Our 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.


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PLQ turned 30! To celebrate, friends and members of the staff put together a magazine to commemorate the trajectory and memories of the organization. We hope you can join us in this journey to the past while practicing Spanish. Learn more..

The sister school of PLQ, La Escuela de la Montaña (The Mountain School), is an affiliated language school located in the cooperative community of Nuevo San José, near the town of Colomba, Guatemala. Learn more here.


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