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Spanish Schools in Puerto Vallarta

So you think you like the sound of action packed Puerto Vallarta with its glistening sea, its film star legacies, gastronomic celebrations and quirky old centre? Good choice! Puerto has a little bit of something for everyone and you will be able to truly feel immersed in the culture of the Spanish language in Mexico during your stay here. All that remains is to decide upon a Spanish language school in Puerto Vallarta and you are practically good to go!

Spanish Experience Center

Facts and Figures

Location República de Chile , 182. Located in the Cinco de Diciembre neighbourhood in Downtown area. Right by the Malecón
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students
Internet AccessYes (Free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.spanishexperiencecenter.com/

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    Student
  • Facilities and Services - The Spanish Experience Center is housed in an old-style Mexican Hacienda , complete with a fully equipped kitchen, private showers, a computer room, a library and a rooftop study area with stunning views of the Bay of Flags
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - The main objective of this Spanish learning centre is to provide activities and exercises for their students that ensure that they are able to both experience and understand the culture of Mexico and learn valuable language skills as well. All of their Spanish teachers are experienced and qualified professionals and the school has been accredited by the Secretaría de Educacion Pública, which promotes equal access to education amongst young people
  • Courses Offered and Levels - This Spanish institute offers a range of courses including General Spanish, which involves a minimum of 2 hours of Spanish class per day and your exact schedule will be tailored to suit you upon arrival. You can also participate in a Cultural Exchange Programme where you make the most of studying by the beach in Puerto Vallarta for a week before moving on to Guanajuato to attend Spanish classes there and get a bit of culture round you for the second week. There are also courses specifically for certain professionals, such as Medical, Law, Social Work or Education. Finally, you also have the option of an Internship with one of the many reputable companies in Puerto Vallarta following your Spanish language course. There are also extra classes that are free of charge on some of the more complicated or confusing aspects of Spanish Grammar that students can choose to attend, as well as one free private lesson a week.The levels at Spanish Experience Center has a total of seven main language levels, ranging from Beginner to Superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Every Tuesday at SEC football matches are organised for all students to get involved in. followed of course by a refreshing beer and a spot of socialising. Wednesdays, on the other hand, are dedicated entirely to socialising and you will be led on a tour of some of Puerto Vallarta's many cafes, bars, clubs and galleries, all the while `practising your Spanish language skills with your classmates and with the friendly locals. Finally, on Thursday evenings you have the option of attending Mexican cooking classes, where you can learn about typical Mexican cuisine, the vocabulary associated with it and even pick up a new recipe to show off back at home
  • Accommodation - SEC recommends that during your course you opt to stay with a local Spanish host family, as this is the best way to truly immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and way of life and practice the Spanish language skills that you are picking up during the day. There is also the option of renting a hotel, flat or apartment and the school will help you out in the organisation of this.

Enforex Puerto Vallarta

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

Facts and Figures

LocationJuárez 793, city centre, only two blocks from the seafront
SizeMedium, 10 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5
Internet AccessYes (Free access to Computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/school-puerto-vallarta.html

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    Enforex school
  • Facilities and Services - This Enforex partner school is right in the centre of all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer and boasts a large outdoor terrace complete with cafe for pre and post class refreshments, fiestas, salsa dancing and just generally socialising with your new classmates. There is also a conference room with TV, DVD, VCR and stereo for showing Spanish films and having lectures on the culture and traditions of Mexico. There is also an internet and library room for you to make use of after class for an extra bit of swotting up!
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - At this Enforex partner Spanish learning centre, the focus is on a communicative approach to language learning and using a range of different techniques to aid linguistical and cultural adaptation. You will learn grammar and vocabulary and reading, listening and writing skills in a way that flows from class to class, making the learning process a lot easier. All teachers are experienced professionals who have designed course books specifically for Enforex students based on their years of experience in the field. 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 (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration), IDEAL Group and ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) outside of Mexico
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish learning centre you can study an Intensive or Super Intensive Group Spanish course which involves 20 and 25 hours of Spanish classes per week, respectively. You can also study this same course, but Part Time, which reduces the amount of hours of class a week to 15. There is Enforex courses an Combination Intensive course which has 25 hours of group lessons and 10 hours of private lessons in a week, a Combination Intensive+ Program which has 25 group lessons combined with 15 private lessons, a 'Best of Both' course which includes 15 group lessons and 10 private classes, courses specifically designed for teacher training, private classes for as many hours a week that you would like or courses for special groups or specific professionals such as Business, Legal, Tourism or Medical. There is also DELE exam preparation on offer here, a Christmas rogram, Spanish + Volunteering, Spanish for the over 50s, Spanish for kids and Spanish combined with a scuba diving course. 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 - During the week and also at the weekends various activities are organised in this Spanish institute, such as Spanish movie projections, salsa dancing classes, guided city tours of Puerto Vallarta, Mexican cookery classes, social nights and trips out to see for some dolphin and whale watching. Looks like you won't be getting bored at this school!
  • Accommodation - All students at this Enforex partner school have the option of staying with a carefully selected local host family where they can experience life as a member of a Mexican family and put into practice the Spanish language skills that they are learning during the day. If you would like accommodation that is a bit more private, such as a hostel room, apartment or hotel, this can also be arranged for you before your arrival

Yelapa Spanish Institute

Facts and Figures

LocationYelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, small fishing village just a half an hour boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, palm thatched house
SizeSmall school
Number of Students/ClassFrom 2-4 students
Websitehttp://www.talkadventures.com/spanish/index.html

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  • Facilities and Services - Yelapa Spanish Institute is run by Juanita and is a rustic school in a relaxed environment. In Yelapa there are no cars and they only have electricity since as recently as 2001. The lessons are given outside on the porch, shaded by the thatched style roof. Not only will Juanita impart her wisdom to you with regard the Spanish language, but also her knowledge on the surrounding area, where to go, what to get up to and what to see
  • Teaching Methods - At this Spanish learning centre the teachers are experienced professional who aim to introduce you to not only the Spanish language but the culture of the surrounding area and the country of Mexico as a whole
  • Courses Offered and Levels - This unique Spanish institute has a wide selection of courses and tours you can do, including summer courses in Yelapa, Sayulita or Mascota, Intensive courses which involve 15 hours a week of Spanish classes, private classes. medical Spanish, Spanish for birders, conducted on the hillsides, Family group Spanish, Spanish for groups of children and numerous different tours and themed trips where Spanish is practiced, such as to the Mountain villages, a wildlife tour and a butterfly tour. There are five levels of ability in total ranging from Beginner to Advanced
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Yelapa Spanish Institute organises various activities for their students. You can go on horse riding excursions to nearby pools and waterfalls for a refreshing dip, there are wildlife viewing trips, including whale watching, you can go fishing and gathering, hiking and participate in local festivals and events such as cooking demonstrations and rodeos (maybe best just watch that one)
  • Accommodation - At this Spanish institute they recommend that you stay with a local Mexican family during your course as this is a great way to gain an insight into typical Mexican family life and to practice your Spanish skills at the same time. There is also private accommodation available upon request

Melchor's Spanish Language School

Facts and Figures

Locationin Colonia Versailles neighbourhood, central Puerto Vallarta, Calle Viena 209
SizeSmall
Number of Students/ClassClasses are kept small
Websitehttp://www.spanishschoolvallarta.com/index.html

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  • Facilities and Services - Fully air-conditioned school in Central Hotel zone, so easily walked to. Close by to Versalles bus stop.
  • Teaching Methods - Señor Melchor and his wife run the school which uses the Warren Hardy method. This involves ' a "cross-training" modality that develops both reading/writing and speaking/understanding skills at the same time, through active exercises in the class'
  • Courses Offered and Levels - The Spanish courses at this institute are run for a duration of three weeks. You attend three times a week for three hours a day. It is a type of Intensive Spanish course, using the Warren Hardy method. There ar four levels of language ability ranging from Beginner to Advanced
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Puerto Vallarta has a wealth of activities and trips on offer to all its visitors and Señor Melchor and his wife will be more than happy to fill you in on what are the must-sees and must-dos in this lively city on the bay
  • Accommodation - Melchor's school recommends a number of websites where you can organise affordable accommodation for the duration of your Spanish course, such as stayinpv.com and www.pvrpv.com