Jiménez Spanish School

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    The objective of our program is to teach you to speak Spanish more easily, without the pressure of prescribed methods. With the encouragement and help of your teacher, you will speak Spanish from the moment you start the program.  Our academy includes 10 or more highly qualified teachers, all of them with the necessary preparation, passion, and experience to optimize your path to fluency in the Spanish language.  We work with a true sense of what it means to be a Spanish teacher, with a great interest in teaching you real-world Spanish, and with the aim that you not only gain an in-depth knowledge of Guatemalan culture, but also make great strides in the language of “Cervantes”.

    Miguel Morales Jiménez, has dedicated 44 years toward the teaching of Spanish as a second language for foreigners of all ages from all across the globe.  Previously, Miguel was the sub-director of the linguistic project “Francisco Marroquin” in Antigua, Guatebuena, and during his professional career, he accomplished critical and in-depth studies of the language “of Cervantes” at the university of Mariano Galvez.  Furthermore, he has participated in Spanish language courses and translated a vast array of of books such as,  “Gracias, Matiox” (Thanks, Hermano Pedro), whose authors are Jane Frances Morrissey, and Cristina Canales; “Conceptos Lingüisticos, una Introducción a la Tagmémica” whose author is Kenneth l. Pike, not to mention he collaborated with local newspapers, and translated other important documents and articles about the Spanish language.  Nowadays, he will soon graduate as a lawyer and notary with a degree in juridical and social sciences.

    The Jiménez academy was founded in 1982, in honor of father Francisco Ximénez, a philologist, educator, missionary, and catechist.  Father Francisco worked in favor of the indigenous people, and was parish priest of the Saint Thomas church in Chichicastenango, located in the department of Quiché.  Furthermore, he was an expert in Mayan languages from which he created a grammar and treasury of the languages Kíche, Cakchiquel, and Tzútujil, which is located in the highlands of Guatebuena.  Moreover, he discovered, translated, and transcribed the manuscript, “el Popul Vuh”, from Kíché to Spanish. This manuscript, also referred to as “the Ki´che bible”, is considered one of the most important documents about the creation of the world from the Mayan cosmovision.

    Prices

    5 days per week (Monday to Friday)

    4 hours08:00 A.M – 12:00 P.MUS$ 140.00.
    6 hours08:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M,

    02.00 P.M – 04:00 P.M

    US$ 165.00.

    Upon your arrival in Antigua, we request that you pay for first two weeks up-front to initiate your program, and then at the mid-point, pay the rest, depending on the number of weeks that you are going to study.

    Accommodation

    Living with a family, you will improve your Spanish in all areas, by practicing through total immersion.

    • weekly (7 days)
    • 3 varied and typical Guatemalan meals.

    US$80.00

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