1 week Private 1on1 Spanish Lessons (25 hrs)
1 week Guatemalan family home stay - private room
3 meals per day with family
Daily & Weekend Cultural Activities & Excursions
You will receive 25 hours per week of one on one Spanish lessons. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm with a 30 min break from 10:30am to 11:00am. On your 1st day your teacher will assess your current Spanish level and begin working with you to improve upon what you already know. Our program accepts beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Afternoon sessions can also be arranged from 2pm to 7pm with a 30 min break.
Each student will live with a different Guatemalan Family. You will receive a private room, with lock in the family's home. You will share the bathroom and living space with your family. The family will provide 3 meals per day during your stay. The family is also there to help you practice what you are learning in class. The home stay is an important part of the total immersion experience.
The school has daily and weekend cultural activities which include: visits to local Mayan villages and markets, volcanic hot springs, salsa and guitar lessons, videos and live conferences on Guatemalan history, culture, economy and civil war. Students are encourage to participate in these activities each afternoon after lunch with your family. Some of the activities will have small additional costs such as bus transportation or entrance fees.
Hola! My name is Tom Lingenfelter, my wife Mary and I have been working with Spanish schools in Xela for the past 15 years. Our main occupation is bringing students from around the world to Xela to study Total Immersion Spanish. Our goal is to bring small groups of students to Xela each year to experience Guatemalan culture and learn Spanish. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us anytime we are here to help..
We have tried our best to keep the cost low so that everyone can afford the trip. ALL INCLUSIVE COST: $185.00 - $225 PER WEEK. The price will depend on which school you choose and the # of weeks you study. Some schools offer discounts for pre payment or 10 weeks of study. The weekly price includes: **25 hours*** of private 1on1 Spanish classes, 1 week family homestay with 3 meals per day, daily & weekend activities with the school. To reserve your spot please contact us ASAP.
Call or Email for booking details
TOM & MARY
Phone: 206-888-1778 USAinfo@studyspanishguatemala.com
Quetzaltenango, also known by its indigenous name, Xelajú, or more commonly, Xela, is the second largest city of Guatemala with an estimated population of 225,000. The population is about 61% indigenous Mayan, 34% Mestizo or ladino and 5% European. Xela is located in a mountain valley at an elevation of 2,330 meters (7,640 feet) above sea level. Xela is 4 hours by bus from the capitol Guatemala city and is the commercial center of the western highlands. A working class city, Xela hosts five Universities, shopping centers, churches, great restaurants, bars, nightlife, clubs, live music, poetry readings, coffee shops and internet cafes. There is a cool social vibe in Xela where dozens of NGOs base their operations mixing locals and foreigners for a wonderful interchange of ideas and cultures.