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1. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Hello! I'm a US citizen who is familiar with Spanish, having taken two semesters of it in college, but I'm interested in improving my fluency by moving to South America and taking Spanish courses through a program such as IMAC.

Does anyone have experience with such programs, either in Spanish or another language and either in South America or Europe? What degree of proficiency might you say I could expect if I were to stay somewhere abroad for a month?

Thanks for any advice!

2. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 8y

you will almost undoubtedly improve multiple times.

I took some regular classes in Salta which was wonderful. Just passed through Sucre which is also very good for classes. I have friends doing them now in fact.

Whattime of year are you considering?

3. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

I was thinking about either in June (not likely) or August. Thinking about going back? ;) So how long were you there? I have a friend who lived in California to try and improve his Spanish (admittedly, it's not South America) and he said that he only made marginal gains. He figured you'd have to stay somewhere at least three months to see marked improvement.

4. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 8y

Every student has a pace, according to the age and dedication

5. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

Hi, I was wondering what the prices are like, but guess it varies what country your in? Is it taught day to day? Or do you book up a whole month up or somthing? To be honest I know next to no spainish, so I think it coud take me some while if I do go to south america some time this year.
Thanks

6. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 8y

Quoting seany

... what the prices are like, but guess it varies what country your in? Buenos Aires, Argentina:rate is $30(pesos) minimun/ hour/student in private lessons
Is it taught day to day? Every school will offer their program, there are groups and individual lessons according to your level and schedule. Or do you book up a whole month up or something? I recomend you to book day by day.

7. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

Thanks for the info Macachae

8. Posted by GoLearnTo (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Yes, Spainish courses do vary depending on the country you are in. Course in Cucso, Peru are going to be cheaper than in Buenos Aires.

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Good lUck finding a course that suits your needs.

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

9. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Thanks for the feedback, all! I'm still seriously considering it but I'll have to look more into the day-to-day program. I hadn't heard of that. All that I have seen has been programs that charge per week or per month.

I assume the day-to-day programs are customizable to the level of the student, correct?

Cheers!

10. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 8y

I assume the day-to-day programs are customizable to the level of the student, correct?
Usually you´ll pass a test to check your real level of Spanish them the teacher builds a personal program according to your pace, level and schedule.