Spanish Residential Adult Immersion Programs
Whether you encounter the Spanish language or Hispanic culture at work, are curious about the Spanish language, or hope to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, the intensive immersion environment at El Lago del Bosque will help you improve your Spanish language skills by expanding your vocabulary, improving your grammar and providing ample opportunities to practice conversational skills in real-life situations.
Not only that, but the high instructor to learner ratio, the fact that most instructors are native speakers, the focus on experiencing the culture and learning about cultural nuances and the isolated setting away from distractions of daily life, all will help you focus on really, seriously and playfully learning grammar and vocabulary. Immersion at El Lago del Bosque is not only fun, creative and engaging, it also helps you deepen your cross-cultural awareness and understanding and respect for other people around the world, giving you the courage to actively use the language independently to build relationships, be they related to professional engagement or personal friendships.
No matter your Spanish language level when you arrive, our staff will work with you to help you improve your skills. Everyone will receive expert instruction in small and large group settings catered specifically to participants’ language abilities.
This session is a culture and language immersion program so aside from the richness in language instruction you will receive, you will also deepen your knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will live different aspects of Hispanic culture while you are with us through our outstanding food, cultural talks and activities — some of which you would likely only experience abroad. Our program is unlike any other!
We also offer programs tailored to those who would benefit from increasing their Spanish language and cultural competencies for professional endeavors. Learn more about our Specialty Programs.
Our Spanish adult programs take place at our Turtle River Lake site near Bemidji, Minn.
Meet the Program Leader
Kirsten Salomé/Cristina Addison is dean of Mar e Floresta, the Portuguese Language Village, and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village. Kirsten has been on staff at Concordia Language Villages since 1987. Fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Western Ontario and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the University of Lisbon in Portugal.