Spanish Courses in Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato (pop. 120,000), the Capital of the Guanajuato State at an altitude of 6,583 ft (2,008 m), is a historical and picturesque town of agreeable little plazas, streets lined with stairs and houses of pastel-colored facades and balconies trimmed with iron work, and flower-filled window boxes, located about a five-hour drive northwest of Mexico City. The town is a maze of cobblestone streets and alleys that wind around steep hillsides upon a small ravine, opening into vistas of beautiful churches and small plazas.
Most of these passageways are largely pedestrians only, since modern traffic circumvents the narrow streets underground, in massive stone tunnels and upon the riverbed, past the basements of the core city. During centuries, a major mining center, its mines pouring out silver for the Spanish crown, now a government seat and college town. Since 1988, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Guanajuato has no traffic lights or neon signs, creating an extremely enjoyable place to walk, peaceful, yet with plenty of life in the streets, and plenty to see.
Although a small city, Guanajuato has a great deal to offer: from the beautiful colonial buildings to modern museums, from the silver mines to the university. The famous Underground Street, officially known as Calle Miguel Hidalgo has an amazing charm. Following the course of the old Guanajuato River, it runs nearly 3 kilometers beneath the city. Guanajuato astonishes the visitor with the charm of its relaxed atmosphere. Its paved streets and picturesque squares.
DON QUIJOTE GUANAJUATO, Spanish Language School
IMPORTANT: all Solexico centers in Mexico have merged with the Don Quijote conglomerate of Sapnish schools around the world. The Solexico Guanjuato school is now Don Quijote Guanajuato.
Full immersion Spanish Courses in Guanajuato, Mexico, are offered at the Don Quijote Spanish language school.
Don Quijote Spanish Language and Cultural Centers Guanajuato was founded in 1997. They now have three campuses in México: Don Quijote Guanajuato, Don Quijote Playa del Carmen and Don Quijote Oaxaca. Their mission is to provide the best quality instruction of Spanish as a Second Language, and to offer students a meaningful and unforgettable cultural experience. One thing that sets Solexico apart is the individual attention each student receives. The teachers, staff and host families provide around the clock attention, creating a family environment for every student.
Don Quijote Language and Cultural Centers provide students with the best opportunity to learn Spanish in a short period of time while being immersed in the Mexican culture. The staff of professional Mexican teachers and effective teaching methods, combined with a friendly approach to teaching Spanish, helps maximize the student’s learning capabilities and makes learning a truly enjoyable experience.
The Don Quijote Spanish language schools are members of several international organizations, such as: WYSE, FIYTO, IDEAL Group and ALTO, as well as Mexico Si (Mexican Association of Spanish Language Institutes), ASESEO (Association of Spanish Language Schools from Oaxaca),CANACO and SEP (National Board of Education) in Mexico.
The Don Quijote Spanish language school in Guanajuato is located in the center of the town. The school has 10 classrooms, a teachers’ room, office, multimedia classroom, patio and a terrace. All Spanish teachers hold university degrees and have been trained as teacher of Spanish as a second language.
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Don Quijote Guanajuato – Spanish Language Courses
Don Quijote offers several different Spanish Course options in Guanajuato. Minimum enrollment age for all group courses is 16 years of age.
Notes: Classes are 55 minutes long. Maximum of 8 students per group (average 4). In the exceptional case where there is just 1 student registered for a certain level, the number of lessons per week will be reduced to 60% of the total number of lessons. All prices for the Spanish Courses in Guanajuato include: number of Spanish lessons as listed, Spanish level test on arrival, first day orientation, cultural activities offered at the school, learning materials (text books on loan), certificate of completion and local support.
Intensive Spanish Course 15: (3-8 Students per group). The Intensive Spanish Course 15 is the standard program of 15 lessons per week of general Spanish. This means you will have 3 lessons per day from Monday to Friday. The course is offered year-round at all 6 levels and is taught in mini groups with maximum 8 and average 4 students with the same proficiency level. Before the start of your language course, you will take a placement test which helps us to place you in the correct group. You will develop and improve all language skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking).
Intensive Spanish Course 20: (3-8 Students per group). The Intensive Spanish Course 20 is a more intensive version of the Intensive general Spanish course. You will have 4 Spanish lessons per day from Monday to Friday. The course is offered year-round at all 6 levels and is taught in mini groups with maximum 8 and average 4 students with the same proficiency level. Before the start of your language course, you will take a placement test which helps us to place you in the correct group. You will develop and improve all language skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking). Besides the language, you will also learn more about the culture of Latin America and the specific country where you are studying.
Intensive Spanish Course 25: (3-8 Students per group). For students who want a more intensive course we offer our Intensive Spanish Courses of 25 lessons per week, consisting of the 20- lesson Intensive Spanish Course plus 5 additional lessons in culture and conversation workshops (Mayan Culture, History and Art, Oral Expression and Communication classes).
Executive and Professional Spanish Course: (3-8 Students per group plus one-to-one classes). The Executive Spanish Courses are combined courses of the 20 lessons Intensive Spanish Course PLUS 10 private Spanish lessons in the afternoon to address personal interests and specific vocabulary related to the student’s profession.
Private Spanish Courses: 10, 20 or 30 Private Spanish lessons per week, One-to-one training, all levels from Beginner to Advanced. With private lessons the content of the course as well as the tempo is personalized according to the student‘s needs and wishes. Therefore students are afforded the maximum amount of flexibility and individual support. Private Spanish courses start every Monday for all levels from Beginner to Advanced.
“Spanish and More” courses:
Intensive Spanish and Dancing: 20 lessons per week Intensive Spanish Course (see description above) plus 5 Salsa lessons (2 afternoons per week). Learn to dance Salsa and other forms of Latin American dance in our salsa dance classes with an experienced dance teacher! Join our Spanish & More course with Salsa lessons. This option allows you to study Spanish and at the same time learn one of the most exciting dances of our time: Salsa.
Starting dates: Every Monday.
Intensive Spanish and Cooking: 20 lessons per week Intensive Spanish Course (see description above) plus 5 Cooking lessons (2 afternoons per week). Experience Latin American cuisine, visit the local food market and cook a typical specialty dish together with your teacher! Our Spanish & More course with cooking lessons helps you learn to appreciate the local food and the art of preparing typical dishes. While you are studying Spanish you will learn the secrets of the local cuisine. Students will learn about local food, visit supermarkets and/or local markets, talk about the ingredients, and participate in making and tasting some of the most famous local dishes.
Starting dates: Every Monday.
Don Quijote – Prices for Spanish Courses in Guanajuato 2018 and 2019:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures)
|1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks||Extra Weeks||12 Weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course 15 Lessons per week||$185||$370||$555||$740||$169||$1,908|
|Intensive Spanish Course 20 Lessons per week||$215||$430||$645||$860||$195||$2,220|
|Intensive Spanish Course 25 Lessons per week||$295||$590||$885||$1,180||$275|
|Executive Spanish Course 20+10 Lessons per week||$495||$990||$1,485||$1,980||$485|
|Private Course 10 Lessons per week||$230||$460||$690||$920||$230|
|Private Course 20 Lessons per week||$420||$840||$1,260||$1,680||$420|
|Private Course 30 Lessons per week||$620||$1,240||$1,860||$2,480||$620|
|Spanish and More (Dancing or Cooking)||$330||$660||$990||$1,320||$310|
All prices listed in US Dollars
Starting dates for all Spanish Courses in Guanajuato: All Spanish courses at Don Quijote Guanajuato now start ANY MONDAY for ALL levels!
Holidays 2018: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan., 5 Feb., 19 March, 29-30 March, 1 May, 14 May, 17 Sep., 2 Nov., 19 Nov. and 25 Dec. Group classes missed due to holidays are NOT made up, except when two holidays fall on the same week, in which case one day will be made up or students will receive a 10% discount for that week. One-to-one classes are always made up during the rest of the week.
Holidays 2019: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan., 4 Feb., 18 March, 18-19 April, 1 May, 17 May, 16 Sep., 1 Nov., 18 Nov. and 25 Dec. Group classes missed due to holidays are NOT made up, except when two holidays fall on the same week, in which case one day will be made up or students will receive a 10% discount for that week. One-to-one classes are always made up during the rest of the week.
Additional Spanish Courses available: (please contact us for prices and details!)
- Medical Spanish Courses
- Refresher Spanish Courses for Teachers of Spanish
Don Quijote Guanajuato – Accommodations
Don Quijote Guanajuato offers accommodations in host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together) or in shared apartments. Your accommodation will be available the Sunday before starting the course from 12 noon onwards. You must leave it for the new students on the Saturday following the end of your course before 12 noon.
Shared room discount for family, apartment share and residence accommodation are available for students traveling together. Please contact us for details!
Prices Don Quijote Guanajuato – Accommodations 2018 and 2019:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families: (Single room / breakfast)||$195||$390||$585||$780||$195|
|Host Families: (Single room / 2 meals a day)||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225|
|Apartment Share: (Single room / no meals)||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225|
Don Quijote Guanajuato – Activities
One extra cultural class is offered every day covering subjects such as Cooking lessons (learn how to make local dishes- offered at extra cost!), Spanish/Mexican movies, social issues in Mexico, etc. Salsa Dancing and singing lessons are scheduled on a regular basis. Use of the multimedia room, free e-mail, videos, walkman, music tapes and tennis rackets are included in the price of the course. For those students that are interested in meeting and talking with Spaniards and exchange program is offered (however, please be aware that about half of the conversation time is expected to be done in English). A “Cultural Adaptation” counselor is available to assist students with any problems they may have adjusting to the new cultural environment.
Airport or bus station transfers: Transfers are available upon request and offered at additional cost: USD 65.00 each way.