Spanish Language Programs
Our language program is based on a one-on-one approach that is personalized according to each student's objectives, interests and current language level. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, a program will be structured to meet your desired outcome. Every week a lesson plan is made, in agreement between teacher & student, based on student needs and interests, in order to accomplish the desired results. At the end of the week the same plan is reviewed and evaluated and forms a basis for the following week's plan.
Our teachers are all very experienced with our immersion program and they are very flexible in adapting to a student's plan as needed in order to make good progress. Interaction and the practice of communication in Spanish is encouraged at all times.
All of our teachers have at least 3 years of experience and some have as many as 12. Almost all hold a diploma in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. Their knowledge of grammar and standard teaching methods are supplemented by their work experience in various fields such as administration, social work, psychology, literature and law.
We currently have over 20 teachers who work for us, and have for many years. All of them have extensive experience & knowledge of Guatemala history & culture.
Most importantly, our teachers have stayed with Celas Maya over the years. We have very low turnover, which translates into good camaraderie and a consistency of high quality results for our students.
Materials & Resources
Over the years, Celas Maya has established a vast library to assist our teachers and students. Our teacher's basic materials and texts are supplemented by the large volume of grammar & vocabulary texts, history and culture books, novels, films and various documentaries. All of these resources are available to our students for study or leisure purposes.