Welcome to the Spanish Speaking World!
¡Bienvenido al mundo de habla española!
presence of the Spanish language in today's world is undeniable.
It is the predominant language of some 25 countries around the world,
and the principal language of over 470 million people. Many are
surprised to find that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the
world after Mandarin, English and Hindi. There are roughly 43
million Spanish speakers in Canada and the United States.
to learn a little Spanish before you come to Costalegre. Although
knowing Spanish is not a prerequisite before visiting Mexico, knowing
even a few greeting words will enhance your visit and the local Mexican
people will respect you for trying. Pocket Spanish phrase books,
electronic translators are readily available. Take at least
one of them with you to Mexico.
note that Mexican Spanish is somewhat different from Castilian Spanish
in Spain. Spanish language books that are published in Europe are
usually Castilian. To avoid any confusion buy one that is published
especially for North American Spanish.
you want to be more fluent in the Spanish language before you travel to
Spanish courses are offered by local community colleges.
You could include a short Spanish course while visiting in Costalegre as part of
your Mexican cultural experience.
SPANISH COURSES IN THE COSTALEGRE
Christina's "Lets Talk" Language School
Academia de Inglés y Español
Calle Pedro Moreno No.16-B
Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico 48987
Instructor: Christine Hocker
Look for the bright green house.
Classes run November till April.
Corner Stone Idiomas
Calle Costa Occidente No.16 (Barra de Navidad)
Spanish classes for Gringos. English for Mexicans.
Instructor: Claudia Jimenez & Robin
Classes held year-round.
Located one block from Campo de Futbol.
Catalina Natural Language School
La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mex. 48898
Owners: Victor & Julie Amezcua
Instructors: Tania, Valentín, Zuli, Lupita
1 to 4 week Spanish Immersion courses, Individual private instruction,
Home stays with Mexican families.
Open year round.
Spanish Classes (Clases
Avenida Mazatlán No.61
Spanish/English instruction or translation.
Instructor: Jaime Francisco Barriente
Located in Barra de Navidad.
Group courses run December to March.
One hour lesson 3 times a week 9am -2pm.
Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
Instructor: Roca Velasco
Location: Restaurant El Buen Gusto in Melaque.
(Spanish & English)
Beginners, Intermediate & Conversation groups.
Ing. Q.I. Diana A. Gutiérrez Carrillo
Tel: (315).355.5313 Spanish workshops.
La Terraza Restaurant.
Learn Spanish in a group or one-on-one.
Irma Gabriela Riestra Tel: (315).351.5596