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Spanish Schools in Antigua

Do you think Antigua is a place where you would like to spend some time learning Spanish? If so, then look no further. We will try to help you make the next decision of which Spanish language school in Antigua to choose. Have a look at our review of some of the centres on offer in this magnificent city.

Antigüeña Spanish Academy

Facts and Figures

Location1a calle poniente # 10 Antigua Guatemala, just 50 metres from the Iglesia de la Merced church
SizeMedium (20 classrooms)
Number of Students/ClassOne on One
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.spanishacademyantiguena.com/index.html

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    Antigüeña
  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre has spacious gardens and a terrace with views over the city of Antigua and the three surrounding volcanoes. Inside the school you will find computers with access to the internet, a WiFi network, a library and free study material. You will also have the free use of the school's supply of mountain bikes and the option to sign up for free salsa classes.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - The Antigüeña Spanish Academy focuses on the Individual method of language learning. Each pupil is taught by their own teacher and they will discuss topics that interest them and experience a more personal and efficient language learning experience. With your teacher you will participate in Technical discussion which requires maximum student participation and discussion of specific topics under teacher direction. You will also be taught grammar, translation exercises and repetition. They will also make use of new technology and visual aids. The centre is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala and INGUAT, the Instituto Guatemalco de Turismo
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institute you can take classes individually or if you arrive with a group it is sometimes possible to take classes together. All Spanish levels are catered for
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - You are spoilt for choice at this Spanish academy in Antigua when it comes to extra-curricular activities. There is plenty organised by the school and even that you can decide to do on your own or with your new classmates. On offer are activities such as basketball, bike tours, city tours of Antigua, conversation club, coffee tours, museum trips, singing Spanish songs, football, Guatemalan cooking classes, tours to the Mayan towns, Spanish film nights, merengue and salsa dancing, swimming in hot springs, Spanish scrabble games, churches and ruins tours and walking tours of Cerro de la Cruz, amongst other things
  • Accommodation - This school recommends that during your Spanish course in Antigua you stay with a local Mayan family, where you will have your own private room and be fed and watered each day and on top of this be provided with an excellent opportunity to practice your Spanish. There is also the option of staying in apartments in Antigua.

Enforex Antigua

(N.B. This is an Enforex partner school called Máximo Nivel.)

Facts and Figures

Location6a Av Norte 40, in the City Centre
SizeMedium, 8 classrooms, capacity for 80 students
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students per class
Internet AccessNo
LibraryNo

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  • Teaching Methods - Here at Casa de Lenguas you will be able to participate in group discussions and exercises or, if you choose private lessons, you will focus on your own particular needs. The teachers are passionate and experienced professionals who will be glad to introduce you to their country, their language and their culture
  • Enforex
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish institute in Antigua you can choose to study an Intensive course of 20 hours a week, a Super Intensive course with 20 group lessons and 10 private, a One on One course for either 20 or 30 hours per week, Spanish combined with Salsa lessons or Spanish with Volunteering. All levels of Spanish are catered for and very welcome
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - This Spanish learning centre in Antigua has its own travel agency on site, allowing you to arrange activities and excursions when you would like. They will help you with information, orientation and booking in a wide range of possible excursions, for example, to local hot springs or to visit local Mayan villages
  • Accommodation - In Antigua you can stay with a local host family for the duration of your Spanish course and therefore make the most of your time here to practice your new Spanish skills on a daily basis. There is also the option of staying in a student residence where you can meet local and international students

Ixchel Spanish School

Facts and Figures

Location9a Calle Oriente #5, four blocks south and one block east of the Central Park
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassOne on One
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers and WiFi)
Websitehttp://www.ixchelschool.com/

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  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish institute in Antigua is in the centre of the city and offers you a transfer to and from the airport upon arrival and departure. There is free WiFi inside the school and access to computers as well as a bike rental service, a mini cafeteria and free coffee, tea and purified water whenever you would like
  • Ixchel
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - All teachers at this Spanish language school are experienced and highly motivated. there is a focus in the classes on communication with additional grammar and vocabulary elements. There is an emphasis placed on speaking and student participation. The school is accredited by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Ixchel you have the chance to take specialised One on One lessons, adapted to your needs, interests and learning style. You are immersed in Latin American culture and given an insight into Guatemala's history, political scene and customs. You will have a hands on Spanish learning experience, with plenty of opportunities to practice your skills outside of the classroom. All levels of Spanish, from Beginner to Advanced are catered for
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - There are plenty of activities and excursions on offer here at this Spanish school in Antigua. You can choose from salsa lessons, tours to Payaca Volcano, bike tours of Antigua and the surrounding areas, visits to coffee and macadamia plantations, cooking and tasting typical Guatemalan and Latin American food in the school, Spanish lessons on the beach, Spanish film showings, reforestation programme participation and football games to name but a few! The activities will usually during the afternoon or evening. Most are free, but some cost a few dollars for transport and entrance fees
  • Accommodation - Most students at this Spanish centre opt to stay with a local host family during their Spanish course. However, also on offer are hotels, apartments and guesthouses