Culture and Language Abroad is a uniquely immersive study program based in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Guanajuato, Mexico. Unlike less personal exchange programs, we focus on designing individual curriculum experiences that are authentic to both student’s needs and local culture. CLA is a non-profit founded and operated by a dedicated team of international educators – who also happen to be Guanajuato natives – whose university and community networks assure that program participants will study and live like a true local.
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.
Our accredited teachers have over 40 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language. We offer comprehensive Spanish classes at all levels and we are committed to introducing the students to our Mexican culture and traditions. We also offer out of school activities such as cooking classes, Salsa dancing workshops, or attending to different cultural events. We want our students to have a dynamic experience while they deepen their knowledge of the Spanish language
Guanajuato, located in central Mexico, is a picturesque, tranquil university city which serves as the capital of the Guanajuato State. The city is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is less than 30 minutes from the international airport, allowing the student easy travel throughout Mexico and the rest of the world. Guanajuato provides the ideal setting for a Spanish school, similar to small yet stimulating cities in Spain like Granada and Salamanca. It is a very safe place to live and characterized by winding pedestrian streets, plazas bordered by pastel-colored houses with iron balconies and abundant flowers all around. Set at an altitude of more than 6,000 feet, the landscape includes a narrow gorge and magnificent vistas from steep hillsides. Guanajuato is a 5-hour car ride from Mexico City. Our Spanish school in Guanajuato is a comfortable and professional building for studying Spanish. Our students love to enjoy the city's beautiful climate on the outdoor patio and terrace, while the indoor facilities include a great multimedia room. The school is not directly in the city center, but Guanajuato is so easy to get around that everything of interest is still within walking distance.
For more than two decades, our school has offered our services, and our extensive experience in teaching Mexican culture and Spanish as a Second Language (L2). During all this time, we have been convinced that the fundamental objective in the learning of a new language is the ability to communicate in an effective way. We also believe that learning a new language infers implicitly, the ability to understand the cultural characteristics, traditions, history, and ways of the daily life of the countries that speak that language. During all this time, in addition to implementing a methodology based on the communicative approach in our classes, we have tried to instill and express our passion for Mexican culture, and art through an authentic experience inside and outside the classroom. Likewise, through the years at Escuela Mexicana, we have maintained our goals firmly. We have focused on our growth and, therefore, we have developed our own academic programs, textbooks, and didactic support materials for the study of the language. In addition, we have implemented classrooms with technological elements. Such as electronic whiteboards, and virtual conference rooms, for the teaching of both, individual, and group classes online. Now I am pleased to inform you that after hard work, we have added to our academic program, a new excellent, and varied cultural program, which complements our Conversation and Practical Spanish classes. This new cultural program was designed to be offered as part of extracurricular activities, which entails, learning with 100% of academic and cultural quality. The target of our Department of Cultural Research is designed to sensitize people who are interested not only in learning the Spanish language but also to all those who have the interest to know our Mexican roots. Know who we are, but more importantly, know HOW WE LIVE I am so proud to realize that in all these years of work, new proposals and changes, Escuela Mexicana has always had a valuable academic and administrative team that has understood and implemented from the beginning, our vision and institutional mission for the direct benefit of our students. Altogether, we are committed to the work of excellence, and we are always ready to face any eventuality and enhance the experience of all those who have decided to live the experience of learning Spanish with us. Now that you have decided to share this adventure with us, we tell you with all certainty that you will definitely have one of the best experiences of your life, in which you can not only learn the Spanish language but also live and love our way of life and our culture. ¡Bienvenido! y gracias por estar con nosotros...
Our brightly colored school building easily accommodates 110 students in its 15 comfortable classrooms. There is also an open-air terrace where you can take breaks and meet with other students after classes, an inside courtyard, a multimedia classroom with free internet access, a teachers' lounge and a student office. You can learn Spanish in Guanajuato in our don Quijote school, where you will find our general Spanish courses, with flexible start dates and duration, as well as a wide range of specialized courses to suit your needs. You will study in small groups (maximum 8 students per class) with classes either in the morning or in the afternoon and have an extra daily class covering local culture subjects and current events.
The classes met me at my level, the teachers were dynamic, interesting and invested, the facilites were exceptional.....colorful, organized and clean and a lot of space....outside and inside. I did not like how far it was from where Ilive but the... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Guanajuato 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.
Spanish teacher training courses are for teachers interested in teaching Spanish abroad. There is a tremendous demand for qualified Spanish teachers worldwide with job opportunities in just about every country around the globe.
Professional Spanish courses are for professionals who want to study Spanish in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.