During your waking hours abroad, all your senses are activated for rapid and optimum learning. .
A Spanish course abroad gives you the tools to learn and the opportunity to put it into practice right away.
You will absorb and learn in a short time what could take years in a study program at home where Spanish environment is, at best, recreated but remains artificial.
Learning Spanish abroad is real and interactive. Every day offers new opportunities to participate in the culture of your temporary home away from home.
Santa Cruz Spanish School designed its study Spanish in Guatemala abroad program to meet these goals and facilitate learning in the Spanish speaking environment. It may be true that you learn more being in the country; however, just being in a classroom in the target country doesn't do it. The difference lies in having the opportunity to apply right away what you've learned, to take to the street to test it and learn from people's reaction.
Santa Cruz Spanish School provides you with the didactic tools and an afternoon program filled with opportunities to practice what you've learned with your teacher, through classes, lectures and excursions. See Culture Immersion Curse on how to maximize your learning of language and culture in Guatemala.
Spanish study abroad is more demanding because you have to communicate in Spanish, while finding new culturally adequate strategies to seek out interactions.
Some students find it difficult to accept not being prepared and totally in control of the whole learning process. Most professionals are used to being at the top in their field and starting at the bottom demands a lot of patience.
Learning management in a Spanish course abroad organizes motivating activities in order to provide the feeling of success at each proficiency level of the learning process.
One of the teachers primary function is to encourage discovery, as well as the development of a sense of adventure, a willingness to submerge in the environment and communicate. The role of the instructor is also to support students in their determination to seek out learning on their own.