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on the Ocean in safe,
median student age-- 49 years old
average length of study-stay-- 2.7 weeks
maximum group size-- 2 students
maximum school enrollment-- 24 students
comfort-- air conditioned throughout
accommodations-- individual room with private bath
safety information-- from staff from students
School Is Closed, and We’re Retired and Busy as can Be.
The school name, The Language Immersion School, continues, but we (Eric and Linda) are no longer associated with it. This is site we used for our school. It isn’t the new school’s site.
Linda and I are now fully retired.
Retirement in Veracruz, in Paradise as our son says, is wonderful. Each day life for us is pure pleasure. We wish we had retired forty or fifty years ago.
We’re so busy doing things we love to do that the day is always too short, nighttime arrives too fast.
Linda, in addition to playing the piano (she’s now working on Beethoven’s piano concertos), taking up the guitar, and exploring Julia Child’s recipes, has written two books and is working on the third and fourth. She’s always been a natural teacher, and these books are Linda at her best.
She’s taken blogs about Veracruz I wrote over the years for our school’s website and prepared them is Spanish—Spanish the way a learned native speaker would write them. And then she added copious explanatory footnotes. She already has enough material for six books (they are only sixty or seventy pages long), and…
And I’m so relaxed and rejuvenated having rested a year that I’m blogging about Veracruz once again. So Linda will keep having blogs to incorporate and books to write for as long as she wants.
Some of you know that our daughter was very sick. A year and a half ago she had a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma. Today’s medical science is incredible. At her six month battery of tests her system was without any indication of residual cancer. And if anything her just taken 18th month battery of tests has even better results.
With her six month results so good, we began to relax. And during the year between then and now we’ve rested up, emotionally rested up. We closed the school to be with her during her treatment, and we’re so glad we were there. Closing the school left us retired. We’re so thankful she’s okay. And, much less important of course, we’re so thankful we’re retired.
We miss having the school—actually we miss all the folks who came to school. Not having so many friends around is the only downside to being retired.
My immediate next big project is to work in our website and build pages where Linda can place her books and talk about them.
And then my next, next big project is to get into Amazon to offer them both as Kindle books and as paperbacks.
My projects are trivial compared to what Linda’s doing. I’m a proud husband, a husband who knows how lucky he is to have such a wonderful, loving wife.
I have to stop writing and get to work. I promised to have everything done and in our site and in Amazon by the end of the month.
I’m on it.
Eric (of Linda and Eric) Langner, 12/2/16
Our Spanish immersion is far south in traditional, colonial Veracruz and right on the ocean.
Veracruz always has been and is today one of the world's safest cities. Come to where it's still very, very safe in Latin America.
One-half block in from the ocean's edge, two blocks from the beach, and three blocks from our small, ocean-going craft, the school is located in a spacious and charming, old, fully air conditioned, colonial home. Along with instruction and Out-and-About Labs, school includes room, meals, and materials.
Click on the map to go to a waterfront layout.
Day trips--talking-in-Spanish trips--take you to pyramids and other ruins, the third highest mountain peak in North America, scuba and snorkling on the Veracruz coral reef system, river rafting, and dozens and dozens of cities, towns, and villages all different from one another.
The Veracruz Coral Reef System is made up of 15 major reef structures.
This is the northern half of the system. Click on the map to see the entire system.
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If you're a dancer, while you're here you can arrange to study the balletfolklorico. And even if you aren't a dancer, the visuals and live music are wonderful.
Ballet Folklórico is everywhere in Veracruz. On Wednedsay nights a group performs on the malecon.
Veracruz is 100% alive and always fun. We're close to the harbor, close to the malecon, close to the historic and ever-vibrant downtown, and connected to everywhere with abundant public transportation. You'll never want the day to end. But it's okay because just like today, every tomorrow is also one of the best days of your life.
We invite you to join us for Spanish Immersion.
The School's Address and Phone
Veracruz Is Very Far South In Mexico And Is Very, Very Safe. The heartbreaking, terrible violence up along the border does not affect this part of the country. You can still come to Mexico and be safe--safer than in many other Latin American countries. We're always very happy to discuss safety with you.
Our Veracruz and Spanish Immersion Blog
Well, That’s It. [Veracruz]
Back Home and Life Is Great [Veracruz]
Caught Red-Handed [Veracruz]
All Is Well—I Was Taking a Rest [Veracruz]
I’ve Waited 10 Years--- [Veracruz]
“I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and patience…” [Veracruz]
Medical Records [Mexico]
An ABD and a PS [Veracruz]
Chair, Cushion, Towels, and, . . . [Mexico]
Our Marina [Veracruz]
Don’t Try This At Home [Veracruz]
Like Being At The End Of Your Rope [Mexico]
“Escape the dreary English winter and enjoy the delights of ‘real’ Mexico” [Veracruz]
We let a big fish get away. [Veracruz]
The Taco Stand Looks Okay, But Is The Meat Fresh? [Mexico]
Supply Chain Expansion [Mexico]
Great Job! Super, Super Pics! And All In Spanish [Veracruz]
More Than Just A Crowning Touch [Mexico]
“I did not expect all that I received…” [Veracruz]
Tasty Extravagances [Veracruz]
“Last month was one of the most happy times in my life” [Mexico]
Feeding Google [Veracruz]
“Top-flight teachers, a quality program, and…” [Veracruz]
“Hello, Hello. Is Anyone There?” [Veracruz]
"Not only do they teach Spanish, they share a part of themselves… " [Veracruz]
Grassroots Activism [Veracruz]
Changing Tires [Veracruz]
Entrega a Casa [Mexico]
“…I felt perfectly safe.” [Veracruz]
Chicken Little Was Right! [Veracruz]
Beautiful Hot Air Balloons [Mexico]
“But Now I Know Firsthand That There Is No Need To Be Worried About Safety.” [Veracruz]
E.R. Medicine in Veracruz [Veracruz]
Things I loved about the Spanish Immersion School in Veracruz [Veracruz]
For more titles, please see the bottom of the blog page
Become a Speaker of Spanish
Our Primary Focus is to get you Speaking Spanish
Our School’s Study Approach is Non-Traditional
Our Seven Basic Spanish Language Immersion Programs
We offer seven basic programs, all absolutely highly serious and successful and all absolutely pure happiness. When you're having fun, you just can't help but speak. Those around you down here speak Spanish, and so you will too!
Intensive Business Spanish Immersion
You’ve studied but you still can’t speak? Be you a businessman or a group of businessmen, a businesswoman or a group of buisnesswomen.
Intensive Conversational Spanish Immersion
Have you found that it's easy to learn Spanish but hard to speak Spanish?
Subjunctive Intensive Spanish Immersion
Have you tried to conquer the subjunctive but found it to be a very rough going? Or maybe you have tried to avoid it all together?
Family Mexico Vacation and Spanish Study
Want to take the whole family on the vacation of a lifetime?
Mix and Match with Spanish Immersion
Are you seeing items in our listing of programs that you wish were part of the program that's best for you?
Here is some out-of-school study you might want to consider. All of it happens in Spanish, and so all of it contributes to you language development.
Free Time ActivitiesHere are some great things to do with your free time. All of it helps build your Spanish speaking. All of it has you deeply involved with Mexico and Mexico's people.
Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas, Teotihuacan, Palenque, El Tajin, and much more of Mexico
In addition to all the wonderful day and overnight trips you can take, if you can stay in Mexico a little while longer these are some two and three night trips you might want to consider.
SITEMAP--We have navigation bars on all principal pages, but in case it's of help to you, we've included this sitemap.
Photos and Pictures of Old Veracruz click for more
A Public Service from our Spanish Immersion Side--It Works Because of You.
Veracruz has treated us, our language immersion school, and our students wonderfully. As a totally free public service, the school maintains a books-in-English lending library. The books are available to anyone and everyone in Veracruz who reads well enough in English to enjoy them. Right now the library has over 570 titles. Most are recent (and sometimes even current) bestsellers--page-turners that are hard to put down.
One of the easiest ways to improve a second language is to read (and read and read). We constantly look for ways to make the library more and more useful to everyone.
To take a look at the library catalog, copy and paste this url into your browser. www.veracruzenglishlibrary.com
The library is one of the ways we say thanks to Veracruz for letting us be here, and for making being here such a happy and successful experience for our students of Spanish.
Here are some recently added titles.
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Spanish Immersion, on the ocean in Veracruz, Mexico