MEXICO – Spanish Course in Mexico City
Location: Mexico City
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Start dates: All year round
Price: from 2 weeks, 320 USD
The Spanish school in Mexico City offers the highest standards combined with an attractive leisure program and outstanding accommodations. The Spanish school is located in the heart of Mexico City, in the Colonia Condesa. It is a bohemian area famous for its restaurants and bars, in fact, most foreigners who decide to live in Mexico City take residence in Colonia Condesa because it is considered one of the safest residential areas in Mexico City. The school building is a typical colonial house with 2 floors and is easy to reach by urban transportation. Classrooms have wooden floors and some are equipped with a television. Coffee and refreshments are provided in the common area during breaks. Students also have access to computers with Internet free of charge.
All courses are carefully structured to follow a recognized curriculum. The teachers are highly qualified, professionally trained and motivated. Practically planned lessons and regular monitoring of teaching quality guarantee you a maximum of learning success. The school holds the IALC Certificate (International Association of Language Centers) which guarantees high quality and regular independent monitoring of the facilities and courses.
The language school also offers different trips to the surrounding areas and cultural sites, enabling you to get a greater impression of Mexican culture and history. You will also be able to admire the typical colonial style in which the school is built!
Spanish is a widely spoken and important language. At our Spanish school in Mexico City, only Spanish language will be spoken and no use of English or other languages will be permitted during class sessions in all levels. Regular courses are divided into 2 sections: grammar and vocabulary. Every 2 weeks, students will take a test in order to identify their learning progress. On your first day at school you will take a placement test to determine in which group best matches your Spanish skills and needs. At the language school in Mexico City you can book group, intensive or individual courses.
All courses begin on Mondays: Beginner courses every other week. One class always lasts 60 minutes.
Standard Group Course: The group course consists of 4 hours per day with a maximum of 9 students in each class, to ensure easy and fast learning. One level of group course finishes after two weeks of class. At the end of each course students take an evaluation test to advance to the next level.
Intensive Course: The intensive course consists of the standard group courses in the morning and two extra lessons in the afternoon. Each group has a maximum of 9 students. The intensive course allows you to complete each Spanish level faster.
Intensive Course I: The intensive course I consists of the standard group course during the morning and two additional private lessons in the afternoon. This course is only available for beginner or intermediate Spanish speakers. The individual lessons are specifically designed to meet your needs. With your private teacher during the afternoon you can work on weaknesses to strengthen your individual Spanish skills.
Private Lessons: The private lessons allow you to get 100% individual attention from your Spanish teacher. Classes are tailored to your specific needs and they are an excellent idea for professionals who seek vocabulary for specific situations. The Private Course consists of 10 hours per week.
Keep in mind that intensive course require a minimum duration of two weeks. The group and the super intensive course can be booked for only one week.
Non-academic activities: Come and learn how to prepare typical Mexican dishes! The language school offers the unique opportunity to take Mexican cuisine classes. Of course, the school also provides special weekend trips to cities like
Every effort is made to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Accommodation is carefully chosen and standards are regularly checked. You can live either with a Mexican host family or in a shared apartment. You will have your private room and share common rooms and the bathroom with the family or your flat-mates. All accommodations are an average of 10 to 20 minutes (maximum 40 minutes) away from the school. The school can always be easily reached by public transportation or even walking.
Living in the multicultural shared apartment will be a lot of fun and you will make lasting friendships and learn about other cultures. An excellent way to practice your Spanish language skills and to get involved in the Mexican culture and lifestyle is staying in one of our home stays. The families will welcome you just like another member of the family and you will experience the real Mexican way of life.
To volunteer is an extraordinary opportunity for those of you who would like to learn Spanish through a unique experience. Volunteering can be both challenging and extremely gratifying.
In addition to our Spanish courses in Mexico City we provide volunteer work positions. You can combine your Spanish course with half-day volunteer work or you can schedule the volunteer experience after the Spanish course is completed.
While helping people in need, volunteering allows you to practice your Spanish in real life situations and train your newly acquired skills. In cooperation with different social institutions and non-profit organizations we offer various volunteer work projects in Mexico throughout the year. You will meet people in special situations who will be very thankful for your help, and will enjoy your company while learning about your home country. This learning and cultural experience will be unforgettable.
Potential volunteer work fields are:
- Working with children
- Helping disabled people
- Developing poor communities
- Teaching English lessons
- Assisting the Elderly
- Assisting in urban development
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at least 4 weeks of Spanish course
The school is closed due to public holidays. 2013: Jan 01, Feb 05, Mar 21, May 01, Sept 16, Nov 02, Nov 20, Dec 25. Spanish classes will be rescheduled.
- Orientation kit
- Local support
- 24h-Emergency Number
- Free internet access at school
- Quality Spanish Course
- Teaching material
- Evaluation test
- Refreshments, coffee and tea at school
- Activity calendar
- Language Certificate
- Accommodation as booked
- Airport pick-up (if booked)
What’s not included:
- Medical Insurance
- Local Travels
Learn Spanish in one of the biggest cities in the world! Mexico City is located in the center of the country and “la DF” – as the capital is commonly known amongst the Mexicans – has a lot to offer. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city situated in an old lake basin that is surrounded by volcanic mountains. The original Aztec city was established on March 18th 1325 as Tenochtitlan, and immediately became the center of a growing Empire. After centuries of pre-Columbian civilization, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes first arrived in the area in 1519. He did not succeed in conquering the city until August 1521, after a 79 day siege that destroyed most of the old Aztec city. In 1525 the rebuilt city served as the capital of the viceroyalty of New Spain and the political and cultural center of Mexico. This colonial period culminated with the construction of the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Guadalupe.
The different cultures that inhabited the city during the course of the centuries left an interesting architectural legacy that comprises many different styles. The city has a touch of modernism with its huge skyscrapers, like the Torre Mayor and Torre Latinoamericana and on the other side, the historical center and the water gardens in the suburb Xochimilco belong to the world culture heritage of UNESCO.
The main attractions offered by Mexico City, are the Palace of Bellas Artes, a beautiful white marble palace located in the center of the city; the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, which shows three very important facets of Mexican architecture, the pre-Hispanic, the colonial and the modern; the Castillo de Chapultepec, an old castle that was home to Austrian dynasties; and the Mexico City cathedral and Villa of Guadalupe, demonstrations of the colonial heritage.
Not far from the main city, you can find the pyramids of the sun and the moon in Teotihuacan (45 minute drive from downtown). The pyramid at Cuicuilco in the south of the city is a curious circular construction half hidden by the lava the Xitle volcano spewed forth more than three thousand years ago. All the history of this beautiful city can be experienced at the Museum of Anthropology, near the city center.
Mexico City´s nightlife is one of the best in the world: bars, discos, and mariachis! The abundance of bars and activities are endless in Condesa and Insurgentes districts. Why not try shopping as well? The variety of options is huge in downtown and Mazarik Street. For music and theater lovers, Centro Cultural Telmex has famous Broadway plays, while Auditorio Nacional offers the best concerts in the City.
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