Intensive 25 Group Course

Plateros Spanish School

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Course description

The Intensive courses are for students who want to maximize their language learning practice during their stay. This program is offered at all levels from complete beginners to very advanced.

The intensive 25 group Spanish courses consist of 3 lessons of grammar, vocabulary and development of language skills and communication and 2 lessons of practical conversation and lectures, from Monday to Friday.

This course includes a program of cultural and social activities that take place in the afternoons and evenings.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
25 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
16 Mar 2020, 03 Apr 2020, 10 Apr 2020, 01 May 2020, 31 Jul 2020, 16 Sep 2020, 02 Nov 2020, 16 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020, 01 Jan 2021, 01 Feb 2021, 15 Mar 2021, 26 Mar 2021, 02 Apr 2021, 16 Sep 2021, 02 Nov 2021, 15 Nov 2021

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Guanajuato.

Class size

Average 3 students
Maximum 5 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

93% recommend

based on 14 reviews
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"Complete Spanish language immersion in a beautiful city"

Olga Bagatourova, student from USA

Everything was excellent - the quality of instruction, location of the school, friendly staff. The family I was housed with was very charming and the apartment itself very private and comfortable beyond expectations. Highly recommended. Loved the teachers, the city and the people.

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Date of study
12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Interesting, entertaining and very beneficial."

David Lawrence Richardson, student from Mexico

Our lodgings were within a five minute walk of everything. We had to loft with a private bathroom. Our family was terrific. Gloria and Pepe Cardona are both at the university and their six children were all in university with ambitions to be doctors, veterinarians or other noble enterprises. Breakfast and comida always included interesting conversations.

The maestros were all great. Rebecca, Lety, Manuel, Mary and Gaby. Ann felt that she had achieved her goal and they pushed me beyond my capabilities into a higher level. I am still absorbing Verbos de cambio and other esoteric conjugations.

Guanajuato is a fabulous city. We ate our cena in great restaurants, attending a Mozart/Hayden symphony for 15 pesos at Teatro Juarez and other free concerts at el Teatro Principal. The centre core is a buzz of activity every night.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
13 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"A good experience for a beginning Spanish speaker"

William Jones, student from USA

My son Nick Jones purchased one week of private Spanish classes at Plateros Spanish School in Guanajuato for me as a gift. These were my first Spanish lessons, so I don’t have much experience, but I was happy with the teachers and the level of instruction. They did a good job assessing my level of understanding and making sure the lessons were appropriate.

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Date of study
13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Short-term Spanish Experience in a beautiful small town"

Taihei Mitsuhata, student from Japan

The school is located in the center of this small old town, which means you can easily access to many places worth visiting, from historical areas to lively streets near a big University. The town has a different atmosphere from huge cities, in that people are kind and relaxed. I stayed for only one week in Mexico, and I was a complete beginner of Spanish at first, but the teachers here were very kind and taught us very slowly, so I soon come to feel familiar to Spanish. Unlike most of Mexican people, all the teachers here understand English, so I was able to make my questions clear in the class. Finally I became able to construct sentences and speak a little during such a short-term stay. On Fridays, they hold a language exchange at a cantina difficult to find for strangers, where you can enjoy good Mexican foods and mezcals while talking with your classmates and teachers. It is so much fun.

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Date of study
29 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Very good"

Claudia Gulley, student from USA

The people at Plateros are fabulous and I love the small class size. I wish they would spend more time reinforcing a skill instead of just moving on to the next one. I assume you’re supposed to do that on your own but isn’t that why I am in a class? For example, “tengo que” was introduced on my first day and it was never pointed out after that, even if it was printed on a worksheet. Also, the worksheets...they just seem like random pages copied from a book.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
4 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"The learning experience was very effective as it was both relevant and engaging."

Martha Casazza, student from USA

The two-week experience started with a written language assessment that was good. I was then assigned to a classroom with only three other students which facilitated active engagement throughout the entire two weeks. I liked that the students stayed in one room, and the teachers rotated; that made it more efficient. Each teacher was assigned a focus area based on our combined skill level, and it seemed pretty accurate. Much emphasis was placed on conversation and immediately applying grammar instruction to relevant sentences and stories. Most of the teaching was excellent. There was one teacher who definitely improved over the course of the two weeks but probably could have used more coaching on the side. I wonder what the professional development is like for the teachers there? As a educator myself, I feel it is important and perhaps could have had more of an emphasis. The teachers did talk outside of class to help focus their individual sessions on our collective progress as a class..

The facility is very centrally located but could use a few coats of paint and some soundproofing between classrooms. That said, the atmosphere is extremely friendly and welcoming. It might be a good idea for the school to offer some type of formal welcome to the city by recommending activities and possibly sponsoring some themselves. It would be good to have the different classes get together after class once a week for social interaction in Spanish.That said, I would definitely go back there myself to continue my learning.

My homestay offered excellent accommodations and meals. My hostess was very hospitable and walked me to the school when I arrived so I wouldn't get lost. Conversation in the home was difficult because we did not all sit down at once and eat/talk. She was often in the kitchen preparing meals for others staying in her home. The walk back after school was very vertical and made it difficult to engage in activities back in the center of town in the evening. I would prefer to stay in the center of town next time.

There was a glitch in my pre-arranged transportation from the airport. I waited two hours in the airport because the driver assigned to me had a car that broke down. There didn't seem to be a Plan B for incidents like that and there was no good number to call. I found a number on an old email and left a message but the response was in Spanish. We worked it out, but there should be a back up plan for incidents like this.

Guantajuato is a wonderful city and a great place to practice Spanish as it is not easy to get by with English...a great plus! I would definitely go back to Plateros and this city. Two weeks is the minimum amount of time I would recommend for anyone interested in language study. If time had permitted, I would definitely extended my stay.

(I am not rating social activities below because it is not applicable. My classmates got along very well and went out together frequently, but it was not sponsored by the school.)

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"One of the best experiences of my lifetime"

Jack Murphy, student from USA

The location of the school was in Central Guanajuato and easy to find with many attractions very close.The staff and teachers were helpful, pleasant and it seemed there major objective was to help the students and me become more proficient at speaking, reading and writing in Spanish..Overall experience was one of the best learning adventures with all the cultural activities as an extra plus. Staying with a local family made the experience even more special..The family were all patient, helpful and overall possibly the highlight of the entire learning experience....Yes, I would certainly do it again and recommend this program to any of my friends as well as anyone that asked my advice on whether to do this or not.***** stars

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
4 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Would suggest to close over the xmas holidays"

annette l, student from USA

The person assigned to me for my private classes was an administrator;
he was unable to answer any grammar questions and had no plan prepared. he offered me a free return to the school.

It would be very helpful to students visiting Guanajuato and the school, to be told it is 10- 15 degrees colder in the building, So that extra layers of clothing are required indoors
After my test, I received no feedback nor was my specific needs discussed. Why bother with the test?

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"Wonderful Experience!"

Lee Ann Erickson, student from Japan

I never got to have a study abroad experience and this was exactly what I hoped it would be. I was able to stay in a studio apartment up the hill from the school, a five minute walk. I took classes for 6 hours each day and each of my instructors was great. I was able through many opportunities to practice my speaking as well as having extensive grammar lessons. I was there for three weeks, it was great!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
17 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Plateros Spanish school was an amazing, challenging, yet thoroughly enjoyable learning experience"

Erik Brannstrom, student from USA

The school, housing and most activities were close by in the center of town. The town is accessible with taxis or Uber available everywhere. My host family was very gracious and took the time to talk with me daily and allowed me to experience the great food of Mexico. Fresh fruits, vegetables, quesadillas, tacos, chilaquiles and much more.
The school was in an older building with teachers who challenged me to converse, read, write, listen and learn the grammar, history and culture of colonial Mexico. There was time for short trips on the weekend and there was always something new to explore. Overall a great experience.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
16 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"The city of Guanajuato was my teacher for language, culture and the arts."

Jeffrey Madigan, student from USA

Plateros school was great in terms of of location, hours of operation and the instructors. I benefited greatly from its location in the Zona Central. The fact that during the month of October there was the Festival, De Cervantino as well as the Dia de las Muertas and Catrina made my experience fantastic!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
3 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very useful information and very nice environment"

Arianna Romano, student from Italy

My beginners class was fine for the same level of preparation. The teachers were really professional and prepared, but also very approachable and friendly. The school is located in a great central location in the city and close to the accommodation provided. I liked the idea of the social evenings to get to know students and professors, and to practice the language in an informal way. The lady who hosted my stay was really helpful and kind and very welcoming .

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
17 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Plateros School provided interesting and well qualified teachers in a wonderful and stimulating environment. They were innovative and very personal in their approach. I would recommend Plateros to anyone who wants to learn and have fun at the same time."

Raymond Arthur Detter, student from USA

The school in a central location close to everything you want to see and do. The opportunity to meet with individual teachers in restaurants and cafes was a real plus. I would recommend Plateros to anyone who wants good teaching and a memorable experience in Guanajuato.

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Date of study
16 Mar 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"My experience was better than I could have imagined - excellent teachers, interactive classes and many opportunities to socialize."

Megen O'Keefe

I spent the most amazing three weeks learning Spanish at Plateros School in Guanajuato. I went without knowing a sole and with very little Spanish. Within a day, I was connected to a group of other students and native speakers and realized that I was learning immediately. I took four hours of classes in the mornings and the time flew by. Emphasis was placed on commonly used Spanish that I would need to communicate and to understand others. Although there was emphasis on grammar and verb conjugations, there was several opportunities to speak and write to develop greater fluency. The school is located right off the central plaza so the location is ideal. The school is colorful and welcoming. Plateros arranged a home stay for me, which was truly wonderful. The home was welcoming, clean, centrally located and only Spanish speaking. The senora was a master chef! I was able to take a cooking class with her as well. I can honestly say, it was five star dining every day. Most importantly, Plateros was extremely flexible. If I wanted to take more classes, they made that work or less, they made that work as well. They arranged a pick up and drop off at the airport making it easy and welcoming to get to Guanajuato.

Plateros arranged several school outings, which were very fun and provided opportunities to really get to know other students and native speakers. We spent a day hiking up in the mountains that overlook Guanajuato. Every Wednesday, there is a social for all the students to gather at a local bar for food and drinks. There is so much happening in Guanajuato - there was a week-long international film festival while I was there - that students are constantly organizing outings to various museums, concerts and cultural events. Guanajuato is a university town so there are so many adorable cafes, restaurants and bars and the streets are always filled with people walking and socializing.

I plan to return to Plateros and to Guanajuato and would recommend the school and the city to anyone who wants to learn Spanish and experience a truly lively and authentic Mexican city.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
14 Jul 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

Plateros Spanish School offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 282
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 282
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school.

Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast and lunch - 2 students must book together

A$ 293
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and lunch (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, sports facilities, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 293
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and lunch

A$ 304
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and lunch (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 304
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast and dinner - 2 students must book together

A$ 304
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, sports facilities, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 304
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner - 2 students must book together

A$ 316
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, sports facilities, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 316
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 316
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, garden, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 316
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner on weekdays, 3 meals on weekends

A$ 338
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner on weekdays, 3 meals on weekends (16 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, sports facilities, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 25 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 338
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home.

Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-25 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance. Laundry is included in Homestay.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A$ 349
weekly
Location: In the city center of Guanajuato
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, hardwood, and other
Distance to school: 10 - 15 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 349
Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture or location by living with a local family. It is an interactive arrangement in which you will have a variety of different experiences. Your Homestay family will help you become comfortable in Guanajuato and at Plateros Spanish School by providing assistance and guidance. Homestay is about being part of the family and enjoying the comforts of living in a family home. Our Mexican Homestay families vary in size, age, and lifestyle. All the families we work with live within an easy 10-20 minute walking distance from the school. If you have special requests or diet restrictions, please let us know in advance.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $75 when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Guanajuato based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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