We use Skype video chat for the online courses, so you and your teacher can see each other. Skype is very easy to use. If you don't have it on your computer already, you can download it for free from the Skype website.
Note that you do not need to buy a Skype subscription. Subscriptions are only necessary if you want to use Skype to make calls to a regular phone. Connections from computer to computer, which is what we use, are free.
Other than that, all you need is
That's all! No special software is required and Skype works well on older computers too. We've tested it here with a 4 year old laptop computer and it worked fine.
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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.
Teaching Spanish isn't just a job for our teachers. They take an active interest in your progress and do whatever they can to help you reach the goals you have set for yourself.
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I absolutely loved my time at Ixchel in March and April of 2013. I looked forward to class every day with my teacher Stephany. Our lessons were on the terrace, and they were full of conversations of grammar, laughter, and social justice in Guatemala. I know that Stephany loves her job and has so much talent for teaching – after three weeks, I was conversational in Spanish.
I have continued lessons through Skype, and my friends ask me how I love my Spanish teacher so much – she is now a good friend and I feel like I can tell her anything.
I highly recommend Ixchel to all!
Ana Lucia is the best teacher I have ever had. I took 3 Spanish classes at my University and have had another online teacher from another company but nobody is as good as Ana Lucia. She is very patient and very good at explaining things I never understood from other teachers. In fact, because of how much I like the online classes, I am going to spend a week at the school when I go to Guatemala a month from now.
Anyone that is serious about learning Spanish should try their online classes, they are affordable and it is as if the teacher were sitting beside you.
Ron GunterNorth Carolina, USA