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Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School


Our newest Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School is located in Turrialba, outside of San Jose, Costa Rica. Full details and rates can be found at

We also invite you to study the Spanish language at Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School in the town of Tulum, Mexico, south of Cancun. The website can be found at

About Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish Schools:

At Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School we utilize the most innovative and effective techniques for teaching the Spanish language to foreigners. With our exceptional teaching methods you'll learn Spanish faster at an Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School than with any other program! We guarantee it.

We are a year round Spanish school. You select the date you'd like to begin, the number of weeks of class, plus if you'd like to be privately tutored or learn in a peer group setting. Peer Group Classes are the most popular and offer an affordable and interactive way of acquiring the Spanish language. Guided by a highly qualified native Spanish speaking instructor, you'll be placed in a very small group of students of your same Spanish level as arranged by our placement director.

At Instituto Chac-Mool we have offered Spanish classes of beginning, intermediate and advanced levels to all ages and nationalities of students since 1996. We are so confident you will quickly learn Spanish that we offer a money back guarantee. We also offer homestays with local families, a valuable accommodation option in order to stay immersed in Spanish while studying the language.

Progressive Language Learning

Progressive: relating to an educational system that allows flexibility in learning procedures, based on activities determined by the needs and capacities of the individual.

Instituto Chac-Mool Believes...

-"language acquisition" versus "language learning" is the best way competence in a second language occurs.

- the new language should be naturally acquired and not formed through mental translation from one's first language.

-a low anxiety environment, with sympathetic and motivating instruction, is essential to acquiring the target language.

-Spanish teachers should not only be native Spanish speakers, but masters in second language acquisition.

-a program should be tailored specific to student's interests and needs, with the flexibility to maximize and accelerate learning even when working within a group.

-personalized attention is essential in helping students achieve their language goals.

-an understanding of the culture of Mexico makes it easier to acquire the new language.

-actively participating students will learn Spanish quickly.

Why is Immersion better than trying to learn Spanish with products such as Rosetta Stone® or Pimsleur®?

Learning a new language while everything around you is in your current language is difficult and a very slow process. Most people dedicate an hour or so a day to these language learning products and then quit because they don't receive outside motivation or advance at a measurable speed. The products don't allow you to check your progress with professional instructors, or other speakers. This interaction is very important, as is staying surrounded by the new language every day. While learning a new language, input from others about how you use the language (verbiage, pronunciation, vocabulary) is the most valuable tool you can have.

Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish Instructors

In addition to being university educated and native Spanish speakers, all of our teachers have been specially trained in Stephen Krashen's Theory of Language Acquisition. Stephen Krashen is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his research has involved the study of non-English and bilingual language acquisition.

Our Spanish instructors are also taught Seven Intelligences enabling the instructor to identify each ones learning ability so that instruction may be tailored specifically to the individual.

Our School Locations and Courses

Complete information about Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School in Tulum, Mexico is at

Complete information about Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School in Turrialba, Costa Rica is at

Peer Spanish Courses

For our signature Spanish course, the director assesses your starting level and places you with no more than five others of your same Spanish level for 25 hours of class each week. After class you can choose free tutoring sessions, educational and fun extra-curricular activities, field trips, lectures and discussion groups. Beginning, intermediate, advanced Spanish classes are always available. Currently in Tulum, Mexico and Turrialba, Costa Rica. Coming soon to Oaxaca, Mexico!

Children's Courses

Two programs for kids and teens are available year round, more information at

Private Lessons

We offer private tutors that can focus on conversation and vocabulary specific to your professional needs such as legal Spanish, Spanish for medicine and for social work. Currently in Tulum, Mexico and Turrialba, Costa Rica. Coming soon to Oaxaca, Mexico!

For the Young at Heart

Courses for mature adults and retirees are currently available in Tulum, Mexico and Turrialba, Costa Rica.

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