Spanish mainly for Travellers in Bogota - which school is best?
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 2:16 PM Last Post By: Pigletinoz
Nov 20, 2012 4:59 AM
Spanish mainly for Travellers in Bogota - which school is best?Hi all,
I'm travelling to Colombia with friends and have a week by myself. This will be my first week fresh off the boat from Australia and I dont know any Spanish at all. I'm hoping one week will give me the basics to travel around Central America for 8 weeks... I would also like to live with a home stay family...
However I'm a little nervous as I will be there by myself so I want to ensure I'm at a safe school with a VERY safe and nice home stay family.
I've been reading up blogs however there are so many different options... whenever I look at a Spanish school site I'm hoping to see the words "Spanish for travellers - minimum 1 week" but I know thats too goo to be true. I dont want to get so involved with the grammar and writing I just want to be able to speak some basic spanish.
I also wouldn't mind doing some volunteering as well but alot of places are asking for more than one week... which no can do.
Any advice would be great.
Nov 20, 2012 2:16 PM
1'Fresh off the boat' - I love it :-)
Look, if you only have a week, you are not going to get much more than the absolute minimum basics. I'd suggest you take a course in Oz to start with, and then learn some additional things in that week in Bogota. Learning at home is not great compared to learning over there, but with only a week at your disposal I'd suggest you try to do some at home as well. Even if you just download an 'Earworms' learning CD or something to listen to in the car so you can get the basic phrases down pat. Then you can spend you week in Bogota actually learning how to create some basic sentences.
Sorry, but I can't help you with specific recommendations in Bogota.
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