Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish Schools
Our Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School began in 1996 and since 2011 we've offered our popular Spanish courses in the Yucatan's peaceful paradise of Tulum, Mexico located south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and also in Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica. Now in 2014 we are opening our latest adventure in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our variety of Spanish language learning programs are preferred by travelers from around the world and we've taught students with origins from Europe, Asia, North America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.
Instituto Chac-Mool is a year round Spanish School. You select the date to begin (typically a Monday) and the number of weeks you'd like to study in a peer group setting, and if you'd like, we can arrange for you to be privately tutored. We can even offer daily and hourly rates for those travelers who don't have a whole week to dedicate to studies. Tuition is paid each Monday by the week once at the school, it is not required in advance of arrival.
Instituto Chac-Mool's Adult Total Immersion Program is the most popular and offers an affordable and interactive way of acquiring the Spanish language whether you are just beginning to learn Spanish or at a more advanced level. You'll be placed in a very small group of students of your same Spanish level as arranged by our placement director, and instruction is given by specially trained top notch, native Spanish speakers.
In addition to Spanish lessons and homestays with local families, Instituto Chac-Mool's program offers extra-curricular cultural activities such as morning yoga classes, and afternoon cooking classes, Latin dance classes and typical arts and crafts classes. All of these activities are free of charge, and occasionally there is a minimal materials fee. Students are offered free 20 minute tutoring sessions four days a week and a special Teacher and Educator's Program is available upon request. Weekend excursions, which are optional and have an additional cost, may include, but are not limited to, trips and excursions, dance cases, cooking classes, arts and crafts… and the list goes on!!!
Please browse our website for details about Instituto Chac-Mool's qualified Spanish teachers and superior methodology, so effective we will guarantee you will quickly learn Spanish. We also offer private programs focusing on professional Spanish including medical and legal Spanish, as well as a program for Senior Travelers!
What Distinguishes Instituto Chac-Mool?
Our students don't just understand Spanish, they communicate in Spanish. We provide a quality language learning education and have been for the past 17 years.
- Less time to language production.
- Personalized teaching styles based on each student's learning style.
- Acquire the language, not just learn.
- Communication/production based program, not grammar based.
We believe that each person is different and our students are more than just a number. Because we believe in the natural approach, and acknowledge that each student is unique, our methodology is adapted accordingly.
Instituto Chac-Mool is the best choice for you
No matter what the background of the teachers that come to us to teach at our school, they all receive instruction related to our methodology and our techniques. They are well trained in Krashen's theory, as well as the Seven Intelligences and the Natural Approach. When we train new teachers, they must pass several levels of proficiency. At each level, only the top prospects continue, until we are left with the best of the best at the end of the training process, ensuring top-notch teachers! Currently, we have ongoing weekly workshops for our staff so we all stay up-to-date with teqhniques and methodolgy. We see each student as a person, rather than a job, which makes our teachers more effective and our students more receptive!