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Average prices for Mexico Two-week general Spanish language course: US$404 Two weeks' homestay accommodation: US$326 Two weeks' residential accommodation: US$309
Language studies There are many Spanish language schools in Mexico, mostly centred around the major cities such as Mexico City, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca and Guadalajara. As there is no accreditation scheme for private language schools at present, the standard and quality of teaching varies and students wanting to learn Spanish in Mexico should seek advice from their local education consultant or agent.
Spanish Language Courses Mexico: Cancun Learn Spanish in this centrally located school close to the main avenue "Tulum". The building is 2 floors, surrounded by many tropical plants Cuernavaca Learn Spanish in a quiet neighborhood, traditionally decorated classrooms, tropical gardens, and only 10 minutes from downtown Cuernavaca. Guanajuato Learn Spanish in a beautifully designed building, filled with character and warmth. Much thought and dedication is poured into the learning environment with outdoor gardens, library, cafeteria, well lit classrooms. Mexico City Learn Spanish in Mexico City. The building is a typical colonial architecture with 2 floors and easy access to all public transportation. Merida Learn Spanish in the heart of Merida, one of the most important cities in the Yucatan Peninsula. Considered one of the most beautiful and culturally enriched cites in all of Mexico. Oaxaca Learn Spanish in Oaxaca, located in a beautiful two-hundred-year old building. In the center of the school is a large beautiful garden-styled open patio. Playa del Carmen Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen, located a couple minutes from the beach, housed in a beautiful Spanish architected building with tropical backdrop. Puerto Vallarta Learn Spanish at the University of Guadalajara campus in Puerto Vallarta, one of the most respected universities in Mexico.
Playa del Carmen: probably the ideal place for a Spanish course...
Not everyone wants the same Spanish course; IH Riviera Maya offers different courses to suit different needs. Choose a Spanish course that best meets your needs...
Our intensive group Spanish courses consist of 4 hours tuition per day, from Monday to Friday. Classes normally take place from 09.30 to 13.30, with a 20-minute break taken halfway through the morning.
The course includes a programme of cultural and social activities that take place in the afternoons and evenings. Intensive Courses are offered at all levels from complete beginners to very advanced.
The average number of students per group is 3 to 4, with a maximum of just 8.
You can enrol for as many weeks as you like.
"I had an unforgettable summer in Playa del Carmen with IH Riviera Maya," says Vanessa Riva. "It's a perfect location, with wonderful staff. I had the opportunity to learn and improve my Spanish and I met interesting people from all over the world." Vanessa also took our diving course.
Tests and Certificates On the first day of the course, if you have any prior knowledge of Spanish you have both an oral and a written entry test so that your level can be ascertained and you can be placed in the most appropriate group. The test normally takes around 40-60 minutes (depending on your level).
At the end of your course, you will be given a certificate, which indicates the number of hours you have studied with us and the level of ability you have reached.
Starting dates If you already know some Spanish, you can start an Intensive Group Course any Monday of the year (except holidays). If you have no previous knowledge of Spanish you have to start on the specific dates indicated below:
January 2, 16, 30
February 13, 27
March 13, 27
April 10, 24
May 8, 22
June 5, 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 14, 28
September 11, 25
October 9, 23
November 6, 21
December 4, 18
Notes: The weeks starting April 10 and October 13, 2006, include 2 public holidays, making a special 3-day week (see prices, below).
May 1, November 20 and December 25 are public holidays, and classes these weeks will therefore start on the Tuesday.
Course fees (2006)
Price per week up to 4 weeks: 195 US$
2 weeks: 390 US$
3 weeks: 585 US$
4 weeks: 780 US$
Price per week up to 12 weeks: 185 US$
Price per week up to 23 weeks: 175 US$
3-day week: 135 US$
The course fees include level test, all course materials, certificates, programme of social activities & excursions, student card and access to all the school facilities.
Our Extensive Group Courses are designed for people who are living and/or working in Playa del Carmen and don't have the time available to study intensively. These courses consist of 6 hours of class per week with each course lasting 8 weeks.
We offer these extensive group courses at all levels from beginners to very advanced. The average class size is 4-5 (maximum 8) and the minimum age is 16.
Starting dates 2006: January 2; February 27; April 24; August 28; October 23
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