Máximo Nivel offers a beautiful home base facility for studying Spanish in Guatemala. Our comfortable, modern building was designed with the needs of students and teachers alike in mind, and there are 22 spacious, open classrooms available. A snack bar with free coffee and tea and outdoor and indoor seating for studying and socializing provides a great backdrop for classes, and the computer labs and free weekly salsa lessons help you keep in touch and learn about the country. Our package includes: - Airport pick-up - Orientation, project management, and 24/7 support - Walking tour - Official certificate of Spanish / Volunteer service / Internship work / TEFL Certification - Letter of recommendation - Free Spanish textbook and materials - Free Spanish language tutoring table - Free Tandem Conversation Program - Free access to high-speed Internet and computers - Office-wide WiFi access - Free Salsa dance classes - Free cooking classes - Free coffee and tea - On site snack bar - Monthly international party - Institute open 7 days/week - Emergency contact number 24/7 - A toll-free emergency hot line in the U.S.
With 38 years of experience, we pride ourselves on the best quality language tuition for students of Spanish at all levels. As a student, you will be assigned an experienced teacher and, using a variety of teaching methods and materials s/he will devise learning programmed for you based on your needs. We place an emphasis on building your confidence to communicate in Spanish - using plenty of conversational work, supported by written notes and exercises. Our students have commented that the setting and ambiance of the InterContinental Spanish Academy set it apart from other schools in Antigua. Situated in a charming location, approximately 10 minutes on foot from Central Park.
It may be known as the “old city of Guatemala”, but during your Spanish courses in Antigua, you will get to know the new parts of this city just as well. The language school here is situated right in the city centre, so you will be able to explore for yourself all of the shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and interesting sites such as the Cathedral right nearby. The school itself is a colonial home, giving you a mixture of the old world and the new with many amenities. And with Antigua being a relatively small city you will be able to easily access everything that you could need as a student. There are several programs on offer here, and for more information, you can visit the links provided to find the course pages with detailed explanations of how they work. Each one is calculated to suit all types of learners with interesting tuition styles and fun lessons that will keep you motivated and entertained, with excursions outside of class to fill your time in visiting worthwhile places. The intensive course offered here follows the same syllabus as that offered at every other existing Enforex school, so you can be sure that it is of the highest quality standard. It is perfectly pitched to make sure that you have a great balance of study and free time, optimizing both the amount that you can learn in class and how much relaxation you can find outside of the classroom. If you want to do more learning within a shorter space of time, you can opt to take the super intensive course (this option is not always available), which adds an extra ten lessons per week. This is great for those who can only spare one or two weeks out of their busy schedules, as it means that you reach a better standard of language quicker than you would with the intensive course. You may find that you do not manage to explore the excursions very much, but there will still be time to relax and enjoy the holiday element of your stay in full. You can also take private lessons if learning in a group does not appeal to you. The standard private course gives you twenty lessons per week. This can be a great chance for one to one tuition of an impressive standard.
Antigua’s name says it all: meaning “old” or “ancient” in Spanish, Guatemala's former colonial capital is the epitome of antiquity preserved in time: This small city, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and flanked by high volcanoes, still has relics from the Spanish colonial days which can be seen in the Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and charming plazas. Guatemala is known as the heart of the Maya civilization, and Antigua is also home to many ancient ruins.
Teaching quality: Classes in all our schools are aimed at developing the communicative competence in Spanish in the four main skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing. Our programs are designed for students who want to experience learning Spanish with a deep insight into the culture. All Spanish courses start every week in all the schools, the intensive course includes 20 group lessons per week while Super Intensive course combines 20 group lessons plus 10 individual lessons every week. Specialized courses includes individual especialized classes such as medicine, business, literature, culture. Students also enjoy daily extra-curricular activities. Location: Spanish classes are held in a beautifully remodelled school that was formerly a colonial house, within blocks from the Central Square of Antigua. Facilities: - 7 spacious classrooms - Audio and Video room - 1 spacious terrace with a beautiful city view - Courtyard - Teacher's room - Student's meeting room - Equipped kitchen - First-day welcome package - Weekly calendar with cultural and fun activities - Free Internet access - WIFI - Free coffee, tea, milk, and refrigerated water
Usually classes are held between Monday and Friday. If you wish you may also receive classes on Saturdays. The student can choose to take his/her lessons either in the morning (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) or in the afternoon (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm) Our school suggests a 6 hours a day course. We find that the most successful students, the ones who achieve the most fluency and accuracy in the language, are the students who study for six hours each day. This approach provides the student with a very efficient program designed to teach and improve Spanish grammar, usage, and conversational skills. The student studies with one teacher each morning from 8 a.m. until 12 noon with the primary focus being on grammar and usage. In the afternoon, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the student will study with another teacher who will concentrate on improvements in conversational skills. Spanish schools in-country constitute a very effective way to learn. Within a six weeks you may be fluent, and able to understand the average Spanish person on the street.An absolute beginner needs 2 months ( 8 to 10 weeks) to go through all grammar and be fluent. You can do it faster, but if you learn grammar without it becoming automatic you'll sooner or later lose it again. Many students commit the mistake of pressing their teachers to learn more advanced grammar without being fluent. A successful course of study depends upon how much the students define their desires and goals with the teacher. Each teacher develops a bespoke plan, dependent upon the needs of the individual student and the amount of time to be given over to study. The resulting instruction is intensive, and progress can be realized very quickly when both parties are committed to the process. A student in a total immersion situation can make as much progress in one week as he or she might make in a group situation over a course of three weeks. Our classes are held in our beautiful, peaceful garden setting. We accept a maximum of 30 students at any given time so as to preserve a good atmosphere for study. Weekly Prices 2019: 5 days ( Monday to Friday ) 2 hours daily: $ 95.00 per week (GTQ 760) 3 hours daily: $ 135.00 per week (GTQ 1080) 4 hours daily: $ 175.00 per week (GTQ 1400) 5 hours daily: $ 200.00 per week (GTQ 1600) 6 hours daily: $ 220.00 per week (GTQ 1760) 7 hours daily: $ 240.00 per week (GTQ 1920) 8 hours daily: $ 250.00 per week (GTQ 2000) *The prices in US dollar denominations are approximate and may change in accordance with exchange rate fluctuations. The prices in Quetzal are exact. The tuition must be paid using the local currency, the Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ). *These prices do not include host-family You may study 5, 6 or 7 days a week, Saturday and Sunday included. You can move in with your host family and start your course on any day of the week.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Antigua that is right for you. There are Spanish courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Spanish courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Most general Spanish courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.