When we founded the school in 1999, we didn't want to be just another Spanish school in a town where there were dozens of Spanish schools already. We wanted to be the best!
We made it our goal to work only with the best Spanish teachers, select our host families and other service providers very carefully, and offer a full range of additional services to make our students' stay in Antigua Guatemala as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.
We have developed and perfected our own class materials based on a wide range of textbooks and our teachers receive continuous training, allowing them to further improve their knowledge of the Spanish language and use the latest teaching techniques.
Ixchel Spanish School was also the pioneer in developing career-specific courses for professionals, which allow you to study exactly the kind of Spanish you need.
Within just a few years we've become one of the leading Spanish schools in Antigua Guatemala. Every year hundreds of students study Spanish at our facilities in Antigua and many more take Spanish lessons via Skype.
Many students return again and again to continue their studies whenever they have time for a trip to Guatemala. Read what they say about our immersion Spanish courses!
Ixchel's teachers are all native Spanish speakers and have received extensive training. Most of the teachers have more than five years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language to foreign students, some have been with Ixchel since the school was founded in 1999.
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Top Quality Spanish Courses
Whether to take an immersion Spanish course in Antigua Guatemala or learn Spanish online via Skype, our Spanish courses are second to none!
We have developed and perfected our own class materials over a period of many years. Grammar lessons, vocabulary building and exercises are well balanced and conversation practice is an important part of every course. You will not only learn the theory, you will be able to apply it in realistic everyday situations!
Most important, since the lessons are one-on-one, we can adapt them to your needs, interests and learning style. Your teacher will go at the pace that's right for you and make sure you've understood the lesson before moving on to the next one.
Immersion courses and online course are based on the same materials, so you can seamlessly transition between the two if you take online lessons before of after visiting Antigua.
Pleasant Ambiance, Friendly and Helpful Staff
Few things are more detrimental to a student's learning experience than being confined to a dark, stuffy classroom with a dozen other students, each shouting so their teachers can hear them over the general background noise. At Ixchel Spanish School you don't have to put up with such a poor setting for your lessons!
Our Spanish courses take place in a large colonial-style building with patios, outdoor areas and two terraces with a fantastic view of Antigua and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.
The school is located in a quiet residential area and there is ample space for each student, surrounded by evergreen plants and blooming flowers.
Should you have questions or need assistance, our staff is always there for you. Be it the everyday logistics of your trip or arranging weekend tours and other activities, we will assist you in any way we can and make sure your stay with us is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.
What Our Students Say ...
I have been studying at Ixchel Spanish School for five weeks. It is a professional and well managed school. The staff is friendly and you can rely on them. I really appreciate my lessons and I have learned a lot. Activities organized for the afternoon were very interesting too.
The atmosphere in the school is very friendly, I met a lot of other students that were studying at this school like me. My weeks at Ixchel were definitely positive, I'd suggest to study here if you want to learn Spanish, know Antigua and meet new friends.
Alberto Bigoni, Italy
Ixchel is a great school for a beginning student, and those with a background. The teachers are very friendly, patient, and well trained for all levels. I learned a lot in my 6 weeks here and wish I could continue.
Along with excellent one on one instruction, Ixchel provides wonderful homestays for individuals looking for a little extra practice, as well as nearly daily tours of the surrounding area.
I have enjoyed my experience immensely and highly recommend Ixchel for anyone looking for a good school in Antigua.
Katelyn Piche, Saskatchewan, Canada