Learn Spanish in Antigua Guatemala
Learning Spanish in Antigua is one of the most fun and effective ways to learn Spanish. Spanish is a spoken in a big part of the world, and it is a real asset to master a second language. Because of the relative low cost of both living in Antigua and the course itself, Antigua has become one of the more popular spots to learn Spanish. All classes are one-on-one, just one teacher for each student, so you will learn Spanish much faster than if you were sharing a classroom with 10 or 20 other students. If you take a week of Spanish lessens (about 20 hours) in Antigua, you could get the same benefit as studying for a whole semester back home. Of course nothing comes easy (especially learning a new language), you still have to put in the work, do you homework etc. But if you have to study, why not do it in a lovely place like Antiuga Guatemala!
Because Antigua is a popular tourist destination not only for Spanish students, but tourist in general, there are many types of accommodation to choose from. During your Spanish course you can stay in hotels, hostels, you can rent a room by the week or the month, rent an apartment or do a home stay. If you do a home stay you stay with a local Guatemalan family and get 3 meals a day (except Sunday). The family will share some or all the meals with you, so you will have plenty of chance to practice your Spanish with them. Please note the accommodation and meals are basic, these are Guatemalan families that usually do not have a lot of resources and want to supplement their income taking in students. If you like a little more privacy or want to make your own meals, you can also consider renting a room in a guesthouse. Guesthouses you share with other students. You will have your own bedroom, but will share the bathroom and kitchen. Or if you want your own bathroom and kitchen, you can also rent an apartment, or stay in a hotel.
The lessons and Schools
The lessons are always private, one teacher for one student. If you arrive in a group there might be the option to take one teacher for your group. You can take as many hours as you want. Usually people tend to take 4 hours of lessons a day for 5 days a week, however if you think that is too much you could also take 2 or 3 hours a day. On the first day of school, the teacher will assess your level (beginner, mid-level or advanced) and set up a lesson plan specifically for you.
The school Antigua also offers fun activities in the afternoon either for free or at a low cost, like a tour of Antigua or cooking or salsa lessons.
Prices tend depend on the type of accommodation and the number of hours you want to take lessons. If you need more information or would like to know the price based on your specific situation you can always send us an email and we get back to you as soon as possible.