For those who are just looking for an excuse to get away from it all! The Fun and Sun program combines Spanish lessons with travel. With this option, you will have three hours of Spanish lessons, five days per week. After the lessons, a teacher will escort you on private tours of Antigua and coffee plantations, and accompany you to museums, ruins, and nearby villages. Each Saturday, your teacher will spend the entire day with you journeying to other exciting places in Guatemala, such as Chichicastenango, Guatemala City, and Lago de Atitlan. Price includes tuition, airport pickup, guides, entrance fees, and weekend transportation!
The Fun & Sun program is 15 hours of weekly classroom study, but in the afternoons the teacher accommodates the student on private educational tours of various locales chosen by the student. This enables instruction in practical settings, and adds an additional 15 hours of instruction per week. Also, many other costs are included.
Being with the teacher on Saturdays as well means that the student has at least 40 hours of contact with Spanish each week. In addition, the airport pickup and Saturday transportation alone has a cost of $40-50, which is included in the Fun & Sun package. We doubt that a student could easily plan a week's worth of private lessons, private tours, transportation, and travel for only around $200! There is a deposit of $100.00 to reserve a place in this program.
What makes M05243 different from the other schools? M05243 is one of the highest rated schools in Guatemala, with a history of returning clients. There are many reasons for this, and that set our school apart from the rest.
What sets us apart:
- Full page newspaper articles about us, references from ambassadors, teachers, and tour operators
- A professional multilingual staff, with a policy of 100% catering
- Specially trained teachers (our own teacher training program – we pick the best)
- Apartments and private rooms, right on the school grounds, a large colonial estate
- Internet and Wi-Fi in all apartments and rooms – free of charge to our students
- Our own Internet café, with laptop and desktop computers – also free of charge
- Laundry and optional meal service, right at the school
- Our own travel service, free of charge to our clients
- Child care services
- Specialized courses such as: Medical, Legal, Business, Diplomatic & Academic
- Special programs unique to our school, such as the All-inclusive & Fun & Sun
- Free daily activities; special optional weekend trips to areas of interest
- Ratings of 95% from students – “very good” or better in all areas. Take a look at our feedback.
- Accredited by the Ministry of Education, INGUAT the tourist commission, and arrangement with a local university for academic credit.
Through special arrangement with the Universidad Rural, academic credit is available to our students. Although the credits are general, lessons can be custom-designed around the student's needs, and a certificate issued stating satisfactory completion of a specific area of study. Some examples would be: Legal Terminology Spanish, Medical Spanish, Latin American Literature, Mayan Studies, etc.
There is a wide range of activities offered by our school, and your teacher or the administrative staff arranges everything. The activities are a good way to break up the day and to actively participate in Guatemalan life. They are also a good way to practice your Spanish! Some of the activities offered:
- Movies in Spanish, with English subtitles
- Dance lessons (Salsa, Meringue, etc.)
- Soccer matches
- Bicycle tours in Antigua, neighboring towns and villages. Visits to museums within and outside Antigua.
- Tours to ruins, coffee plantations, and silver factories. Observe Mayan rituals.
- Discussions on Guatemalan history, holidays, and culture. Seminars in Spanish on specific topics Horseback riding and hiking (if you would like to participate in this activity, please inquire in the Antigua office for costs and availability).
The school arranges weekend excursions to places such as Lago de Atitlan (a majestic lake ringed by volcanoes), Chichicastenango (a huge market town), and Volcan Pacaya (an inactive volcano). Teachers can go along on these trips, at student's request for additional fee! Frequency for these special activities depends upon demand.
– shared bath: $100 per week, $400 per month, $20 per night
– private bath: $150 per week, $575 per month, $25 per night
- Studio: $175 per week, $675 per month, $35 per night
- Casita (share kitchen): $275 per week, $950 per month, $40 per night
- Casita 2 bedroom: $450 per week, $1200 per month, $60 per night.
- 2 people: same price!
- Home stay (includes three meals per day, six days per week):
* $85 per week
* $110 per week with private bath
(includes three meals per day, six days per week):
* $95 per week, $15 per night
* $120 per week with private bath, $20 per night
$150 per week (includes three meals per day, six days per week & up to 10 weekly hours of private tutoring).
- For all school lodging students will receive a large discount for stays of three months or longer.
- On-site (at school) lodging
- NOW DISCOUNTED FOR MAY, & AUGUST-NOVEMBER! Contact us for June & July rates.
- All include maid, laundry and Internet service, as well as all utilities and 24-hour access to Internet café. Two people stay for the price of one!
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
Each week: $295.
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2005
Client Request Served: 34
Learn Spanish at M05243 Spanish School in Antigua, Guatemala, Central America, the premier and unique school in Antigua. Besides traditional home stays options, we offer apartments and rooms right at the school. Also onsite is free and unlimited Internet in our own Internet cafe, laundry and travel services. Our school...
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