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Celas Maya

About

Now that you have decided to learn Spanish or improve your Spanish fluency, Celas Maya Spanish School is an excellent option to help you with this. We are a Spanish school with 19 years of experience offering a variety of courses such as DELE Preparation.

Our Total Immersion Programs are for all levels, from A1-C2, both in-person and online, with our one-on-one model to guarantee fast advancement in your Spanish speaking abilities. Our packages include accommodation with a local host family, extracurricular activities, and transferable university credits.

Reviews

Kyle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Celas Maya is AMAZING

I spent a total of 4+ months studying at Celas Maya over the course of the past year, and in that time the phenomenal teachers and staff were instrumental in bringing my Spanish level from basic conversation skills to a high-degree of mastery. I progressed far more than I initially imagined possible (and ended up passing the DELE C2 exam!!!), thanks in large part to the exceptional quality of the school overall, as well as the staff's willingness to tailor the learning experience to my specific needs and goals. I was often amazed by the passion and joy the teachers brought to every class, and by the attentiveness of the administration in ensuring a positive experience for every student. I am now confident communicating fluently in any context, and I often get mistaken for a Guatemalan over the phone!

In addition to providing an excellent study experience, Celas Maya hosts a warm, welcoming community and an environment that seamlessly blends fun, adventure, relaxation, learning, and cultural immersion. From salsa class, to volcano hikes, to visits to local communities, to sea turtle liberations, the daily activities the school offers are a perfect supplement to class time, and for me they formed an important part of the cultural learning experience

I highly recommend Celas Maya school for anyone looking to learn or improve their Spanish. It is a tremendous place to study and experience the beautiful country of Guatemala, regardless of your Spanish level or background. I hope to return soon!

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Daniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

From Xela

I write in the last week of my month here in Xela. Although it is sad to be soon departing, I believe a few memories will depict the reasons for my strong recommendation for Spanish instruction at Celas Maya.

In my first week, I remember looking into the central garden during my one-on-one lesson in Spanish. I entered Guatemala with a working conversational proficiency in Spanish, but the one-on-one instruction provided an opportunity to expand on that. With reference to the memory of the garden, I would say that the beautiful setting around which students and instructors work on individual tables amplifies this opportunity as - it is all too often forgotten - the location and environment in which one learns are critical. Celas Maya's facilities are unparalleled in this regard, and Quetzaltenango provides the perfect background city in which to learn.

I also remember the challenge of explaining medical concepts in Spanish with my instructor through Celas Maya's medical Spanish track. As a medical student, it is important I learn to communicate effectively with my patients in Spanish. Celas Mayas' incorporation of medical Spanish into one-on-one lessons and medical simulations is an excellent way to do this. If I am able to relate better to my Spanish-speaking patients in the future, it will be in large part because of this element of Celas Mayas' curriculum.

A final thing to mention are the special activities optional to students in afternoons and weekends. They coordinate and manage these activities - including trips to local hot springs (Fuentes Georginas, hiking trips to volcanoes, beach trips, etc.) in an easy-to-navigate way, making exploring Xela and surrounding departments simple. Expanding on this, Celas Maya creates an environment in which meeting people from around the world happens every day, forming yet another enriching aspect of the program.

A few simple memories and pictures cannot do justice to my high regard for Celas Maya, but hopefully they have at least whet your appetite.

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