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Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Great courses at an excellent language school on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, just 60km south of Cancun! Dazzling white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, exotic marine life, ancient Mayan cities, Mexican food and culture… 

We will be here to help and support you before your arrival and during your stay until you return home. Make friends, practise your Spanish and discover the Mexican way of life. Experience the history of ancient civilisations, the beauty of the region’s nature reserves and the richness of Mexican culture and customs!

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2017

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of 50 USD must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

 Intensive Spanish, from $230 USD a week

This is our main course. It offers you a high degree of flexibility:  you can do as many weeks as you want and start at any point in the year, whatever your level. Discounts from the 4th week!


COMBINE your intensive course WITH:

Mexican cooking 3 hours per week, $70 USD per week

Learn to make the food we all know and love, the true Mexican way. Enjoy your meal! Two afternoons per  week (usually Wed & Thurs) 14.30 to 16.00

Business Spanish

Get the appropriate vocabulary and useful tips on the Mexican way of doing business. Students can take an  optional BULATS test. 

  • For one-to-one classes 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $300 USD/wk 
  • For two students with the same level who want to  study together 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $175 USD/wk/person

Scuba diving, 3 day courses

Playa del Carmen is famous for its Scuba Diving. Don’t miss out on swimming with some of  the most amazing marine life on the planet. Scuba equipment and diving manual included. Working with a specialist diving school, we offer two courses: 

A. Diving for Beginners: a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 metres.  Beginners: $645 USD

B. Advanced Diving Course: a 3-day course that leads to the PADI certificate for dives of  up to 30 metres. Advanced: $530 USD

Medical Spanish

This course will help develop your Spanish skills, specifically for the medical line of work  (doctors, nurses, care-workers etc.). Optional visits to a healthcare centre and contact with Spanish speaking doctors or nurses.

  • For one-to-one classes 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $300 USD/wk  
  • For two students with the same level who want to study together 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $175 USD/wk/person

Latin dancing 3 hours per week, $70 USD per week

Put on your dancing shoes and learn from some of the best Latin dance teachers around. Three afternoons per week, usually  Tues, Wed & Thurs.

Discover Mexico 3 hours per week, $70 USD per week

Get a deeper understanding of Mexico – its history, ethnic diversity, arts, culture  and customs. Class activities are designed primarily to help students develop their communicative skills. Three afternoons per week, usually Tues, Wed & Thurs.

DELE exam preparation

Get all the practice you need to take the highly prestigious and internationally recognised  DELE exam, organised by the Instituto Cervantes. 

  • For one-to-one classes 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $300 USD/wk   
  • For two students with the same level who want to study together 2 hours/day (10 hrs/week): $175 USD/wk/person

OTHER COURSES

Private tuition, $30 USD per hour

If you want to go at your own pace, learn just what you need, and decide for yourself how  intensive you want your programme to be, one-to-one classes are the best option. You can also combine private tuition with a group course

Spanish for families

Enjoy a great family holiday, and top it off with a Spanish course. We have courses for  all ages and levels. 

Children aged 2 to 5: Childcare service provided by members of our staff. We use a  play-based approach to introduce younger children to our language. The focus is on having fun while learning. 

Children aged 6 to 12 and teenagers up to 15: Private or semi-private (two students)  Spanish courses tailored to their age and needs. 

Adults:  Adult family members and those aged 16 and over may participate in the intensive group Spanish courses. Private or semi-private courses are another option.

Online Spanish courses

To get ready before coming to Mexico or continue your studies after returning home, we  recommend one of our online courses. Each Net Languages course consists of around 120 hours of interactive study materials and can also include individual written and spoken tutorials with a qualified language instructor. 

 Refresher course for Spanish teachers, $510 USD for 2 weeks 

Update your skills and knowledge in recent trends in methodology, current Spanish  usage and Latin-American culture.

Program Overview

Take a Spanish course, as many weeks as you like, at our Spanish school in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Our method will get you ready to communicate
 in real-life situations. Learn Spanish in Mexico, in a superb, beach-side location and a chance to see something of Mexico's fabulous culture!

Our Advantages
There are countless language schools in Mexico: so why would you want to take a Spanish course with us
  • In Playa del Carmen since 2004 
  • 10 spacious air-conditioned classrooms 
  • A full staff of highly trained teachers 
  • A beautiful tropical garden area with a cafeteria
  • We're in a great location and in a pretty amazing city
  • A real nice atmosphere in a lovely building 
  • Attended by a nice mix of students 
  • Excellent, value-for-money accommodation 
Our Students 
  • The school caters for students from all over the world at all levels and with a wide variety of needs
  • One of the great things about our school is the mixture of people you will meet here at any given time
School's Location
  • The school is located in the very centre just off the Quinta Avenida
  • 3 minute walk to the beach
  • 5 minutes walk to the student residence
  • 60 minutes to the airport
School's Building & Facilities
  • The school consists of two adjoining buildings: a colonial style house with a domed roof and terrace at the front which houses the reception, two large student apartments and a new, purpose-built building at the back that contains the teachers' room, the study room, the Internet access room, offices, the classrooms and two more student apartments
  • There are 10 spacious classrooms in total, all with air-conditioning and views of the garden, which is full of exotic trees and plants
  • There is also the bar area in the garden where students can relax and socialise after class
  • Separate from the school buildings themselves, a five-minute walk away, we also have our popular student residence
  • There are dozens of bars, restaurants and shops nearby
Academic Excellence , Our competitive edge
  • Our teachers are university graduates with specialised training and subject to regular assessment
  • Teachers receive continuing training: seminars, class observations with feedback, and personalised input to develop their skills
Tuition
  • The minimum age is 16 years old
  • All levels from complete beginners to very advanced
  • Classes are held from Monday to Friday
  • 1 hour is 55 minutes
  • The average number of students per group is 4 to 5, max. 8 
  • Course timetable for General courses: classes normally take place from 09.30 to 13.30, with a 20-minute break taken halfway through the morning  
Methodology
The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of the students' abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and students are given plenty of opportunity to practise the sort of language they are likely to need outside the classroom. We don't just want our students to "know" Spanish, we want them to be able to use it! Due attention is also paid to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and a wide variety of materials is used, including published materials from many different sources as well as materials which have been written by our own teachers. 

Included in the price
  • Selected Spanish course
  • Language Certificate at end of the course 
  • Level test
  • 6 more hours/week of Spanish immersion with our social program 
  • Access to all the school facilities 
Extras
  • Application fee $50 USD
  • Course book, approx. $40 USD
  • Extra charge for exams if required
  • Entrance fees and transport for excursions 
  • Cancun Airport transfer fee (one way) $80 USD
PROGRAMS IN SPANISH IN OTHER LOCATIONS
Spain
School building
School building
School inside
School garden
Student on social activities

Optional accommodation during your Spanish Course in Playa del Carmen

The accommodation can be arranged on request in a Spanish host family, shared apartment or student residence.

All accommodation has been carefully selected and is regularly monitored by our staff. We can offer you accommodation to suit your needs (and pocket) in one of 3 different categories:

Student Residence, from $23 to $49 USD a day

Our student residence, the most popular accommodation option with our students. A great place to get to know other like-minded students! 22 spacious bedrooms (for 1 or 2 people), each with twin beds and private bathrooms. 3 accommodation options:  

  • Self-catering (in our fully equipped kitchen)  
  • Bed and breakfast  
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)

Host-Family,  from $33 to $39 USD a day

Our Mexican host families are a great way to ensure you learn the maximum possible amount of Spanish. Get the real feel for the Mexican way of life while  improving your Spanish. 

2 accommodation options:

  • Single room with bed and breakfast 
  • Single room with half board (breakfast and dinner)

Apartments,  from $30 to $70 USD a day

Be fully independent in one of our many apartments,  either on the school premises or off-site. 

Activities: Learn to speak Spanish and have fun!

We will be here to help and support you before your arrival and during your stay until you return home. Make friends, practise your Spanish and discover the 
Mexican way of life. Experience the history of ancient civilisations, the beauty of the region’s nature reserves and the richness of Mexican culture and customs!

Playa: you'll love it, everyone does!
Playa del Carmen (about 60 km, 40 miles south of Cancun, or about an hour's drive) is a marvellous place to spend some time.
It has all the advantages of a Mexican Caribbean resort —a dazzling, white-sand beach, turquoise sea, a huge range of bars, restaurants and places to stay— and yet it has managed to retain a relaxed, low rise village atmosphere which has nothing in common with the large-scale tourist resorts elsewhere on the coast.
There's plenty to do and see in Playa and the town is growing fast. But the atmosphere is anything other than hectic and it is the gentle surf that seems to dominate the pace of life.
Some activities include 
  • Tour around Playa 
  • Cocktail party 
  • Cooking lessons 
  • Salsa lessons 
  • Games on the beach 
  • Film viewings and discussions 
  • Language exchange with Mexican students 
  • La Quinta Avenida 
  • Stroll along the best restaurants, the most  exclusive shops and the hottest nightclubs in town
We also organise daily trips to the most beautiful and important sites in the region.  Entrance fees, transport and food/drink not included.
Student Residence
Meals at residence
Residence, double room
Apartments

Welcome to our school

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Free Social Program

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Our student residence

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Students on social activities
Our students
Students on the beach
Mexican culture
Diving
Mexican culture
Playa del Carmen
Beach view

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