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About Academia Colonial Spanish School
Academia Colonial is a first class Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala. Our school is located only four blocks from Antigua’s central park in a safe neighborhood. Our study environment is very fun, comfortable, and conducive for learning Spanish. We have comfortable tables and chairs, plenty of fresh air, a view of the mountains and Volcán de agua, delicious snacks, and free coffee, water and tea. You will find our Spanish teachers extremely knowledgeable. Many of them have more than 10 years of experience and all of them are certified Spanish instructors. A custom learning plan is tailored to fit each student’s educational learning goals and expectations.
Before I opened Academia Colonial, I came to Antigua Guatemala to learn Spanish and was disappointed. When I studied here the schools suffered from a gross lack of organization and process and no clear study plan. The amenities were non-existent, and the services they did provide were inadequate and poorly executed. Eventually the powdered coffee with no milk or creamer, the sugar filled with ants, the dirty drinking glasses, the absence of soap or towels in the bathroom, the stale bread as snacks, and the fact that there were more mosquitoes than I could kill drove me crazy. I was amazed that the schools were in business. Surely Antigua Guatemala, the famous Spanish learning destination, deserved a better Spanish school.
After my experiences as a student, I decided to stay in Guatemala and open Academia Colonial to provide Spanish students with a school that not only met but exceeded western standards and expectations. We understand that you have or will pay for a plane ticket, living arrangements, Spanish classes, and recreational activities. In addition, you will spend many hours with an instructor at the Spanish school of your choice. Since you are putting forth the time and bearing the expense, we try to provide a learning experience that is not only effective, fun, and comfortable, but also a great value for students of all ages.
Our New Home
Academia Colonial has moved to Casa Convento Concepción. The original structure was Antigua’s first convent dating back to 1578 and has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 2004. The new school is located in one of the safest parts of Antigua close to Hotel Casa Santa Domingo.
Spanish Lessons Include
- One-to-one instruction with one of our certified Spanish language instructors
- Our Spanish teachers have an average of over 20 years of teaching experience
- The most comfortable and conducive study environment, four blocks from central park
- Free wifi
- Complimentary coffee, freshly baked bread, water and tea – during school hours
- Discount in laundry
Our Commitment to you
Our mission is not only to meet but exceed your expectations. We live true to our motto of reinventing the Spanish school by giving you the best services we possibly can and by making sure that you leave 100% satisfied. We have become well known for our attention to detail and that is why, in a matter of just a few short years, we have grown to become one of Antigua’s premiere and most respected Spanish schools.
Spanish Language Immersion School Prices
The prices below are by the week, consisting of five days of classes normally Monday – Friday. You can however start any day of the week you wish, or even take six days including Saturday.
Hours Per Day
Hours Per week
3 * 15 $155 4 20 $185 5 25 $200 6 30 $215 7 35 $245 8 40 $275
The 3 hour program is during afternoons only.
One day Courses:
One day courses are also available in the afternoons at a price of $9/hour.
Family Stay Packages:
The benefits of our Family Stay Program:
- You will stay in a clean, comfortable, centrally located house, in a safe neighborhood.
- You will be provided a private room with three meals a day except for Sundays.
- You will get to practice your Spanish with an engaging family.
Family Stay / Host Family Prices:
Type Price 1 Person 1 Room with Shared Bathroom $115 2 Person 1 Room with Shared Bathroom $210 1 Person 1 Room with Private Bathroom $130 2 Person 1 Room with Private Bathroom $240
For a list of transportation options from Guatemala city Aurora International Airport to Antigua, please see our page describing our airport pickup service.
Private Transportation from Guatemala City Airport to Antigua $35