Can we immerse in a language without moving from our coach?

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Andres OrtizInglés
4 de junio de 2018
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We all have heard about Language Immersion. There are people defining it as "the best way to learn a language", and it is probably true. However, who doesn´t know somebody living for a long time in a foreign country and not able to talk the local language? Staying for a couple of months in Madrid or Granada does not make us able to speak a perfect spanish or to cook the best "tortilla" on earth. Learning a language requires effort and time, with or without language immersion.

What we can afirm is that it is the most joyful and natural way to learn a language, the same way we acquire our mother tongue from the cradle: listening, repeating, interacting, over and over. Learning a language while experiencing other things is not only more fun, but also more efficient and lasting.

But, is it necessary to move abroad to experience language immersion? In one word: No.

Immersion in a language means several things: reading, listening, interacting, gesticulating (sign language), and of course, talking. We can do all those things without moving from our coach, using the tools that Internet provides us with. Using videos, audios, podcasts, articles, pronunciation apps, flashcards (spaced repetition) and online tutoring we can achieve the same goals as being physically in a foreign country.

The figure of the online tutor with permanent email contact is a great complement to solve any problem the student could find in her/his self-directed learning. There are also several online tools specifically designed to each level of proficiency.

"Practice without feedback just makes perfect whatever you are practicing. The naïve learner does not have a perspective on what they are doing. It is really vital to have someone saying: yes, you are on track" James North.

And you, ¿what could you recommend us to improve Virtual Language Immersion?
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Hi! My name is Andres, I am a Certified ELE Teacher from south Spain, and I base my method in the Virtual Language Immersion. I became languages teacher 4 years ago, when I started the trip that changed my life, bringing me through South Asia and Oceania. I believe that everybody can learn new languages, and I want to be your guide in your spanish learning. How will I do it? I will first listen what do you need and expect, and then organize a plan adapted to you. Sincerely, an online lesson is quite helpful in a language learning process, but if it is not combined with an active off-lesson attitude it won´t be efficient in the long term. Because of that I base my teaching on the Virtual Language Immersion, a system of online tools you can use to get immersed in a language without moving abroad. The combination of these tools with online tutoring lessons will boost your fluency in Spanish. Want to learn more about Virtual Language Immersion? Book your trial lesson and I will tell you about it. From my perspective, as a beginner, the cornerstone is simply "speak the languge from the day 1", don´t worry about grammar, vocabulary or "proper speaking", just communicate. It is more than enough to communicate with one present, one past and one future. We will have time in the future for grammar rules and more specific stuff. Once reached this point, I will give you simple and easy to use rules in stead of endless lists of uses. Learning by this method the improvement will be faster and funnier, so you will also acquire the skills needed to pass your exams, don´t worry about that! My experience as spanish teacher has been in New Zealand for 2 years, and the last 6 months giving 1to1 lessons in Brighton, both face to face and online. During my travels in Asia I also taught english and spanish as a volunteer in India and Thailand. I love to talk about almost any topic, specially about travels, languages, history, education, music, politics, cooking, nutrition, agriculture and permaculture.
Flag
Español
globe
España
time
92
Inglés
C1
,
Italiano
A1
,
Francés
A1
Hi! My name is Andres, I am a Certified ELE Teacher from south Spain, and I base my method in the Virtual Language Immersion. I became languages teacher 4 years ago, when I started the trip that changed my life, bringing me through South Asia and Oceania. I believe that everybody can learn new languages, and I want to be your guide in your spanish learning. How will I do it? I will first listen what do you need and expect, and then organize a plan adapted to you. Sincerely, an online lesson is quite helpful in a language learning process, but if it is not combined with an active off-lesson attitude it won´t be efficient in the long term. Because of that I base my teaching on the Virtual Language Immersion, a system of online tools you can use to get immersed in a language without moving abroad. The combination of these tools with online tutoring lessons will boost your fluency in Spanish. Want to learn more about Virtual Language Immersion? Book your trial lesson and I will tell you about it. From my perspective, as a beginner, the cornerstone is simply "speak the languge from the day 1", don´t worry about grammar, vocabulary or "proper speaking", just communicate. It is more than enough to communicate with one present, one past and one future. We will have time in the future for grammar rules and more specific stuff. Once reached this point, I will give you simple and easy to use rules in stead of endless lists of uses. Learning by this method the improvement will be faster and funnier, so you will also acquire the skills needed to pass your exams, don´t worry about that! My experience as spanish teacher has been in New Zealand for 2 years, and the last 6 months giving 1to1 lessons in Brighton, both face to face and online. During my travels in Asia I also taught english and spanish as a volunteer in India and Thailand. I love to talk about almost any topic, specially about travels, languages, history, education, music, politics, cooking, nutrition, agriculture and permaculture.

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