Understanding Spanish - Part 1-3 - The Homestay Experience - Coping with a Local Family
Often when travellers or students visit nations within Central and South America with the intention of learning Spanish, they will often immerse themselves in the language and local tradition by living with a local family whilst taking lessons at a Spanish school. This is exactly what is called a homestay.
Homestays can be quite good for students. They give the student the opportunity to interact and communicate with native Spanish speaking people in a totally environment. It offers a constant forum where to practice listening to it and to practice speaking Spanish. Not only this however it gives the student great insight into local culture and means of life.
From my own personal experiences I would highly recommend homestays. I remained with a local family in Antigua, Guatemala for 2 months whilst studying in a local college. Be taught more on this affiliated wiki - Click here: my ocfamilypractice.com. I had my own place and was designed to feel like one of the household for my entire stay. One of the most effective things for me was that no one in the household could speak a word of English. I had been forced in-to speaking Spanish on a regular basis. Back then my amount of Spanish wasnt good but I still managed to communicate well enough.