Spanish Immersion in Guadalajara

FAQ

  • where is the school?

  • do I need a pasport to come to Mexico?

  • do I need a special visa to come to Mexico?

  • when do courses start?

  • when is the school closed?

  • when do classes start?

  • when and how do I pay?

  • do you organize excursions and activities?

  • do you have free internet access?

  • do you have internet telephony?

  • how many students are there in group classes?

  • can I take my pet with me?

  • are the teachers native speakers?
  • who comes to GLC?
  • what is the cost of living in Mexico?
  • what is the current exchange rate to the Mexican peso?
  • where is the school?

    Guadalajara Language Center is only 2 blocks from the center of the pretty, quiet Guadalajara suburb of Tlaquepaque - itself only 15-20 minutes by bus from downtown Guadalajara.

    do I need a pasport to come to Mexico?

    All none mexicans need a pasport to enter Mexico.

    do I need a special visa to come to Mexico?

    All north Americans, Europeans, Australians and several other countries dont need a spacial visa. A free tourist visa valid for 6 months will be given when you enter the country. To see if you need a special visa follow this external link which shows all the countries that need a special visa to enter .

    when do courses start?

    Spanish courses at Guadalajara Language Center start every Monday throughout the year. Classes run Monday - Friday. The school is closed for Spanish classes on Saturdays and Sundays.

    when is the school closed?

    The school is closed on September 16th (Independence Day), November 20th (Revolution Day), December 25th and January 1st..

    when do classes start?

    There are three sessions of Spanish classes at GLC: 9am-11am, 11.30-1.30pm and 2pm-3/4pm. Regular course students take classes in the first morning session. Intensive students make up their 4 hours of classes in the early and late morning sessions. Private students can take their classes in any of the three sessions. The schedule should be agreed upon prior to arrival.

    when and how do I pay?

    We accept payment in cash Mexican Pesos, credit card, Paypal or international bank transfers on your first or second day of study. There are a number of ATM's in the center of Tlaquepaque within a short walk of the school. For credit card and pay pal transactions there is an extra fee of 5%.

    do you organise excursions and activities?

    Yes, we do. GLC organizes many activites. Several of the activities are published on our website. Every monday after class at 1:30 pm there is a presentation of all the activities and temporary events. After the presentation you can sign up for the things you like to do. The school is one block from 'El Refugio' - The Cultural Center of Tlaquepaque. Here, you can take part in evening classes such as Spanish guitar or art.

    do you have free internet access?

    Yes, we have free wireless broadband internet access for students at the school and all the accommodation that we offer. Moreover, if you have a laptop, you can take advantage of the wireless connection free of charge.

    do you have internet telephony?

    Yes, you can make international internet telephone calls at cheap rates.

    how many students are there in group classes?

    Classes are small with a maximum of 6 students per group.

    Can I take my pet with me?

    Yes, you can take your pet with you. We have several home stays and apartments where you are allowed to have a pet. Please let us know in advance if you want to take your pet. For all accommodations there is a 100 USD deposit if you take your pet with you.

    are the teachers native speakers?

    Yes, all are Mexican and qualified to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language.

    who comes to GLC?

    Students come to GLC from all over the world. We have had representatives from over 20 different countries including The United Kingdom, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Japan, China, Korea and Africa. That said, about 70% of our foreign students are from the US. After this, Canada and The Netherlands make up the next biggest group - sharing around 7% each. We also receive a broad range of ages at GLC. In fact, around a third of all our students are over 50, a third between 30 and 50 and a third under 30.

    what is the cost of living in Mexico?

    The cost of living in Mexico is generally lower than that of European countries and the US. Below is a list of estimated prices in $US dollars:-

  • can of soda - 70c
  • big mac meal - $5.50
  • cinema ticket - $4
  • bus - 40c - 80c
  • cigarrettes - $3
  • gasoline - 80c/litre
  • private doctor consultation - $30
  • loaf of bread - $1
  • what is the current exchange rate to the Mexican peso?

    Currently the Mexican Peso is worth approximately the following compared to other major currencies:-

  • 1 US dollar = 13 pesos
  • 1 Euro = 17 pesos
  • 1 Canadian dollar = 13 pesos
  • 1 British pound = 21 pesos


  • Live conversion rates can be tracked at this external link

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