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Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen: Language Courses

Standard Spanish Course

  • Open to 16 yrs+ age group
  • 1 to 8 weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • Timetable: generally 09.30 hrs to 13.30 hrs
  • Max. 8 people per class
  • On average 3/5 students per class

A quality short term Spanish language course aimed at those who need to build on current Spanish language skills or who want to learn Spanish from scratch in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. All language tuition is given in SPANISH by qualified Spanish speaking language tutors and students are tested on arrival to ensure they are placed in a group class appropriate for their language level.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Languages for Life Course

  • Open to 16 yrs+ age group
  • 8 to 30 weeks Spanish course duration
  • Description as per the Standard Course

For Spanish language students looking to make serious language progress, these long term courses ensure solid understanding, correct grammatical knowledge and provide plenty of opportunity to put your Spanish language skills into practise for two or several months in Playa del Carmen. Whether a beginner who wants to learn the Spanish language from scratch, or someone with prior Spanish knowledge, this course provides quality tuition across all ability levels.
If you wish you can prepare and sit the DELE Spanish language exams at the Spanish language school, in May, August and November of each year (students take additional modules of private lessons for specific exam preparation, at extra cost, prior to the exams themselves however the Languages for Life course provides the general grounding required to reach the necessary Spanish language levels to qualify to sit the exams).

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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DELE Preparation Course

  • Open to 16 yrs+ age group
  • 4 +weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • + 10 private (or 2:1) lessons per week
  • Timetable: generally 09.30 hrs to 13.30 hrs
  • + PM classes
  • Max. 8 people per class
  • On average 3/5 students per group class
  • The school is a DELE exam centre
  • October: Levels offered A2 to B2
  • November: Levels offered A1 to C1
  • Exam registration fee is an extra cost

This DELE course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competency in the Spanish language and the DELE preparation course will provide you with the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.

The Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organizes Spanish language exams known as “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera” (or DELE). These are offered at six levels: A1 (Básico), A2 (Plataforma), B1 (Intermedio), B2 (Avanzado), C1 (Dominio operativo eficaz) and C2 (Maestría) which correspond with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The exams include reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and oral expression components. All parts of the exam are taken on the same day.

DELE (Combined Course) 20 + 10 private lessons

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Spanish & Cookery Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • 1 to 4 weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • Max. 8 people per class
  • Cookery ingredients/utensils included

PLUS three afternoon cookery sessions per week dedicated to exploring Mexican cuisine, first-hand, in the college kitchen garden!
The cookery classes take place on 3 afternoons per week (usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Students can take 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks of classes. Visit to a typical grocery store in Playa del Carmen so that students can learn the names of all basic ingredients. Demonstrations of the basics of Mexican cooking before you get creative! Guacamole, fajitas, pico de gallo (tex-mex sauce), quesadillas, molletes, tacos & enchiladas on to more specialised dishes such as mole, pozole, pipian, tamales and adobo. Plus you get to eat what you make!
The course fees include level test, cookery course materials, certificates, programme of social activities, student card and access to all the school facilities… plus ingredients, use of utensils and washing up!

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Spanish & Diving Course

  • Open to 16 yrs+ age group
  • 1+ weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • Max. 8 people per class
  • All diving equipment hire and facilities usage included

PLUS either:-

For Beginners to Diving / a three day diving programme over one week, leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives up to 18 meters.
For Advanced Divers / a 2 to 3 day diving programme over one week, leading to the PADI certificate for dives of up to 30 meters.

The Diving School instructors are all fully qualified PADI tutors (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and their equipment meets the rigorous safety standards imposed on the industry. They also speak several languages, so if their instructions in Spanish aren’t clear, these can readily be translated.

Allow a further $40.00 for the PADI Instruction Book

Course A: Diving for Beginners

The Diving for Beginners course is a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 meters.
The course includes theoretical sessions, pool sessions, 4 ocean boat dives and equipment. Students will need 2 passport size photos.
As a first step students are required to read 3 chapters of the PADI open water manual. They need to do this before day 1 of the course.

Day 1 of the course goes over the theory, introduces students to the equipment and includes initial training in a swimming pool (6 to 8 hours). This first training session will normally take place on a Saturday or Sunday, so as not to clash with the Spanish classes held in the mornings.
Day 2 students practice the skills learned at the pool in shallow ocean reefs (3 hours in the afternoon).
Day 3 students dive up to 60 ft in open water, practice more skills and take the final dive test (4 hours in the afternoon).

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Course B: Advanced Diving Course

This is a 2-3 day course that leads to the PADI certificate for dives up to 30 meters. A pre-requisite for participating in the course is the PADI Open Water Course certificate or equivalent.

The course includes sessions on the theoretical aspects of diving and 5 ocean dives. The ocean dives include: 1 navigation dive, 1 deep dive, and 3 optional dives (photography, video, wreck dives, night dives, etc.). All dives and other activities are programmed so as not to clash with the Spanish lessons taken in the mornings.

Additional dives available (outside of the Spanish & Diving Course)
Playa del Carmen approx 75 US$
Cenote approx 110 US$
Cozumel approx 75 US$ + 30 US$ for ferry trip
Included: Level test, certificates, programme of social activities, student card and access to all the school facilities + all diving equipment and facilities.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Spanish & Latin Dancing

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • 1 week + language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • Max 8 students per class

Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Samba… the list of Latin dances is a long one. Learn the basic steps with our expert dance tutors. There’s plenty of opportunity to practice in Playa’s clubs and discos.

Dance classes take place 3 afternoons per week and students can enrol for 1 – 4 weeks.

Duration: 1-4 weeks
Hours/day: 4 hours Spanish + Latin dance sessions
Levels: All levels
Normally Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Included: Registration, level test, certificates, programme of social & cultural activities, student card and access to all the school’s facilities.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Spanish & Mexican Culture

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • 1 + weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons per week
  • Max 8 students per class

Gain an insight into Mexican culture, topics covered include the history of Mexico, regional and ethnic diversity, folklore, the arts etc and class work is designed to help students’ develop their communication skills
Cultural lessons take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14.00 hrs to 15.00 hrs
Travelling in Mexico: If you’re planning to travel in Mexico, these sessions will provide plenty of ideas for your trip. You’ll discover that Mexico is an incredibly diverse country which has an enormous amount to offer.
Mexico today: Explore how Mexicans see themselves in a world that is constantly changing. Mexican society is reflected in their everyday way of living. Ask the experts: the Mexicans who can truly answer all your questions.
Mexico from the past: In Mexico, history is present in everyday life. Perhaps nothing better illustrates this than Mexico’s languages: the country is both the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and also home to the largest number of Native American language speakers on the continent.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Spanish Combined Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group
  • 1 to 8 weeks language course duration
  • 20 group Spanish lessons
  • + 5 or 10 private lessons per week
  • Group timetable: generally 09.30 hrs to 13.30 hrs
  • Private tuition timetable: PM, but exact times will vary
  • Max. 8 people per group class
  • On average 3/5 students per class

A quality short term Spanish course combining the camaraderie and structure of a group course with the personal focus of private tuition, aimed at those who need to build on current Spanish language skills or who want to learn Spanish from scratch in Playa del Carmen.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

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Private Tuition Courses

  • 1 week + language course duration
  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • 15, 20 & 25 private Spanish lessons per week

An extremely intensive Spanish language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a one or two+ week period. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their Spanish for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19 26

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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