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Spanish Language Courses

~  Standard Spanish Course
~  Spanish Languages for Life Course
~  Spanish & Cookery Course
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Spanish & Diving Course
~  Spanish & Latin Dancing
~  Spanish & Mexican Culture
~  Spanish Combined Course
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Private Spanish Tuition Courses

 Spanish Course Methodology

Standard Spanish Course 
1 to 8 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
Timetable: generally 09.30hrs to 13.30hrs
Max. 8 people per class
On average 3/5 students per class
A quality short term Spanish language course aimed at those who need to build on current Spanish language skills or who want to learn Spanish from scratch in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  All language tuition is given in SPANISH by qualified Spanish speaking language tutors and students are tested on arrival to ensure they are placed in a group class appropriate for their language level.

Spanish Languages for Life Course
8 to 30 weeks Spanish course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
Description as per the Standard Course
For Spanish language students looking to make serious language progress, these long term courses ensure solid understanding, correct grammatical knowledge and provide plenty of opportunity to put your Spanish language skills into practise for two or several months in Playa del Carmen.  Whether a beginner who wants to learn the Spanish language from scratch, or someone with prior Spanish knowledge, this course provides quality tuition across all ability levels. 
If you wish you can prepare and sit the DELE Spanish language exams at the Spanish language school, in May, August and November of each year (students take additional modules of private lessons for specific exam preparation, at extra cost, prior to the exams themselves however the Languages for Life course provides the general grounding required to reach the necessary Spanish language levels to qualify to sit the exams).

Spanish & Cookery Course
1 to 4 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Cookery ingredients/utensils included
PLUS three afternoon cookery sessions per week dedicated to exploring Mexican cuisine, first-hand, in the college kitchen garden!
The cookery classes take place on 3 afternoons per week (usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Students can take 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks of classes. Visit to a typical grocery store in Playa so that students can learn the names of all basic ingredients. Demonstrations of the basics of Mexican cooking before you get creative!  Guacamole, fajitas, pico de gallo (tex-mex sauce), quesadillas, molletes, tacos & enchiladas on to more specialised dishes such as mole, pozole, pipian, tamales and adobo.  Plus you get to eat what you make!
The course fees include level test, cookery course materials, certificates, programme of social activities, student card and access to all the school facilities... plus ingredients, use of utensils and washing up!

Spanish & Diving Course 
1+ weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
All diving equipment hire and facilities usage included
> Link to Spanish and Diving page

PLUS either:-
For Beginners to Diving / a three day diving programme over one week, leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives up to 18 meters.
For Advanced Divers / a 2 to 3 day diving programme over one week, leading to the PADI certificate for dives of up to 30 meters.

The Diving School instructors are all fully qualified PADI tutors (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and their equipment meets the rigorous safety standards imposed on the industry. They also speak several languages, so if their instructions in Spanish aren't clear, these can readily be translated.

Course A: Diving for Beginners
The Diving for Beginners course is a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 meters.
The course includes theoretical sessions, pool sessions, 4 ocean boat dives and equipment. Students will need 2 passport size photos.
As a first step students are required to read 3 chapters of the PADI open water manual. They need to do this before day 1 of the course.

Day 1 of the course goes over the theory, introduces students to the equipment and includes initial training in a swimming pool (6 to 8 hours). This first training session will normally take place on a Saturday or Sunday, so as not to clash with the Spanish classes held in the mornings.
Day 2 students practice the skills learned at the pool in shallow ocean reefs (3 hours in the afternoon).
Day 3 students dive up to 60ft in open water, practice more skills and take the final dive test (4 hours in the afternoon).

Course B: Advanced Diving Course
This is a 2-3 day course that leads to the PADI certificate for dives up to 30 meters. A pre-requisite for participating in the course is the PADI Open Water Course certificate or equivalent.

The course includes sessions on the theoretical aspects of diving and 5 ocean dives. The ocean dives include: 1 navigation dive, 1 deep dive, and 3 optional dives (photography, video, wreck dives, night dives, etc.).   All dives and other activities are programmed so as not to clash with the Spanish lessons taken in the mornings.

Additional dives available (outside of the Spanish & Diving Course)
Playa del Carmen approx 65 US$
Cenote approx 100 US$
Cozumel approx 65 US$ + 25 US$ for ferry trip
Included: Level test, certificates, programme of social activities, student card and access to all the school facilities + all diving equipment and facilities.

Spanish & Latin Dancing
1+ weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ yrs age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
Max 8 students per class
Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Samba... the list of Latin dances is a long one.  Learn the basic steps with our expert dance tutors. There's plenty of opportunity to practice in Playa's clubs and discos.

Dance classes take place 3 afternoons per week and students can enrol for 1 - 4 weeks.
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Hours/day: 4 hours Spanish + Latin dance sessions
Levels: All levels
Included: Registration, level test, certificates, programme of social & cultural activities, student card and access to all the school's facilities.

Spanish & Mexican Culture
1+ weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons per week
Max 8 students per class
Gain an insight into Mexican culture, topics covered include the history of Mexico, regional and ethnic diversity, folklore, the arts etc and class work is designed to help students' develop their communication skills
Cultural lessons take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14.00hrs to 15.00hrs

Travelling in Mexico: If you plan to travel in Mexico these sessions will provide plenty of ideas for your trip.
Mexico today: Explore how Mexicans see themselves and how Mexican society is reflected in daily life.  Ask the experts - Mexicans can best answer these questions!
Mexico's past: Discover how Mexico's history and the wealth of Native American languages spoken in the country aside from Spanish influence the Mexico of today

Spanish Combined Course
1 to 8 weeks Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group
20 group Spanish lessons
+ 5 or 10 private lessons per week
Group timetable: generally 09.30hrs to 13.30hrs
Private tuition timetable: PM, but exact times will vary
Max. 8 people per group class
On average 3/5 students per class
A quality short term Spanish course combining the camaraderie and structure of a group course with the personal focus of private tuition,  aimed at those who need to build on current Spanish language skills or who want to learn Spanish from scratch in Playa del Carmen.

Private Spanish Tuition Courses
1 week+ Spanish language course duration
Open to 16yrs+ age group throughout the year
15, 20 & 25 private Spanish lessons per week
An extremely intensive Spanish language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a one or two+ week period. Aimed at business