If you enroll in our Spanish Immersion program in Mexico City, you can expect a personalized and engaging language learning experience. Our program is located in WeWork, Varsovia 36, in the Roma-Condesa neighborhood. We offer a 4 or 6-hour daily course for 5 days with private lessons tailored to your needs and skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced Spanish speaker, the program caters to your requirements. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking Spanish with your teacher in various settings, including beautiful parks like Parque España in the Roma-Condesa neighborhood.
Our Spanish Immersion Program
5-Day Spanish Immersion Program
As a beginner, the 5-day immersion program will focus on mastering the present tense. The teacher will introduce the concept of the present tense in Spanish, explain the differences between the present tense and other tenses, and show examples of verbs in the present tense. Next, the teacher will guide you through some exercises and drills to help you practice using the present tense correctly. After practicing on your own, the teacher will lead a conversation activity where you can use the present tense in real-life scenarios, such as talking about your daily routine.
Throughout the lesson, the teacher will provide feedback and corrections to help you improve your understanding and usage of the present tense. The teacher will also address any specific challenges you are facing, such as common mistakes or confusion between regular and irregular verbs. The lesson on present tense will provide a solid foundation for you to understand and use this fundamental aspect of the Spanish language.
Every day, after a few hours of lessons, we change the scenario and take what you learned to the streets. Your teacher will use the verbs and vocabulary you have learned, and you will explore Parque España with your instructor and engage in conversation. The park is a popular spot for locals to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and it’s a great place to practice your Spanish in a more informal setting.
As you walk through the park, your teacher points out various landmarks and explains their significance. She also introduces new vocabulary related to nature and the outdoors. You take in the beautiful scenery and feel more confident as you practice using the new words and phrases.
As you continue through the park, your teacher prompts you to engage in conversation. You discuss your interests and hobbies, and she asks you questions to help you practice your grammar and vocabulary. You feel more comfortable speaking Spanish as the lesson progresses and enjoy the opportunity to practice in a more informal setting.
Your teacher also encourages you to speak with locals who are enjoying the park. She introduces you to a few people and helps facilitate the conversation. You feel nervous at first, but with her guidance, you find it easier to communicate and understand their responses.
Walk around the city
Outside of the classroom, the program includes guided tours of the Roma-Condesa neighborhood. You’ll stroll through vibrant and artistic streets, discover great restaurants, cafes, and bars, and explore the spectacular street art of Condesa and the Michoacan Market. During these tours, you’ll learn and practice Spanish vocabulary specific to the places you visit, such as fruits and vegetables and how to order food in Spanish.
Practice your Spanish vocabulary
Learning food-related vocabulary and how to order food in Spanish can be challenging as a beginner, but incorporating practical vocabulary related to specific places can make the learning process more engaging and memorable. In the classroom, your teacher may introduce you to a variety of food-related vocabulary such as “frutas” (fruits) and “verduras” (vegetables) and how to use them in sentences. They may also provide you with a list of commonly used phrases for ordering food in Spanish, such as “¿Qué me recomienda?” (What do you recommend?), “Quiero pedir…” (I want to order…), and “La cuenta, por favor” (The check, please).
After reviewing these phrases in the lesson, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills in a real-life context. For example, you may visit a local market or grocery store, where your teacher will guide you through the different types of fruits and vegetables and how to ask for them in Spanish.
Next, you may visit a local restaurant where you can order food in Spanish and ask for dishes such as “tacos al pastor” or “enchiladas verdes.” Your teacher will be there to help you with any pronunciation or grammar questions you may have and provide feedback on your conversation skills.
Take a cooking class with locals
If you’re interested in Mexican cuisine, we also offer a trip to the Mercado de Jamaica, where you can take a cooking class in Spanish and learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes.
As you make your way through the market, your teacher introduces you to new vocabulary and phrases related to food, shopping, and bargaining.
Once you arrive at the cooking class, a local chef greets you and leads the class in Spanish. Your teacher is there to help translate and practice your Spanish as you follow the chef’s instructions and learn to make traditional Mexican dishes like guacamole, salsa, and tamales.
Throughout the class, you ask questions, practice new vocabulary and phrases, and engage in conversation with your teacher, the chef, and other students in the class. You use present tense to describe the ingredients and actions involved in making the dishes, such as “Agrego el ajo y la cebolla” (I add garlic and onion) and “Mezclo los ingredientes” (I mix the ingredients).
As you cook, you might say “Corto las papas en cubos” (I cut the potatoes into cubes) or “Pico los tomates en trozos pequeños” (I chop the tomatoes into small pieces). You can also practice using adjectives to describe the food, such as “El cilantro es fresco y aromático” (The cilantro is fresh and aromatic) or “La salsa es picante y sabrosa” (The salsa is spicy and tasty).
Your teacher might give you instructions in the present tense, such as “Añade el aceite de oliva” (Add the olive oil) or “Revuelve la mezcla” (Stir the mixture).
As you taste the different dishes, you can practice expressing your preferences in the present tense, such as “Me gusta el guacamole” (I like the guacamole) or “No me gusta el chile” (I don’t like the chili). You can also make requests in the present tense, such as “¿Puedo probar la salsa?” (Can I try the salsa?) or “Quiero más arroz, por favor” (I want more rice, please).
By practicing present tense in the context of cooking and food, you can improve your Spanish skills while also learning about the culture and cuisine of Spanish-speaking countries.
We will also learn and practice the present progressive tense. This tense is used to describe actions that are happening in the moment. For example, when you are cooking, you can use the present progressive to describe the steps you are taking to prepare the dish.
To use the present progressive, you combine the verb “estar” (to be) with the present participle of the verb. For example, “estoy mezclando” means “I am mixing.” When describing the ingredients, you can use the present progressive as well, such as “estoy cortando la cebolla” (I am cutting the onion).
- Estoy cortando las papas. (I am cutting the potatoes.)
- Estás revolviendo la salsa. (You are stirring the sauce.)
- Ella está picando la carne. (She is chopping the meat.)
- Estamos pelando los tomates. (We are peeling the tomatoes.)
- Están horneando el pan. (They are baking the bread.)
What you will learn:
By the end of the 5-day program, you will have gained confidence in your ability to use the present tense in Spanish and be able to engage in basic conversations about daily routines, food, and directions. You’ll also have a deeper appreciation for Mexican culture and be able to navigate the city with more ease. Our Spanish Immersion program in Mexico City is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lifelong language skills and memories.
If you are a beginner Student and you want to enroll in our program this is what you will learn:
- Mastering the present tense: As a beginner, the 5-day immersion program will focus on mastering the present tense. You will learn the concept of the present tense in Spanish, the differences between the present tense and other tenses, and how to use verbs in the present tense correctly. You will also practice using the present tense in real-life scenarios, such as talking about your daily routine.
- Practical vocabulary related to specific places: Incorporating practical vocabulary related to specific places can make the learning process more engaging and memorable. You will learn food-related vocabulary such as “frutas” (fruits) and “verduras” (vegetables) and how to use them in sentences. You will also learn a list of commonly used phrases for ordering food in Spanish.
- Cooking class in Spanish: You will visit the Mercado de Jamaica, where you can take a cooking class in Spanish and learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes. You will use present tense to describe the ingredients and actions involved in making the dishes and practice new vocabulary and phrases related to food, shopping, and bargaining.
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