The school is located in the Juan XXIII neighborhood, 10 min. by bus from the center of Cochabamba. Juan XXIII was founded by a miners’ cooperative in the mining center Catavi about 30 years ago.
M05347 offers Spanish, Quechua and Aymara lessons at all levels and for all ages. In addition to learning the language the student will achieve a better awareness of reality in Bolivia and Latin America. Advanced students may specialize on Bolivian and Latinoamerican literature or a subject of their choice (e.g. literature, economy, environment, history, Bolivian indigenous cultures, health, medical or other technical issues and terms, etc.) We try to satisfy the personal needs of learning the language and learning about another culture and other subjects.
The school also offers guided excursions and afternoon activities upon request (not included in the price of the classes), and arrangement for voluntary work (without fee).
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Our school has been operating since almost 25 years. The school was founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in the beginning of 1990. At the end of 1990 it started working in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The director, Joaquin Hinojosa taught Spanish and Quechua in Zurich in different language schools and institutes.
2. What is your company's mission?
To offer a service with high professional quality and human warmth.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Our school is specialized in teaching Spanish, Quechua and Aymara at all levels.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founder/owner is our director. He was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 1947, studied linguistics and publicistics in Zurich, Switzerland, and has more than 30 years of experience teaching Spanish and Quechua in both Switzerland and Bolivia.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
We offer Standard, Intensive and Super Intensive courses. Most students take the Standard course. Homestay near the school and weekend excursions are optional, also volunteering.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
What we often hear or read is that students had a wonderful time; that the course program and homestay more than fulfilled their expectations. The quality of language instruction was very high, with the best teaching resources, depending on the goals and needs of the students. The host families were welcoming and supportive. They also said that they made dear friends in the school and the host families and that they wish to return some day. Another compliment to us is that many students return, some already for the fifth time.