Hello i'm planning on going to south america next year and would really like to learn spanish while i'm there. i know that it's best to learn the language to get the most out of being there and i plan on staying for a good amount of time. i've never spoken a word of spanish because in school i thought i'd never need it, but then i've noticed how fit south america birds are so i really want to learn.
i heard that it's possible to stay with a family or something where you pay them and you learn the language. is this true? or just a load of monkey crap? has anyone done this? if so can you recommend anywhere? is it expensive?
also what are the rules for visas? i know each country will be different and they change the rules each year but i just want to know if you have to arrange it yourself or you're ok to just turn up? probabally not. everyone's a bit paranoid now about that sort of thing. anyway any suggestions would be really appriciated, peace out