Welcome to CELAS MAYA!
"Uno a uno, más humano más efectivo"
Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center and Testing Center for DELE & SIELE Exams

At Celas Maya... 
We are aware that each student
is unique and has their own pace of learning
that is why we personalize your program just for you!

Our mission is...
To promote the learning of high quality Spanish for academic, daily, or professional purposes and the culture, history, and politics of Latin America.

Welcome to Celas Maya

Study Spanish in Guatemala

Why not exchange the frustrations of learning Spanish, for the pleasure of speaking Spanish?

Learning a new language...

It can be a lengthy, frustrating, and tiring process on account of unclear accents, inexperience, an unprepared teacher who doesn't understand the student's needs, and lack of a structured program.

But like almost everything...

You can fully enjoy the learning process with effective methodology, competent and empathetic teachers, and a specialized, professional, a friendly administrative team, and a varied program of activities.

At Celas Maya...

Course planning and the continuous preparation of our staff is very important to us, as are all the complementary services, because you, who give us the privilege of serving you, deserve the best experience!

For 17 years...

We have served students from major universities in the United States, Europe, companies and international organizations like JICA, Guatemala, University of Virgina, University of Utrecht and many more.

Guarantee your spot at Celas Maya and enjoy this wonderful experience!

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We work for you!

We are a multidisciplinary and competent team

Federico Velásquez

Evangeline Leihy

Vivian Martinez

Miriam Ixcaragua

Lucy Reyes

Amanda de Robles

We work for you

CELAS MAYA has a highly qualified, multidisciplinary team consisting of educational, technical, and administrative departments with many years of experience all of which guarantees the quality of your experience and learning.

Federico Velásquez

Evangeline Leihy

Vivian Martinez

Miriam Ixcaragua


Why Celas Maya?

What sets us apart is evident by the international credits that support us, the preference and comments of our students:

  • Accredited Center for the Instituto Cervantes
  • DELE Exam Testing Center
  • SIELE Exam Testing Center
  • Curriculum plan based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​and Curriculum Plan of the Instituto Cervantes
  • Our experienced and multidisciplinary team
  • We offer transferable University Credits
  • Member of the International Association of Language Centers
  • We have an experienced teaching staff to prepare and administer exams
  • Our colonial style building
  • The best coffee from Guatemala
  • And an adecuate number of students that allow us mantaint a nice enviornment


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Student testimonials

Louise, Holland

I really liked the personal approach at Celas Maya. All the people who there are very nice and patient with speaking Spanish and try to involve you in everything that is going on.

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Emily, USA

It was such a great experience! I had just had a less than satisfying semester taking a Spanish class through school, and definitely learned and practiced so much more in just 2 weeks

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Callum, UK

I studied at Celas Maya for 4 weeks at the start of a 12 month trip around Latin America. I arrived with absolutely no Spanish skills whatsoever but left with enough

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Transferable Univeristy Credits!

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How Celas Maya was born…

In 1999, Leslye Rivera and Federico Velásquez created Celas Maya with the vision of offering students a professional and high level Spanish school.

Having the ideal building, a team of the best teachers, good coffee, and offering effective Spanish instruction were our goals. We are delighted to see that in addition to this, we have managed to add other values as well: the passion for quality and the joy of celebrating human diversity and friendship.

Now we are proud to be an Accredited Center of the Instituto Cervantes; an Official Testing Center of DELE and SIELE.

All this is a product of the efforts and work of our exceptional team of teachers, administration, and directors.

The coffee is still good, the building is better, all the staff are better trained, and the quality and personal attention are still our main objectives.

Accredited Center and Cervantes Examinations

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