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Spanish Schools in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is one hip spot. What was once a quiet fishing village consisting of little more than boats and wooden shacks, has transformed into a vibrant, modern paradise by the glistening sea. If you can just sea yourself strolling casually by the ocean after your Spanish classes, taking your homework down to the beach or scuba diving with all manner of tropical fish in your time off, then Playa is definitely the place for you. All that remains to be done is to decide which Spanish school in Playa del Carmen is the one for you. We have taken a look at some of the main centres for you, so have a read and make that decision with as much ease as ordering an ojo rojo cocktail on Playa beach.

Playalingua del Caribe

Facts and Figures

Location Calle 20 between 5th and 10th Avenidas, close by 5th Avenida, main centre of bars, cafes and fun!
SizeMedium, 8 classrooms
Number of students/ClassMaximum 7
Internet AccessYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.playalingua.com/

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    Playalingua
  • Facilities and Services - At Playalingua the school and lodgings are in the same building, surrounded by pretty gardens and only five minutes walk from the beach front and lively scenes of Quinta Avenida. The school has a library, computers and an exhibition room for use of all students and a kitchen for typical Mexican cooking lessons.
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditations - At this Spanish learning centre they aim to keep the classes lively and entertaining and teachers are professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable both about the Spanish language and the Mexican culture. They are ready to help out students in any way they can. Playalingua is officially recognized by ICAT (Instituto de Capacitación de los Trabajadores del Estado) and by SECTUR (Secretaría de Turismo)
  • Courses Offered - At this Spanish institute you can take either an Intensive or a Super Intensive Spanish course, which include 20 and 25 hours of class a week respectively. They also do courses designed specifically for DELE Preparation. Throughout the year this school offers seasonal courses, for example three weeks of Intensive Spanish course combined with accommodation, trips and excursions and activities such as cookery lessons and salsa dancing, so keep an eye out on their website!
  • Accommodation - Playalingua have their own accommodation right on site, with breakfast included each morning in the rate. There is also the option of staying with a local host family if you would like

Enforex Playa del Carmen

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

Facts and Figures

Location Calle 6 in between Avenida 35 and 40, just 6 blocks away from the golden beach
SizeMedium
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 6
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/school-playa-carmen.html

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  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish institute in Playa del Carmen boasts spacious outdoor classrooms under thatched roofs and surrounded by tropical plant life, a cafeteria, a well-stocked library, computers and WiFi and even a volleyball court to try out with your fellow students and Spanish teachers. You will receive a detailed information pack on your first day at the school and the helpful staff are there to deal with any query you might have
  • EnforexTeaching Methods and Accreditation - At this Enforex partner school, 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. The accreditations and recognitions of this Spanish centre include Mexico Sí (Mexican Association of Spanish Language Institutes), SESEO (Association of Spanish Language Schools from Oaxaca), CANACO and SEP (National Board of Education) in Mexico and WYSE, FIYTO, IDEAL Group and ALTO outside of Mexico.
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish college 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, Scuba Diving, Kitesurfing, Cookery, Salsa or even a course that takes place at Christmas time. The school also runs courses for the over 50s and children. This centre has a total of seven levels of language ability, ranging from Beginner to Advanced. You will be tested and allocated a group that best suits you and that will be the most conducive to your Spanish language learning.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - At this Enforex partner school you will be given the opportunity to take part in activities in the local area such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, windsurfing and horse riding. You can also join your classmates on excursions to Cancun, the city of Merida and amusement park and various Mayan ruins sites. Plenty to keep you occupied in your spare time, if you can drag yourself away from the beach that is
  • Accommodation - In Playa you can opt to stay with a local host family, therefore working on the skills that you will have been learning in class when you return home and also experiencing typical Mexican home life whilst you are at it. You can also choose to stay in a nearby student residence with your new Spanish school friends or local Mexican students

Academia de Idiomas El Estudiante

Facts and Figures

Location Calle 22 between Avenida. 1 and 5, pleasant walk to beach
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students per group
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computer and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.academia-elestudiante.com/

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    El Estudiante
  • Facilities and Services - Academia El Estudiante has a spacious outside courtyard, complete with hammocks for relaxing and socialising after class. It offers sandwiches, snacks and fresh fruit juices and smoothies in its on site cafeteria and there is a library for students use as well as bicycle rental. There is a chauffeur service that will collect you from Cancun International Airport
  • Teaching Methods - The team of teachers at El Estudiante is friendly and enthusiastic and all have an International background. They will monitor the progress of the students and make sure that they are doing well and also enjoying themselves. Classes consist of a mixture of both conversation and the grammar aspects of learning a language. The aim is to create a familiar and comfortable environment in which to learn Spanish
  • Courses Offered - At this Spanish institute you can study a Standard Spanish course which includes 20 group classes a week or an Intensive course with 30 hours per week. You can also opt for a combination course of twenty group classes a plus either five or ten private lessons a week. You could also choose to have purely Private classes on their own
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - In the afternoons after you have finished Spanish classes there are several activities organised by El Estudiante and accompanied by a staff member, for example, beach volleyball or trips to the Cenotes or to nearby ruins. Then in the evenings there are often dinners, movie nights, salsa and cookery classes (not at the same time..) and heading out on the town to experience what Playa's nightlife is all about
  • Accommodation - At this Spanish learning centre you can choose to stay with a local Mexican host family, in the school's own apartments or in a hotel. All are within twenty minutes walk from the school