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Yelapa English Spanish Institute

offered by supplier M05036 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Class Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: Spanish  
Season: November - July
Courses Per Year: 25
Course Level: Beginner
Min Price: 50 US Dollar (USD) per course
Max Price: 300 US Dollar (USD) per course

Since people still walk everywhere, and quickly get to know you, Yelapa English Spanish Institute (YESI) is a perfect environment for communication. YESI has operated since 2000 offering Spanish and English Language Courses.

Yelapa English Spanish Institute (YESI) is based in the community of Yelapa, Mexico. Learning Spanish is easy and the opportunities to practice are everywhere. You can maximize your language learning trying a home stay with a Mexican family. After a few short weeks of Spanish classes, you’ll actually talk in Spanish.

Yelapa English Spanish Institute (YESI) offers one to four weeks of Spanish classes in Mexico for children, adults, doctors, nurses and other health care professional and special summer classes for teachers. Classes run for 3 hours from Monday to Friday, they will be focused on learning small grammatical units, vocabulary with which to join them and various exercises and games to practice sentence construction in a comfortable setting.

Courses offered:

One to Four-Week Spanish Language Intensive Course

15 hrs Plus. Begin the week with an introduction to your host family or settle into your accommodation. Then during a tour of the town, we'll introduce you to several of the local townsfolk who will quickly become part of your Yelapa family of friends with whom you can practice. The Classes begin Monday and run 3 hours daily to Friday. Each group is small and at a similar language level. We use exercises, games, activities, songs, Computer programs, etc. for fast learning and enjoyment. Add the Guided Activities for full immersion.

Weekend Beginner Intensives

12 hrs. The weekend class covers much of the essentials of the Week-long class, condensed. Friday evening covers the introductory basics in 2 hours. Saturday and Sunday include two sessions daily for 2.5 hours each. Minimum of two.

Spanish Children's Classes

One hour daily, Monday to Friday - Small groups use games, stories, songs, exercises. There are many children in Yelapa, and this will help your child connect and practice with the Mexicans in your neighbourhood.

Spanish for Medical Professionals

Three hour classes, Monday to Friday, focusing on grammar short-cuts, vocabulary and expressions, and conversational practice. Talks by local health professionals will be given throughout the week (traditional medicine curandera, nurse-practitioner, medical doctors, veterinary doctor). Daily opportunities will be arranged to observe and assist in treatment. Class limit of 6 people. June 26, 2005 to July 16th, 2005.

Special Summer Classes for Teachers

1 and 2 week Intensives will be run weekly each summer to learn Spanish for Teachers and Educations Professionals. Stay with a host family. June 26, 2005 to July 16th, 2005.

Yelapa’s beautiful beaches and the rustic palm-thatch roofed houses take you back to the simple life. The sheltered bay, ideal climate of hot winter days and cool nights, paths of concrete and cobble, horse trails along the Tuito River and into the jungle, deep pools, sand beaches and numerous waterfalls are the perfect antidote to stress.

Faculty Information:
Jean Hnytka, B.Sc, M.A. is university trained at the University of Victoria. She has experience working in Mexico, studying at the post graduate level in Ecuador and traveling extensively throughout Latin America over the last 22 years. She brings to Spanish language instruction her knowledge of the structure of the English language, as well as 20 years of experience with the language.

Native instructors are available from the village of Yelapa for special courses and on a periodic basis.

Other Activities:
Everyone is family here and visitors are included quickly into their midst. To reinforce Spanish learning we can arrange a guided tour or activities with local Mexicans.

In your free time you can enjoy various other activities such as paragliding tandem, dancing, beach volleyball, the local challenge baseball game between the and the Mexican, or against the neighboring village. Or enjoy and participate in the many music gigs and dances that spontaneously spring up all around town.

Students can even arrange to do yoga, bird watching, batik workshops, pottery, attend a writing group or various guided tours during the same period.

Facility Information:
- Materials available for further follow-up and learning include numerous hand-outs, CD -ROMs, DVDs, books, songs, music and videos;
- YESI offers small class sizes, from a patio of an authentic palapa (thatched roof house) with a great ocean view.

Application/Registration –25 $US;
Materials ($ per week) – 10 $US;
Language Intensive (3hrs x 5 day) (from 1 to 4 weeks course) – 155 –550 $US/week;
Weekend Intensive (12 hrs) (minimum of 2 students) – 120 $US/week;
Kid’s Classes (5 hr/wk) (minimum of 2 children) – 50 $US/week;
Accommodation – 175 - 245 $US/week;
Spanish for Education Professionals (from 1 to 2 weeks course) – 200 – 360 $US/week;
Spanish for Medical Practitioners (from 1 to 2 weeks course) – 300 –550 $US/week.

About This Supplier
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2005

M05036 (YESI) offers a perfect atmosphere for communication and Spanish/English Language Courses since 2000.M05036 is based on the quaint coastal fishing community of Yelapa, Mexico. The owner and instructor, Jean Hnytka, B.Sc, M.A. is university trained at the University of Victoria. She has experience working in...

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