Immersion Spanish Courses at Ixchel

Flexible Schedules

Here at Ixchel Spanish School we believe in flexibility so you can choose a class schedule that's right for you!

We offer from two to eight hours of one-on-one lessons a day, up to seven days a week! Lessons are available year round and you can begin your Spanish course whenever it is convenient for you.

The school is closed only on a handful of major holidays:

  • 1 January (New Year's Day)
  • 30 March 2018 (Good Friday)
  • 15 September (Guatemala's Independence Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints' Day)
  • 25 December (Christmas Day)

Other than that, we are open year round and you are most welcome anytime!

Class time lost because of a holiday can be made up by taking extra lessons on other days. If this is not practical, we will prorate your tuition. In any case, you won't need to pay for lessons that don't take place because of a holiday.

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Flexible Schedules

We offer from 2 to 8 hours of one-on-one lessons a day, up to 7 days a week

At Ixchel Spanish School you can choose the schedule that's right for you: From 2 to 8 hours of one-on-one lessons a day, up to 7 days a week.

2 - 3 Hours per Day

Two or three hours of one-on-one lessons a day are fairly easy schedules that are primarily meant for

  • beginners who want to get a feel of the Spanish language but are not yet ready to commit to more serious studies
  • advanced students who are already fluent or nearly fluent in Spanish and only want additional conversation and practice
  • students who have very little time to study because of other commitments

In any case, at two or three hours a day you will advance quite slowly. If you want to make rapid progress, you might consider taking at least four hours a day.

4 - 5 Hours per Day

Four and five hours of one-on-one lessons a day are by far our most popular schedules. Roughly 80 percent of our students choose one of them.

These schedules allow for a good mix of grammar lessons, vocabulary building, exercises and conversation. You'll progress rapidly and still have half a day left for other activities around town.

The four and five hour schedules are suitable for students of all levels. Students who want to prepare for the D.E.L.E. exam need to take at least four hours a day.

If you're unsure about how many hours you can handle, start with four hours and see how it goes. We can always add an hour later on if you feel this would be of benefit to you.

6 - 8 Hours per Day

Six, seven or eight hours of one-on-one lessons a day are very intensive schedules. They are primarily aimed at intermediate and advanced students who can stay in Antigua for only a short time and want to squeeze in as many lessons as possible.

The structure of the classes is similar to the one with four or five hours, but you'll spend more time on reviews, exercises and conversation practice. Typically the afternoon classes are dedicated to practicing what you've learned in the morning.

With six, seven or eight hours a day, you'll have four hours in the morning and the rest in the afternoon, with a two-hour lunch break in between. If you like, you can work with two different teachers – one in the morning and another one in the afternoon.

Weekly Schedule

Most of our students study Monday through Friday and take the weekend off to go traveling, hang out with friends – or make new friends! – or simply relax and enjoy Antigua's unique colonial ambiance.

However, if you like, you can study on Saturday and/or Sunday, which will give you additional class time and allow you to progress more rapidly.

Weekend classes are mostly meant for students who can stay in Antigua for only a short time and want to add a few extra days to the normal schedule. They are also an option for students who arrive mid-week and want to make up the days they lose at the beginning of the week.

Begin Your Classes Anytime!

You can begin your classes on any day of the week. Many students arrive on a weekend and begin classes on Monday, but if another day of the week works better for you, that's fine with us too.

Unlike other Spanish schools in Antigua Guatemala, we do not require students to begin their classes on Monday.

One-on-one Spanish lesson on the roof terrace

One-on-one Spanish lesson in the patio

We provide all class materials except a dictionary

Students of all ages are welcome – from children to senior citizens

Our teachers are well trained and experienced

Most of our teachers have more than 5 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language