¡Hola a todos y a todas!
Have you been enjoying our series of blogs called “5 reason for…”? I hope you have.
This week we have yet another 5 reasons to do something. This time it’s about PBO’s immersion weekends. Have you taken part in any of them? In case you haven’t, here are 5 reasons to attend an immersion weekend @ PBO!
1 – Some students tell me that, right when the class at PBO is about to end, they feel like their Spanish language “engine” is at full throttle. They say it takes time to switch their minds to Spanish.
Imagine a full weekend in Spanish! You are going to be immersed in a full Spanish-speaking environment for 8 hours on both Saturday & Sunday. It’s a lot more than just a class or an event. You can learn a lot when you are fully immersed in a language for that long.
2 – It offers a lot more than a class or an event. During the immersion weekends, we do many things because we have more freedom to do so in a student’s house than we do in our office. We obviously talk in Spanish, but we also cook together, we eat together, we watch films or videos, we play games, etc. All of it in Spanish. You’ll learn a lot of vocabulary and practice many skills.
3 – It’s an excellent opportunity to meet other PBO students from your level (or one level below or above). You will be spending an entire weekend together, so it’s an excellent opportunity to make new friends who share the same interest that you do – español!
4 – Another of the 5 reasons to attend an immersion weekend @ PBO is that it is the closest experience to living a life in Spanish. Classes are short and events are like parties. The immersion weekend consists of two full days. You are using your Spanish for 8 hours a day, as if you lived in a Spanish speaking country. It’s a complete experience.
5 – It is cheaper than going abroad. Sure, you can spend a week or two in a language school in Mexico, but many of us don’t have the time or the money to do that. If you are in that situation, the immersion weekends with PBO are the easiest and least expensive way to immerse yourself in the language for a couple of days, in the comfort of your own city. And if you’re considering attending an immersion program abroad, this is a great way to get your feet wet and get an idea of what it would be like.
We have done several immersion weekends so far, and the feedback has been very positive. If you are interested in it, don’t hesitate. Did I mention that you learn a lot? And that it is a lot of fun? 🙂
Let us know what you think about the immersions weekends. If you have attended one of the, tell us about your experience!
Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
Our B2-B3-C1 event is this weekend, 4/27 & 4/28.
Our A3-B1 event is on 5/18 & 5/19.
Muy bien, estimados alumnos. I wish you a happy week and a lot of Spanish in your lives.