The beautiful city of Merida is located in the northwestern part of the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. It was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo and built on the Maya city of T'ho which had been a center of Mayan culture and activity for centuries. Nowadays Merida – also known as the „White City“ - is one of the most tranquil and safest cities in Mexico. Our Spanish School is strategically situated northeast of the historic center in the Itzimna neighborhood, one of Mérida`s most beautiful colonial neighborhoods. It`s a quiet and safe place, close to downtown and within walking distance to the city`s most important avenues (Paseo de Montejo and Circuito Colonias), which not only ensure eaあｃsy and fast access to all parts of the city but also offer a great variety of recreational and commercial sites, including parks, cafes, restaurants, shops and banks. The school building itself is a typical Meridian townhouse which retains much of the charm and intimacy of a family home. Our facilities consist of 5 bright and spacious indoor classrooms, all fully equipped and air-conditioned, 1 outdoor class in our tropical courtyard, a cafeteria with a computer corner, a swimming pool and a terrace where students can relax during breaks between Spanish classes. All our courses are designed to help students improve their Spanish focusing on the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. As we believe that communication is the key and the main reason for learning languages, our highly experienced and professional teaching staff concentrates on practical communication using innovative methodologies and technologies as well as meaningful materials related to real-life situations. In addition, we regularly arrange teacher guided excursions to encourage our students to speak and understand Spanish in different environments. The accommodation is an essential part of a student’s stay with us too. It not only complements the students' learning experience but also affects the students' ability to study and improve the Spanish language. We know that our students have different accommodation preferences and do therefore provide a range of different accommodation options. With a large number of selected host families, a variety of self-catering apartments as well as a good selection of hotels, guest houses and hostels all within walking distance of our schools, we offer a choice of accommodation options for all kind of needs.
Octavio Mexican Spanish School in Merida is located in the East side of the city, right across the street you can find "Macroplaza" shopping center. It's close to the "Xtabay" roundabout. Schools location is near to many public transportation stops that can take you to the historic center in less than 20 minutes. Students can choose to join a group, make their own group or take individual classes, they can also choose to take 12 to 20 lessons of our general Spanish course per week or make their own schedule that suits their specific needs in if they have made their own group or have chosen individual classes. The school gives free Fridays to their students so that they know the city and its surroundings or join a cultural activity if there is a scheduled one.
LA CALLE is a spanish language school for adult foreigners located in a cozy and colorful colonial house in the historic center of Mérida, cultural capital of Yucatan, Mexico. THE TEACHING METHOD: Our method is communicative and we prepare programs adapted to the level, strengths, weaknesses and objectives of the students. The aim is to help you to be able to communicate in any situation of everyday life and be able to express any kind of opinion or idea. We only work with adults, with small groups, the classes are only in Spanish and we provide all the material. We also use written exercises and homework, but all of them are to improve expression and oral comprehension. 90% of the time the students are doing different kind of exercises to practice in the oral way what the are learning. THE TEACHERS AND THE MATERIAL: All our teachers are spanish native speakers with a university degree and a training on teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. They are passionate about teaching the communicative method. Teachers work together creating material to stimulate student participation in class. For this, they rely on authentic material such as audios, videos, games, articles and extracts, as well as multiple exercises to apply to the oral what is being learned. You will not use a book because teachers like to tailor their course to each group LEVELS: We use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. We teach all levels, from beginners and A1, to very advanced (C1). All students take a written and oral test to put them in the correct group. We do not mix the levels in a single group. THE COURSES: We offer intensive courses, private lessons, semi-intensive courses, DELE test preparation and online classes. THE PLACE: The space was conceived to have a relaxed atmosphere for learning with 5 spacious and colorful classrooms, a small restaurant, an open terrace and a tropical garden with a large pool for cool off before or after classes. There is Wi-Fi all over the school. THE RESTAURANT: We offer breakfast and lunch with vegetarian and vegan options. The food is prepared in the moment with fresh ingredients of the day. THE POOL, THE GARDEN AND THE TERRACE: Merida is a tropical city that only has spring and summer. To enjoy this climate we have a tropical garden with a large pool where you can spend time after class. We also have an open terrace to study or enjoy a drink or a plate from the cafeteria. At night, our terrace becomes a cinema. EXTRA ACTIVITIES: The school offers a monthly social and leisure calendar to invite students to practice their Spanish skills while participating in afternoon activities at school or visiting popular points of interest in and around the city. Some of this activities are: Cooking lessons at school Cinema at school Encounters City tours Daily tours around Merida And much more THE CITY: Mérida is the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula, where you can discover Mayan culture, its archaeological sites and its natural beauties such as cenotes, Caribbean beaches and the jungle. Merida, a city with centuries of colonial history and architecture, is a mix of Mayan-Mexican traditions and contemporary culture. It is a city for both families and retired people, as well as for young people looking for adventure and parties.
My teacher, Karla, was spectacular. She blended a group of six people disparate in age, countries of origin and Spanish speaking abilities into a highly entertaining class. We met for 4 hours daily and I never once grew restless in her classes. ... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Mérida 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.