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Spanish Courses

Pop Wuj offers 5 distinct
Spanish Language Immersion study, two Spanish courses geared for students and professionals in the fields of Medicine / Healthcare and Social Work / Community Development, a Spanish Immersion Program designed for teachers to gain teaching experience in a Spanish environment and an Excursion Program      
that expands the immersion course to include cultural field trips.
All Spanish courses feature volunteer work projects while the Medical Spanish, Social Work and Spanish for teachers programs provide students with specific field placement and supervision in their professional practices.

Our teaching style is one-to-one. The formal classes in Spanish are given five hours a day, five days a week. During the rest of the day and in the evening, the school offers a variety of activities that are designed to teach students something about Guatemalan and Latin American culture, or just to provide entertainment.
Spanish Courses
One-to-One Tuition

Spanish Course Overview

Spanish Immersion Course

    Includes:

5h Daily / 25h per Week – One-to-One Spanish Tuition either in the morning or the afternoon

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a hot shower
(click here for more detail on the Spanish Immersion Course)   

    Price:

185,- USD per Week Currency Converter ?   

One time registration fee - 65,- USD

3 Weeks of Spanish language study through field trips

One-to-One Spanish Tuition

Homestay in Xela with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a hot shower

Contacts

Bilingual guides services at sites of interest

Public transportation

Airfare: Guatemala City-Flores; Flores-Guatemala City

Translation services during lectures and other activities
(click here for more detail on the Excursion Spanish Immersion Program)   

    Price excludes :

The cost of meals on the various trips

The cost of hotels (except for the Fuentes Georginas)

Admission costs at the parks: TIKAL or ABAJ TAKALIK

Airfare to Guatemala

    Price:

1000,- USD per person (minimum of 10 participants) Currency Converter ?  
Medical Spanish Program

    Includes:

4h Daily - One-to-One Spanish Instruction with supplemental curriculum for medical Spanish

2-5h a Day - Participation in the Medical Spanish Program

Lecture on cultural competencies for one week in addition to the One-to-One Spanish Instruction

Clinical experience in the Pop Wuj Clinic (suitable for elective rotation)

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a hot shower
(click here for more detail on the Medical Spanish Program)     

   Price:

Low Season* - 250,- USD per Week Currency Converter ?  

High Season* - 300,- USD per Week

One time registration fee 150,- USD

The cost of the Medical Spanish program and its registration fee is slightly higher than that of the Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of medical conferences, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund supporting the Pop Wuj Medical Clinic.

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required

   Seasons:
      *Low Season - Month of Mar, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
*High Season - Month of Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug
Social Work Program

    Includes:

4h Daily / 20h per Week – One-to-One Spanish Tuition either in the morning or the afternoon

2-5h a Day - Participation in the Social Work Program

Lecture on cultural competencies for one week in addition to the One-to-One Spanish Tuition

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a hot shower
(click here for more detail on Social Work P.)    

    Price:

215,- USD per Week plus one time registration fee 150,- USD Currency?

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required

The cost of the Social Work Program and its registration fee is slightly higher than that of the normal Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of cultural competency lectures, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund to support the Pop Wuj Social Work Program. (read more)
Classes run Monday through Friday, with morning or afternoon sessions. We recommend a minimum of three weeks for maximum benefit. However, depending on your goals, your current level of expertise and/or innate abilities, you may wish to stay for shorter or longer periods. One to two weeks can certainly be enough time to dust off high school or college Spanish, improve grammar and vocabulary and be introduced to a fascinating country and culture. Longer stays, if you have the available time, can give one mastery and fluency. How much fluency you develop naturally would depend, in part, on your inherent abilities, determination and commitment as well as how much you stay focused. There are many opportunities to practice with teachers and your host family.

Our teachers are college educated and trained as instructors of Spanish as a second language. They are able to teach at all levels and can assist students in developing vocabularies in a variety of disciplines, such as Spanish Medical Terminology, social work, education.

Our school is nonprofit and all our earnings are donated to a variety of community development projects in which the students are welcome to participate.

Note: The Medical, Social, Spanish for Teachers and Excursion program include all that the Spanish Immersion Course consists of in addition to the unique focus that each of these specialized programs offer their participants.
Spanish Immersion Course - One-to-One Tuition
Excursion Spanish Immersion - Lake Atitlán
Medical Spanish - Spanish for Medical Professionals
Social Work Program
Spanish Courses - Teacher and Students
Spanish for Teachers

    Includes:

4h Daily - intensive One-to-One Spanish focused on technical education vocabulary with a teacher specialized in the language

4h Daily - observation and/or hands-on practice in an urban or rural classroom starting the second week

Techniques and methods of teaching, lesson planning, objectives, activities, and evaluations

Lectures targeting cultural competencies for one week that include themes about Guatemala and Latin America, issues pertaining to the culture, economy, education, and history of the country; planning and evaluation

Cultural immersion through a Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water, a hot shower and constant practice of the language

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)
(click here for more detail on the Spanish for Teachers Program)

   Price:

200,- USD per Week  Currency Converter ?  

One time registration fee 150,- USD

The cost of the Spanish for Teachers program and its registration fee is slightly higher than that of the Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of cultural conferences, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund supporting the Pop Wuj Scholarship Program.

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required
Spanish for Teachers