Study & Learn Spanish in Mexico City, Mexico - Spanish School in Mexico City, Mexico
If you are interested in studying and learning Spanish in Mexico City, Mexico you have come to the right place. People of all ages and backgrounds can study and learn Spanish abroad in Mexico City, Mexico! This is one of the many Spanish immersion programs offered by Spanish Por Favor, the Spanish division of Think Abroad. Mexico City, Mexico is a cosmopolitan location and is the center of the Mexican culture, government and economy. Students who want to study Spanish in Mexico City, Mexico or at any other Affiliate Spanish Language Schools (ASLS) should contact us to learn more about all of our Spanish immersion programs.
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Our Affiliate Spanish Language School in Mexico City, Mexico
The school is internationally known and is the only Spanish language school in “Colonia Condesa”, one of the most fashionable and modern neighborhoods of Mexico City. Business professionals and students from across the globe have studied Spanish here.
The school also teaches English as a second language, and there are countless opportunities to converse in Spanish with the native Spanish-speaking students. These cross culture/language interactions are called Conversation Exchanges. The school can organize these and they are a great way to practice Spanish and to teach English. The Conversation Exchanges typically last for thirty minutes. We recommend participating in these social and learning activities as this you will meet new and interesting Spanish-speaking Mexicans who are studying English and who want to speaking and teach you Spanish and maybe, you may make a life-long friend.
Colonia La Condesa, the neighborhood where the school is located, has modernized, developed and beautified remarkably in the last few years. The neighborhood is home to over 100 new restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as bookstores, boutiques, internet cafes and houseware stores. This area of Mexico City is quite safe and comfortable for foreigners.
Mostly youthful, many of the La Condesa’s residence are: actors; painters and writers; journalists; models and their agents; graphic designers, foreigners, and people in advertising. La Condesa has been compared to SoHo in New York City or to the Barrio Latino in Paris.
At La Condesa’s center are two of Mexico City’s loveliest parks (Parque Mexico and Parque España), tranquil tree-lined streets and many charming examples of Art Deco architecture. So after class, students are just a short distance to beautiful parks and places to relax and enjoy the natural environment.
There are 10-classrooms, which are not air-conditioned. However, all classrooms have windows, so fresh air and a nice breeze is commonplace. There is a vending machine on the second floor so students can enjoy food and beverages during breaks and before and after class.
There is a spectacular patio on the top floor where classes are held and where students and staff go to mingle. The facility is spacious and the exposed brick, winding staircase, high ceilings, and wood finishes make this school a fantastic choice for Spanish immersion education in Mexico!
The school has WiFi throughout the building and all students have access to multiple computers connected to the Internet, which is, by the way, free of charge for all students.
There is a 30-minute usage limit for students who use the computers in the computer lab. Students can make Skype calls from the school and interaction with fellow students from around the world.
Additionally, the school offers computer-based learning activities to increase language acquisition. Also, the Spanish teachers use as interactive audio-visual learning tools to reinforce what is learned during grammar and conversation portions of class. For a nominal fee, students can make international phone calls or faxes from the school and there is a printer that can be used by all students to make copies of hand-outs or any other learning tool used in class.
Every week our ASLS in Mexico City holds social activities at the school, which are included in the price of tuition. All students are given a copy of the planned two-week schedule on their first day of class.
The following is a typical schedule for the social activities program. On Mondays, the school holds a “Welcome” orientation for all new students. The students learn about what to expect, receive maps and guides of local attractions, and take a walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood. On Tuesdays, the school holds a traditional Latin American dance class. Salsa anyone?
On Wednesdays and Thursdays there are no formal social activities planned by the school, but students can create their own. You can explore the city, get lost, and use your Spanish-speaking skills to find your way home. Fridays, the school holds a Mexican cooking class. You can learn a new dish or two and impress your friends and family when you return to your home country.
There are no formal classes on the weekends. Most students travel within the country to historical sites to learn about the country and culture. This is a great opportunity to go to one of many awesome beaches in this amazing country!
The school can and will organize weekend excursions for all students. These excursions are optional and not included in the price. The school staff will help all students plan their own social activities if they want to do something extra like go to a movie, a nightclub, listen to live music, take a local or far-away excursion. You are sure to learn a lot and have fun while studying and learning Spanish in Mexico City, Mexico.
To be selected as an ASLS, the school must offer classes that primarily focus on developing the students' communicative skills. Students with some knowledge of the Spanish language may start any Monday throughout the year. The maximum number of students per class is 8. Beginners start on the specific dates below, otherwise
If you have no previous exposure or knowledge of the Spanish language, you must start on specific dates.
Starting dates 2012 for beginners:
The school opens at 9:00 am and Spanish classes officially start at 10:00 A.M. and end at 2:30 P.M., which totals four hours of Spanish language instruction each day. The is a 30 minute break for lunch. There are so many good little restaurants close to the school.
The school offers private, group and a private/group hybrid course. You can choose a program that fits you needs, preferences and budget. Just let us know and we will take care of it!
Students can study entirely one-on-one or take a group class in the morning and add a one-on-one class in the afternoon. The benefit is that one can work on specific things, like negotiating or presentation skills, writing or telephone skills or practice specific terminology needed in the workplace or at home.
On average, the length of stay is four-weeks, but we have had students who stayed for one week and others who have stayed for eight months.
Books are included in the tuition, but must be purchased if you would like to take them home with you.
IMPORTANT: For group classes, where there is only one student at a given level in a given week, that student will take 10 private hours
instead of the original 20. You will learn and cover more in the private setting and the personal attention you will receive in this scenario will increased as well.
There are over thirty-five Spanish language teachers on staff at the school. All of the Spanish language teachers have earned bachelors degrees and some hold Master's degrees.
The management provides their teachers with ongoing training to maintain a high standard of excellence. The teacher training programs have been recognized world-wide, which itself is a good indicator of their quality.
Moreover, the entire teaching staff have earned a globally recognized certification (D.E.L.E. - Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) for teaching Spanish as a second language. In addition to English, there are professors that speak: Turkish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German.
After you have completed your Spanish immersion experience, you will be asked to fill out a satisfaction questionnaire to critique you teachers and overall classroom experience and you experience working with us. Also, please take a lot of pictures while you are there as we have a contest for the "best photo of 2011" where you can enter photo(s) and win a chance to get $250 in credit for you next immersion program through Spanish Por Favor.
After this, all students will take a written and verbal examination to identify their appropriate language level. This test usually takes thirty minutes to complete.
The school guarantees no more than 6-students per class, however the average class size is about three. The school takes beginners up to advanced native Spanish-speakers. Classes start on every Monday of the year and the minimum student age is 16 years old.
All of the one-on-one courses can be designed to meet your specific Spanish language needs. In addition, they can offer tailor-made classes for two students or a group of students, providing they all have similar language levels and linguistic needs.
School will be closed for the following holidays in 2013:
- February 6
CONTACT US FOR 2013 PRICES:
Study & Learn Spanish in Mexico City (la Condesa), Mexico - Spanish School in Mexico City, Mexico
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