Excursions and Visits

Mexico City


Centro Lingüístico offers weekend excursions and visits (Sat-Sun from 9 AM to 6 PM approx.) within Mexico City to the following places:

° Downtown Mexico City (The Zocalo, The National Palace, the Aztec ruins, the Cathedral, the Fine Arts building / Diego Rivera's murals)
° The Frida Kahlo Museum (her house "Casa Azul")
° The Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec (Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, Teotihuacan art)
° The Guadalupe Basel
° Xochimilco Floating Gardens


Queretaro City


Within Querétaro City (State of Querétaro)


* Its Aqueduct
* Church of San Francisco,
* Museo Regional (Regional Museum)
* Plaza de Independencia or Plaza de Armas
* Palacio de la Corregidora
* Church and ex-monastery of San Felipe Neri
* Church and ex-convent of Santa Rosa de Viterbo
* The church and monastery of La Santa Cruz
* Museo de Arte (Museum of Art)
* Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum)
* Teatro de la Republica (Theatre of the Republic)
* La Casa de la Zacatecana
* La Casa de la Marquesa


Spanish Courses in Querétaro

Learn at the best place


We at Centro Lingüístico offer you a Spanish program which consist of 3 hours lessons per day PLUS 3 hours of practice/conversation/conference about Mexican psicology and costums and visits to places of interest. If you or your children have time to come to Queretaro for a minimum stay of 8 weeks it will be a good opportunity to become bilingual!! Cost: $3,640 USD. This program is Ideal for college or high school students!!.
(Price includes: Registration, Spanish lessons and homestay (private room with 2 daily meals) for 8 weeks and round trip transportation from and to Querétaro International Airport).


Prices per person

1 week $250 USD           If you want to participate for 4 weeks or more

2 weeks $490 USD         please ask for estimates.

3 weeks $720 USD         Registration fee $50 USD


Note: Regular class of 30 lessons per week. The prices don't include accommodations, books, excursions, visits, museum tickets nor transportaiton in town.

Themes of Interest


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Services offered by Centro Lingüístico

Tutoring

The Learning Center provides one-on-one tutoring in Spanish language. Our program is well design for those individuals who prefer a private environment.

Test Preparation

  • Practice Tests
  • AP Test Preparation
  • Spanish for Nurses
  • Business Spanish

Register now! By sending your registration fee

Accommodations

Homestays


Centro Lingüístico offers you homestays with local families. They have been selected carefully to host international students. Families will offer 2 daily meals and transportation to and from school (if required).


Prices

Private room $25 USD/night

Shared room $22 USD/night (if coming with companion)


Hotels

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Our Instructors

All Learning Center teachers are licensed to teach by the state. Many also have certifications or licenses for specific coures.

Courses and Description

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SPA 356: Latin American Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 311 or its equivalent.
Course Rationale: Latin America is rich in literature and has produced many famous men and women writers who use literature as an important means of social, political and cultural expression, thus forming part of the movements about which they write. The students who take this course will find that it complements both the theoretical and experiential aspects of the semester program.
Course Description: This course provides a survey of Latin American literature from the sixteenth century to the present, with particular attention given to the 20th century and the relationship between literature and social change. Students will read poetry, short stories, plays, testimonial literature, and one short novel. They will learn about these different genres of literature and how to analyze each of them using literary terminology. They will also learn about Latin American history, politics, human rights, social activism, and gender roles through the lens of fictional and non-fictional characters, including the voices of women writers representing diverse class and ethnic backgrounds.

SPA 411: Advanced Conversation and Composition
Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 311 or its equivalent.
Course Description: This course is designed for advanced language students who have already completed one conversation and composition course. The goals is for students to increase the facility and correctness of their written and oral expression through conversation, discussions, reports, debates, occasional lectures about writing, written compositions, and grammar review, as necessary. Much class time will be spent on oral presentations and peer review of the written compositions.


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Courses and Description

Spanish Language


SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I
Prerequisites: None.
Course Description: This course is intended for students with little or no Spanish background. The purpose is to help students develop the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of elementary Spanish. The instructors use the “Natural Approach and Communicative” methodology and emphasize oral competency. Throughout the course students will learn about various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to the formal classes, the experience of living with local host families also provides hours of language practice, and therefore topics related to the home stay will be addressed in class.

SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 111 or equivalent (one semester college Spanish) or adequate score on placement exam.
Course Description: This course is intended for students who have taken one semester of college-level Spanish or its equivalent. The purpose is to help students develop the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of elementary Spanish. The instructors use the “Natural Approach and Communicative” methodology and emphasize oral competency. Throughout the course students will learn about various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to the formal classes, the experience of living with local host families also provides hours of language practice, and therefore topics related to the home stay will be addressed in class.

SPA 211: Intermediate Spanish I
Prerequisite: SPA 112 or equivalent (one year college Spanish or equivalent) or adequate score on placement exam.
Course Description: This course is intended for students who have a basic understanding of the Spanish language. The purpose of this course is to help students review and master all of the basic structures of Spanish and build their conversational skills through discussion of selected texts that stimulate intellectual growth and promote cultural understanding. Instructors use the “Natural Approach and Communicative” methodology and emphasize oral communication. Students will be expected to review the grammar at home and use it in class. Throughout the course students will learn about various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to the formal classes, the experience of living with local host families also provides hours of language practice, and therefore topics related to the home stay will be addressed in class.

SPA 212: Intermediate Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 211 (or equivalent), or adequate score on placement exam.
Course Description: This course is intended for students who have completed one and a half years of college-level Spanish and already demonstrate a basic understanding of the Spanish language. The purpose of this course is to help students review and master all of the basic structures of Spanish and build their conversational skills through discussion of selected texts that stimulate intellectual growth and promote cultural understanding. Instructors use the “Natural Approach and Communicative” methodology and emphasize oral communication. Students will be expected to review the grammar at home and use it in class. Throughout the course students will learn about various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to the formal classes, the experience of living with local host families also provides hours of language practice, and therefore topics related to the home stay will be addressed in class.

SPA 311: Advanced Spanish
Prerequisite: SPA 212 or equivalent.
Course Description: This class is designed to meet the needs of advanced Spanish students who have already completed at least two years of college level Spanish. The goal of the course is for students to improve their oral fluency through discussion, debates, and oral reports through discussion of contemporary issues in Latin America.
One of the special features of this course is the use of both classic and contemporary Mexican and other films to stimulate discussion of Latin American history, culture, and contemporary issues. Students may also participate in field trips to local theatre performances.
In addition to reading chapters of some texts students will read articles from local newspapers, magazines, and journals in order to expand their vocabulary and deepen their understanding of political, economic, and social issues in the host country and throughout Latin America. During class they will discuss and debate the issues that they read about. Students will engage in many listening exercises. They will also be expected to engage in conversations and conduct informal interviews with members of their Mexican host families and record new vocabulary.