Selling Spanish Immersion

Reporter Jim Paluzzi — who also doubles as the general manager of the public radio station KJZZ Phoenix — spent time at a Spanish immersion school in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. He examined the different reasons Americans had for choosing Spanish immersion schools, why they were likely to choose Guatemala as an educational destination, and how teaching Spanish has become a cottage industry in third-world countries. The series airs March 19-21 on KJZZ 91.5 FM in the Phoenix area, and the stories will be published here on the Fronteras Desk website as they are broadcast.

Selling Spanish Immersion

Teaching Spanish to foreigners in Guatemala has become a cottage industry — one that is occupied mostly by women. This is the final story in a series exploring the issue of bilingualism in the U.S.
An Arizona resident recalls his time as a Spanish immersion student in Guatemala. Part of a series of stories exploring the issue of bilingualism in the U.S.
Why study Spanish in Guatemala? It's cheap, unique and effective. Part of a series of stories exploring the issue of bilingualism in the U.S.
Americans are notorious for being monolingual, but have many different reasons for learning Spanish through immersion schools in Guatemala. This is the first story in a series exploring the issue of bilingualism in the U.S.