OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN GUATEMALA
Located in the centre of colonial Antigua, at 1,500 meters above sea level in the highlands of Guatemala, this school offers you an open and comfortable atmosphere and great value for money. Enjoy your Spanish classes inside the school or in the garden area. The staff and teachers all do their very best to make your learning experience as comfortable as possible. The additional activity program, the homestay options with local families and the many volunteer options in Guatemala, all contribute to an amazing Spanish immersion program in Antigua Guatemala.
Why Study Spanish in Guatemala:
The Spanish program at this school in Guatemala will surely improve your language abilities at a fast pace. You will continually be challenged by the experienced teaching staff to improve your Spanish quickly!
The Spanish classes take place in the mornings or afternoons, and specific schedules can be discussed. The courses emphasise conversation, grammar and vocabulary and will help you to speak and write Spanish with confidence and fluency.
Besides standard group classes and individual classes, the school also offers Spanish for families, Medical Spanish, a social work program and a program Spanish for 50+. Or combine your Spanish program with a salsa course!
For a first-hand look into the Guatemala culture and lifestyle, we recommend staying with one of the Guatemalan homestay families. The families in Antigua are carefully selected for their hospitality and enthusiasm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared by the family, from Monday through Saturday, and there is purified water. Students have a private room and can choose between a shared or private bathroom.
The school can also help you find an apartment or a guest house in Antigua. Of course, it is also possible to choose between the many hotels in Antigua.
After Spanish classes, there are many fun activities. Join the free weekly dance lessons (salsa and merengue), the cooking classes and the fun parties at school. Or participate in the walking tours in Antigua and surroundings, like the walk to "El Cerro de la Cruz" from where you have a fantastic view of Antigua. Other options are a visit to the silver factory. The school also arranges outings to go hiking to Pacaya Volcano!
If you are in Antigua during Eastern time, don’t miss the unique festivities. Antigua hosts one of the country's most important religious festivals: Semana Santa. Throughout the week processions march through the city, and local artists create beautiful ‘alfombras’, (carpets) on the streets.
Antigua is unique! It is the first Capital of Central America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Antigua you will find churches that date back more than 500 years ago, with a typical Spanish architecture, inheritance of the Hispanic colonial period. Antigua has retained its colonial charm, and with its perfect climate and beautiful monumental architecture, Antigua is very popular with tourists. The town is surrounded by three stunning volcanoes which at certain times can be climbed. Antigua is known as a safe place to visit with warm and welcoming people, which makes studying Spanish here stress-free and enjoyable.
In Antigua, you can participate in different volunteer projects in Guatemala. Working at these projects will make you gain an unforgettable experience as you will pair volunteering with your Spanish courses in Antigua. Examples of volunteer projects in Guatemala include:
- Construction (under the supervision of local workers)
- Education, as an assistant teacher, helping the children with homework
- Health Area, assist at various clinics and hospitals
- Social care projects, help at daycare centres or centres for elderly people
- With animals, at an animal rescue centre or in sea turtle conservation
Guatemala is rich for its culture and abundant nature; its attractions all breathe an exceptional ancestral legacy. The pleasant weather conditions make it possible to visit during any time of the year.
The school helps you to book tours throughout Guatemala. A must-see when travelling in Guatemala are the ruins of Tikal, an ancient city located in the rainforest. Other popular options are to Río Dulce (Izabal) and Monterrico, the most popular beach in Guatemala.
Reviews Spanish School Guatemala Antigua:
I had an amazing time at this Spanish School! The school made me feel right at home from the start, and the teaching was incredible. I learnt a great level of Spanish, from a complete beginner to being able to communicate on my travels around Latin... Read More
We had the pleasure of studying Spanish in Guatemala for four weeks. As a beginner, I was impressed by how much Spanish I had already acquired by the second day! Teachers were knowledgeable, kind and professional. My host family was friendly and... Read More
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