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Program & Admission Information - Guadalajara, Mexico  



The school provides a well-organized and sequential program in concentrated Spanish, and has received high marks and excellent evaluations from students on their programs.

Both group and tutor classes are consistent and uninterrupted, including grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, reading, oral and written exercises, conversation and lab practice. All classes are in Spanish and are held Monday- Friday for 4-5 hours daily. Sessions are 50 minute in length, mixing grammar, writing, reading, and conversation. Teachers work closely with each other to provide continuity between each class. Instruction is paced to student needs. Beginners focus on vocabulary, sentence structure, and phonetics. As students advance, sessions on Mexican history and literature, or other topics of interest to students, are offered.

All programs start every Monday, except for Mexican National holidays and vacation times. Beginners start every first and third Monday of each month. Each student is given an assessment the first day of class to determine the best class placement.

Group Program The five daily group class hours are made up of 2 hours of Spanish usage, repetition and phonetics; 1 hour of grammar; 1 hour of reading/writing work and 1 hour of conversation. Class size is limited to 6 students per class with average length 50 minutes. Group classes are held 8:30 to 13:15, Monday-Friday.

Children & Family Options The following programs can be arranged for families with children:

* Tutor classes can be arranged for 7 - 15 year-olds. Tutor can be shared if the children are at the same language level. Games, crafts and activities can be included depending on the children's interests

* The school can arrange daycare in the homestay for children under the age of 7 years.

* Children 16 years and older are placed in the appropriate level adult program.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 16 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study programs should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

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