Spanish Immersion at Veracruz's Spanish Language Immersion Schools

The Language Immersion School,    Veracruz's Spanish Immersion

American owned and operated. Lodging, meals, and materials are included. Come to Veracruz by plane (we'll meet you at the airport), bus, or car. Non-traditional Spanish immersion optimizes your learning in this especially safe, very friendly city.   (About Us--click here)
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July 25, 2017

As you’ve probably seen in prior notices, we (Eric and Linda Langner) closed our Language Immersion School several years ago. We’re retired and living in Paradise, living in our wonderful, traditional home in Veracruz, Mexico.

(The school name continues in Veracruz, but we are not associated with it.)

We have kept our school’s website online so that those looking at Linda’s books can see what our immersion school was like.

Linda has published 14 books. (And I, Eric, am as proud as can be of her.)

You can see Linda’s books here inside our site or on Linda’s Amazon Author Page or on LindaLangnerBooks.

Her books, in both Kindle and paperback formats, are available to everyone on

Spanish Immersion works best when you're doing dazzling things (and talking about them)

Mexico, Veracruz, and Spanish Study--Our Blog


Well, That’s It.

For us that’s it, but not for the school.

The school will continue under Daniel’s leadership and ownership.

We’re bowing out today, and without missing a lick, Daniel is carrying forward. He will follow Linda’s approach to teaching Spanish. If any changes in approach sneak in, they’ll be so small that it’ll take a microscope to see them.

Our family health concerns make running the school very difficult. Keeping school going just the way it should takes full-time management. Running school from afar is too complicated. And when we’re away we find it hard to concentrate on school when we’re so focused on family.

We’ve had a wonderful twelve years. We have enough good memories to last for a hundred life times. The school has always had staff we were happy to see every morning when they showed up for work. Having them at work added to our day.

And we have several thousand friends, you all; we’re so glad you came to school. The very best thing about our website (say I proudly since I’m the webmaster) is that it attracted people whom we’ve liked so much.

I have the best ever, happiest retirement all lined up. And I’ll be starting it the moment I hit upload to place this blog in our site.

My retirement is being side by side with Linda for all the forever we’re given. ... by Eric, Aug 6, 2015


Back Home and Life Is Great

We’ve been back two weeks. We got the building opened up, cleaned up, stocked, and school is in session. Everything is back to normal. And normal, down here, is a wonderful life.

Our daughter is doing very well. Things couldn’t be going better for her. We’re not worried about the future. Surely it’s an especially good sign when even the parents are no longer scared.

We might return to Phoenix in a couple of months to be with her for one more step. We don’t have to be there; she won’t need us. It’s just, I think, that we need to be there (even though we’re unneeded). Parenthood ... by Eric, July 14, 2015
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Caught Red-Handed

You know I take the snapshots in my blogs for you. And I enjoy doing it. But this pic was for me and Linda.

I shot this one from the front door. And then I nonchalantly crossed the street and slithered along the sidewalk until I could get almost a close-up. In case this was a crime scene, I wanted ... by Eric, Feb 2, 2015
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All Is Well—I Was Taking a Rest

The fun and happiness of Veracruz continues—it’s one of those always-has-been-and-always-will-be things. And it’s wonderful.

But after more than 350 blogs, I needed a rest.

Now it feels good to be writing again. I like doing math with pencil and paper, and yet when I write I like the feeling of typing. It’s feeling so good that I’m ready to type out an entire book. (Lacking a good story, I won’t be so presumptuous to try to write one.)

The closing months of my rest period included Thanksgiving and Christmas. Down here life is happy all the time, and it’s like being on a perpetual vacation. This makes Thanksgiving and Christmas ... by Eric, Jan 14, 2015
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I’ve Waited 10 Years---

Veracruz has its very own folk music and dance, and it’s incredible.

The music is called Son Jarocho. The main instrument is a jarana—a stringed instrument that comes in five sizes ranging from bass to high soprano).

Joe (a guitar playing English teacher) bought himself a jarana this week. It’s handmade and his hands helped make it. It was built in the workshop of the world famous Son Jarocho group, Mono Blanco.

Just as guitars and ukuleles and banjos all have their own sound, so do jaranas. And Joe’s sounds just right. It’s a full voiced, percussive sound that accentuates the singing and drives the strong rhythm of the dancing.

As I sat after lunch holding it, I was so happy for him. A fine quality jarana is a treasure. For ten years I’ve wanted one. I was slow in handing it back.

Joe took his jarana up to his room and then came right back down ... by Eric, July 21, 2014
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“I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and patience…”

Hi Linda,

It took me a little while to get this written but I knew from the time I left that I wanted to extend my thanks for a wonderful trip and learning experience in Veracruz.

I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and patience of your teachers but also their ability to teach at whatever level we were at. Everyone of them that I worked with was great and just really good people.

I told my parents that I learned more in 2 weeks there than I did in 2 years of high school Spanish.

Also, it was nice to meet you and Eric and see your involvement to ... by Heidi, May 26, 2014
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Medical Records

A lot of money has been spent and is being spent on solving the problem of capturing and saving (in easily retrievable form) the records of your visits to the doctor.

Hardware and software for Medical Records is a huge industry. Networking the multitude of databases is an almost (but if you throw enough dough at it, not quite) insurmountable problem.

Privacy and security push our current technology to the limit.

A design engineer working on large computer systems once told me that in America we over-engineer everything. It’s made us great, but it also causes us to overlook the obvious.

A local (very well thought of) doctor hasn’t overlooked the obvious. She was capturing our medical history—real-time input to the medical record file as we were giving her our information—on a very compact, very user-friendly, very ... by Eric, April 24, 2014
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An ABD and a PS

Yep, an ABD was here last week. She’s been here several times already, and we’re always so very happy to have her back. But this is the first time she was an ABD, and it’s the first time I ever heard the acronym.

All But Dissertation is what it stands for. She’s in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. ABD is a big deal (this must be an old and tired joke, but I just made it up). All of the requirements for her doctorate are completed with the exception of her dissertation.

I feel like a newspaper reporter with a story that I have to withhold. I think I know what her topic is, but I can’t say yet. It’s a procedural thing; it’s a fascinating topic and will be the part of everyone’s future. I’ll report it, in some future blog, just as soon as I’m released from this, my first ever, journalistic confidence.

Karma Fierson is a terrific young woman. Not only is she bright as they come, she also has a great personality. Give her ten years, and you’ll be seeing her name all over in the literature.

The more I think about her dissertation topic (remember I’ll discuss it with you just as soon as I can) the more I see it to be of great social importance. I say this in full seriousness.

P.S. I forgot the reason I’m ... by Eric, April 12, 2014
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Chair, Cushion, Towels, and, . . .

This is story about the evolution of a design project. Nothing less than a perfect final design was the requirement.

First I set down the design criteria, then I set down, in place, the first of the various object involved in the design. Then, testing as I went, down went additional objects until the exact outcome was obtained. And then I set myself down.

Because of having a thick knuckle bone, I’m playing a close cousin of a classical guitar. It accommodates my fat knuckle by having a curved fingerboard. But the body of the guitar is oversize, and I have to have myself placed at exactly the right height above the floor to fit myself correctly around this wonderful but too large instrument.

Testing for a correct outcome at every step, I started with a chair, added a cushion, added a towel, added another, added another and another.

I fit.

My music playing throne was a little unstable. Towel stacking isn’t a good approach to furniture design. Bedspreads (denser fabrics), instead of towels, were where I was headed next. Between the project assembly workspace and the linen closet, Linda interceded.

She sees so many things so clearly.

We went to the store ... by Eric, April 7, 2014
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Our Marina

Actually, I confess, to say “our marina” is a bit of an exaggeration.

It’s not ours. But it is at our corner. But the corner, of course, isn’t ours either.

Language is wonderful; so many things are ours that aren’t our at all. The marina is at the end of the block where our street falls into the ocean.

Marina is an unearned term. So far it’s a very nice set of berths protected by a half-finished breakwater and with no utilities or services. It’s been almost three years in construction. It could take several more. It’s a political football.

When it’s done we’ll have another great walk out into the ocean—right now we have the inner and outer seawalls. They’re terrific. But this one, now designated as our seawall surrounding our marina at our corner where our street falls into (can’t make myself do this one) everybody’s ocean, will be only a minute from school.

So that you have an idea ... by Eric, April 2, 2014
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Don’t Try This At Home

You’ve got to be really lucky or live around really great people for this to trick to work out.

Here’s what to do. [1] Go to Dairy Queen and have a banana split for yourself and for the extra especially special person with you a Blizzard. [2] Get so wrapped up in the pleasure of ice cream and warm and loving company that you lose “situational awareness.”

[3] Go next door to the grocery store (substitute any good sized store you like if you wish to try this yourself. [4] Walk around for about ten minutes selecting items and placing then in your cart (or whatever the store you selected has).

[5] Start heading to the checker and notice that the so very dazzlingly important person with you doesn’t have her purse strapped around her neck.

[6] Panic remembering that you left it hanging from a chair in DQ.

[7] Be reasonable—accept that it’s gone—and finish buying your groceries (or whatever).

It gets better.

[8] On a whim--a tragic and miserable and hopeless whim—return to DQ.

[9] And ... by Eric, Mar 26, 2014
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Like Being At The End Of Your Rope

But it wasn’t a rope. It was a ladder.

We’ve seen many amazing ways of using ladders down here. It would give an OSHA agent ulcers. But this type of stuffy, bureaucratic outlook (as we all know) severely limits human ingenuity.

The better thing is to view using ladders in these atypical applications as being creative, inventive, and superbly resourceful.

When I spotted him he was about half way down. I followed him, rung-by-rung, to the bottom. The next step was ... by Eric, Mar 18, 2014
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“Escape the dreary English winter and enjoy the delights of ‘real’ Mexico”

{Here’s Caroline’s message to us.}
Hi Linda

I am attaching a copy letter which I sent to the Sunday Telegraph (a national paper with a very wide circulation) in response to a request for tips and recommendations for travel to Mexico.

To my amazement it was published today!

We're off to Chile on Thursday can't wait!

My Spanish teacher is very impressed by my fluency and I'm working hard to keep it up - I've been going to Language Cafés at Plymouth University to speak with Spaniards living here - good fun.

Caroline T.

{These are Caroline’s words about us that were printed in the Sunday Telegraph}
Subject: Mexico Language Immersion School Veracruz

Improve your Spanish, escape the dreary English winter and enjoy the delights of "real" Mexico in safe but vibrant Veracruz.

The very reasonable Immersion School is staffed by ... by Caroline, Mar 13, 2014
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We let a big fish get away.

We didn’t know how big a big fish this one was until today.

Ana’s been with us all through her college years. About seven months ago she was hired by the Wax Museum to work on promotion and tourism. It was a good start for someone just out of school.

Within months she got stolen away by Sam’s Club. Today she dropped by to tell us she had completed Sam’s Club management training (with high honors) and is being assigned to the store in Cordoba.

She’ll be the manager over receiving and shipping. When you think of the sales volume in a Sam’s you see she’s starting in a job with big bucks responsibility. She’ll have around thirty employees under her charge. We’re very proud of her.

As is typical in so very many countries, down here ... by Eric, Mar 9, 2014
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The Taco Stand Looks Okay, But Is The Meat Fresh?

That stuff looks so good.

Walking by a sidewalk taco stands is almost torture.

It smells so good. You want some so bad.

But it’s scary.

You investigate.

Are others eating them? This is a pretty good indicator (wisdom of the crowd).

Does it look clean—very, very clean? This tells us a lot.

Is the meat really fresh?

Knowing this requires great luck. You have to happen to be in the right place at ... by Eric, Mar 7, 2014
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Supply Chain Expansion

Ford, General Motors, General Electric, The Language Immersion School, all great companies must continually assure a constant inflow of materials and services needed for their production processes.

Very, very often it is necessary to have multiple supply sources to draw upon i.e. to have multiple input sources.

I, of course (and it’s an automatic part of my truly diligent nature), pay close attention to assuring a steady, unbroken influx of goods.

And constantly I’m watching for opportunities to fortify and expand our various supply chains.

Carolyn, for example, is a new addition to an exceptionally important supply chain. She brought down some ... by Eric, Jan 14, 2014
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Great Job! Super, Super Pics! And All In Spanish

Daniel led the design team. The team was the staff. The project was to build, in their own words and, of course, in Spanish, a website about school. The website is totally independent of our main website (the one you entered to get here).

Daniel did a tremendous job with pictures. And things are set up so it is easy to add more. If you have a favorite picture from your time down here, send it to us. Daniel will add it in. (If you haven’t been to school, we hope you’ll come down, have a wonderful time, learn lots of Spanish, and leave Daniel a photo.)

The guideline that we (Linda and Eric) gave for the project was to build, in terms of content and design, a site that is typical of the sites of smaller companies in Mexico.

The Spanish is formal. There is an economy of verbiage. The visuals are a delight.

So, into your browser, cut ... by Eric, Dec 16, 2013
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More Than Just A Crowning Touch

We have great medical care here in Veracruz. The doc’s are fully US/Canada/Europe quality. The hospitals are very good.

It’s true that the medical instrumentation is usually one revision out of date. In the US when the brand new stuff comes out, the currently in-use instrumentation is sold off to Mexico and elsewhere.

But the equipment being retired today was super yesterday and will still be super tomorrow.

Dentistry here is every bit as good a medicine. And since fitting out a dentist’s office is much less expensive than fitting out a hospital, dentists usually buy new, high-end ... by Eric, Dec 04, 2013
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“I did not expect all that I received…”

What can I say about the Language Immersion School in Veracruz... AWESOME

The staff was great, they are native speakers, very kind, you felt like each one was your best friend.. They were there always ready to help you with your Spanish either speaking or if you had a problem they would be willing to help you through it.. I can’t say enough about them..

The food was great, authentic Mexican food.. made fresh at the school.. The school was very comfortable.. it has all the accommodations you need.

I learned I think just about all I could about the Spanish language.. now it is up to me.

Once a week they took us on a field trip to different places.. amazing.. I did not expect all that I received.. all included..

My trip there was more than learning Spanish, I learned ... by Kim, Dec 02, 2013
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Tasty Extravagances

Veracruz has a spectacular new mall. It’s upscale all the way. It comes with its own marina. You can toss your maid the keys to your yacht and send her to pick up some cavier.

Even though it’s an orgy of excess, it has some real benefit.

I doubt the owners pay any taxes. Workers surely are paid as poorly as in other retail centers around town. The dichotomy between the haves and the have nots (the vast majority) is exacerbated. It is an affront to my sense of social justice.

Even so, it has it’s place.

You see, the grocery store, and an elegant grocery store it is, has a wide selection of delicacies imported from the US, our delicacies.

It has American things we’ve hungered for, we’ve dreamed of, we’ve missed terribly—things that have left paradise ever so slightly unfulfilled.

The biggest of the big, the most missed of all things missed, the delight of delights, we had for dinner last night ... by Eric, Nov 26, 2013
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There’ll always be changeovers, always a need for replacements. Every military has fully trained, fully organized replacements ready to cycle in as the leaders cycle out the loyal, the true-blue, the tried and tested.

Every business should do the same—have a ready reserve of replacements— because the time always comes. It’s like the sun rising; it absolutely unavoidable.

It’s sad though, losing old, dependable friends. When things are really good just the way they are, we want them to stay that way. It’s comfortable.

But ...
by Eric, Sept 16, 2013
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“Last month was one of the most happy times in my life”

I want to thank you both for creating such an amazing program for Spanish immersion. I can say now without a doubt that the program paid off big time for me. Last month {the month Brian was here with us at school} was one of the most happy times in my life and this continues now in Mexico City.

I got to Mexico City Saturday afternoon and have spoken non-stop Spanish with my friends, colleagues, and even strangers. Yes, I have made some funny mistakes here and there and sometimes I don't quite understand fully what is going on.

But, let me tell you this. Normally when I visit ... by Brian, July 18, 2013
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Feeding Google

Anyone with a website is concerned about feeding Google. It requires a very delicately balanced diet and would test the talents of even the best of nannies. Google is a very difficult child.

So, with Google in mind, I designed our website’s navigation bar. Over the past year (or two) it’s been pointed out to me (by you) (a number of times) that I should have designed it with you in mind.

Slow, maybe, on the uptake, but slow or not, always with my heart in the right place, I have redesigned the navigation bar with both you and ... by Eric, July 16, 2013
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“Top-flight teachers, a quality program, and…”

Here’s what I got. Best part is, it's all true:

The low-down: Top-flight teachers, a quality program, and a no-hassle environment one block from the beach.

The Spanish Immersion program worked for me for two reasons: the quality of the teachers and the simple, straightforward program for getting the student to talk and experience the language all the time.

The teachers seem to be university students or recent graduates who are the cream of the regional university system. They are very knowledgeable about how the language works and how students learn. There is something magic about the way they are able to mix language learning with good conversation. As I said, they seem to be the cream of the regional universities.

This school has found the right balance of more traditional classroom exercises (which for me were always one-on-one at Spanish Immersion) and activities that get you out and about (and speaking more) in the hidden gem that is Veracruz city.

The evening talks were some of the most productive times for me. You have three hours (6-9pm) to speak with a "charlante" – someone who is trained to help you with your conversational Spanish and is good at keeping the conversation moving. It was a great way ... by Rex, July 13, 2013
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“Hello, Hello, Is Anyone There?”

That’s how it felt. I picked up the phone, and there was no sound. It was like someone had their hand over the mouthpiece—total silence.

It happened around 4 PM yesterday. I sat, fingers crossed, for an hour. It was Sunday afternoon; I thought they might be making some equipment changes in the phone building. At the end of the hour I called it in—just like back home, a ten minute call “talking” only to a machine.

This morning a real person called to see if we were still without phone. “Yes,” I said. And please be fast, I didn’t say.

About 12:30 today I was in the corner store buying a big, delicious torta, and I asked if anyone else was having phone trouble. With a big, glowing, knowing, pick-your-own-adjective smile, Fidel, Veracruz’s finest torta maker, pointed ... by Eric, July 1, 2013
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Not only do they teach Spanish, they share a part of themselves…

Dearest Linda and Eric,

I’m sorry we missed each other before I left early Saturday. I had the most wonderful time in your school and will always remember my experience there with fondness.

Your teachers, each and every one of them, are exceptional. Not only do they teach Spanish, they share a part of themselves in the process allowing for a much more personal experience. The daily outings and weekly field trips allow a more intimate relationship between learning a new language and using it with native speakers. The history of Veracruz is fascinating and seeing the museums and other sites brought the whole experience together for me.

Both of you bring an excitement to the learning process and I felt I had cheerleaders in my corner ... by Lori, June 6, 2013
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Grassroots Activism

Change, awareness, civic-mindedness, it all must start somewhere. Someone or some-few must get it going.

Even with the internet, it still takes lots of pounding the pavement to get a movement started.

And it takes a person of strong and true conviction—a larger than life member of us just plain folk.

Veracruz is on its way to being a spic and span city. We were at a music festival at the zocalo, and we saw it. We applauded; others did to.

The performer on stage ... by Eric, May 22, 2013
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Changing Tires

A tiresome fact of life is that tires wear out and need to be replaced.

It’s a hassle, and it’s not cheap. Here I’m thinking of only four tires.

For trucks it’s worse.

But for headaches this is hard ... by Eric, May 04, 2013
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Entrega a Casa

Home delivery is becoming a big deal.

Construction materials were always delivered, of course. Five gallon bottles of water have been delivered for a long time. For many large purchases—refrigerators, sofas, mattresses, and etc.—you had to, and often still have to, arrange delivery with a mudanza truck. (Mudanzas have sites where they hang out as do many taxis.)

Nowadays even pharmacies deliver. Pizza delivery has brought many other kinds of restaurants into the home delivery craze. Our laundry service has pick-up and delivery although very few laundries do.

More and more the convenience of entrega a casa is catching on.

For a modest tip, these guys bring ... by Eric, May 02, 2013
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“…I felt perfectly safe.”

Last week I returned from my annual trip to Veracruz to visit my friends Eric and Linda at The Spanish Immersion School.

When I'm there I take daily walks along the malecon from the school to the downtown area.

But this year, I decided to get to know the neighborhoods a little better so I used the residential streets for my daily walks. I walked from the school to the main bus station and back, I walked from the school to downtown and back. Every day I took a different route.

Many days when I arrived downtown I walked around the area, marching with all the other business people, students, and vendors.

Every day, everywhere I walked, I felt perfectly safe. I didn't ... by Ted, Mar 27, 2013
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Chicken Little Was Right!

You’ve got to give the fluffy fellow credit. He knows his stuff.

Because of gravity, of course, he has a skinny leg up on the competition.

And luck is usually with him.

Also, we’re all on his side—it’s the American way to side with the under chicken.

It was windy last Monday, and so we didn’t go to the grocery store. We missed the action.

Tuesday morning, headed to the store, we stood looking at the aftermath. We held our breath hoping that ... by Eric, Mar 25, 2013
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Beautiful Hot Air Balloons

We’re from New Mexico, and we’re used to having the sky filled with beautiful hot air balloons.

The mass ascensions at the Balloon Fiesta were as beautiful as beautiful gets—incredible colors, incredibly graceful motion.

In Mexico we might see a balloon once every ten years. There just aren’t many down this way.

But don’t feel bad for us.

We have the same beauty—the same colors, treats for one’s eyes, and the motion. Ours, I do admit, is a tad bit less lofty.

I was surrounded by it yesterday. I was caught up in it all as I strolled to the bank. Right there, with the blue-green ocean and bright sky as a background, I marveled at how gorgeous it all is.

Ah, beauty bringing joy to my eyes as I ... by Eric, Mar 11, 2013
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“But Now I Know Firsthand That There Is No Need To Be Worried About Safety.”

My husband, daughter and I just returned from 3 wonderful weeks at the Spanish Immersion School in Veracruz.

Before booking the trip we had been concerned about safety so we had been hesitant about going.

But now I know firsthand that there is no need to be worried about safety.

We never once felt unsafe while we were there and we travelled by ...
by Ruthie, Mar 7, 2013
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E.R. Medicine in Veracruz

Linda has an allergy that developed about 15 years ago. Some foods give her trouble breathing, and, since she’s my world, as you can imagine, the allergy is terribly scary.

Allergic events happen rarely—years apart, but one happened the other day. Everything’s fine. We stayed calm and did everything right—including going speedily to the E.R. The medical term is anaphylactic shock, and it’s bad.

It’s because of the E.R. that I’m writing about this.

The doctor was fully competent. I questioned and quizzed him, skeptical I am about anyone caring for Linda, and he advanced my knowledge greatly. The R.N.s and the R.T. were super. The attitude was serious but comforting and friendly. They did more things than I thought were necessary—I mentioned that I thought so, and the E.R. doc once again contributed, with excellent and non-condescending bedside manner, to my knowledge base.

Well, yes, I was right in the middle of things the whole time. My excuse was that I had to translate; my reason was that I would not leave Linda’s side. They tolerated my being there with all the gentle kindness of Mexico (but I did stay out of the way—I was a positive, I’m sure, presence).

We get excellent medical care here in Veracruz. It’s every bit as good as we get back home, and maybe better.

Anyhow, then came the happiest thing that happens in an E.R. It was time ...
by Eric, Feb 28, 2013
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Things I loved about the Spanish Immersion School in Veracruz

Linda & Eric run a very good school. It is so well organized. They have thought of everything:
  • 1) You are picked up at the airport when you arrive so there are no worries about coming to a strange airport and not knowing where to go and how to get there.

  • 2) We appreciated being able to live right at the school. Each room has a private bathroom. This was such a good feature as we could go to our room whenever we needed to.

  • 3) Tuition covers most things. They have thought of everything. Tuition includes breakfast, a good substantial lunch, taxi fare and/or bus fare for all fieldtrips, and weekly laundry service. It also includes weekly housekeeping and sheet changes.

  • 4) Small class size. Usually 1-2 persons per teacher.

  • 5) Fieldtrips: Daily “out and about” trips with a charlante to practice your Spanish in a practical situation away from just classroom learning. And a full day fieldtrip to an interesting location each Thursday.

  • 6) The staff is exceptional. Each one is so kind, caring and...
by Ruthie, Feb 24, 2013
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  • FTD [Mexico]
  • It Just Keeps Happening. [Veracruz]
  • --Beginning of status report-- [Veracruz]
  • Leaving No Stone Unturned [Veracruz]
  • Doubly Admirable Progress in Veracruz [Veracruz]
  • Better to Learn from the Experience of Others [Veracruz]
  • La Bamba [Veracruz]
  • Pinocchio [Veracruz]
  • Five Weeks of Immersion, for Me [Mexico]
  • Something Else You Never Knew [Mexico]
  • I’ve Retired. [Veracruz]
  • How Long Does It Take To Get a Gig? [Veracruz]
  • How Exciting Is It? [Veracruz]
  • Harping on What’s Next [Veracruz]
  • In These Days So Negative, A Wonderful Positive [Veracruz]
  • After School on Tuesday [Veracruz]
  • How You Know You’re Special [Veracruz]
  • Modernization of the Airport [Veracruz]
  • Twelve Sleeping Rooms, Fifteen Bathrooms, and … [Veracruz]
  • Green Eggs and Ham [Mexico]
  • Outlandish [Veracruz]
  • This Is Our 300th Blog. [Veracruz]
  • New Kid on the Block [Veracruz]
  • Sharing Our Cool Breeze [Veracruz]
  • Rocker Rewickering [Mexico]
  • Confession--Veracruz Has Three Flaws [Veracruz]
  • It Felt Good To Be in Yanga [Mexico]
  • More and More Popular [Veracruz]
  • We Have Arrived… [Veracruz]
  • Sharing Toys [Mexico]
  • It Looks Bad to Us Foreigners, but It’s Good! [Veracruz]
  • Our Private Side [Veracruz]]
  • Sometimes Something Very Special [Veracruz]
  • X Marks the Spot [Veracruz]
  • A Stunning Architectural Insight [Mexico]
  • Putting It in the Shade [Veracruz]
  • Ocean Travel [Veracruz]
  • We Finally Got Ours [Veracruz]
  • Strange Sounds [Veracruz]
  • Imagine the Odds. [Veracruz]
  • A Not Good Idea Taken Too Far [Mexico]
  • I Worried for Nothing. [Mexico]
  • That’s a speed bump. [Veracruz]
  • The Best Books I Ever Read [Veracruz]
  • A Beautiful Environmental Solution!!! [Veracruz]
  • Dancing … The Stars [Veracruz]]
  • Got It!!! [Veracruz]
  • A Cool Hat, And You're a Popular Guy [Veracruz]
  • We Don't Recommend Losing Your Camera, But If You Must... [Veracruz]
  • With Broken Hearts [Mexico]
  • Eating in the Library [Veracruz]
  • How You Know You Live In Paradise [Veracruz]
  • Leo, a Fishy Tale [Veracruz]
  • The Ultimate in Grocery Delivery Machines [Mexico]
  • Disaster! No Birthdays [Veracruz]
  • Jingle Bells from Veracruz [Mexico]
  • Clean Power [Veracruz]
  • Absence Makes the Heart… [Veracruz]
  • The School’s Key Man [Veracruz]
  • Precious Moments, Precious Memories [Veracruz]
  • Deterrence [Veracruz]
  • Check out this Halloween Costume [Veracruz]
  • Day of the Dead [Mexico]
  • Why Were They Here? [Veracruz]
  • Good Things Come from Going to College [Veracruz]
  • An Old Mexico Floor [Veracruz]
  • Smiles and Tears—Both Saying Thank You [Veracruz]
  • A Testimonial from Within [Veracruz]
  • Why Must There Always Be “The Rest Of The Story?” [Veracruz]
  • Home Sweet Home [Veracruz]
  • A Work of Engineering Genius [Veracruz]
  • Definitely Unattractive! [Mexico]
  • Neatly Tucked Away [Veracruz]
  • Minor Surgery [Mexico]
  • View from the Top [Veracruz]
  • A Master of the Marimba in the Making [Mexico]
  • Wow!!! Look at This! [Veracruz]
  • Talk About a Set of Keys!!!!! [Mexico]
  • See It Here First!!!!! [Veracruz]
  • City Services [Veracruz]
  • Soon to Be Totally Infamous—Our Locksmith! [Veracruz]
  • We Are Deeply Saddened [Veracruz]
  • Back When I Was a Kid... [Mexico]
  • Patched Up on a Porch [Veracruz]
  • Topping Off My List of Clues [Mexico]
  • Adding Another Travel Option to “by plane, bus, or car.” [Veracruz]
  • “…I’d rather have class!” [Veracruz]
  • Beautiful Guitar Music [Veracruz]
  • Double Parking in a Bus [Veracruz]
  • Local Sausage [Veracruz]
  • That’s What You Call an Ice Cream Cone [Mexico]
  • Somewhere Beyond the Sea... [Veracruz]
  • Captain of the High Seas [Mexico]
  • Riding High [Mexico]
  • Here’s a Hot One! [Veracruz]
  • “Estas Son Las Mañanitas Que Cantaba…” [Veracruz]
  • A Break-In Caught on Film [Veracruz]
  • A Message to the Board of Governors of the FEDERAL RESERVE [Veracruz]
  • I Saw a Ship Come Strolling In. [Mexico]
  • A Doll's Party [Mexico]
  • Sometimes You Just Have to Face Up to Things. [Veracruz]
  • One Room, a Loft, and Breakfast [Mexico]
  • Having Lost Self Control [Mexico]
  • Fresh Frozen Fruit [Mexico]
  • The Iceman (doesn't) Cometh [Veracruz]
  • Harmonic Motion [Veracruz]
  • Bathrooms—They Seal the Deal [Mexico]
  • Danger on the High Seas—Right at Our Corner [Mexico]
  • As Close as We Can Come [Veracruz]
  • A CFO’s Suggestion [Veracruz]
  • To a Crackpot Never, but to a Cracked Pot Why Not? [Mexico]
  • 15394 [Veracruz]
  • Taking a Picture at the Picture Show [Mexico]
  • Just Saying Flour or Corn Used to Be Enough [Mexico]
  • The Low Down on the Harbor [Mexico]
  • Beckoning Us Home, Safely [Veracruz]
  • An Octopus Hunter’s Tour of the Reef [Veracruz]
  • Lightning Striking Twice [Veracruz]
  • Happiness Is a Corn-on-the-Cob. [Mexico]
  • Gracias Having Fun [Veracruz]
  • Veracruz—A City for All Ages [Veracruz]
  • A Great Idea Getting Even Greater [Veracruz]
  • Four Hundred Years Late or Just in Time? [Mexico]
  • How Much Music Is Enough? [Veracruz]

  • Help and Double Help for Veracruz [Veracruz]
  • A Beauty in the Bodega [Veracruz]
  • Live Music at the Party [Mexico]
  • Jorge's Entrance Test [Veracruz]
  • Rushin' to the Ballet [Veracruz]
  • A Guitar for Me [Mexico]
  • Canon, Kodak, Nikon? [Veracruz]
  • The Search [Veracruz]

  • The Library Is Open. [Veracruz]
  • Keeping Veracruz Safe [Veracruz]
  • Stage Center [Veracruz]
  • The Queen's English Rules the High Seas. [Mexico]
  • Hundreds of Thousands, Even Maybe Millions, of Letters [Mexico]
  • Just Like Back Home! [Mexico]
  • Out on the Town!!! [Veracruz]
  • Even the Sea Urchins Stayed Home [Veracruz]
  • Very Sad News from Veracruz [Mexico]
  • The Artist Agreed [Veracruz]
  • It's in the Mail! [Mexico][Veracruz]
  • We Bought a Top of the Line HD Video Cam, and It Didn't Work. [Veracruz]
  • Five Gallon Plastic Friend [Veracruz]
  • Eighteen Half Moons [Mexico]
  • There's Always Action on the Bus. [Mexico]
  • Any Idea Who “Bei Duo Fen” Might Be? [Mexico]
  • Ceci’s Back At Work, and Her Baby Has Great Day Care. [Mexico]
  • Strolling Guitars for Strolling Minstrels [Mexico]
  • Carnaval’s Over, and We’re Cleaning Up, and Cleaning Up, and Cleaning Up... [Veracruz]
  • Attending Beethoven’s Ninth and Many Weddings All in One Day—We Were Very Busy. [Mexico]
  • Happy New Year!!! Happy Birthday!!! And “Hen Hao” [Veracruz]
  • We're Going To Be Grandparents [Veracruz]
  • Music to Our Ears [Mexico]
  • A New Business for the New Year [Veracruz]
  • Technology, Good or Bad? [Veracruz]
  • There’s Glistening and Jingling and Ringing and Roasting and Cheer. [Veracruz]
  • We Promised YOu a Better Movie. [Veracruz]
  • A Letter to Santa Claus [Mexico]
  • Awash with Jealously [Veracruz]
  • When We’re Dual Purpose It’s Double Good! [Mexico]
  • On A Clear (windless, smooth ocean, low tide) Day [Veracruz]
  • Hotdogs and Tricycles [Veracruz]
  • Three Bucks and a Bat to Boot [Veracruz]
  • My Kingdom for a Good Banana Split [Mexico]
  • Making Safe-As-It-Can-Be Veracruz Even Safer [Veracruz]
  • Music and Music and Music and … [Veracruz]
  • We’re on the Map [Mexico]
  • Bus Music [Mexico]
  • Write Away!!! [Veracruz]
  • The 5th of May Was a Long Time Ago. [Veracruz]
  • It’s Going So Well That We’re Doing More. [Veracruz]
  • A Lot of Spanish Being Learned; A Lot of Enjoying Mexico [Veracruz]
  • An Expression Cast in Stone [Mexico]
  • What Comes Around Goes Around. [Veracruz]
  • Lightning Struck Twice [Mexico]
  • A Good Catch Close to the School [Veracruz]
  • A Licenciada Showed Up This Morning [Mexico]
  • Staying Put [Veracruz]
  • Number 100, An Easy-As-Pie Milestone [Veracruz]
  • Winning by Losing [Veracruz]
  • Afro-Caribbean Festival in Veracruz [Mexico]
  • The Hernandez House [Veracruz]
  • They’ve Been to Shangri-la. [Mexico]
  • Over and Out, and In [Veracruz]
  • How Do You Run an Airport without a PA System? [Veracruz]
  • The Harvard 3, and Our Congratulations [Veracruz]
  • When You Run Out of Bathrooms [Veracruz]
  • “You Taste Much More Everything.” [Veracruz]
  • More than Just Good Food [Veracruz]
  • Piling It On [Veracruz]
  • Two Down, None To Go—That Sure Makes Life a Lot Prettier. [Veracruz]
  • Great to See Him at Dinner, and Even Better to See Him When You’re Sick [Veracruz]
  • When the Coconuts Come Down, the Fun Goes Up. [Veracruz]
  • It’s a Grind, and It’s Great [Veracruz]
  • Going Down the River by Chevy [Mexico]
  • Time Flies [Mexico]
  • An Incomplete Photo, A Political Machine [Veracruz]
  • Icing on the Cake [Veracruz]
  • We Splurged, and It's Everybody's to Enjoy [Veracruz]
  • Polyurethane in Veracruz, and It's All Over the Floor [Mexico]
  • Modern Technology Making Life Better [Mexico]
  • Coffee's Ready at 6:15. [Mexico]
  • We Went to the Party. [Veracruz]
  • Silence in Noisy, Happy Mexico [Mexico]
  • Estadía—A Practicum We Would Call It. [Mexico]
  • A Gasoline Smell—Diesel Said the More Trained Noses. [Mexico]
  • New Mexico Says This Beautiful T-Shirt. [Mexico]
  • It's Great to Be Back Home! [Mexico]
  • The Alligator Who Lives Down the Street [Veracruz]
  • Ivethe Graduated from College Last Night. [Mexico]
  • I’m Only Guessing, But I Think I’m Right. [Mexico]
  • We Pour It On, but Some Want Even More. [Veracruz]
  • Two Great Things Are Happening—An Update [Mexico]
  • Gardenia Blossoms Floating Upon the Pool [Mexico]
  • This Is a Test— for Medical School [Veracruz]
  • All Over the Road [Veracruz]
  • How to Save Twenty Thousand Bucks [Mexico]
  • The Bus Driver Left His Money Behind. [Veracruz]
  • Fourteen Students from the School Went to the Concert Hall to Say Good-bye. [Mexico]
  • These Things Happen (and we’re always proud). [Veracruz]
  • Only Thirty Inches Long, But It Still Counts. [Mexico]
  • Guero Guero, Guera Guera [Mexico]
  • Buses Lined the Street. Cars Were Everywhere. [Veracruz]
  • He’s All Wet—One of Our Charlantes, That Is. [Mexico]
  • In the US We Wouldn’t Mention It, But Down Here It’s Worth Shouting About. [Veracruz]
  • We’re Waiting for a Package. [Mexico]
  • Gone Fishin’ but not Gone Very Far. [Mexico]
  • The Call and The Vote [Mexico]
  • Veracruz Shows Respect for Street Vendors [Veracruz]
  • Two Weeks of School and Then Yucatan and Guatemala [Mexico]
  • Close to Exploding [Veracruz]
  • How to Make a Perfect Parade Route in Mexico [Mexico]
  • Jazz Under the Stars [Veracruz]
  • Not Small Potatoes [Veracruz]
  • The Pianist Had to Wait [Veracruz]
  • Enjoying Old Friends [Veracruz]
  • Your Laptop--Even If It’s Broken [Mexico]
  • Wide-Eyed and Ready to Dive In [Mexico]
  • What's a Tiangius? [Mexico]
  • Two Hours in the Market [Veracruz]
  • Mexico's Architecture [Mexico]
  • Mexico's Merchant Marine Academy [Mexico]
  • Plus One Dollar A Day [Veracruz]
  • Looking Back Over The Stats [Veracruz]
  • A Working Christmas [Veracruz]
  • Our Third Christmas At The Language School [Mexico]
  • “I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and patience…” [Mexico]
  • “Escape the dreary English winter and enjoy the delights of ‘real’ Mexico” [Veracruz]
  • “I did not expect all that I received…” [Veracruz]
  • “Last month was one of the most happy times in my life” [Mexico]
  • “Top-flight teachers, a quality program, and…” [Veracruz]
  • Not only do they teach Spanish, they share a part of themselves… [Veracruz]
  • “But Now I Know Firsthand That There Is No Need To Be Worried About Safety.” [Veracruz]
  • Things I loved about the Spanish Immersion School in Veracruz [Veracruz]
  • “I will be clear- Veracruz was an incredibly safe city to visit.” [Veracruz]
  • "I would recommend your school to anyone..." [Veracruz]
  • “You are so right, Veracruz IS SAFE.”[Veracruz]
  • “Never did I feel my safety was compromised.” [Veracruz]
  • “Our Family Just Returned from Spending 3 Weeks in Veracruz…” [Veracruz]
  • “I felt very safe in the city walking around town at night.” [Veracruz]
  • “…another wonderful session @ LIS.” [Veracruz]
  • Good morning Linda/Eric [Veracruz]
  • “I never had to worry about feeling foolish…” [Veracruz]
  • “…it is ‘buenísima!’” [Veracruz]
  • “Your Unique Approach Was Fantastic…” [Veracruz]
  • “…The Breakthrough I Was Looking For…” [Veracruz]
  • “…and wake up in Veracruz.” [Veracruz]
  • “…Our Week and a Half with You Gave Me the Leap Forward I Needed…” [Veracruz]
  • “I was able to chat...” [Veracruz]
  • “Your methods are the most effective I have ever experienced…” [Veracruz]
  • “It Is a Wonderful Program Which Blends Many Styles of Teaching.” [Veracruz]
  • “…I learned so much in such a short time…” [Veracruz]
  • “…is the best we have seen for practicing Spanish outside of class.” [Mexico]
  • “It turned out to be one of those decisions that we feel very fortunate to have made.” [Mexico]
  • "Over the Top" [Veracruz]
  • "The Accommodations Were Excellent..." [Veracruz]
  • “Don’t let the casual atmosphere fool you; the program {they} crafted is exceptionally well thought out.” [Veracruz]
  • “I realized everything had improved enormously, my speaking, reading, writing, everything.” [Veracruz]
  • “…getting to experience the town and Mexican culture through the eye of a local.” [Veracruz]
  • "I'd taken college classes..., but I was not able to speak..." [Veracruz]
  • "...never missing an opportunity to teach." [Veracruz]
  • " could spend a lifetime exploring all the places around Veracruz." [Mexico]
  • "I have never felt as at home..." [Veracruz]
  • "In other words, the experience was great!" [Veracruz]
  • “I Received a Customized Program Based on My Needs.” [Veracruz]
  • “The Instructors Are Competent, Kind and Perceptive…” [Veracruz]
  • "They are a credit to the language school, their families and their wonderful country." [Veracruz]
  • The Adventure To La Mancha [Mexico]
  • "What a Wonderful Way to Learn Spanish" [Veracruz]
  • “I Got Exactly What I Wanted and Needed” [Mexico]
  • “Dad, I just spoke nothing but Spanish in the past two stores and I understood them and they understood me!” [Veracruz]
  • “…you and the staff have been my family and caretakers…” [Veracruz]
  • Endorsement from John Harper [Veracruz]
  • “Your concept of a language school is truly genius.” [Veracruz]
  • “I couldn’t bear to leave..., so I stayed an additional week.” [Veracruz]
  • “…significantly increasing our Spanish speaking ability.” [Veracruz]
  • “Another great strength of your program is the willingness to personalize the teaching…” [Veracruz]
  • “It Far Exceeded My Expectations.” [Veracruz]
  • Huatusco—for a Great Weekend [Mexico]
  • “Never in All My Schooling Have I Ever Made Such a Wonderful Choice.” [Veracruz]
  • “The Reports Are True--We Learned a Lot!” [Veracruz]
  • "One of Our Best Vacations Ever," [Mexico]
  • "You Thought of Everything," [Veracruz]
  • If This Were Jeopardy, “What Is XOCONOSTLE?” Would Be Your Answer. [Veracruz]
  • "This Was the Best School I Have Experienced," [Veracruz]
  • "An Experience of a Lifetime!" [Mexico]
  • A Student's Take on the School [Veracruz]
  • From a Student, a Cryptic Note That Speaks Volumes [Mexico]
  • A Businessman says, “Extraordinary…Absolutely Great…,” and more. [Veracruz]
  • A Vegetarian Talks about Our Food [Veracruz]
  • Five Great Kids Speak Up [Veracruz]
  • A Student Talks About Our Toilets. [Mexico]
  • Letter from a Student Who Has Studied in Several Immersion Schools [Veracruz]
  • Hi Linda and Eric, [Veracruz]
  • Self-Actualization, Says a Student. [Mexico]
  • Location, Location, Location--A Student's Comments [Veracruz]
  • He Said We Should. But We Didn't, and We Won't [Veracruz]
  • A Letter from a Family [Mexico]
  • Letter from a 10 Year Old Student [Mexico]
  • In Only One Week's Time [Veracruz]
  • A Rapid Infusion [Veracruz]
  • Thank You for Another Great Learning Experience! [Veracruz]
  • A Letter in Spanish [Veracruz]
  • Two Weeks Down Here and then a Big Sale Back Home [Mexico]
  • RID--Reflexive, Indirect, Direct [Veracruz]
  • A Superintendent of Schools Reviews Us [Mexico]
  • También Enseñamos Inglés (We Also Teach English) [Mexico]

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