Spanish 1 week Crash Course - Instituto Cervantes or another?

in taking a week off work and doing a crash course in Spanish, i have done the GCSE many years ago

Anyone know good 1 week intensive courses in London?

I can only find these guys


my idea is to do a week course and see how i find it and then maybe do to more regular classes once a week

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neomilan 7 months ago

i have read exactly the same advice and the richard burton quote too and i absolutely agree with you... my issue is i find it hard to spend time focusing on something like learning spanish with a long hour job! i have been trying to learn it on my commutes and want to commit more time to it, i just want to see if learning it intensively does improve my spanish understanding and then i know i should continue putting time effort into it

abodyweightquestion 7 months ago

Nah, don't do crash courses. Too intense, you get bored and frustrated easily, and you end up sitting next to someone who is also learning, so you just copy their mistakes. Get yourself a dictionary, a grammar guide and a pack of record cards. Learn the most basic phrases: hello, goodbye, thank you, my name is, I want..., I need..., looking at these on your record cards whenever you have a moment. Learn how a sentence is formed. Object verb subject. I eat oranges. Yo como naranjas. Once you know how a sentence is formed, you can apply it to any thing. I want apples. Yo quiero manzanas. That's basic grammar, the grammar guide you bought two paragraphs ago will help you out here. After that, it's just vocab. It's the method I used to learn enough Turkish to get by in two weeks, and enough Icelandic to impress girls in the course of a weekend. I spent a month in Beijing and by the end I was translating for friends in Mandarin. I got the method from Captain Sir Richard Burton. By the time he died he could speak 29 languages, not including dialects. Here's how he did it: Returned to Oxford he applied sedulously to the acquisition of foreign languages. He says, I got a simple grammar and vocabulary, marked out the forms and words which I knew were absolutely necessary, and learnt them by heart. ... I never worked more than a quarter of an hour at a time, for after that the brain lost its freshness. After learning some three hundred words, easily done in a week, I stumbled through some easy book-work and underlined every word that I wished to recollect. ... Having finished my volume, I then carefully worked up the grammar minutiae, and I then chose some other book whose subject most interested me. The neck of the language was now broken, and progress was rapid. If I came across a new sound, like the Arabic Ghayn, I trained my tongue to it by repeating it so many thousand times a day. When I read, I invariably read out loud, so that the ear might aid memory.

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