1. How can I know how many weeks I need to book?

The truth: there is no exact answer.

First, because every person is different: some will learn much faster than others, which has nothing to do with intelligence. But it’s a fact that for some people learning a language is easier than for others.

Second, because language learning is not linear: the higher your level, the slower the process. Getting from an A1 to an A2 level will be much faster than from a C1 to a C2, even if both are just one level.

Third, the time you need to invest also depends on your final goal. Do you need Spanish for travel? Or just for conversation with staff? Or do you need to negotiate important deals in Spanish?

And fourth, it depends also on many other variables such as age, motivation, time spent per week studying, knowledge of other languages and the student’s retention capacity. It’s important to mention that there is no link between intelligence and the ability to learn a language!

The afore-mentioned are some of the variables to take into account when deciding how much time you need to invest.

However, because of the intensity of the ANDERS LANGUAGES program, you can be sure there will be a significant improvement in a short time.

But feel free to contact us to arrange a meeting with an instructor to discuss this in detail.

2. What is the progres I can reasonably expect?

The following chart should recommend stay length, based on the ForONE 12 program. The figures on the chart are based on our average student profile: middle-aged native English speakers, professionally active and with higher education.

However, some factors beyond our control can speed things up or slow them down… More advanced age, for instance, will decrease learning speed, whereas young age and knowledge of other languages will increase learning speed.

If you want to know your current level, you can test your knowledge of the Spanish language here.

Spanish for small groups

3. What schedule should I choose?

You can choose between a 6, 9 and a 12-hour-per-day schedule.

The 9 and 12-hour schedules include siesta time (a nap break) from 3 pm to 430 pm so you can regain your energy for the afternoon and/or evening sessions.

So don’t worry about these schedules being intensive.

It’s also important to mention that the classes are individual: as a result, if you get tired, the instructors will notice that and adapt the activity at hand.

This can include even going out to eat an ice-cream (as long you speak Spanish).

If you visit us for one or two weeks, the 12-hour schedule is recommended to maximize learning.

For longer stays, the 9-hour schedule is a better choice.

The 6-hour schedule is not really recommended from a return of investment point of view: the price difference is limited, but your exposure to Spanish will drop significantly.

4. What are the starting days?

Our Spanish immersion programs start any Saturday (2-day program) Sunday (7-day program) or Monday (5-day or 2-or-more-week program) of the year.

In case of a last minute booking you can start any day of the week, subject to availability.

5. What is my daily schedule like?

That depends on the program.

Programs ending with a “6” run from 9 am to 3 pm and include breakfast, classes (or activities) and lunch.

Programs ending with “9” also include afternoon classes or activities from 430 pm to 745 pm.

Programs ending with a “12” also include dinner and the evening program from 8 pm to 1030 pm.

Spanish two-on-one

6. I’m afraid the program is too intensive and I won’t be able to concentrate all day long

Our language immersions are intensive, but they are individualized and combine formal classes with activities.

Your instructors will know when they can push harder and when they need to slow down or change subjects.

You won’t be sitting in the back of a classroom trying not to fall asleep….

Nor will you get bored, as in a group class, when things you already know are repeated.

Plus, your classes being one-on-one, the instructors will teach you using subjects of your interest