Come on our brutally intensive residential 10 day course, and you'll be staying in a secluded valley in the north of Wales:
BEFORE YOU CAN CHOOSE A DATE
Before you can choose a date, we need you to pass our screening requirements to make sure you'll be a good neurological fit for this level of intensity.
We charge a nominal fee of £100 (which will be taken off your final course fee) to take you through the screening process.
If you don't pass the screening, we refund you in full.
If you pass the screening, then you'll be able to choose a date that you'd like.
If you'd like to bring a partner or friend, that's fine. If you'll both be learning, you'll both need to pass the screening. If you bring someone for company, please note that for the last four or five days (usually - but earlier if possible) you'll be in complete immersion, so you'll only be speaking Spanish.
I lived in Spain for twelve years and watched others struggling at Spanish courses, worrying about grammatical aspects, tenses, genders, and other issues, when I simply got on with speaking the language.
Other than immersing yourself in a language, by living where it is spoken and only using that language, as I was fortunate enough to be able to do, the Say Something In method is, for me, the far most effective way of learning a language. Don’t worry about the grammar or the exact word recognition, that’s not how one learns one’s native language: those aspects will come later.
After just two weeks of using the SSI method, I am so much more confident in engaging people in Spanish. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fluent speaker…yet, but I’ve fooled some waiters and waitresses into thinking I am :-) Just last weekend I was in Southwest Florida for a business trip and I ventured into a Colombian restaurant for lunch. I was able to speak with the hostess, the waiter, and even the owner all in Spanish, without them switching over to English (which usually happens when they realize I’m struggling to either understand or get out what I’m trying to say)! I even had two patrons of the restaurant come up and ask where I learned to speak Spanish so well. Man that felt good!