STUDY AND LEARN SPANISH IN guadalajara, MEXICO

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Spanish school in Guadalajara, Mexico

Spanish language learning here in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an opportunity to be involved in intensive Spanish instruction. Our institute is recognized as one of the finest Spanish language schools in Mexico. In addition, the city of Guadalajara is known throughout the entire country of Mexico as one of the most traditional of Mexican cities. Afterall, it is the birthplace of Mariachi music and Tequila.

For students who are looking for Spanish language schools, our Spanish language programs are backed up with over 36 years of experience in language instruction and offer you the possibility of participating in one of the finest Spanish language immersion programs available.
For those individuals that find Mexico especially interesting, the city of Guadalajara, with the warmth of its people, traditional hospitality, and true Mexican identity, make learning Spanish in Mexico an unforgettable cultural experience.
The culture and architecture of Mexico abounds in this city that is over 460 years old. The cathedral is the most prominent example of an innumerable amount of colonial architecture. It exemplifies the timelessness of the culture of colonial Mexico. Mariachi music, played by a traditional Mexican orchestra, originated right here in a little town very close to Guadalajara. Tequila, the world-famous Mexican beverage, originated and is produced all throughout this region of the state of Jalisco.
Within our program you will find an impressive array of Spanish courses, going from general - conversational to specific purposes, addressing such needs as: Spanish for Business and Finance, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Medical personnel, Spanish for Social Services, etc.
Due to our experience, solid infrastructure and the variety of language levels we offer, we are able to place incoming students at their appropriate proficiency level and begin Spanish Language courses every Monday year round.

Programs

Whether you are a full time student, a professional person, or someone that is interested in studying Spanish while on vacation here in Mexico, we have made learning  Spanish in Mexico very affordable. The total tuition investment charged by Spanish language schools in Mexico does vary considerably. Considering the quality of the instruction and the type of facilities we offer to our students, Instituto Mexico Americano de Cultura is one of the most competitively priced Spanish language immersion programs in Mexico. The following is a schedule for students who choose to study our most intensive language program currently available. For a complete list of tuition investment prices, see the bottom of the page.

DAILY ACTIVITIES:

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Students are involved in direct Spanish language instruction with a native instructor. All areas of Spanish language fluency are developed.

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM Students go to break.

11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Intensive Spanish classes with your instructor resume.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM In addition to the classroom instruction, you have unlimited access to our Multimedia Lab (email, Internet, interactive Spanish programs), free of charge. Our students are strongly encouraged to maximize their learning by attending our Multimedia Lab an additional hour daily, though you may use the Multimedia Lab for as long as you wish during school hours. This brings your number of hours to 25 weekly (20 hours of teacher instruction and a recommended minimum 5 hours of free lab time).

Students receive the opportunity to be involved independently with our computer assisted language laboratory. This is a service that will allow the Spanish language student to reinforce the skill areas of pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing at the same time. The students´ individual interests and areas of need are addressed as they work on the area that they choose.

We also offer our students the opportunity to participate in a language and cultural exchange group, which will allow the student to practice his or her new language skills with native Spanish speaking students in a relaxed, informal setting. This activity is supervised by an instructor every afternoon, and is free of charge; therefore adding an optional additional hour of instruction per day.

AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS

Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural activities both here in the historical downtown area as well as around the city of Guadalajara. For more information see:

  • Activities during your course.
    • 3:15 pm Lectures and Focused conversation with Mexican students (Language and Cultural exchange group).
    • Plus Social activities.
    • Plus Salsa lessons.
    • Plus Karaoke club.
    • Plus Guitar lesson.
  • Current Cultural Events page.
NOTE: Please keep in mind; schools that offer what seems like many class hours per day. A great price may be taking into account all the time when there is a teacher present in an activity which may not always involve language learning. The class hours that we offer, ALL involve formal learning under a structured program with students at your same group level and your official teacher, PLUS the varied activities, where an instructor is also present and our students enjoy at no cost.

SPANISH COURSES

GROUP
Prices in U.S. dollars
Lifelong registration fee: 50 dlls.

WEEKS
ONE
TWO
4 DAILY HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY + Cultural exchange workshops and computer lab.
Instruction
Homestay
Total
Instruction
Homestay
Total
194
98
292
336
196
532

WEEKS
THREE
FOUR
4 DAILY HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY + Cultural exchange workshops and computer lab.
Instruction
Homestay
Total
Instruction
Homestay
Total
426
294
720
517
392
909

Both programs offer free unlimited internet and
e-mail access. Monday through Friday: 7:45 A.M. to 8:45 P.M. Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
PRIVATE TUTORING
Prices in U.S. dollars.
Lifelong registration fee: 50 dlls.
WEEKS
ONE
TWO
DAILY HOURS
MONDAY-FRIDAY
Instruction
Homestay
Total
Instruction
Homestay
Total

1 + Comp-Lab.

100
98
198
192
196
388

2 +Comp-Lab.

192
98
290
368
196
564

3 + Comp-Lab.

282
98
380
527
196
723

4 + Comp-Lab.

368
98
466
670
196
866

WEEKS
THREE
FOUR
DAILY HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY
Instruction
Homestay
Total
Instruction
Homestay
Total

1 + Comp-Lab.

282
294
576
367
392
759

2 + Comp-Lab.

527
294
821
669
392
1061

3 + Comp-Lab.

736
294
1030
906
392
1298

4 + Comp-Lab.

906
294
1200
1081
392
1473

Our students are strongly encouraged to maximize their learning by attending our Multimedia Lab an additional hour daily, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. No extra fee.

*As an added advantage, our students pay their homestay family directly. Unlike many other institutions, we charge no homestay placement fee or hidden commissions for this service. Please bring the necessary cash or traveler´s checks to exchange for cash.

Since our courses are designed to be taken by one week programs, the student may attend our Spanish classes from as little as one week, to as long as desired. Please note that after paying your registration fee you do not have to pay this fee again when returning. We also offer additional discounts for students taking more than four weeks of classes. In order to receive the tuition discount you must cover your full tuition on your first day of classes, please see below.

Group course discounted weekly tuition rate:

From 4 to 15 weeks: $ 129.25 per week
From 16 to 31 weeks: $ 110.00 per week
From 32 to 52 weeks: $ 104.00 per week

Private lesson discounted weekly tuition rate:

Number of weeks
1 hour/day
2 hour/day
3 hour/day
4 hour/day
From 4 to 15 weeks:
$92/wk
$167/wk
$227/wk
$270/wk
From 16 to 31 weeks:
$78/wk
$141/wk
$192/wk
$230/wk
From 32 to 52 weeks:
$74/wk
$135/wk
$183/wk
$217/wk

CALENDAR

Our Spanish language programs in Mexico are designed to meet the students` schedule. We understand that many people come to study Spanish while on vacation in Mexico, and we are very interested in providing them with the most flexible opportunity for learning the Spanish language. Our intensive Spanish group classes begin every Monday of the year except during the Christmas and Easter holidays. Private tutoring may begin at any time and you may choose the amount of hours/days, you wish to take. Credits may be earned.

ACTIVITIES

Activities at our school
You will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and social activities here at IMAC in the historical downtown area, around the city of Guadalajara and even in your "own home" (homestay program). We hope that you will take the time to explore some of these options and uncover the richness of the Mexican culture and the adventures Guadalajara has to offer.

Extra Curricular Activities


The city of Guadalajara represents a unique perspective of Mexican culture and tradition. Extras have been incorporated into our Spanish learning Program. In our opinion, Spanish language immersion in Mexico also means allowing you to experience and enjoy the finest aspects of Mexican culture. In order to enhance your Spanish learning experience, the following extracurricular activities are provided as an optional part of your learning. You may choose the activities that are of most interest to you. The following extracurricular activities are currently offered:

Excursions
One of the most valuable aspects of studying the Spanish language in Mexico is the opportunity to really live the culture of Mexico. An important part of our school’s program is that we provide our students with just such an opportunity. In addition to the wide variety of cultural events that take place here in the historical downtown area, which are always free of charge, our school organizes field trips to certain areas of special interest. Flexibility is a key feature in this program. Years of experience have taught us that not all students enjoy the same activities outside the classroom. There is a small additional charge for these excursions to cover the cost of transportation and the tour guide; our partner school does not receive any part of this fee. Though IMAC makes the arrangements for the excursions, students are asked to pay all fees directly to the service provider. Excursions are organized in and out of the city, enabling students to compare the enthusiasm and bustle of modern Mexico with the most provincial countryside. Students are responsible for their own meals during the excursions.

Fitness
IMAC has arranged for a special short-term membership plan and fee at the Guadalajara franchise of Gold´s Gym©, for those students interested in keeping fit while they attend our Spanish program. One franchise is a short 5 minute bus trip away from the school, while the other is located on the west side of the city. Both are very well equipped and offer excellent services.