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Study Trip to Granada

Jo--110 June 12, 2015, 3:45 pm
So recently I spent a few weeks at Escuela Monalban in Granada, Spain. I booked through GoLearnTo so that I could do rock climbing as well as a week of language lessons (I think I might have heard about that on this forum). It was fantastic and I probably learned as much, if not more, in the 15 hours of morning tuition than I had from six months of my own self-directed teaching, just from being immersed in it. I had to complete a language grammar test before I went so they could gauge my level and I was paired with a German girl who had been studying there for three weeks already. The level of the class was perfect for where I was at with my learning on Rocket Language. We had two different teachers who took different approaches but the subjects were consistent throughout their lessons. Amongst other topics I learnt about irregular verb conjugations (specifically the 50:50 irregular verbs), using frequencies e.g. todos los/las…, casi siempre, a veces, cada etc, reflexive verbs, the pretérito perfecto tense and direct and indirect object pronouns specifically because I had been struggling to get to grips with them on here. On my return I was able to understand so much more of the RL conversations/lessons and flew through my next couple of modules. I wish I could have stayed longer (many of the other students were there for weeks and months as graduates or gap year student! I would highly recommend it as a way of furthering your study!! And if you are ever in Granada, Spain, definitely look up the school!

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Steven-W15 June 12, 2015, 5:14 pm
Thanks for the recommendation. Having learned French from total immersion and currently learning Spanish part-time on-line, I can certainly agree: if you have the time/resources to go total immersion, do it.
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Dan-H24 June 13, 2015, 12:55 am
Jo: you didn't meet a teacher named Adela there did you? I have
been Skyping with a woman of that name who teaches in a Spanish
language school in Granada, but I do not remember the name of the
school right now.
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Jo--110 June 13, 2015, 9:22 am
Thanks Steven.
Hi Dan, I was taught by Berna and Paco, and I didn't meet an Adela but I have looked on their website and there is a flamenco teacher called Adela?
If that is her, what a very small world!
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Dan-H24 June 13, 2015, 11:21 am
Jo: No es el mundo pequeño. Mi amiga Adela enseña en una escuela diferente en Granada.
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