Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco


We are committed to quality language instruction in a context that gives students an awareness of the social, political and economic realities of Guatemala and Central America.

Our in-person program includes:

  • One-on-one instruction, five hours a day

  • Career-specific course options

  • Homestays
  • Socially engaged lectures, film screenings, and day trips


Collectively owned by Guatemalan teachers, PLQ is a non-profit language school in the highlands city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

PLQ has a long history of working in solidarity with human rights groups and social justice organizations in Guatemala, and aims to be a model for socially-responsible language instruction.

Spanish Classes Online with PLQ!

With PLQ Online, you can improve your grammar, pronunciation and conversation skills through one-on-one lessons. We welcome students of all levels to enroll. Our professional, experienced teachers will provide the best study experience over the web.

Classes are offered Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm (Guatemalan local time).  Each class is 55 minutes long and starts on the hour.

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
  • Study with experienced teachers

If you are not satisfied with your first hour of class, there is no charge and the class is free.

Flexible Study Package

Buy a package of classes, use them up as you wish. With this program you may schedule your classes as you go. Your classes do not expire.

Five Classes – $95.00

Ten Classes – $180.00

Twenty Classes – $340.00

Please, do not send any payment before contacting us and receiving confirmation of availability.  To enroll, make a reservation by filling out the online form.  


¿Que pasó en Guatemala?

One of PLQ’s typical weekly activities is called “Qué Pasó en Guatemala” in which we offer a presentation of some of the most important news items of the week. We’ll be continuing this tradition online for the time being. So, subscribe to learn about what happened last week in Guatemala.