Tennis Academy with Spanish for Gap Semester

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  1. SFAlly

    SFAlly New User

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    Pardon me if there are some threads on this topic, but it was challenging to search/find. Right now, I'm on a gap year before college and looking for spring 2013 options where I can: 1) get my game ready for the Div III college team I committed to play for next year 2) continue working towards fluency in Spanish 3) not break the bank since I'm saving what I can for college. Thanks for any ideas, experience, input!
     
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  2. mrmo1115

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    I have a friend who is taking a gap year, going to Spain to train at an academy. Going to learn the language as well. He's going to play college tennis next year as well. I am taking a gap year and going to start my college tennis at a D3 school in the NESCAC next year.
     
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  3. Mitch Bridge

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    Spend a semester at an academy and study Spanish on-line and/or with a tutor. Raise you game up a couple of notches, become bilingual and play as many matches as possible.
     
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  4. Avles

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    IMO it's virtually impossible to become "bilingual," and difficult to become even reasonably fluent, by studying a language online or with a tutor.

    Your plan might be the best for OP's tennis game but it wouldn't do much for his language skills. It's a question of priorities I guess.
     
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  5. Mitch Bridge

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    A semester spending 5 hours a day studying Spanish would be extremely productive for his language skills. This is the only subject he would be focused on.
     
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