The Ixchel Spanish language school is located in the charming historic town of Antigua Guatemala in a lovely old house with an interior garden. The school provides a private tutor for each student and the classes are held outdoors in the garden amidst flowering plants and foliage. All the personnel at the school are very friendly and helpful.
The school offers excursions to different areas around Antigua. Every day after four hours of classes, I went sight-seeing. For example, one day I went on a guided bicycle tour. Another day, we visited a coffee farm and a macadamia nut farm. Another day I rode a horse on a trail to see one of the volcanoes in the surrounding area. At my request, the school arranged a guided tour to Lake Atitlan, a beautiful, majestic lake surrounded by volcanoes. All of these excursions were very interesting and enjoyable.
Janet BoakesNew York, USA
I truly enjoyed my experience at the Ixchel Spanish School. It was a great way for me to brush up on my Spanish skills after spending 4 years without classes. The one-on-one teaching style that Ixchel offers is a highlight of the program. The pace and content of the class is designed around you.
I liked the cultural activities the school organized. It gave me a chance to learn more about the country and its people. I went on a tour of a Macadamia farm, coffee farm, various trips to pueblos and salsa classes. The town of Antigua is also beautiful. There is a mix of modern and traditional restaurants, people, and stores. I would definitely like to return to Ixchel in the future.