Zoom Immersion and On-site Spanish Immersion FAQ
These are our answers to the most common questions our Spanish Immersion team gets asked.
1) What does the Fluenz Spanish program consist of, and what options does it offer?
After a Spanish Assessment, we create a unique program for each student to follow over time.
You can start with one-on-one Zoom Immersion coaching or attending one of our On-site immersions. The truth is, whatever you decide on, you’ll always see results. And you’ll be thrilled with your progress.
2) What should I expect from an On-Site Spanish Immersion, and which are the On-Site Immersion cities?
The On-site Spanish Immersion cities are Mexico City, Oaxaca, Bogotá, Chiapas, Barcelona, La Habana, Antigua, and Monteverde. In our On-site Spanish Immersions, you will work on your Spanish while we take care of a one-of-a-kind cultural immersion. The Fluenz Spanish Immersion will introduce you to a world of food, culture, ideas, and art in all these fascinating cities.
You won’t have to worry about anything. Our luxurious boutique hotels in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Bogotá, Chiapas, Barcelona, La Habana, Antigua, and Monteverde have been vetted by the New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and Travel + Leisure.
Imagine staying at a beautifully restored mansion that offers great yoga and excellent food. What’s more, you will have the opportunity to dine at the finest restaurants, go on private art tours, listen to brilliant minds giving history talks, and more.
Exclusive concierge service, butler service, private chef, master suites, you can’t beat that. You’ll get the chance to explore a language and a city at the same time. Plus, the program works; the intensity and focus of the one-week Immersion deliver a qualitative jump in every participant’s Spanish. You won’t believe how far you’ve gone.
3) What should I expect from a Zoom Immersion?
Our online program (or Zoom Immersion) is based on our On-site Spanish Immersion.
The zoom program follows the same thorough methodology and has the same excellent private tutors who supervise you in real time to guarantee you stay on track.
The program consists of 30 hours in 90-minute virtual one-on-one sessions by a Fluenz Coach.
After starting with an initial assessment interview with the Head Coach, you can choose from two tracks: the Comprehensive track, which is a 30-hour sequence, or the Fast track, which is a 15-hour sequence.
You will get flexible timing, allowing you to schedule your sessions at your convenience within a 60-day window.
And you will be able to choose the frequency of your sessions.
Our Zoom Immersion is different from any online class because it’s based on our one-on-one Immersion.
With a unique methodology that steps up our participants’ level of Spanish, our program will take you to fluency.
4) How long is each online lesson?
Each lesson is 90 minutes long. We have found that this is the optimal duration for a class via Zoom.
Completing the 23-lesson program in 120 days means some weeks you can take one class, while other weeks two classes or more.
The reason for this is that we want to give you the necessary consistency so that you can make the most out of the program, and so you can feel the progress.
As with any skill, language learning does require consistency and diligence.
5) Are the tutors the same in the Zoom Immersion and the different cities?
Yes. Our coaches are permanently traveling through the different Spanish immersion cities.
We think that having stellar teachers makes a real difference. It’s not enough to have an outstanding program. For us, it’s fundamental to have smart and caring language tutors focused on helping our students reach their objectives.
At Fluenz, both at our On-site and Zoom immersions, we count on polyglot coaches with graduate degrees in linguistics, education, and the humanities. They are what make Fluenz a one-of-a-kind learning experience, but how do they do it?
Instill confidence in the students: tutors make learning goal-oriented and provide reassurance every step of the way.
6) How do you teach Spanish when there are many differences depending on the country of origin (Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean)?
Although sometimes the regional differences can be shocking, there is one truth: if you speak good Spanish, every Spanish speaker will understand you. That’s why we focus on teaching Global Spanish, which you can use across the entire Spanish-speaking world.
Fine-tuning your ear to the different varieties takes practice, but if you have a solid grammatical base, it will come easier than simply getting used to a single accent.
For this reason, our team of coaches is quite international as well: Mexican, Venezuelan, Spanish, Argentinian, etc., to make sure you hear different accents during your lessons.