Study Spanish in México or Costa Rica
At Chac-Mool Spanish School you can choose the location of your school, we have campuses in Mexico and Costa Rica.
Learn Spanish in México´s ideal spot due to it´s weather and Neutral Spanish! very near Mexico City , Cuernavaca is very rich in Culture and Mexican traditions. Turn your Spanish Learning into a great experience. Our School in Cuernavaca, Morelos offers a great environment for learning Spanish,and the best teachers.
If you are the adventurous type and are looking for more activities our Costa rica Campus will be ideal for you, it is near archeological ruins as well as near the highest volcano in the country. There also beautiful beaches as its name indicates Costa Rica which means Rich Coast, has many amazing beaches on both the Pacific side and the Atlantic side.
“Language acquisition” versus “language learning” is the best way competence in a second language occurs.
Learn Spanish in Cuernavaca Mexico
This campus is very nice neighborhood in Cuernavaca and it´s a beautiful setting to learn Spanish, Cuernavaca is called “La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera” (The City of Eternal Spring), this campus has a beautiful garden and outdoor classrooms for a personal attention as well as classrooms for groups.
Costa Rica is an excellent locatin to Learn Spanish you can experience the local culture and enjoy exhuberan vegtation relaxed settings as well as beautifull beaches. Without a doubt a great place to Learn and Practice Spanish.
Our School is the Best Choice for You
Our Spanish Teachers
All our Spanish Teachers receive instruction related to our unique 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 Spanish teachers! Currently, we have ongoing weekly workshops for our staff so we all stay up-to-date with techniques and methodolgy.
Learning Spanish with Creativity
We have created small outdoor classrooms, and adopted a friendly, relaxed atmosphere so students have optimal conditions for being successful in their acquisition of the language. We use a hands on approach with children, adults and teens, making the learning experience auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Workshops for our staff so we all stay up-to-date with techniques and methodolgy.
Classes have a maximum of 5 people and we use a variety of media to assist in comprehension of the Spanish language. We also offer extracurricular activities in the afternoons as an extension of the classroom. These sometimes include cooking class, salsa dancing, yoga class, or even a movie in Spanish! Often we have a coto-cafe, which is just an informal gathering where students and teachers have a chance to chat in Spanish about anything at all, maybe at a local restaurant or cafe. We also offer weekend excursions, where students learn about the history and lore of local archeological zones. This way, they don’t just visit as a tourist, but take a piece of local culture home with them.
What Our Students Say
Each Spanish student is given an evaluation form to fill out at the end of their time at Instituto Chac-Mool. We ask the students to give us feedback on the teachers and staff, facilities, activities, host families… anything pertaining to our program. This information is valuable to us and we consider each evaluation with great enthusiasm. We’ve included student quotes on this page, to respect student privacy we do not publish email addresses.
If you really are interested in learning Spanish and enjoying a fun and safe environment, then you simply must come to Instituto Chac-Mool!
I think it is awesome that Chac-Mool provides such a supportive environment. Chac-Mool takes a multifaceted approach to teaching, they support the spirit along with the mind!
I think after 2 weeks my confidence and level of ability is massively improved – plus the experience of living with a Mexican family has been fantastic. Especially the food.
-Ian, IT Consultant
Great environment for learning! Teachers are kind and gentle. I learned more at this school in 2 weeks than another school in San Miguel de Allende in 4 weeks!
-Cheryl, Educational Diagnostician
Instituto Chac-Mool turned out to be far more than I could have possibly expected. It offers just the right combination of quality, flexibility and value. My only regret is that I have to go home.
I was very pleased with my experience at Chac-Mool. I feel I have been given the basic information to be able to communicate with the patient population I work with. If I return I would continue with the medical course with the idea of obtaining more cultural aspects of the population and perhaps more observation of patient care/practice in Mexico.
-Linda, medical professional (Medical Spanish)
I totally enjoyed my experience here in Cuernavaca with Chac-Mool. The family I stayed with was everything you could hope for. They were conscientious, gracious, helpful, interactive, accepting, and welcoming. The food was excellent! The school placed me in a level I desperately needed to work on. The subject material/matter was an answer to my needs in understanding my usage of Spanish. I totally enjoyed meeting the staff, family and students at Chac-Mool.
-Joanne, Computer Consultant
I have loved my experience there and the instruction has been invaluable. All of the instructors are so great!!!! (Including el maestro bailar!!!) Thank you to all of you for being such great instructors and just very fun people to be around!!!
-Amanda, Yacht Crew Members
Tulum was wonderful in every way! Great teachers, classes and family stay… And of course, I had the ocean, the beach and lots of yoga classes! May need to return soon!