Plateros Spanish School
The Super intensive PLUS 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 Super intensive 30 PLUS - Combined course (group and private lessons) consist of 1 one to one class, 3 lessons of grammar, vocabulary and development of language skills and communication and 2 lessons of practical conversation and lectures in group classes, from Monday to Friday.
This course includes a program of cultural and social activities that take place in the afternoons and evenings.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
Plateros Spanish Language School is centrally located in the heart of historic Guanajuato. Within minutes, you will find cultural, historical, tourist, and commercial activities.
Plateros Spanish School is a Spanish language immersion school that provides individual and group learning lessons. You can choose between small group learning, and one-on-one Spanish private sessions to really fast track your Spanish immersion learning. All levels are year-round, and you can start any time. The best place for learning Spanish language immersion programs abroad well and efficiently. Our program, primarily focuses on the area of communicative competence, and has been specifically designed to support students and to eliminate the barriers involved in learning the Spanish language. We strive to help students feel comfortable in their surroundings.
The School offers Spanish immersion courses to meet the needs, and expectations of each of our students. Every week, the school offers Latin dance classes, welcome party, night activities, lectures, weekly conversational hour, movies shown in Spanish and much more. We want you to learn about and appreciate Mexico. We have organized many activities and independent field trips to explore some of nearby cultural and historic points of interest, and to help you understand the culture and heritage of Mexico. Personal attention and small groups.
The nationality and age mix at Plateros Spanish School varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
The school is centrally located in the heart of historic Guanajuato.
Within minutes, you will find cultural, historical, tourist, and commercial activities. Our colonial style building is just 1 minute walking from the Jardín de la Union, Guanajuato's central plaza. Alonso 14 Altos.
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.Show details » Read more...
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.
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.Show details » Read more...
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.Show details » Read more...
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.Show details » Read more...
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.)
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.***** starsShow details » Read more...
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?
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!Show details » Read more...
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.
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!Show details » Read more...
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 .Show details » Read more...
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.Show details » Read more...
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.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Spanish in Guanajuato. These homes are often between 10 - 25 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
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.
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.
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