Mexico

The Educational Experience.
Come live in Spanish in Mexico with us!
Coming in 2019

We will speak/eat/travel in Spanish only all week. You will live in an elegant hotel with us, in a sophisticated yet off-the-beaten-path neighborhood of the Yucatan Peninsula. Immersion will allow you to quickly improve your Spanish. We have orchestrated interactive experiences for the entire week with local Mexicans. You will have local excursions and (very brief) classes every day from 10:00am-6:00pm. We eat (or make!) dinner together, en espanol naturalmente, from 8:00pm-10:00pm every night.

There are only two levels: Beginner or Intermediate (+). All students in your group have similar levels, and we will work toward your specific goals. All materials (video/audio/text) are prepared for you and included in the experience. You will be gently pushed to interact with Mexicans all week; our expert team will make using Spanish fun and rewarding.

Your entire experience in Mexico with us is curated and ultra private. Two Spanish teachers/guides are present all day, eight students maximum per group. You will accumulate over 50 (fifty) hours of high-quality interaction in Spanish throughout the week; you will do this across all modalities: speaking, listening, reading, writing.

The accommodations and meals are carefully selected for our clientele, we will go to the best restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula (provided that no English is spoken at the establishment). All meals are included in the experience, and basic wine is also included. Un poco de vino will help enhance your knowledge of Spanish.

Typical Day

07:00am-10:00am: Breakfast served in hotel

Hotel staff instructed to only serve you in Spanish. Options for private walking/biking tours available. Our expert Spanish teachers are there to chat if you want.

10:00am-1:00pm: Daily excursion

Every activity is task-based. You will be given your task before we leave, e.g., “Report how many empanada shops are in Frontera. We will only be there for 90 minutes, ask at least 5 locals for this info.”

1:00pm-3:00pm: Lunch

All in Spanish.

3:00pm-5:00pm: Brief lesson

Lesson in hotel conference room, overlooking beach and pool. All students will report their task in Spanish. Teachers will provide some grammar and vocabulary lessons after every student presents. In this way, your learning is truly experiential, based on your experiences in Mexico.

5:00pm-8:00pm: Free time

Our expert Spanish teachers are available for un helado if you want to stroll and chat with them.

8:00pm-10:00pm: Dinner

Dinner at a local restaurant, where arrangements have already been made with staff—NINGUN INGLES! (On two of the six nights, we will cook dinner together with a local mama mexicana; the tasks on those two days will revolve around your shopping for la receta de la mama.)

Requirements:

  • 21 years old minimum
  • If you are a Beginner, you must learn these 200 words/expressions before the trip (link with audio examples here). Advice will be provided for study techniques.
  • If you are Intermediate (+), you must speak with us on the phone before registering. We will have a casual chat in English and then in Spanish.