sessions, one in Salamanca and one in Sevilla. He preferred the one in Salamanca. Both do Spanish language in the mornings and offer afternoon/evening cultural activities and outings. He attended as a ''day camp'' student, as we were in Spain with him, although they also offer boarding options. We rented apartments in both cities during the camps, and traveled around together afterwards. If you have more questions and/or would like details, please contact the moderator to send me a message directly. Summer in Spain
We are looking for a summer Spanish immersion program for our 17-year-old daughter. The Spanish Abroad website (www.spanishabroad.com)looks very interesting. We are especially interested in the teen program in Salamanca and San Sebastian. If you could share your experience regarding learning Spanish in Spain, including the weather, cultural atmosphere, social life, etc., it would be much appreciated. We heard that some areas could be brutally hot in July and August. Please advise. Thanks in advance. H. Chan
As a Mexican woman who speaks Spanish, I just want you to know that learning Spanish in Spain is not the same as learning Spanish in Latin America. Clearly, Spanish is different wherever you go, but Spain's Spanish is in a category unto itself. So, if you are looking into language school in hopes that it will help your child better communicate with the largely-Mexican Latino population in California, I would really suggest she check out a language school in Latin America. My friend's little sister studied Spanish in Spain for a year and felt like she was in a better place with her spanish when she got back, but she also felt like she had a lot of un/learning to do once she got back and tried to speak Spanish in California.