Although Spanish language schools in Mexico vary in course content considerably, we have developed
Spanish language courses that target a wide range of student needs. Our intensive Spanish language
programs focus on the needs of students, professionals, or individuals that would simply like to
improve their Spanish language ability. Intensive Spanish language learning is made possible through
close contact with native speakers and complete involvement in the Spanish language environment.
With over 39 years of Spanish language instruction experience, our Spanish language program in Guadalajara
is designed to develop an overall fluency. In addition, studying Spanish in Mexico becomes simple as students
find themselves completely immersed in using Spanish in every day conversation. It is a great opportunity for
those that would like to study Spanish while on vacation in Mexico.
Our course material is designed to generate
real language development. Every aspect of the course material, from vocabulary enhancement to the classroom
conversation exercises, is focused on Spanish language fluency in real situations. We are currently using a
four part Spanish course that provides us with the flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of ability
levels. It uses an active communicative approach in which the students are asked to perform in real life situations
with real purposes.
Spanish Course Credits.
IMAC has been fully accredited by the Department of Education of Mexico since 1977.
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9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Students are involved in direct Spanish language instruction with a native instructor.
All areas of Spanish language fluency are developed.
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM Students go to break.
11:15 AM to 1:00 PM Intensive Spanish classes with your instructor resume.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM In addition to the classroom instruction, you have unlimited access to our Multimedia Lab
(email, Internet, interactive Spanish programs), free of charge. Our students are strongly encouraged to maximize
their learning by attending our Multimedia Lab an additional hour daily, though you may use the Multimedia Lab for
as long as you wish during school hours. This brings your number of hours to 25 weekly (20 hours of teacher instruction
and a recommended minimum 5 hours of free lab time).
This is a service that will allow the Spanish language student to reinforce the skill areas of pronunciation,
listening, reading and writing. The students´ individual interests and areas of need are addressed as they
work on the area that they choose.
We also offer our students the opportunity to participate in a language and cultural exchange group, which will allow
the student to practice his or her new language skills with native Spanish speaking students in a relaxed, informal
setting. This activity is supervised by an instructor every afternoon, and is free of charge; therefore adding an
optional additional hour of instruction per day.
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS
Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural activities both here in the
historical downtown area as well as around the city of Guadalajara. For more information see:
All our courses from beginning to the most advanced are made up of small groups ranging from 1 to 6 students which
provides an ideal learning atmosphere. The smaller the group the faster and more
effective the learning since there is a dramatic fall in individual
achievement and speed of learning as the size of the group increases above 6 students.
Our Spanish language immersion offers levels which fall into three categories: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Beginners - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): A1, A2
Instituto México Americano de Cultura Spanish language immersion program has the following three objectives:
- The first is to facilitate the non-Spanish speaking student to develop enough proficiency to communicate in
real life situations.
- The second is to build upon the basic foundation of linguistic skills developed in the first level and to generate
over all fluency and proficiency in the four basic skills. Verb conjugation and grammar are more fully developed at
this level. Students will also be exposed to many more real life situations utilizing a functional approach to
- Fluency and linguistic proficiency in all areas of language learning will be developed with the goal of mastery
during the final level of our Spanish language program. Students are provided with a wide variety of functional
situations as well as the opportunity to participate in many everyday topics to stimulate the learner to participate
in Spanish for communication
Intermediate - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): B1
Objectives of the Program
An integrated four-skills approach, prepares intermediate students to use Spanish in real-life situations by emphasizing oral communication and by developing the other basic language skills. To meet these goals, the program has been designed with the following objectives in mind:
To reinforce and expand the vocabulary base acquired by students in first year Spanish. Practical, high-frequency vocabulary presented in culturally authentic contexts takes students beyond the basic survival skills acquired in introductory classes and sets the stage for extended discourse.
To review fundamental grammar structures and to foster the mastery of concepts not fully acquired in an introductory course of the first year of study. The presentation of most structures expands on the morphological and syntactical elements normally presented in beginning Spanish.
To strengthen students' communicative competency by providing ongoing opportunities for oral practice in realistic contexts (debates, role-plays, and problem-solving situations) that lend themselves to more sophisticated discourse strategies, for example circumlocution and paraphrasing.
To broaden students' knowledge of the geography of the Hispanic world and to increase their familiarity with contemporary Hispanic culture and their ability to make cross-cultural comparisons.
To develop students' ability to read and understand authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world and to articulate their observations, reactions, and opinions.
To develop listening comprehension skills by exposing students to natural language as spoken by native speakers from a variety of Hispanic countries in real-life contexts.
To improve writing skills by providing ongoing practice in contexts that reinforce the vocabulary and structures taught in the text
Advanced - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): B2, C1, C2
This course combines advanced composition in Spanish and beginning literary analysis. Each chapter in the textbook features a selection by a modern author and contains explanations and activities for vocabulary development, comprehension, interpretation, style, translation and free composition. All chapters also provide a thorough and systematic review of important grammar topics that pose difficulties and thereby negatively affect the expression of students’ thoughts and ideas when they write in Spanish. Materials are organized to allow for considerable flexibility as to how they are assigned and used.
This course has been designed to consolidate the language skills acquired in introductory-level courses and to build communicative skills and cultural competency, it emphasizes the natural use of practical, high-frequency language for communication, and offers a comprehensive review of first/second-year grammar structures, while developing students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and increasing their awareness of Hispanic culture.
Our program also features:
Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language - DELE
|| The DELE, Spanish acronym for Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, is the sole standardized accreditation system for Spanish as a foreign language students accepted in over 100 different countries around the world. This certification is granted by Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport through the Instituto Cervnates. A DELE diploma provides the beholder with an accredited level of competence and mastery of Spanish.
We are perhaps the only language center in Mexico with official accreditation for DELE testing from, The Ministry for Education of Spain and The Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from The Secretary of Education of Mexico.
Instituto Cervantes Associated Center
|| IMAC Spanish Language Programs is now a member of the Instituto Cervantesí distinguished Network of Associate Centers. The Instituto Cervantes is a public organism based in Spain and commissioned with regulating and standardizing the instruction of Spanish worldwide. With presence in 4 continents,
this organization admits and recognizes only institutions, like ours, which are committed to quality, efficiency, and above all excellence in the instruction of the Spanish language.
With over 39 years of experience in the instruction of Spanish our institution can proudly say we have acquired all the tools necessary to merit such accreditation and provide our students with the very best Spanish immersion programs available.
Bildungsurlaub Spanish Program
For all German nationals, you will be pleased to know that IMAC Spanish Language Programs has been incorporated into the Bildungsurlaud school patron which means that; you can now take your Spanish immersion program for professional development with our school.