|To bring even more fun to your conversations, we're gathering idioms, sayings, and colloquialism, we hear around the State. Here's one, and there are more on our Idioms page.
|Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda.
|Literally, “Even though the monkey is dressed in silk, he’s still a monkey.” In English we say, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”
Spanish ImmersionSchool includes six hours a day of class. Fours hours are "in class" and two hours are out-and-about.
We put in class in quotes because class is non-traditional, relaxed and friendly, highly conversational, and fun.
During our out-and-abouts, you'll participate in the daily life and culture of Xalapa. You'll be actively involved in what's going on around you. You'll do what you always do when you're involved, you'll talk. Since those around you will be speaking in Spanish, you will to. And the magic of Xalapa and the State of Veracruz will be yours.
Your time in class, in classes limited to two students, will center on speaking and listening skills and includes vocabulary, grammar as you need it, and structure as you need it. Class is highly individualized and your personal goals and language needs help shape the specifics of the content. We honor adult learners and work as fully as practicable to present instruction in the style best suited to your learning.
We also honor the limited time students have in language immersion. We are highly focused on your learning. That we are so focused allows you to relax, have fun, and learn far faster and more fully than in a traditional setting.
Outside of class, evenings and on weekends, Xalapa is alive with music, art, and friendship. In this very safe town, you'll wander narrow streets and enjoy beautiful open spaces. From time to time you'll rest in open-air cafes or on park benches. Day trips to Xico, Huastusco, the Cofre de Perote, Jalcomulco, and the ejido of Chavarrillo will allow you dazzling eco and adventure activites. Even with beginner level Spanish, you'll have no troubles. And the locals will always be ready to be of help.
Language Acquisition Philosophy
Our approach to language acquisition has you learning Spanish in context right from the start. Unlike traditional classroom which is almost exclusively a study of grammar and structure, our Spanish language immersion is focused on getting you speaking. We include all the grammar and structure you need, and we include it as you need it. What you are learning will be usable immediately in your spoken (and your written) language. Studying Spanish in context makes everything more sensible, more reasonable, and easier to remember. It also makes language immersion more fun.
Our Parent Facility
Often students who've attended The Language Immersion School, Veracruz, Mexico wish to return to study Spanish under the school's highly successful approach but already having spent a number of weeks in the delightful port city of Veracruz they'd like to experience another setting. Many suggested that the school expand to have a facility in Xalapa. For Spanish immersion, Xalapa has as full a richness of culture as does the port city. Xalapa, like the City of Veracruz itself, is a setting that fosters the learning of Spanish. The Language Immersion School, Xalapa, Mexico, is owned and operated by The Language Immersion School, Veracruz, Mexico.
The approach under which students learn Spanish in Xalapa is the very same as the appproach that has made the Veracruz school so successful. The setting is different. The instructional essentials are identical.
That you might understand Spanish immersion in Xalapa we invite you to review the website of The Language Immersion School in Veracruz. The Spanish immersion principles employed in Veracruz are fully transferable to Xalapa. The high levels of learning exist in yet another warm and friendly setting. The people of the state of Veracruz are among the warmest and friendliest in the world. Everywhere you go, in everything you do, you'll be actively participating in the happy and heart-warming life of the local residents.