About Us

Learn Spanish at Academia de Español Continental in Antigua Guatemala!

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Students and Teachers

Academia de Español Continental is a dynamic and young Spanish language school. It was founded by a group of professional and experienced Spanish language teachers in order to provide quality language courses for a reasonable price. Our school is located in a beautiful, centrally-located, colonial building on 3a Calle Poniente in Antigua Guatemala, two blocks from Central Park and two blocks from the local market.

Besides highly educative Spanish lessons, our school offers accommodation through private rooms at the school and home stays with a Guatemalan family. Furthermore, the students can participate in cultural activities, and volunteer in social projects in and around Antigua. We also organize safe trips and transportation to other sites within Guatemala such as Lago de Atitlán, Tikal and Chichicastenango, all based on the student’s wishes.

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Learning methods

Learning methods
We strongly believe in personal attention for our students to maximize results. It means everything revolves around you, the language student learning Spanish. Our job is to provide students with the required skills to effectively communicate in the Spanish language, whether you study Spanish for academic reasons, for career enhancement or for pleasure. Our method of teaching is One-on-One. In this way our teachers fully meet the students´s wishes and needs. Lessons are focused on all language skills, from understanding, speaking, reading and writing to grammar, spelling and vocabulary. The school works with different study books and applies fun, interactive learning methods such as games, flash cards, cultural happenings, literature and music to make the lessons fun and lively.

On the first day of school, students are evaluated through an oral and written exam to determine their level of Spanish. We classify the students according to the levels Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Based on the student´s level, each student will agree with the teacher on a weekly individual learning plan. We encourage students to express their preferences for a single teacher or multiple teachers to optimize their learning experience.

 

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Teachers

Teachers 
Our teachers work with dedication and excitement to make the best of the student´s experience. All teachers have the necessary teaching diplomas aside from at least five years of Spanish teaching experience. This is a requirement so that the teacher can swiftly and creatively adapt the lessons to each student´s learning ability. Our teachers can teach all levels of Spanish, from the very newest beginner to the most advanced. Furthermore we have teachers that are specifically trained to teach Spanish to children. Therefore we happily even offer lessons to children that cannot read or write yet. Our teachers are also excited to teach in a parent-child combination, giving both the parent and the child the required Spanish skills.

 

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Flexibility

Flexibility 

Unlike many other language schools, Academia de Español Continental offers flexibility in the hours of study, depending on your wishes and other activities. Whether you wish to study for an extended period of time while employed or volunteering in Guatemala, or you wish to just review your Spanish for a few hours while travelling through Antigua, we are able to provide you the hours of instruction you wish at times that work best for you. You can thus study for only a few hours, up to full days, full weeks and full months with us. The school´s standard teaching hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, however you can let us know when is the best moment for you. Lessons in the evenings or on the weekends are also available for a surcharge.

 

 

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Fun and study

Program options
In our school, we offer several study programs to expose the student to the culture of
Guatemala. For example, the ´Fun and Study´ program combines lessons with trips in Guatemala and the ´Volunteer program´ combines lessons with volunteering in a social project in or close to Antigua. In cooperation with Rural Universidad our students can also receive academic credits for studying Spanish with us. Furthermore, we provide custom-made lessons in subjects such as Medical Spanish, Legal Terminology Spanish, Latin American literature, Mayan Studies, etc. If you have specific reasons for studying Spanish, please let us know and we will structure your lessons around those needs. For more information on all our program options, click here.