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Playa del Carmen

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Programs

Our school provides students of all levels with intensive, interactive programs designed to meet the needs of each student. Courses begin each Monday year-round and consist of sessions of 50 minutes with breaks
in between.

Upon arrival, students are given placement exams to determine their Spanish levels.

Regular Program (25 lessons per week)
This program consists of classes with a maximum of 5 students per teacher. Courses are held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and are composed of three lessons of conversational grammar and two lessons of practical conversation and/or lectures.

Regular Program (15 lessons per week)
This program consists of classes with a maximum of 5 students per teacher. Courses are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and are composed of three lessons of conversational grammar.

Individual Program (15 individual lessons + 10 group lessons per week)
This is an accelerated, personalized program that consists of three lessons of individual instruction and two hours of conversation and lectures in groups with no more than 5 students per teacher. The individual instruction is offered in the afternoon.

Executive Program (25 group lessons + 15 individual lessons per week)
Students in the executive program receive three hours of intensive, one on one instruction in addition to the five-hour course of our Regular Program. Together with the eight hours of classes, an executive lounge, executive assistant services, and a virtual office are provided to meet the needs of these students. Private lectures with professionals in the students' fields of interest can be arranged for an additional charge per hour of lecture.

Our executive lounge provides executive students with an area to read the newspaper, watch the latest news or simply relax. During school hours, there will be a bilingual executive assistant to take and deliver phone messages, send faxes and e-mails, type letters and assist the students in anyway possible.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available in the afternoons at an extra cost.

Daily schedule

Group Classes 9:00am to 10:20am
Break 10:20am to 10:40am
Group Classes 10:40am to 11:50am
Break

11:50am to 12:20pm

Conversation classes 12:20pm to 2:00pm
(without breaks)
Break 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Individual Classes 2:30pm to 5:30pm
(with a 20 min break)


Our teachers
Our school's staff of professional Mexican teachers, with more than 15 years of teaching experience, is specially trained to maximize the students´ learning potentials. All of our instructors have taken courses on Spanish as a Second Language, and some have Education, Business Administration and Marketing degrees as well. Each instructor is amply qualified to instruct, but our instructors are also unique in their patience, attentiveness and eagerness to interact with and assist students, all of which creates a comfort level and friendship between student and teacher.

Our Courses
We focus on the conversational ability of the students though writing, comprehension, pronunciation, grammar and reading are also emphasized. Following are descriptions of the grammatical points covered in each level.


Beginner Spanish I. - Gender and number, definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, the verbs "estar", "haber" and "ser", demonstratives, regular and irregular verbs in present tense, direct pronouns (part I).


Beginner Spanish II. - Irregular verbs in present tense (part II), present progressive, present perfect and preterit tense, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect pronouns in the same sentence.


Intermediate Spanish I. - Imperfect tense, imperfect progressive and preterit progressive tenses, preterit and imperfect in the same sentence, accidental verbs, comparisons, past perfect tense.
 

Intermediate Spanish II. - Future tense, conditional tense, passive voice, comparisons of "por" and "para", familiar and formal commands.
Advanced Spanish I. - Subjunctive mode (present
and past).
 

Advanced Spanish II. – In depth analysis and review of all the grammatical points seen in the previous levels.

Advanced Spanish III. - Analysis of literature, newspapers, journals and other material, Grammatical review.

Lectures and Activities
During the conversation hours, lectures are given
in Mexican history, Zapotecan culture, national
holidays, etc

The books and materials were written by our Academic Director and have been improved over the years with the help of our qualified instructors to create the perfect support for our classes. Our Academic team updates the materials frequently and adds new worksheets, visual aids and the latest methodology for teaching Spanish as a Second Language.

A Syllabus is available to anyone who needs one. Please contact our main office in Playa del Carmen with your request, and we will be happy to forward a syllabus via post or email.

Afternoon Workshops
We offer afternoon workshops and activities that include, cooking, arts and crafts, salsa classes, singing Mexican songs, a fiesta or a picnic. Students at school meet once a week with the staff and faculty for "Café Social". A movie is shown each week during one of the conversation classes, and all students wishing to test and improve their auditory comprehension are welcome to watch it.  See Orientation