Courses

Spanish Immersion

Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco is a language school recognized for the high quality of its Spanish as a Second Language program. Our intensive Spanish course is entirely personalized (one-on-one teaching) and is focused on the student learning communication skills for daily life. In this way, students acquire competency in Spanish expression and comprehension (oral, written, and listening).

The course is taught by a team of professors who have extensive and recognized experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language. Proyecto Lingüístico´s teachers use methodological and didactic concepts to create a teaching-learning process that is dynamic and fun, and that makes learning Spanish interactive and fast from the first day.

Furthermore, the course allows students to discover the rich culture and history of Guatemala in particular and of Central America more generally through different class activities (conversations, readings, etc.). PLQ students also learn Spanish in a context in which they can participate in social, cultural, political, and sports activities, which provide practical opportunities to use the language skills being acquired. This course is offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela and La Escuela de la Montaña

All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

Career-specific course options

Our Spanish-for-Healthcare course is directed towards healthcare professionals: doctors, nurses, midwives, medical students, paramedics, and all those who work in the healthcare sector.

The program focuses on teaching students language skills for real-life situations, so that they will be able to communicate in Spanish with their patients and interpret diagnoses, symptoms, and treatments in Spanish. The health terminology taught in the course includes: anatomy, symptoms, names of illnesses, and medical tests and treatments. The course includes at least once practice visit to a medical clinic and will also focus on the healthcare situation in Guatemala. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

Our Legal Spanish course is directed towards law students, lawyers, judges, public defenders and prosecutors, and other workers in the judicial sphere. The course will allow students to communicate using legal language and terminology, understand legal arguments and texts, write documents using Spanish judicial vocabulary, and communicate with clients. Students will also learn about the Guatemalan legal system and the institutions that comprise it. The course includes at least one practice visit to a court, law office, or other office related to the judicial world.

This course is offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela and at La Escuela de la Montaña. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

Our Spanish-for-Social Work course is directed towards social workers, educators, community organizers, activists, and students of social work and other social sciences. This course focuses on increasing oral and written knowledge of the Spanish most necessary for the social work sector.

The course includes specific vocabulary pertinent to socio-cultural themes, such as migration and the situation of Latino populations, and a focus on oral communication, both comprehension and expression. The course will include at least one practice visit to an organization working in the area. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

This course offers an introduction to contemporary Latin American literature, focusing on 20th century writing and focusing on the relationship between literature and social change. Students will read poetry, short stories, plays, testimonial literature, and at least one contemporary novel. Through literary analysis, students will learn about the region’s history, politics, human rights, social activism, and gender roles through the lens of fictitious and non-fictitious characters – and above all, through the voices of female Latin American writers, who represent the women of this continent.

The course will also include an analysis of realism and Central American testimony literature. The course will include trips to the theater and cinema, as well as talks with local writers invited by the teacher. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

This course is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish. The objective of the course is for students to improve their writing and oral expression through discussions, written reports and compositions, debates, readings, and necessary grammar revision. Emphasis will be placed on learning to express abstract ideas while correctly using complex grammatical structures. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

The primary purpose of this course is to explore the history of cultural inheritance and political movements in Latin America, from pre-Spanish invasion to the present. Because the course is taught in Guatemala, we will focus primarily on Guatemalan and Central American history, although students will be exposed to common historical developments and cultural characteristics shared throughout Latin America.

As well as learning through texts and films, the course will include guest lectures by Guatemalan historians and anthropologists and excursions to museums, archeological sites, historical monuments, and local cultural events. There will also be many opportunities for exchange with Guatemalans from diverse backgrounds with regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela. All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

Intensive K’iche’

In Guatemala, K´iche´ is the most widely spoken Mayan language (close to 1 million Guatemalans speak K´iche´, forming 9% of the population), and it is spoken in 84 of the 335 towns and cities, in 7 of Guatemala´s 22 departments.plq-spanish-emmersion

The course is taught one-on-one, and the teaching method is based on the premise that one best learns another language like a native tongue, by speaking; the students and the instructor will speak the language that is being studied. Eduardo Elías, long-time PLQ teacher, guides the K´iche´ course, based on 22 years of academic and linguistic study. This thorough preparation guarantees a steady and enjoyable progression for those who participate in the course.

The course is structured and presented in a manageable way, progressively studying the language´s grammatical structure in order to be able to apply it practically and functionally. In addition, the course contains a social-cultural-historical focus centered on the unique thinking and vision of the k´iche´ community.

The course is taught by 100% bilingual professors (Spanish – K´iche´), who have native fluency and pronunciation, university degrees, and a high-level grasp of pertinent linguistic and socio-cultural themes. This course is only offered at Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco in Xela.

All of our courses run on flexible timelines; students may choose to study for as many weeks as they’d like.

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Study Via Skype

Now you can learn Spanish from your own home with PLQ ONLINE!

With PLQ Online, you can improve your grammar, pronunciation and conversation skills through one-on-one Skype lessons. We welcome new students as well as students who have previously studied at PLQ in Guatemala. Our professional, experienced teachers and our advanced technology provide the best study experience over the web.

Some of the advantages of learning Spanish online are that you can:

  • Organize your own schedule

  • Learn practical Spanish (i.e. popular expressions)

  • Have real, informal conversations

  • Stay up-to-date  with social and political news in Guatemala

  • Pay a low price

  • Study with teachers you already know

 

There is no registration fee. Classes cost $10 per hour with discounts for purchases of multiple lessons. Classes are offered Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm (Central Standard Time). You can study for as many or as few hours as you like. If you are not satisfied with your first hour of class, there is no charge and the class is free. To get started, email us at onlineplq@gmail.comserveimage

 

Costs for PLQ Online:

 

One Hour Instruction – $10.00

Five Hours Instruction – $45.00

Ten Hours Instruction – $85.00

Twenty Hours Instruction – $160.00

To get started, email us at onlineplq@gmail.com with your class time availability, including specific dates and times. We will respond to confirm and schedule your first class.

You can pay directly from our web page using PayPal.

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