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Spanish Courses in Playa del Carmen

The main objective of the Spanish courses we offer in Playa del Carmen is to help you improve your communicative skills. The emphasis of classroom activities is therefore the development of your abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish.

For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Spanish and you get plenty of opportunity to practice the sort of language you are likely to need outside the classroom.

We don't just want you to know Spanish. We want you to be able to use it!

Spanish courses at our Playa del Carmen Partner School are available for learners of all levels, from absolute beginners, to proficient students, to actual Spanish teachers. New courses begin every Monday, for students with previous knowledge of the language.

2018 Beginner group courses start dates:

-January 2nd, 15th, and 29th
-February 12th and 26th
-March 12th and 26th
-April 9th and 23rd
-May 07th and 21st
-June 04th and 18th
-July 02nd, 16th and 30th
-August 13th and 27th
-September 10th and 24th
-October 08th and 22nd
-November 05th and 19th
-December 03rd and 17th, and 31st

In addition to the accreditation by the Instituto Cervantes, our Partner School's Spanish courses are accredited by the German Bildungsurlaub program.

Intensive Group Program

Classes consist of 20 lessons per week (4 academic hours per day) of group instruction, in classes no larger than 8 students. The number of lessons is ideal to get fast learning results and still be able to enjoy leisure and cultural activities which this fantastic location offers. Due attention is paid to help students develop main language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing; and a wide variety of materials are used, including published materials from many different sources, and materials which have been written by teachers themselves!

Group classes take place Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (50 minutes per academic hour).

Combine your morning group lessons with afternoon activities to complement your cultural experience:

Intensive+ Diving
Intensive+ Latin dancing
Intensive+ Mexican cookery
Intensive+ Mexican culture

For details, please contact us.

Private classes

We recommend private classes if you need to learn the language in a very short period of time or need to prepare for language exams, special classes, negotiations or presentations. The concept of these classes is to adapt to your learning needs and specific areas of interest. Course material used in private lessons is designed according to students' individual requirements.

If you have particular linguistic needs, private classes are always an interesting option! Class times are usually in the afternoons, after 2 p.m.

Afternoon Social Program

Apart from classroom time, we offer other opportunities to continue practicing the Spanish you are learning, through the social and cultural exchange program.

Our Partner School organizes a program of social activities in the school including welcome cocktail parties, conversation exchange evenings with Mexican students studying English, lectures on different aspects of Mexican and Mayan culture, film projections with commentaries, etc.

The conversation exchange program is one of the most popular activities at the school, as this allows Spanish students to practice with Mexican university students learning English. This is an excellent opportunity not only to practice, but to get a better cultural understanding!

Other special Spanish programs available are:

Spanish for Medical Practitioners

Recommended for intermediate and advanced students, this program is designed for medical practitioners (doctors, nurses, care-workers, etc.) who need to use Spanish in their workplace. The course focuses on improving linguistic competency in a wide range of health care contexts and situations.

The program combines Intensive Group lessons with 2 hours of Individual Tutoring per day, and includes an optional visit to a health center, or interviews with local nurses and physicians.

If you work in the health field but do not meet the level of proficiency to benefit from this program, we can customize a special program to help develop a solid language foundation and help you acquire better communication skills with your patients!

Intermediate level

Students at this level will achieve a basic competency in Spanish that will allow them to communicate successfully in most health situations at primary assistance level.

Students learn to:

  • receive, orientate and inform a patient or visitor
  • participate in a basic discussion within the health aid activity
  • establish and confirm an appointment or interview
  • take notes of a telephone conversation or an interview with a patient
  • understand straightforward professional explanations or instructions
  • make and maintain telephone contacts, etc.

Other topics covered may include:

  • the elaboration and understanding of health documents and health administration systems
  • understanding patients medical history and admission details
  • understanding basic medical texts
  • writing notes and messages, completing questionnaires or forms
  • knowing how to explain a blood analysis, etc.

The organization of different health systems may also be covered.

Advanced level

At this level students develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish, develop their oral fluency and improve their pronunciation.

Students will learn to:

  • understand and expand oral and written messages from almost any register in a health care context
  • communicate with patients directly, or by telephone
  • discuss and debate subjects of interest such as current healthcare policies
  • look up, order or transfer information and data
  • reply to complaints
  • comprehend and compile hospital documents (diagnostic samples, surgery plans etc.)

Subjects may include clinics and hospitals, internal medicine, diagnosis and treatment, surgery, the operating theatre, pre-operative and post-operative care, etc., as well as the organization of different health systems.

DELE Preparation course

Obtain Initial, Intermediate and Advanced diplomas in the most highly respected certificate in Spanish as a foreign language.

The DELE preparation course consists of an Intensive group program (20 hours per week) plus 10 hours of DELE preparation individual lessons. The intensive course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competency and the private lessons will provide you with the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.

You can start a DELE preparation course at any time of the year, but the actual DELE exams are only available on certain dates in May, August and November. Our Partner School is an accredited DELE exam center.

2018 DELE exam dates:

- Saturday May 19: Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Enrolment deadline March 20
- Saturday November 10: Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Enrolment deadline September 25

Spanish Teacher Training

These courses are designed for fluent Spanish speakers (either native or non-native) who would like to learn how to teach Spanish to foreigners. The program is offered intensively for 4 weeks, covering a total of 120 hours of theory and practice teaching.

To be accepted in this program, students are required to hold a university degree and have a high level of Spanish proficiency (native or near-native speaking level is preferred). Upon successful completion of the program students receive an officially recognized teaching certificate from the University of Barcelona in Spain, and 6 credits on the University of Barcelona's Masters Course in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Contact us for more detailed information on this program.

Made-to-measure

Are you a resident in Playa del Carmen or the Rivera Maya? Do you need to learn Spanish for a specific purpose, such as work or school? Are you unable to attend regular classes due to your busy work schedule? Made-to-measure classes are just what you need!

Contact us. We will be happy to assist you finding the best alternative for your language success!

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