1. The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen)
    October 13, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    Great advice, Andrew. We’re going to be learning Mandarin in China, but hoping to have a private tutor come to our house, actually. Will let you know how that goes!

    • Andrew
      October 14, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

      Mandarin sounds like a whole other level of languages. Not just another alphabet, but all the symbols. And I expect a really different way of thinking as well. Good luck and I look forward to hearing how it goes.

  2. Hogga
    October 10, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    I wish I had more time to learn more languages! I barely have time for English lol

    • Andrew
      October 14, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

      English is hard! 🙂

  3. Alexa Hart
    October 9, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    I think this is a really helpful article. Thanks for sharing! In addition to looking at reviews, it’s also important to talk to people who have done the program in the past, so you know what you’re getting yourself into. Also like what you said about community. I think that getting involved in activities with locals and other doing the program is a great idea.

    • Andrew
      October 14, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

      Thanks. Indeed talking to other people is helpful. Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially if you are trying to decide quickly.

      My few times doing language school were more as a fun thing than a requirement, so the community aspect of the school was really important to me. it helps to get involved. Not to mention if you get involved with people that do not speak any English it gives you a good way to just practice the language.