Program Details

Our partner schools in Quetzaltenango and Antigua offer the full immersion course. This means a study program of private, 1 on 1 lessons during 20 hours (Antigua) or 25 hours (Quetzaltenango) per week. Schedules are in the morning between 8AM and 1PM, or
Location:
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
A language course is a very efficient and interactive way to learn the Spanish language. Although it is possible to travel in Guatemala without speaking Spanish, you will see that you will have a different experience once you know some basics of the Spanish language. You can take a short beginners course to learn practical things like asking directions, telling something about yourself and asking the bill in the restaurant. If you already know some Spanish, or you have more time, take your knowledge to a next level, and get really immersed in the language and culture! You will be able to understand the beautiful anecdotes of a local guide, make Guatemalan friends, or communicate without any misunderstandings with your host family! Guatemala offers many options for language study. There are many schools in almost all places where tourists come. However, in our experience, it is very important to check the quality of a Spanish school. Many schools have mainly the same program, but we work with two excellent schools in Quetzaltenango and Antigua, where you will definitely receive value for your money.

Our partner schools in Quetzaltenango and Antigua offer the full immersion course. This means a study program of private, 1 on 1 lessons during 20 hours (Antigua) or 25 hours (Quetzaltenango) per week. Schedules are in the morning between 8AM and 1PM, or in the afternoon between 2PM and 7PM. There is a 30-minute break included. The courses are scheduled per week, you can decide yourself how long you want to study. Study books and other resources will be provided by the school, you only need to bring writing utensils and a notebook. We selected these schools for their excellent study programs. The teachers all have many years of experience in teaching Spanish as a second language, and all have an official certification which allows them to teach Spanish to foreigners. The schools offer classes to students from any level, from beginner to superior courses are available.

Other courses available: DELE-preparation course Medical Spanish Mayan languages (Kiche in Quetzaltenango, Kaqchikel and Tzutujil in Antigua)
Setting Description:
Our partner school in Quetzaltenango is centrally located in the historical centre, in Zone 1. The Parque Central is only two blocks away, and all facilities like restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets and hotels are on walking distance. The school is located in a colonial building, with ample study space in the corridor around the beautiful courtyard with garden and flowers. If you want to study more privately, you can choose to study in one of the private study rooms. The school also has a large coffee/internet café, kitchen, movie room and garage/event room/additional study room. Our school in Antigua is also located in the city centre, only a few blocks from the Parque Central in Antigua, near La Merced. Antigua is smaller than Xela, and everything is on walking distance from the school. The school is located in a nice building with inside and outside study areas where students have their own table. There is also a kitchen available. The schools also offer activities programs,
Cost:
Quetzaltenango 25 hrs weekly $30 registration fee for Spanish school only (or $149 of complete registration, including welcome packet, pickup service, Spanish school registration and volunteer intermediation) $170 Weekly tuition year round Antigua 20 hrs weekly $50 registration fee for Spanish school only (or $149 of complete registration, including welcome packet, pickup service, Spanish school registration and volunteer intermediation) $130 Tuition all year round (morning classes) $120 T

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