San Marcos Spanish School Hot

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Location

Address
Lago Atitlan
City
San Marcos La Laguna
Postal Code
0718
Country
Guatemala
Latitude
15.78
Longitude
-90.23

Contact info

Phone Number
00 502 5966 2072
Email
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San Marcos Spanish school / San Pedro Spanish school / Quetzaltenango Spanish school as a business exist to support & contribute to an empowered community of dignity, prosperity and well being. By studying with us at San Marcos, San Pedro or Quetzaltenango Spanish Schools you're directly helping to provide Heath, Nutrition and Education to the children of Lake Atitlan(www.ninosdellagosanpedro.org) Each week that you learn Spanish and increase your abilities and opportunities, a child in San Pedro gets a week's education and/or nutritious food, which dramatically transforms their life.
Available Courses Price
General Intensive, 20-25 hours per week., All the year 20 hours, $120
Spanish for Business, All year 20 hours, $120
Spanish for Children, All year $6 per hour
Preparation for Certification in Spanish as a foreign language, All year $6 per hour
Online Courses, All year $10 per hour
Spanish for Health Care Professionals, All year $6 per hour

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4.7
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4.9  (14)
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4.9  (14)
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5.0  (5)
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3.9  (14)
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Great place, definitely recommend
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4.0
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3.0
Reviewed by Sebastian Blake March 12, 2017

A fantastic school

Great place, definitely recommend

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Good Points
The school is a very lovely and relaxed place place with friendly staff and a beautiful garden in which to study. My teacher Andres was excellent and pushed me hard while providing lots of assitance and would take the time to explain things slowly. We had some very interesting conversations about lots of polictical topics which was much better than talking about your pets and holidays. Her also had some good games for practising talking which i liked a lot. I did one week of lessons doing three hours a day which was a good amount, more hours would be difficult I think. I came here at an intermediate level so not sure how the experience would be for a beginner, we did not talk in English at all which was perfect for me.
Bad Points
There are private tutors offering better rates around town in San Marcos if budget is low. I chose to come here beacuse the lovely garden made a nice break from hanging out at my hostel.

I didnt do any activtites
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Reviewed by Judita March 08, 2017

best of the best

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Good Points
I took a week of spanish at san Marcos and i absolutely love it . Very professional, helpfull and lovely staff. My teacher VERONICAAAA is the best of the best. Veronica is very professional but at the same time very funny and BONITA from inside to outside.....I learn so much during our classes. Thank you very much again
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I highly recommend San Marcos Spanish school! It was a pleasant and successful learning experience.

I did not participate in activities so I cannot rate them.
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3.7
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Reviewed by martina puchta March 02, 2017

Fabulous Spanish classes!

I highly recommend San Marcos Spanish school! It was a pleasant and successful learning experience.

I did not participate in activities so I cannot rate them.

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Good Points
The teachers are very knowledgeable and very well prepared to explain issues of grammar or vocabulary. They are able to explain the matter in Spanish but can offer translations if needed. The school has excellent resources; good books for studying that you can borrow and great specialized resources (e.g. Spanish for health care).

The sites in San Marcos and San Pedro have beautiful gardens and are very conducive to studying and learning. It is a peaceful, relaxing environment that brings out the best in student and teacher.

The administration and director were very helpful in helping me resolve any issues and making my stay and my learning experience the best possible one.

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This was an excellent way to begin my travels in Guatemala. And in such a beautiful place! Many thanks!
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4.8
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5.0
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4.0
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Reviewed by Mary Coakley February 16, 2017

20 Hours Spanish in San Marcos

This was an excellent way to begin my travels in Guatemala. And in such a beautiful place! Many thanks!

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Good Points
I enjoyed the one-on-one instruction, the visual aids, the growing vocabulary lexigon and the pleasant learning environment. In 20 hours the basics were covered and i had simple tools to use. My teacher Veronica was great!
Bad Points
For such a short period there were no bad points. I was happy with my outcome.
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I have attended Spanish language schools in all 3 locations: San Pedro, San Marcos and Xela. I prefer San Pedro for its amenities beyond the actual campus. Its size is perfect----neither too big nor too small.

I would really have liked the opportunity to see the film LA CAMIONETTA again. But I understand why such a screening would be difficult in San Marcos.
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3.3
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Reviewed by Susan Forster January 04, 2017

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I have attended Spanish language schools in all 3 locations: San Pedro, San Marcos and Xela. I prefer San Pedro for its amenities beyond the actual campus. Its size is perfect----neither too big nor too small.

I would really have liked the opportunity to see the film LA CAMIONETTA again. But I understand why such a screening would be difficult in San Marcos.

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Good Points
Irma is a professional teacher. She is good-humoured and well prepared for the lessons.

She knows that having fun while learning is important. I especially enjoyed the Spanish version of the game PASSWORD.

The campus in San Marcos is clean with an overall inviting ambiance.

Reception staff was especially helpful with phone calls and money matters.
Bad Points
From a pedagogical aspect there are no bad points.

The noise-making bombs and firecrackers however were most unpleasant.

And the near assassination of the squealing pigs in the yard near the school was most distressing.
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