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Spanish Courses offered at E.I. Cuernavaca and E.I. Playa del Carmen

Our intensive program of study is based upon an effective and leading-edge method that encourages oral communication and a student's total immersion in the culture, society, and customs of Mexico. The effectiveness of our method and program has resulted in two decades of experience and increased success.

The program consists of nine levels of study, ranging from beginners to advanced students. The first day of study, you'll have a personal interview with a qualified instructor, who will place you in an appropriate level according to your knowledge and ability in the Spanish language. In our program you can advance to a new level and learn as quickly as you are able to.

The best guarantee that you will receive intensive, personalized, and effective instruction is that you learn in groups with a maximum of 5 students throughout our Spanish language courses. The class dynamic in small groups will help you to learn and converse in Spanish quickly.

The minimum age for enrollment in the general courses is 17 years old.


Intensive Language Course

20 lessons of 50 minutes each.
Levels: beginner through advanced
Duration: 2-16 weeks
Group size: maximum 5 students


Spanish Course in Mexico This course is centered on the practical aspects of Spanish used in everyday communicative situations. The activities and exercises focus on the development of oral and written skills based on real language communications. The beginner through advanced levels of the Intensive course cover all aspects of Spanish grammar. In the lower levels you will gradually acquire and develop the necessary strategies for comprehension and communication of oral and written language. With our professionally developed Spanish language lessons you will be speaking and understanding Spanish as new language concepts are introduced and reinforced in a logical and progressive manner. In the higher levels you increase your vocabulary and cover more complicated idiomatic phrases and grammatical structures. You will work on developing and improving reading comprehension and written communication. In the conversation classes you will increase your command of oral communication skills through discussion and exchange of information about social, economical, political and cultural aspects of life in Mexico.

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Super-Intensive Language and Culture Course

25 lessons of 50 minutes each.
Levels: beginner through advanced
Duration: 2-16 weeks
Group size: maximum 5 students


Spanish Students in Mexico The Super-Intensive Course follows the course structure of the Intensive Course plus you have additional lessons. To complement your study of the Spanish language, you also expand your knowledge of Mexico’s rich culture and history, as well as increase your awareness of cultural elements which guide the values, behaviors and language use of the Mexican people. The course helps motivated students quickly enhance communication, listening and reading skills. Notable progress is achieved in a just a few weeks.
You will learn about Hispanic culture through the study of Mexico’s art, history, literature, music. You will discover cultural elements such as customs, behaviors, typical dress, foods and leisure time activities and make comparison and contrast with the mix of cultures of the students in your class. Topics vary according to level and student interest.

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Individual Course - The most flexible formula

Flexible number of lessons, minimum 10.
Levels: beginner through advanced
Duration: 1-12 weeks


The individual courses are designed for all levels and for those of you who wish to obtain specific objectives with a maximum of flexibility and attention. The courses can begin at any time, as long a you formalize the arrangements upon registering. The minimum duration of the courses is 10 lessons. The program assures rapid and effective learning, since you spend half the time listening and the other half talking Spanish. In addition, you can go at your own pace and ask the professor to concentrate on the areas that interest you the most, such as business, medicine or aviation.

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You can start on any Monday, year-round.
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Intensive + Individual Course

20 lessons of 50 minutes each + 5 individual lessons.
Levels: beginner through advanced
Duration: 2-12 weeks
Group size: Maximum 5 students.


This course is perfect for those of you who want to participate in a dynamic group atmosphere with other international students, but at the same time, take advantage of individual classes to develop your special areas of interest. You can also reinforce or add to what you are learning in the Intensive course, but at your own pace. You follow the course structure of the Intensive course plus receive 5 individual lessons.

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Spanish + Scuba Diving (Only in Playa del Carmen)

A course for people that want to combine learning Spanish and also obtain an international license for Scuba diving (PADI Open Water o PADI Advanced Open Water) which includes theoretical and practical classes and open water diving. It also includes textbooks and use of the complete diving equipment. One can also choose a package of 7 days with 14 dives in the the waters around Playa del Carmen, Cenote and Cozomel. Diving insurance is not included in the price, but is required. Request more details about these options with no obligation.

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