Privat Course 10

Spanish Center Merida

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Course description

The Privat Course 10 is for students who want to maximize their language learning practice during their stay. The courses focus heavily on speaking and communication skill.
The classes are personalized and focused on the students needs/wishes. In 2 lessons each day, students can work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary or special topics like , business or medical topics. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials. Topics include: fluency practice, media studies, film and theater, mexican history and culture, current events, politics, business, medical , and research using the internet.

Course topics

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

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
10 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 55 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 Mérida.

Class size

Average 1 student
Maximum 1 student

Student age

Age range 18 years old and older
Average 27 years old
(23 in the summer)

Certificate

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

100% recommend

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"A very welcoming experience, with cultural lessons."

Matthew Anderson, student from Canada

I enjoyed my time at the Spanish Center Mérida. The teachers were all very kind and welcoming of me. They were all very helpful, and offered suggestions of activities to do around the city. I was able to get a lot of work done, even though I was only there for one week. The opportunity of making traditional dishes was very cool for me. I loved the Sopa de Lima! Very delicious. Mérida is a very lovely city and I would love to return someday.

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Date of study
14 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 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 very enriching experience."

Paul-Eugène Mercier, student from Canada

Even if I was spoiled having a private teacher, it would have been interesting to have interactions with other students same as my level. My teacher was excellent, very patient and was attentive to what I needed as far as my weaknesses were concerned. The location is perfect being close to our residence. As for the activities they were held in a day to day fashion in relation to our particular needs. Thank you for the fruit tasting during the breaks and the nice and good cake to celebrate the end of the four-week session.

As for the housing, the food and the room and the atmosphere were all right up until a group of four misbehaved, impolite adolescents arrived making noise late at night, jumping in the beds as if it was trampolines etc. etc.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
14 Mar 2016 - 8 Apr 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Learned a lot at this great language school!"

Chris Rodermond

Spanish Center Merida is a great language school and I can recommend it to anyone! The teachers are very knowledgeable and the classes are flexible with a lot of room for customization. I had a mix between private and group classes, which I really liked. The school is conveniently located in Itzimná, close to several bus lines. Spanish Center Merida also organizes excursions and cooking classes. The school is very informal and the staff is friendly and accessible.

I took classes here for three months, and my Spanish improved significantly. I couldn't have done it without the great support of Spanish Center Merida!

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Duration of study
12 weeks
Date of study
26 May 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"The Spanish teachers were very caring not only about learning Spanish, but also learning about the culture of Merida."

Maria Rundel, student from Germany

The school has a pleasant atmosphere. The classes are small and intensive. The teachers are very committed. The location is close to the center in a quiet street. It can be easily reached by public transport. I did not use housing.

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Date of study
22 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was a good start for learning Spanish"

Miyu

There were not many students to practice the language with when I was there, but teachers were nice and friendly, and they always made me try to speak in Spanish. Break time was good to get to know new people and to have a chat; they helped me practice even though my Spanish was not very good.

I stayed there with a host family which was also a good experience. Tasty food, enjoyable conversation, cozy room (though a bit hot which is the case in Merida), and so on. You may have a hard time communicating with them if you speak only basic, but I'm sure they would be happy to help you.

I stayed in the school for just a week traveling on my way through Mexico, and obviously one week is not enough to improve the language skill dramatically. Still, it was nice being there and was a great start to studying Spanish!

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Date of study
5 May 2014 - 9 May 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"A wonderful experience."

Griet H

At the beginning of a 4-week journey through Mexico and Guatemala, I wanted to review, practice and deepen my basic Spanish language skills. I am glad that I picked a private one-on-one course (10 hours) at the Spanish Center Mérida. The director picked me up at the airport and brought me to my landlady. My teacher was able to tune into my level, as well as my way of learning. Moreover, I spent many hours listening to and talking with the open-minded and very welcoming lady who hosted me. Her house was walking distance from the school, which was very convenient. Both the school and her place are in a safe, middle-class neighborhood. I am not aware of any social activities I could have taken part in, but to be honest I did not miss them. My schedule, which was flexible, allowed for first outings in and around Mérida.

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Date of study
17 Aug 2014 - 23 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Best place for learning Spanish in a very friendly and comfortable way!"

Thea Kovac

When I arrived in Merida, a very nice city, I got picked up at the bus station. From that moment on I was in good hands. The "family" of Spanish Center Merida all took very good care and helped me with every little problem. Thank you so much for that!

The Spanish classes were suitable for my level and the teachers took care in teaching me Spanish. The classes were much fun and I learned a lot during my 2-week course. I am going to study in Merida for one year and will continue my classes at Spanish Center Merida. It is a very comfortable and friendly environment to learn a new language in. The rooms are nice and the pool in the backyard helps to refresh your mind after some hours of studying.

I can definitely recommend Spanish Center Merida!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
20 Jul 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Wonderful friendly people."

Caitlin McColloch

Classes - Classes were good. Lots of individual attention, which was nice, yet I also signed up for group classes. I wish I would have been advised prior to coming that there would not be any other students for a group class.

Teachers - While I liked the idea of having two different teachers, one was definitely better at teaching than the other. I got a bit frustrated with the teacher of the "conversational" class, because I did not feel like it was necessarily a conversation - it was more of a lecture. She was not a trained teacher and you could tell. The other teacher was great. I had been told that I would have to switch this teacher for a different one, but was glad I didn't have to after I told the director of my concern.

Housing - Excellent! Dona Alicia was fabulous, and her house was only a 10 minute walk to the facility.

Everyone was so nice and welcoming. I rated the school "average" because of the frustration I had with the one teacher, and the fact I did not get to participate in a group class as I had expected.

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My ratings for this school

Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
13 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Spanish Center Merida was very flexible in addressing my needs."

Joyce Plousos

I took one week of classes for 3 hours daily. The following week I took classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 3 hours each day. I enjoyed the classes. With the exception of the first day Erika was my teacher. She was well-prepared, interested in me as a student who already had some fluency in Spanish and able to build on my fluency. She encouraged me to read in Spanish. I was the only student. I would have enjoyed having other students at my level in the class.

The facilities met my needs: water, bathroom, fan in the classroom, room size and suitable chairs and table. The atmosphere of the school was positive and tranquil. I liked the trip to Mayapan especially having an archaeologist who is also a language teacher. The location is on the bus route from my accommodation; however, taking the bus was awkward for me. I was living in Merida when I registered for classes; therefore, I did not require arrangements for housing.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Attending classes at Spanish Center Merida is one of the best, and most rewarding experiences I've ever had!"

Pat Hamaluk

The school is in an excellent location, the teachers are wonderful and the whole experience is not only educational and productive, but it is fun! The price is excellent value for your money and one that I would recommend to anyone considering learning Spanish. The school offers far more than I ever dreamed and everyday was a wonderful experience. We had wonderful accommodations and extremely well priced and located. On a scale of 1 to 10 my experience was a 12! I've been there twice now and I will go back again, God willing! I'm trying to figure out how to get my friends to attend so we can share this positive productive experience together!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
5 weeks
Date of study
13 Jan 2014 - 21 Feb 2014
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Yes

"I enjoyed learning Spanish at this friendly and warm school!"

Yuka Suzuki

I took the individual course and I was satisfied with it. The teachers were so friendly that I talked with them in a relaxed way, although I am not good at communicating. What I liked best was that I could learn not only Spanish but also the Mexican culture. I went to the museum, took a walk, cooked and so on. These were good experiences for me. If the signal of Wi-Fi becomes stronger, the school will be perfect, I think.

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
5 Sep 2013 - 24 Oct 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

Spanish Center Merida offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single room - Full board

A$ 354
weekly
Age range: 18 - 80 years old
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, telephone, tV room, and air conditioning
Distance to school: 10 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 12:00 AM
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 AM
A$ 354
We always suggest that our students stay with a Mexican family. Because living with a local Spanish speaking family is a great opportunity to experience the Mexican way of life and an excellent way to practice the newly gained Spanish skills in a natural environment. Our host families are upper-middle class families located in good and safe neighborhoods within easy reach of the school (between 10 to 25 minutes walking). All have been carefully chosen and are regularly inspected to ensure a safe, clean, comfortable and friendly environment. Each student will have his own room and receive three meals a day.
student-residence

Student residence (off campus) - Single room - Breakfast

A$ 187
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Age range: 18 - 80 years old
Address: Calle 36, Col. Campestre, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico
Location: Colonia Campestre
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, air conditioning, and garden
Distance to school: 10 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 02:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 AM
A$ 187
Recently renovated, this residence provides accommodation for budget conscious travellers at a good standard. All rooms are clean and comfortable with a Maya touch. There is also a language exchange with locals every Thuesday.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue documents to support your visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa on your own.

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 Mérida 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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