San Pedro's oldest accredited Spanish language school: immersion classes,
 individual teacher, garden setting on beautiful Lake Atitlán.
 
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  • Experienced Teachers: Our teachers have many years experience working with students at all levels from absolute beginners to people who are very advanced.

  • One Teacher per Student: All classes are one on one, so each student progresses at a pace that is comfortable for them.

  • Individual Homestay: Students live with a local family. This dramatically improves the students speed of learning and ability to start using what they learn in class. WiFi and/or a private bathroom are also options.

  • Lakefront Garden Classroom: Casa Rosario students study in a garden in a natural setting on the shore of Lake Atitlán, one of the world's most beautiful lakes. (The photo below is taken at the edge of the lake from the garden.)

  • Extracurricular Activities: Casa Rosario has a complete program of activities. Free activities include the use of kayaks on the lake, salsa dancing lessons, and visiting interesting local sites. Weaving classes and tours of more distant sites are available for a nominal cost.

  • Optional Volunteer Experience: Casa Rosario works with Rising Minds to find volunteer positions to help with worthwhile projects in San Pedro and nearby communities.

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Casa Rosario Spanish School, San Pedro la Laguna's oldest Spanish School, is  one of only three accredited Spanish schools in San Pedro. Each student has an individual teacher, so he can progress at his/her own pace. A home stay with a local family is recommended for people who want to learn the quickest. Unlike most other schools we place only one student per family (unless the student requests to share with a friend or family member), so the student gets the most out of the home stay. We are happy to adjust our program for people with special needs, such as families with children. Casa Rosario has the most beautiful garden in San Pedro where the students study. It is at the edge of Lake Atitlán. For students who wish to spend some time helping the local Maya community there are Volunteer opportunities. Casa Rosario administers a program that provides financial assistance for schooling of some of the poorest Maya children in neighboring villages, children who otherwise would drop out of school. Most common questions are answered on the website, but before you email me with questions, please read the FAQ page of the Frequently Asked Questions. Many people come to Guatemala to study Spanish intensively before traveling to other parts of Central America, Mexico and South America. Among all the Spanish language schools in Guatemala Casa Rosario in San Pedro la Laguna is certainly one of the gems. It has the most beautiful location, and probably the cheapest prices. The teachers all have teaching degrees and years of experience teaching Spanish to non-Spanish speaking foreigners.

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   The classes at Casa Rosario are one student with one teacher. For twenty hours of classes a week the prices run from $125 for classes without lodging to $180 where the student lives and eats with a Spanish speaking Mayan family in the town. The  Classes section gives more detailed information about the school, the teachers and classes. Go to the Testimonials page for written and video testimonials of students.The Activities section tells you about activities popular with students both in San Pedro and other towns around Lake Atitlán. It also tells about how to best find volunteer activities that you can do to help while you are there. The Reservations section gives the payment options and a reservation form. The Directions section (part of the Travel Tips section) tells you how to find Casa Rosario in San Pedro and how to get to San Pedro. The Travel Tips section gives you advice on what to bring and tips about food, money and medicine. There is also a sub section on Hotels, both in Guatemala City and in San Pedro la Laguna.
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The school is a short distance from Lake Atitlán, where even at 6:00a.m. a dip in the water is warm but refreshing. Casa Rosario works in accordance with the time the student has available to study whether it be a week or a couple of months.  Most students choose to study only half a day, so the other half can be used to visit traditional Mayan towns a short walk or boat ride away, or perhaps to take a horse ride up the Volcano San Pedro. Casa Rosario provides cayucos free of charge for the use of its students. Attending this school is undoubtedly like having your cake and eating it too.

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This web site was designed and is maintained, free of charge for Casa Rosario, by a friend of the directors, Joseph Johnston. Joseph Johnston also created and maintains the Arte Maya Tz'utuhil website. 

For questions and answers in English call me in San Francisco, California at (415) 282-7654 (I will be away from December 25 to January .) or email me at .

Mailing address:
Casa Rosario Spanish School
Canton Sanjay
San Pedro la Laguna
Depto. Sololá
Guatemala, C.A.

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