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August 25, 2008



I've always wondered what it would be like to take a language immersion class.
When we went to the Basque Country a few years ago, I attempted to teach myself a little French with a CD class. Between what little French I managed to teach myself, and some memory of my rusty high-school Spanish...we got by. I could read a lot of the signs in both languages and understand a bit of spoken Spanish. The French...I never did get the hang of understanding the spoken language.
I guess the language immersion goes on my list of things I'd like to do someday. Thanks for sharing your brother's story.



Be sure to go to the "language study" category on the blog and read the other entry about immersion, that one about studying French in Paris.
About the Costa Rica entry... I was talking to a friend at work yesterday and now am thinking about Colombia as a possible place to take an immersion class. I want to go somewhere where it's not too touristy. I don't want the locals to be able to switch to English to speak with me. I'd like to have to try to make myself understood in Spanish the entire time! That's what happened when I went to Ecuador - but there, I wasn't taken classes. I think a combination of classes and speaking to locals would be a real and very production Spanish language education.


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