My bf and I are travelling to guatemala in March and will be attending the cooperative school in san pedro to study spanish for 3 1/2 weeks.
They offer options of 4,5 or 6 hours per day (morning classes) to study spanish. I haven't learnt a language since I was at school 15 years ago (beginner italian) and am worried 6 hours per day might be too much to take in at once. My bf on the other hand is definite he wants to do 6 hours a day and get as much learning done as possible (he speaks intermediate french also, so ? may be easier for him).
I hear that you also get home work at school each day, which may take up a couple of extra hours per day. I have never learnt spanish before so will be starting right at the beginning, we will be doing a home stay with a guatemalan family while we are there.
Can anyone here suggest what they think a good balance might be for me in terms of learning as much as I can in 3 1/2 weeks but not being too bamboozled at the same time?