Each day, you will receive a minimum of five hours of intensive instruction:
This includes sessions in individual or small group settings; 3 hours of instruction in Spanish, a 1 hour workshop, and a 1 hour cultural exploration. The activities you will participate in, however, are not isolated from the real world. Each assignment is geared towards practical, daily use of the language. Your lessons are geared to help you take advantage of the opportunities given to you by living and being immersed in the language and the culture with your host family.
Your family plays a crucial role in the language immersion process.
At TIP, you do not study Spanish from a textbook, but from the daily interactions of life. As part of your stay with the host family, you will participate in their daily activities. This will give you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your lessons. You have the opportunity to acquire additional Spanish through observation and interaction with native speakers. Participation in family life is crucial to the success of the Total Immersion Program.