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Spanish Courses

Pop Wuj offers 5 distinct
Spanish Language Immersion study, two Spanish courses geared for students and professionals in the fields of Medicine / Healthcare and Social Work / Community Development, a Spanish Immersion Program designed for teachers to gain teaching experience in a Spanish environment and an Online Program.  
All Spanish courses feature volunteer opportunities in our community projects while the Medical Spanish, Social Work and Spanish for Teachers programs provide students with specific field placement and supervision in their professional practices.

Our teaching style is one-to-one. The formal classes in Spanish are given four or five hours a day, five days a week. During the rest of the day and in the evening, the school offers a variety of activities that are designed to teach students something about Guatemalan and Latin American culture, or just to provide entertainment.
Spanish Courses
One-to-One Tuition

Spanish Course Overview

Spanish Immersion Course

    Includes:

5h Daily / 25h per Week – One-to-One Spanish Tuition either in the morning or the afternoon

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a warm shower
(click here for more detail on the Spanish Immersion Course)   

    Price:

210,- USD per Week*

One time registration fee - 65,- USD
Online Spanish Program

    Options:

Open Packets of 5-20 hours to be scheduled at the student’s convenience

Week-Long Intensive Packets of 10 or 15 hours

Prices vary depending on package
Medical Spanish Program

    Includes:

4h Daily - One-to-One Spanish Instruction with supplemental curriculum for medical Spanish

3-5h a Day, 3-4 days/week - Participation in the Medical Spanish Program

Lectures on cultural competencies during the first week in addition to the One-to-One Spanish Instruction

Clinical experience in the Pop Wuj Clinic (suitable for elective rotation)

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water and a warm shower
(click here for more detail on the Medical Spanish Program)     

   Price:

315,- USD per Week*

One time registration fee 150,- USD

The cost of the Medical Spanish program and its registration fee is higher than that of the Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of medical conferences, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund supporting the Pop Wuj Medical Clinic.

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required
Social Work Program

    Includes:

4h Daily / 20h per Week – One-to-One Spanish Tuition either in the morning or the afternoon

2-5h a Day - Participation in the Social Work Program

Lecture on cultural competencies for one week in addition to the One-to-One Spanish Tuition

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)

Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water, and a warm shower
More details on the Social Work Program    

    Price:

240,- USD per Week*

One time registration fee 150,- USD

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required

The cost of the Social Work Program and its registration fee is slightly higher than that of the normal Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of cultural competency lectures, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund to support the Pop Wuj Social Work Program. (read more)
Classes for all courses, excluding the online option, run Monday through Friday, with morning or afternoon sessions. We recommend a minimum of three weeks for maximum benefit. However, depending on your goals, your current level of expertise and/or innate abilities, you may wish to stay for shorter or longer periods. One to two weeks can certainly be enough time to dust off high school or college Spanish, improve grammar and vocabulary and be introduced to a fascinating country and culture. Longer stays can give one mastery and fluency. How much fluency you develop depends, in part, on your inherent abilities, determination and commitment as well as     
how much you stay focused. There are many opportunities to practice with teachers and your host family.

Our teachers are college educated and trained as instructors of Spanish as a second language. They are able to teach at all levels and can     
assist students in developing vocabularies in a variety of disciplines, such as Spanish Medical Terminology, social work, education.

Our school is nonprofit and our profits support our community projects in which Spanish students are welcome to participate.

Note: The Medical, Social, and Spanish for Teachers programs offers all that the Spanish Immersion Course includes in addition to the unique focus that each of these specialized programs offer their participants.
Spanish Immersion Course - One-to-One Tuition
Excursion Spanish Immersion - Lake Atitlán
Medical Spanish - Spanish for Medical Professionals
Social Work Program
Spanish Courses - Teacher and Students
Spanish for Teachers

    Includes:

4h Daily - intensive One-to-One Spanish focused on technical education vocabulary with a teacher specialized in the language

4h Daily 3-5 days/week - hands-on practice and observation in an urban classroom starting the second week

Techniques and methods of teaching, lesson planning, objectives, activities, and evaluations

Lectures targeting cultural competencies for one week that include themes about Guatemala and Latin America, issues pertaining to the culture, economy, education, and history of the country; planning and evaluation

Cultural immersion through a Homestay with a Guatemalan family in a private room with three meals a day, safe drinking water, a warm shower and constant practice of the language

Spanish School Activities (except transportation / entrance fees)
(click here for more detail on the Spanish for Teachers Program)

   Price:

240,- USD per Week*

One time registration fee 150,- USD

The cost of the Spanish for Teachers program and its registration fee is slightly higher than that of the Spanish Immersion Course. Part of the extra money serves to offset the additional costs of cultural conferences, materials and scheduling. The remainder is put into a fund supporting the Pop Wuj Scholarship Program.

A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required
Spanish for Teachers
*Pop Wuj will change our tuition prices and payment policies as of August 1, 2018. The new prices are currently listed on the website.  Regardless of the dates of their visit, students who registered before August 1, 2018 will pay Pop Wuj's previous prices.

Payment will only be accepted in person at Pop Wuj in either cash (quetzales, the Guatemalan currency) or via Tab, a secure online payment service. There is a 4% service fee for Tab.  

Students who choose to pay in quetzales will receive a discount on their tuition.  

The discounted prices are:
$200 for the Spanish Immersion Program
$300 for the Medical Spanish Program
$225 for the Social Work Spanish Program
$225 for the Spanish for Teachers Program

Pop Wuj uses the daily exchange rate as published in the Prensa Libre, a national newspaper. See the FAQ for details about how to change US dollars to quetzales.

If you have any questions about tuition, please contact Jorge Archila, Pop Wuj Registration Coordinator. Thank you!