—Yo no digo esta canción sino a quién conmigo va. (xenoamorist) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Summer Spanish programs

Hi all,

I'm looking to spend about two months over the summer brushing up on my Spanish skills. My reading is generally okay (I can read news and some literature without too much difficulty), but my speaking, listening, and writing are pretty awful at this point, since I haven't practiced Spanish in a year or so.

As an idea of my Spanish skills, I started taking Spanish in 8th grade, and I finished my senior year of high school with AP Spanish Literature; I got 5s on both language and literature. I didn't take Spanish again until the second semester of my sophomore year of college, during which I took an advanced composition/grammar course. I will be a college senior during fall 2011.

Currently, it looks like I'll be available between June 21 and August 15, although the latter date might end up being moved around a little. During that time, I'll be in southern California, about a 30-minute drive from Pasadena and a 25-minute drive from downtown LA. (I live in the Pomona area.)

I'm looking for a language intensive program that would probably focus primarily on conversational skills, since that's where I'm the weakest. I've looked into UCLA's summer courses, but they're like $1,500 for one Spanish course that might be redundant for me, so I'd rather not do that... and the community college courses are about $150 for the same, but I'm not sure if the level or the pace are suitable.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations! I would also consider doing online courses or textbook courses, but, since I have no problem reading and I benefit more from in-person corrections, I'd rather do something face-to-face.
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