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Spanish Schools in Guanajuato

So you think Mexico, and more specifically Guanajuato, is the place where you want to pick up the Spanish books and immerse yourself in the culture of the Spanish language? Not a bad choice. This vibrant and quirky city of winding and sometimes literally endless alleys and cobbled streets is a dream for any visitor, and especially one who wants to pick up a bit of Spanish while they are there. All that remains to be decided is which Spanish school in Guanajuato is the one for you. We are here to help with this trusty comparison of some of the principal schools, so take a look and immediatley ease that decisional headache you can feel coming on!

Enforex Spanish School

(N.B. This is an Enforex Partner School called Don Quijote)

Facts and Figures

Location Calle Pastita 76, near to city centre and short walk to anything you might need
Size Medium, 16 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 10 students per class
Internet AccessYes - WiFi access and Multimedia room
LibraryYes
Wheelchair AccessYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/latinamerica-mexico-guanajuato.html

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  • Facilities and Services - Enforex partner school in Guanajuato has a fully stocked and modern library, a multimedia room for the use of all students and a common room to relax in before or after Spanish classes. They also have a patio and terrace and it is all housed within a traditional Mexican building. Upon arrival you will receive a free orientation pack with all the information you would possibly need to know and staff will look after you and make you feel at home from the word go!
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  • Teaching Methods - At Enforex and Don Quijote alike you will study your Spanish course with the aid of textbooks that have been specifically designed and perfected by their own experienced staff. The aim is to be accessible to everyone and every level and to make you feel comfortable speaking Spanish in all manner of different situations and adapt to both the Spanish language and culture with ease. The courses incorporate all the vital elements of learning a language, including vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and grammar.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Enforex partner Spanish school in Guanajuato you can take a course in Intensive Spanish which includes 20 lessons per week, Super Intensive which has 25 lessons per week, 'Best of Both' which has 15 group lessns combined with 10 One on One lessons and Combination Intensives of either 25 group plus 10 private lessons or 25 group plus 15 private lessons.. If you are looking for something a bit more specialised, then this Spanish learning centre has Spanish courses for DELE Preparation, Spanish for groups such as school classes, Spanish for Professionals and Spanish for Teachers. For something a bit more out of the ordinary there is also the choice of combining your Spanish course with Volunteer Work or even a course that takes place at Christmas time. The school also runs courses for the over 50s and children. There are 6 different levels of Spanish ability, ranging from Basic to Proficiency, and you will be placed into the most appropriate one following a level test on your first day at the centre.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Guanajuato is a unique place to study Spanish in and so that you can benefit from this great city and its surroundings the Enforex partner institution organises various different trips, activities and excursions to keep you amused and to give you the perfect opportunity to practice all the Spanish that you have been learning in the classroom. Three to five times a week you can participate in film nights, salsa classes, coffee socials and cooking classes. Then at the weekends you can head off with your classmates to some of the nearby colonial towns such as Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende and Dolores Hidalgo. Boredom shmoredom!
  • Accommodation - To truly immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of Mexico, you can opt to stay with a local family in Gualajuato and continue to practice your Spanish upon return from class each day. You can also opt to stay in a student residence, which will either be with students from your school or local Mexican students. Finally there are other more private options available upon request such as a hotel or hostel room.

Escuela Mexicana

Facts and Figures

LocationPotrero 12, colonial building, close by to Jardín de la Unión and Teatro Juárez
Size Medium
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6 students per class
Internet AccessYes, WiFi available
Websitehttp://www.escuelamexicana.com/index.html

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - Classes given in old colonial style Mexican building by professional teachers with a University degree. Friendly, family atmosphere. There is also a taxi service available from Leon airport
  • Teaching Methods - Classes are taught by highly experienced teachers who have a University degree. Small class sizes and personalised instruction is the aim. Teaching methods will often depend on the individual student and the programme that they will choose and includes looking at reading, writing, speaking, listening and using role play and dramatisation to facilitate the learning process.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At Escuela Mexicana you can study a General Spanish course which recommends that you take around 5 Spanish classes a day, choosing from the following options; Grammar classes, Conversation, Culture, Literature, Cooking, Business and more. There is also a course designed specifically for travellers, a 'Plus' course, which includes more One on One lessons than General Spanish, a Trimester programme for those looking to study Spanish on a more long term basis, Spanish programmes for kids and adolescents and the 'More than Spanish' 4 week programme which combines private classes with workshops. This institution in Guanajuato offers Grammar and Conversation classes for more than fifteen different levels.
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  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - At Escuela Mexicana in Guanajuato you can benefit from language exchanges with local students and practice what you are learning in the classroom. There are also movie nights, free city tours and guided trips to local events and concerts. At the weekends you can go further afield to places like San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico City and more.
  • Accommodation - A local homestay is available here, but they also have their own school accommodation, in what used to be the old school building, before it became too small. Typical Mexican cooking classes are given in the hotel kitchen at night and you will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Plateros Spanish School

Facts and Figures

Location Alonso 14-A, in the Historic Quarter,
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students
Internet AccessYes (Internet room and WiFi access)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.platerosspanishschool.com/index.html

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - At Plateros Spanish Language Instirution you are provided with all of the study materials that you will need, included in the course fee. There is free access to the internet, a common room and facilities for tea, coffee and snacks.
  • Teaching Methods - The aim at Plateros is to develop the ability of the students in all aspects of the Spanish language. They combine elements such as reading, writing, listening, sepeaking, vocabulary and culture within each class level. Teachers are all qualified and are there to make each students stay as comfortable as possible
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish college you can study Intensive and Super Intensive Spanish Programmes, depending on how many hours a week you would like to study for, there are also Spanish 'PLUS' Courses which include more One to One classes and again vary in the number of hours a week of Spanish classes. For something a bit more specific there are Spanish Programmes specifically designed for Spanish combined with Business and Politics, Spanish for Teachers, Tourism, Medical, Legal, Preparation for Spanish Examination and Art, Culture and Architecture. There are ten levels of language ability at this Spanish learning centre, ranging from Initial to Proficiency.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Some of the activities suggested by Plateros that you should get up to whilst in Gualajuato include salsa dancing, bicycle city tours, tennis training and matches and going to visit a soccer stadium for a football game. Weekly conversation classes, latin dance classes, movie nights and a weekly conversation hour are all included in the price of your course. They also organise further package tours and excursions to different locations.
  • Accommodation - You have the choice of staying with a local host family, sharing a flat with other students or Plateros will happily arrange allternative accommodation for you in apartments, hotels and hostels.

Escuela Falcon

Facts and Figures

LocationDe Gallitos 6, located in the town centre and within walking distance to many of Guanajuato's main attractions, including Teatro Juárez and Jardín de la Unión
SizeSmall, six classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum of 5 students per class
Internet AccessYes, free WiFi
Websitehttp://escuelafalcon.com/

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - Falcon Spanish school has a spacious outdoor grden, a TV and DVD room, free wireless internet for the use of all students and a kitchen for use during Mexican cooking lessons. There is also an airport pick up and drop off service
  • Teaching Methods - Teachers at Escuela Falcon are experienced and aim to develop your knowledge, not only to the Spanish language, but of the Spanish culture as well here in Mexico. Most teachers also have a degree in another discipline such as Law, Business, etc.
  • Courses Offered - This Spanish learning centre divides their classes up into levels. For students of all levels, there is the opportunity to study conversational or grammatical Spanish, communication combined with vocabulary, salsa dancing, cooking and Mexican cuisine, pronunciation and dictation and painting. At an intermedieate level you may study reading or listening comprehension, Mexican culture, music, painting and murals or medical terminology. Finally, at an advanced level you can opt for Spanish combined with legal vocabulary and terms, writing, politics, literature, Mexican history and Business and Economics.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - At this Spanish college you can enjoy activities organised daily by the staff, such as coffee and conversation, concerts, salsa lessons, museums and guided city tours. They also organise trips to further away places such as Leon, San Miguel de Allende and Dolores de Hidalgo. Most activities are very cheap, but excursions to other cities might cost a little bit more.
  • Accommodation - Here you have the option of fully immersing yourself in Mexican culture and life by staying with a local host family in Gualajuato. You can also stay in a shared apartment, dorm or house rental, or they will even set you up in a hotel or hostel for the duration of your Spanish course.