OUR LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Our Language Institute is recognized as one of the finest Spanish language
schools in Mexico. For students who are looking for Spanish language
schools, our Spanish language programs are backed up with over 40 years
of experience in language instruction and offer you the possibility of
participating in one of the finest Spanish language immersion programs
available. We would like to assure you that we are 100% committed to
making your time of studying Spanish in Mexico, as memorable and
educationally productive as possible.
Instituto Mexico-Americano de Cultura A.C.
is an organization accredited by the Mexican Board of Education and the
Secretariat of Foreign Relations, (Mexican State Department), devoted
to promote international goodwill through education and the teaching of
We currently teach over 2000 Mexican students who are learning English as a foreign language. Plus, we have 500+
Spanish students every year. Our students' ages range from 16 - 70+ years old, and they are from all over the world,
such as: the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, France, etc.
Please investigate all the details of our program, language center and our city using the menu located on the left
of your screen.
Why learn Spanish at IMAC?
Because our program is OUTSTANDING!
Our Spanish courses are very well integrated. We offer 16 different
levels of Spanish from beginner to most advance. We place our students
in their class according to the outcome of 2 evaluations: a written and
an oral evaluation. This evaluation process allows us to determine your
exact Spanish level. They identify your strengths, as well as weaknesses,
in the language so that your professors can provide you with the specialized
attention you require while focusing on your critical points. The classes
have no more than 10 students per class and are based on a solid course
structure. We can guarantee that we will always have the
level you require available.
IMAC Spanish Language Programs offers, by far, the most comprehensive
and complimented Spanish immersion program in Mexico. Aside from our high
quality Spanish classes, all our students are also entitled to all of the
following free amenities:
Learning material, other than books.
A focused cultural exchange group between Mexican and foreign students.
Over 25 interactive Spanish programs in our MULTIMEDIA LAB.
Certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
An individualized placement test and a personal interview.
University Credit Transfers (upon request).
Unlimited internet use in our state of the art MULTIMEDIA LAB.
Free volunteer placement included in your Spanish program
http://www.spanish-school.com.mx/volunteer-programs.html . Permanent program.
Free unlimited wireless broadband is available throughout the building. Please ask for the password.
Free Salsa lessons two times a week.
Free guitar lessons you just have to bring the guitar.
A special orientation meeting welcoming you to Guadalajara.
Things may occur that you may require help with be advised that we have very efficient staff members who are here to
help you in any way during your stay here please don’t hesitate to ask. Assistance available 24/7.
We have a social department which operates so that we can help orient you
into our fine city to enjoy things like the exciting nightlife and the quaint small towns nearby.
At your request we have a list of many affordable tour packages with detailed options which you may book through us.
We wish for you to take advantage of your time here and encourage you to explore!
Maps of Guadalajara and pertinent tourist information.
Local cultural activities.
Fitness center passes.
Access to our fax machine in the reception area.
Practice Mexican cooking with a host family (homestay program).
Ceramic Crafts classes.
Premier movies in our auditorium.
Our Spanish immersion programs excel above others because we offer more than general
Spanish instruction. Our school understands that professionals, like you, require
learning Spanish for a particular professional field. For this reason we have
developed specialty courses geared toward building professional vocabulary platforms
for specific sentence structuring. This is for students who need to engage in specific
conversations with their clients, personnel, or community. You may view a detailed
description of all these programs at the following link: http://www.spanish-school.com.mx/spanish-specific-purposes.php
Our Spanish programs are 100% in Spanish and geared towards helping you actually speak
the language. We use the direct conversational approach which has been fully proven
as the best method for students to learn how to comprehend and speak any language.
Our immersion experience combines solid course structures with innovative teaching
techniques to provide you with the best learning experience possible. Regardless of
your current level or the duration of your program, we guarantee positive results
at the end of your course.
For more than 39 years our institution has dedicated itself to teaching Spanish to
foreign students. Our institution has withstood the test of time and continues
leading the field of language instruction not only in the city of Guadalajara,
but in the entire state of Jalisco. Our school has distinguished itself from others
thanks to its highly qualified and professional personnel. All our professors are not
only native Spanish speakers, but they also have a university degree for their particular
professional fields. Obviously, this is unlike most other institutions that have under-qualified
Spanish speakers with no academic or professional formation imparting their lessons.
Attending an institution that has national accreditation is of importance because the
accrediting organization validates the school’s legitimacy. You will find that our school is
not only accredited by national academic organizations, but by international ones as well.
We are accredited by the Mexican Department of Education, the Instituto Cervantes of Spain,
ACTFL, CASLT, AATSP, and ALTO, among others. We are the only school in Jalisco certified as
a DELE examination center. The DELE exam is the international Spanish level standardized exam
which is valid in 120 countries around the world. Our organization is also accredited as a
socially responsible organization for promoting cultural understanding through the elimination
of language barriers among people from all over the world.
Our institution is comprised of 100% native teachers. This means that you will be immersed
in an entirely Spanish speaking environment. Not only are our classes presented entirely in Spanish,
but our administrative personnel will also encourage you to use the language when addressing your
inquiries. However, English is also spoken just in case you need to go over your questions in a
language you already know. Our school also has an ESL student body numbering 2000 plus! This means
that you will have a great number of people to talk to, socialize with, and of course practice your
Spanish. The unique tradition of Guadalajara will offer you an experience of Mexico without parallel.
After all, Guadalajara is considered the cradle of Mexican tradition and the birthplace of Tequila
and Mariachi music.
IMAC Spanish Language Programs is all about learning Spanish. For this reason we use the direct
communicative approach to teach our students. Our objective is to provide you with the necessary
resources to connect your thoughts with the actual words that are coming out of your mouth. A strong
grammatical structure provides our students with the solid foundations required for quick sentence
structuring and vocabulary reference. The immersion experience is geared towards teaching you the
language by living in a Spanish speaking environment. The immersion experience is hands-down the best
way to learn any language.
Everybody knows for a fact that the world does not sit still. Our institution is no exception;
we keep up to date with the latest Spanish learning technologies. As a testament to this technological
innovative requirement is our Spanish multimedia lab. Our lab includes state-of-the-art equipment and
vanguard interactive Spanish learning software. All the learning resources provided for you in our lab
will exponentially increase your ability to read, write, and speak Spanish! The human innovative factor
is also covered by our school since our professors are constantly updated on the latest teaching techniques
through regularly scheduled seminars and workshops.
Who says you can not study Spanish whenever you want? Not us! We encourage it! Unlike most other
schools that have set initiation dates for their programs as well predetermined course durations,
our school does not. We have a new course beginning every week. This means that you may choose to
begin our group lessons virtually every Monday of the year for any of the 16 different levels of
Spanish that we offer and the private program any day of the week Monday through Friday. Not only
can you begin whenever you want, but you can also study for as long as you want. 1 week, 1 month,
4 months, at IMAC Spanish Language Programs you decide.
Why learn Spanish? The reasons are simple: professional, social, and/ or academic gain. If you
are a professional seeking better communication with your Spanish speaking clients or to expand your
business into a Spanish speaking market, an immersion program with our school is the best way to
accomplish your goals. If you are simply looking to communicate better with the Spanish speaking
community in your town or to retire to a Spanish speaking country, this immersion experience will
provide you with the language skills you require to socialize with all your neighbors. If you are a
student who wishes to obtain academic credits for their Spanish courses abroad, we can provide you
with a detailed course transcript and academic credits.
¨The City of Roses¨ or ¨The Pearl of the West¨as the locals call it,
was founded by the Spanish in the year
1542 and is now second only to Mexico City in population, production,
and commerce. However, it is second to none in charm, beauty, and the
warmth of its people. Guadalajara´s innumerable colonial
buildings, museums, theaters, churches, and parks all contribute to
making the city truly rich in history and culture. Guadalajara is also
located within a few hours drive to the world famous Mexican beach
resort of Puerto Vallarta. The people of Guadalajara also enjoy one of
the most temperate climates in the world; the year round temperature is
about 75 degrees. All of this and much more have made Guadalajara the
center of culture and comfort in western Mexico.
Spanish language learning here in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an opportunity to be involved in
intensive Spanish instruction. For those individuals that find Mexico
especially interesting, the city of Guadalajara, with its unique
hospitality and true Mexican identity, make learning Spanish in Mexico
an unforgettable cultural experience. In addition, the city of
Guadalajara is known throughout the entire country of Mexico as one of
the most traditional of Mexican cities. Afterall, it is the birth-place
of Mariachi and Tequila. Mariachi music, played by a traditional
Mexican orchestra, originated right here in a little town very close to
Guadalajara. Tequila, the world-famous Mexican beverage, originated and
is produced all throughout this region of the state of Jalisco. The
culture and architecture of Mexico abounds in this city that is over
460 years old. The cathedral is the most prominent example of an
innumerable amount of colonial architecture. It exemplifies the
timelessness of the culture of colonial Mexico.
Guadalajara, while retaining its provincial Mexican enchantment, offers the visitor all
the modern conveniences that will assure he or she will not have to do
without any of the comforts, cultural interests, sporting events, or
entertainment to which he or she is accustomed to. These are a few of
the reasons that have lured many visitors from other countries to make
Guadalajara their home or for those pursuing cultural goals their
center of learning.
Guadalajara, Mexico Map
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Guadalajara, Mexico Museums
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