Ixchel Spanish School

Antigua Guatemala

Immersion Spanish Courses

One-on-one Spanish Lessons · Family Homestay · Daily Cultural Activities · Weekend Tours

Immersion Spanish Courses in Antigua Guatemala

An immersion Spanish course is the fastest and most effective way to learn Spanish! Taking several hours of private Spanish lessons a day and being surrounded by native Spanish speakers round the clock, you will progress very rapidly and learn to understand and communicate effectively with Spanish speakers.

Our Spanish programs are designed to make you speak, speak, speak! Of course you also acquire a solid knowledge of the Spanish grammar and a good working vocabulary, but we don't stop there. We make sure you will be able to apply what you learn in class and speak Spanish in realistic everyday situations.

Our teachers are all native Spanish speakers. They have received extensive training and have many years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language.

To make your trip to Guatemala even more memorable, we provide not only Spanish lessons and family homestays – the traditional parts of an immersion course – but also a full range of services to help you make the best of your stay in Guatemala.

We arrange extracurricular activities every day Monday through Friday and weekend tours to other great destinations in Guatemala every weekend. We can provide childcare if you travel with young children and of course we have wifi in the school that you can use free of charge whenever we are open.

Make the best of your valuable vacation time! Take an immersion Spanish course at Ixchel Spanish School in Antigua Guatemala!

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Teachers

Immersion Spanish Courses

One-on-one lessons on the roof terrace

One-on-one lessons are the fastest and most effective way to learn Spanish. Your teacher can concentrate fully on you, adapt the lessons to your needs, interests and learning style, and go at the pace that is right for you.

Meet our team of friendly, well-trained and experienced teachers!

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One-on-one Spanish Lessons

Private lessons are the fastest and most effective way to learn Spanish. Your teacher is there only for you and can adapt the lessons to your needs, interests and learning style.

With one-on-one lessons, your teacher can concentrate fully on you. Your lessons go at the pace that is right for you and conversation is about topics that interest you. Your teacher is always there to answer your questions and practice with you until you can confidently apply the lesson before moving on to the next one.

Our teachers are all native Spanish speakers, born and raised in Guatemala. They have received extensive training and can look back on many years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language.

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Latin American Culture and Customs

Immersion Spanish courses are more than just learning to speak Spanish! While you study Spanish at Ixchel, you also learn a lot about many aspects of living in Guatemala and Latin America. You experience the customs and culture of the Spanish-speaking world first-hand and learn about Guatemala's fascinating history as well as the country's economic and political situation.

Homestay with a local family, extracurricular activities and weekend tours are great ways to learn outside of the classroom. Being immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment round the clock, you interact with many native Spanish speakers and practice what you have learned in class in real-life situations.

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Special Courses

Here at Ixchel Spanish School we do not believe in One Size Fits All. Every student is different, has different goals and expectations, and learns Spanish for a different reason.

Therefore we offer not only a General Spanish program, but have developed a variety of special courses:

Study Spanish & Travel

Study Spanish & Volunteer

Study Spanish & Dance

Spanish for Children

Spanish for Travelers

Spanish for Flight Attendants

Business Spanish

Medical Spanish

DELE Preparation

No matter which kind of Spanish you need to learn, we have the right course for you!

Special courses are of the same excellent quality as our General Spanish courses. They are taught by teachers who have received special training.

Accommodation

Most of our students choose a family homestay and live with a local family while they study Spanish at Ixchel.

Living with a family provides lots of opportunity to practice your Spanish in real-life situations and learn about the customs and culture of Latin America.

Our host families are located in the south and southeast of Antigua's historic center, within a few blocks from the school. The walk from the homestay to the school takes no more than five to ten minutes.

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Not everyone is comfortable living in the home of a local family, however, and we can also arrange other kinds of accommodation for you.

We have several rooms for students right inside of the school. All of the rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, and wifi.

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If you'd rather stay at a hotel or rent an apartment, we will be happy to help you find one that suits your taste and budget.

One point to consider, though, is that staying at a hotel or apartment will reduce your contact with the local population and you'll have less opportunity to practice your Spanish with native speakers.

Activities and Tours

Learning Spanish is not the only thing you can do in Guatemala. Many attractions are waiting to be explored and there is plenty of opportunity to have fun and learn more about Guatemala at the same time.

We organize extracurricular activities every day Monday to Friday (except on national holidays). The activities are very varied and range from salsa lessons and making tortillas to Spanish lessons on the beach in Monterrico and tours to the Pacaya Volcano.

The activities are a great opportunity to learn more about Guatemala, socialize with fellow students and the Ixchel team, and have a good time!

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We also organize weekend tours to all popular destinations in Guatemala and neighboring countries. The tours typically leave Antigua early Saturday morning and return Sunday afternoon or evening.

Weekend tours are a fun, easy and inexpensive way to make the most of your vacation time in Guatemala. Take a break from studying Spanish once in a while and go traveling!

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