Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is located in the center of Mexico’s Cancun-Tulum corridor in the state of Quintana Roo. In the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, this small city is approximately 35 minutes from Cancun’s international airport. Playa del Carmen attracts people from all over the world because of its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and its unmatched beautiful beaches.
“Playa”, with its 60,000 permanent residents, is a great place to enjoy the cultural and historic richness of Mexico and the Mayan people.
Don Quijote Playa del Carmen – Spanish Language School
IMPORTANT: all Solexico centers in Mexico have merged with the Don Quijote conglomerate of Sapnish schools around the world. The Solexico Playa del Carmen school is now Don Quijote Playa del Carmen.
Don Quijote Spanish Language and Cultural Center provides students the opportunity to learn Spanish in a short period of time while being immersed in the Mexican culture. Their staff of professional Spanish teachers, combined with effective Spanish teaching methods, helps maximize the student’s learning capabilities. Don Quijote ‘s staff of professional Mexican Spanish teachers, with more than 15 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, is specially trained to maximize the students´ learning potentials. Their friendly approach to teaching Spanish makes learning a truly enjoyable experience. At Solexico you can learn Spanish in one of the more picturesque locations of the Riviera Maya.
The Don Quijote Spanish language school, located just six blocks from the white sand beaches, is designed specifically for our programs in the typical Caribbean style. This open architecture creates a relaxed and inviting atmosphere that encourages intensive learning. Due to the area’s year-round temperate climate, Spanish classes take place under thatched roof learning areas surrounded by tropical gardens.
In addition to the excellent Spanish Courses, the beautiful setting and professional staff, Don Quijote offers a Spanish language lab to assist with the students’ communication skills. There is an on-campus library stocked with Spanish books on grammar, the Mayan culture, religion and travel in Mexico, and many other publications. The open air and air conditioned conference rooms are ideal for guitar and salsa classes, and their weekly gatherings. Don Quijote also has a cafeteria, volleyball court and garden areas for students to relax during breaks or after a day of classes.
At Don Quijote they focus on the communication and conversation ability of the students with emphasis on writing, comprehension, pronunciation, grammar and reading Spanish. Soléxico provides students of all levels with intensive, interactive programs designed to meet the different students needs. Upon arrival, students are given placement exams that are evaluated by the academic director to determine their current Spanish levels.
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Don Quijote – Spanish Courses in Playa Del Carmen 2016 and 2017
Don Quijote offers several different Spanish Course options in Playa del Carmen. 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 Playa del Carmen 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 20: (3-8 Students per group). The Intensive Spanish Courses are our standard program of 20 lessons per week of general Spanish. This means you will have 4 hours of class 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 lessons intensive course plus 5 lessons of your choice: Business Spanish, Mayan Culture, History and Art, Oral Expression and Communication classes.
Combined Spanish Course: (3-8 Students per group plus one-to-one classes). The Combined Spanish Courses supplements the 20 lessons Intensive Spanish with 10 Private Spanish classes in the afternoon to address personal interests or difficulties in the language.
Business/Executive Seminar Intensive Spanish Course: (3-8 Students per group plus one-to-one classes). The Business Seminar Intensive Spanish Courses are combined courses of the 20 lessons Intensive Spanish Course with 15 individual classes 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 4 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 2016 and 2017: Every Monday.
Intensive Spanish and Cooking: 20 lessons per week Intensive Spanish Course (see description above) plus 4 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 2016 and 2017: Every Monday.
Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Prices 2016 and 2017:
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
|1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks||6 weeks||8 weeks||12 weeks||Extra Weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course 20 Lessons per week||$300||$535||$770||$1,005||$1,319||$1,737||$2,453||$209|
|Intensive Spanish Course 25 Lessons per week||$460||$855||$1,250||$1,645||$365|
|Combined Intensive Plus Spanish Course 20+10 Lessons per week||$520||$975||$1,430||$1,885||$455|
|Business/Executive Spanish Course 20+15 lessons per week||$624||$1,183||$1,742||$2,301||$559|
|Private Course 10 Lessons per week||$285||$505||$725||$945||$220|
|Private Course 20 Lessons per week||$505||$945||$1,385||$1,825||$440|
|Private Course 30 Lessons per week||$685||$1,305||$1,925||$2,545||$565|
|Spanish and More (Dancing or Cooking)||$415||$765||$1,115||$1,465||$324|
Starting Dates for all types of Group Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen: Every Monday year-round.
Starting Dates for all Private Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen: Every Monday year-round.
Holidays 2016: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan, 2 Feb, 21 March, 24-25 March, 1 May, 16 Sep, 2 Nov, 20 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 2017: No classes will be held on the following days: 1 Jan, 25 March, 1 May, 26 May, 24 June, 29 July, 30 August, 8 October, 1 Nov, 8 December, 24-25 December and 31 December. 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.
Special Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen:
Scuba Diving and Spanish!: These programs were designed for those who would like to learn and/or perfect their Spanish while also taking advantage of one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas in the world. The second largest reef in the world is located in Playa del Carmen (the Mayan Riviera), and the Yucatan Peninsula also offers cavern diving to those who have their Open Water certification.
Scuba Diving and Spanish – Package 1 * (PADI Open Water Certification)
This package includes: one week of 10 private Spanish lessons held in the afternoon, Monday through Friday in Soléxico, inscription fee, materials, and PADI Open Water Diver Certification course in 4 days during the mornings, with 4 ocean dives.
Price 2016 and 2017: On request.
Scuba Diving Package 2 (PADI Advanced Certification, Only for certified divers)*
This package includes 10 private Spanish lessons in one week held in the afternoon from Monday through Friday at Soléxico, inscription fee, materials, PADI Advanced Certification course in 2-3 days during the mornings, and 5 ocean dives.
Price 2016 and 2017: On request.
* Important: Prices are subject to change for these programs as Scuba Diving is provided by a third party. Please confirm current rates before making reservations. The PADI book must be bought locally at the Diving School and is not included in the prices listed above (PADI book cost: USD 50.00).
Don Quijote Playa Del Carmen – Accommodations 2016 and 2017
Don Quijote´s students have several housing options. In our homestay program, carefully selected families provide a home away from home. This gives students the opportunity to further appreciate the beauty of Mexico and its people.
Host Family: Stay with a Mexican family. NOTE: Double room prices are per person and can only be booked by 2 students traveling together.
Shared Apartments: Students are placed in private rooms in 3-4 bedroom apartments. All common areas are shared. Apartments are located 15-30 minutes walking distance to the school. Double room rates available only for students traveling together.
Don Quijote Residences (two locations): Students that desire more independence may choose to stay at one of the school residences.
One Residence is a beautiful Mexican Caribbean style house, with 10 big rooms all with A/C and private bathroom. Located in a very quiet area and only a 10 minute walk from Don Quijote and a 15 minutes walk to the beach and the Fifth Avenue area. This Residence has a nice big Mexican kitchen which everyone can use and a comfortable sitting room and dining area, where students can meet, do their homework, eat meals and watch DVD’s together. The friendly staff serve a buffet style breakfast on the terrace daily. The lush tropical garden has a pool and BBQ area. WiFi connection is available to help you keep in touch.
The second Residence was originally a small, very charming hotel. It has 10 double rooms, all with A/C, cable TV and private bathroom. There is also a cafeteria where a continental breakfast is served every day for the students to enjoy. A very friendly staff operates the residence. They live on site, are very service oriented, and make sure that everything is running properly. The Residence is located on 10th avenue, 2 blocks from the beach and 10 minutes walking distance from Don Quijote. Its location is perfect, as students are only a short walk away from everything that Playa del Carmen has to offer.
Private accommodations such as condominiums, houses and hotel rooms are also available upon request. Prices vary depending on property rating, location, season and length of stay.
Don Quijote Accommodation prices 2016 and 2017:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra week||Extra day|
|Host Families: Private room / breakfast||$215||$430||$645||$860||$215||$45|
|Host Families: Private room / 2 meals a day||$245||$490||$735||$980||$245||$45|
|Host Families: Double room** / breakfast||$185||$370||$555||$740||$185||$35|
|Host Families: Double room** / 2 meals a day||$215||$430||$645||$860||$215||$35|
|Shared Apartment: Private room / no meals||$225||$450||$675||$900||$225||39|
|Shared Apartment: Double room** / no meals||$185||$370||$555||$740||$185||35|
|Residence: Single Room||$325*||$650||$975||$1,300||$325*||--|
|Residence: Double Room **||$275*||$550||$825||$1,100||$275*||--|
*includes continental breakfast
** Double rooms can only be booked by two students traveling together. Prices are per person.
Excursions and activities are optional ant NOT included in academic fees.
With Playa’s great location, our students can enjoy a great variety of activities that enhance their knowledge of the Mexican culture. These excursions and social activities are educational and entertaining. We offer the following excursions:
- Tulum and Xel-ha–Students visit the only ancient Mayan center built beside the sea and snorkel in a natural marine park. 35 minute drive.
- Sian-ka´an– Students take a tour through a huge natural biosphere where they can see many endangered species and crocodiles. 1 hour drive.
- Cancun– Students tour the city and hotel zone and go shopping. They also visit restaurants and enjoy the nightlife. 45 minute drive.
- Xcaret– Students go to a natural Mexican theme park where they can swim with dolphins, visit an aviary, enjoy a Mayan show and the Mexican Folkloric Ballet. 10 minute drive.
- Coba and Cenote- Students visit and impressive Mayan center imbedded in the jungle and go swimming and snorkeling in one of the most beautiful Cenotes in the region. 1 hour drive.
- Chichen-Itza and Merida- Students visit one of the most important Mayan centers and visit the beautiful colonial city of Merida. Were they will visit the anthropology and history museum will eat in a typical Yucatecan restaurant and will be able to do shopping for handcrafts and hammocks.
- Diving and Snorkeling- The Mexican Caribbean is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive and snorkel. Arrangements can be made for those who would like to experience the natural wonders of the Caribbean Sea.
- Diving Courses- Students can learn to dive in a few days. All levels of certification are available. There are many other activities such as horseback riding, skydiving, windsurfing, etc. to make this the experience of a lifetime.
Excursions and activities are optional and NOT included in academic fees.