Spanish language courses in Mexico offer a variety of formats which enable you to combine your Spanish learning within a group environment
By interacting together with people who also want to learn Spanish, you’ll share each other’s knowledge and enthusiasm for a better learning experience.
Learning Spanish on a course at a language school in Mexico is the perfect way to combine learning and pleasure!
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Attending a course in Mexico is the most effective way to learn Spanish, improve your existing Spanish language skills, or master your advanced level.
There’s no better way of learning than to be among people who share the same goals as you. Language classes allow you to help each other to progress and improve your understanding and, most importantly with a foreign language, build your confidence in speaking Spanish with others around you.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, someone who wants to build on existing knowledge at an intermediate level or looking to master the language, you’ll find a course somewhere to suit your needs.
If you have the time and resources available to you and you want to get immersed in learning Spanish, there is no better—and faster—way of learning good Spanish than by attending a residential language course in Mexico.
If you plan to visit Mexico frequently, for business or perhaps as part of a retirement plan, then taking a Spanish course in Mexico could be one of the best investments you make in your personal-development. Besides learning a foreign language faster and more effectively than you could do at home, you’ll have lots of fun, meet interesting people, and enjoy the privilege of mixing learning with pleasure on your visit to Mexico.
You can take part in a residential course for as long as you like. Generally speaking, people stay for between one week and six months depending on their goals, lifestyle and budget.
Spanish language centers charge a course fee and arrange for accommodation to be provided in someone’s home, with a local family. This is particularly important, as living with Mexican family helps you to become immersed in the culture and forces you use the language skills you are acquiring on the course. It also speeds up the pace at which you learn and makes the experience more enjoyable and authentic.
Language schools usually quote the price of the course and accommodation in the total price. The families they work with are carefully chosen and are often families that are used to having student lodgers.
If you prefer to make your own arrangements for accommodation, for example, if you prefer to stay at a local hotel or rent your own apartment (for longer stays) then the lodging element of the package is discounted and you only pay for the language course.
Class sizes are small (usually 5 or 6 people max), and teaching lasts about 5 hours a day. This is an ideal situation for accelerated learning as the small class sizes enable you to get a good level of personal attention while still benefiting from group learning and social interaction.
In addition to the classroom work, many courses also incorporate practical workshops into their curriculum. For example, they may take students on a shopping expedition in the town’s local market so that they may practice what they have been learning in the classroom in a real-life situation.
Fees for Spanish classes in Mexico vary depending on the school, the location, the length of the course and the services offered. As a rule of thumb, you should expect to pay around US$300 a week for classes (5 days); a fee which will include up to 7 days of accommodation and 3 meals a day.
Using a vacation to learn Spanish in Mexico is not just a great learning experience, it’s a lot of fun and does not have to break your budget.
You may consider using part of your vacation time in Mexico to learn Spanish and, for example, spend the other part of your vacation relaxing or touring other parts of Mexico or the region near to where you have been studying.
The great thing about residential language courses, is that they take place in local surroundings, so everywhere you go you’ll be immersed in the language and culture.
If you stay with a local family, you’ll be encouraged to speak more Spanish even outside of class and your confidence will build very quickly indeed! When you’re walking in the street, you’ll see adverts and signs in Spanish, the people around you will be talking Spanish, the radio you listen to and the television you watch will also be in Spanish, and all this helps your learning.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to be surrounded by it!
Mexico has many fine language schools which offer programs for all ages and ability levels: whether you are a complete beginner, want to improve your existing skills, or master your Spanish language abilities, there is a school and a course for you in Mexico.
Schools are situated across Mexico and they are particularly prevalent in Cuernavaca, Puebla, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Merida, San Miguel Allende, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and the Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Tulum). New schools are appearing all the time, especially in areas frequented by foreign visitors as well as those centers where foreign expats have settled (or are beginning to settle).
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