Luiza Miyamoto, from São Paolo, Brazil, has much to share about her Spanish immersion program, and in Spanish! She had no prior Spanish knowledge upon arriving at ECELA in Lima, Peru, and in under five weeks she is speaking Spanish very well! In this interview, Luiza shares her insights into being immersed in Spanish, being “persistente”, and fine dining around Lima.
0:21 – Luiza’s Spanish base
0:39 – ECELA as the first Spanish class
0:58 – Leave your native language behind!
2:24 – Similarities between Brazil and Peru
4:01 – Why Spanish?
4:32 – Tricky Spanish for Portuguese speakers
6:23 – Favorite word: persistente
7:30 – ¿Comida chifa?
8:07 – Trip to Ica
9:07 – Choosing a homestay for housing
10:35 – Will Luiza return to study with ECELA?
11:00 – Heartfelt encouragement for language learners