Tag Archives: Language Immersion

Review of San Blas Spanish School, Cusco, Peru

August 17-28, 2015 Cusco, Peru is one of the best, if not the best place, to study Spanish in South America. The local accent is very accessible as locals generally speak more slowly and pronounce all syllables and consonants, no … Continue reading

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No Kidding, I Really Do Want to Speak French

We are closing in on the end of the third week of our year in France and my quest to better my French. While this may seem like the predawn hours of the experience, and I don’t deny that it … Continue reading

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Review of Keats Language School, Kunming China

I spent three weeks at the Keats School starting mid August of 2011 with four hours per day of one-on-one instruction. Classes and Language Instruction. The school makes a real effort to give students what they want. Lessons were tailored … Continue reading

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Third Week of Classes – Review, Review and More Review

Keats Language School, Kunming China Written September 8, 2011 I imagine my teacher, MW, will be thankful to have a new student after I leave just so she can do something different. I didn’t want any new material the last … Continue reading

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Learning Chinese in Kunming – Second Week of Classes

Written September 3, 2011 Keats Language School, Kunming, China Language learning can feel like a horribly slow process even in an immersion environment with four hours of class a day and a whole world outside the classroom to practice in. … Continue reading

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Keats Language School, First Impressions

Keats Language School, Kunming, China I have to admit that after my experience teaching English at a foreign language school in Shaoxing (about 4 hours south of Shanghai) I wasn’t so sure that the Chinese really understood communicative teaching, and … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Homestay Option – When is a Lie Not a Lie?

 Keats Language School, Kunming, China Honesty may seem like a simple concept. We are generally raised to believe that telling the truth and following through on promises in an honorable way to live. But what exactly is “the truth”? We … Continue reading

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