|Spanish School in Mexico. Faqs|
1.- When will the courses start?
Every monday, except for absolute beginners who start some Mondays throughout the year.
2.- Do you offer credit to US students?
Yes, we offer credits for US students, please contact us prior to arrival to arrange credits, note credit is given for 4 weeks as minimum stay, students have 2 options:
a) Request our course syllabus and show it to their counselor, we can follow any course topics your counselor requests and also send transcripts.
b) Get credits though another American Institution, please contact us since this has an additional cost.
3.- Can I extend my stay at the school / residence?
Sure, the school can be extended at there, however, housing should be reserved again 2 weeks on advance to guarantee that the same option is available.
4.- What do students do on their first day?
We meet at the meeting point at 9:30am. Students will receive an information package and take a placement examination to determine the level of Spanish that corresponds if they didnt fill out the online exam before. During the high season or when groups are full, courses will take please both in the morning and some in the afternoon, normally courses will be from 10am-2pm and from 2,30pm-6,30pm ( standard courses).
5.- Is the price for courses including material?
Yes, all material is included in the price except for dictionaries / pens/ notebooks.
6.- What is the teaching method you use?
We emphasize both grammar and conversation. However, we try to emphasize more conversation as this is what most foreign students are looking for, we use interactive material and activities during conversation lessons to help students practice in an entertaining manner.
After 3-4 weeks of lessons, students take a Spanish test to pass on to the next level.
We dont have class at a classroom like other schools do, this is because students can have this experience in their countries and also such students tend to be more grammar oriented. We focus in immersion and thats why we have dynamic lessons at different locations.
Our school does not use classrooms for teaching but different locations in Playa del Carmen as well as activities. Our aim is for students to learn how to speak fast and we also introduce them to local culture through Spanish immersion. So we dont have a set building but different locations and Mondays we meet at a "meeting point". We also organize activities in the afternoons. This means instead of a classroom the setting could be a Mayan cave, a local coffee place, the beach, an art gallery, etc.
7.- Are all your teachers qualified?
Yes, all teachers have a degree in Spanish and experience in language teaching for 2+ years.
8.- What is the student mix of the school?
Most students come from the US and europe, the mix includes: US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Austria mostly.
9.- Why is the school an activity and cultural center?
Because we offer activities for both types of clients, those in search of a cultural experience and those who are in search of fun and activities around town.
10.- Will I receive any proof of course attendance?
Yes, after complting the course, you will receive a certificate, stamped, of course completition.
11.- What is the average age of students in your school?
In summers 23, otherwise 26 average.
12.- Are there group discounts?
Sure, check the discounts section for information.
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